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David Ellery

David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Catholic church's Manuka redevelopment plans revealed

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David Ellery The heart of Manuka is expected to receive a major lift from the $35 million redevelopment of the St Christopher Cathedral precinct announced on Tuesday.

Dodgy drivers and pet peeves

Road works: Why do they seem to take so long to complete?

David Ellery We’ve managed to establish one thing this week; the only things Canberra’s drivers hate more than each other are cyclists and pedestrians - in that order.

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War Memorial's Menin Gate lions to return to Ypres for Passchendaele centenary

Lions sculptures from the Menin Gates

David Ellery The stone lions guarding the entrance to the Australian War Memorial will return to the Belgian city of Ypres for the centenary of the battle of Passchendaele.

Kristen Alexander's cat follows long literary tradition

Curious cats: Kristen Alexander cuddles Miss Millie.

David Ellery What is it about authors and cats?

Gang Gang Retro Monday: Have ship- will travel

David Ellery Travel advertisements from a century ago, with their heavy emphasis on ships and trains, are clear proof of just how much the world has changed.

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Stanley Melbourne Bruce had strong ties to Canberra

David Ellery Stanley Bruce's middle name might have been Melbourne, but his spirit lives on in Canberra.

WWI centenary: The first two Australians to die in the Great War

The anniversary of the battle of Bita Paka.

David Ellery They are the first of Australia's 62,000 WWI war dead whose names will be projected in letters one-metre high on the tower of the AWM from Monday.

The paper trail that led to Australia's involvement in WWI

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David Ellery The days leading up to the outbreak of World War I were not Australia's finest hour, official telegrams held in the National Archives of Australia reveal.

S'no business like snow business in the Snowy Mountains

A skiier makes the most of fresh snow at Thredbo resort at the weekend.

David Ellery Snow resorts are gearing up for the possibility of a mega ski season thanks to massive dumps over the weekend.

Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael, Kirsten Molloy win Canberra Marathon 2014

Canberra Marathon.

David Ellery Ethiopian Samuel Woldeamamual Gebremichael has won the men's race in The Canberra Times Canberra Marathon and Kirsten Molloy has crossed the line first in the women's race.

Another 30 grand and Canberra's 6029 will do the locomotion

The Canberra Railway Museum Easter steamfest.

David Ellery A band of steam railway enthusiasts working out of the Canberra Railway Museum say they are just weeks away from recommissioning the largest steam engine ever to ride Australian rails - if they can...

Tuggeranong trade training centre opens doors

David Ellery An $8.1 million public schools trade training centre in Tuggeranong is to begin operation when school resumes on Monday.

Transport set for $70 million spend

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David Ellery Tuesday’s budget allocated almost $70 million towards improved transport services and infrastructure, not including the light-rail project.

It's all about jobs as records topple

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David Ellery The ACT government is relying on record capital spending of $2.5 billion over the next four years to help shield the Canberra economy.

Focus on the big picture thinking a welcome change

David Ellery The Canty family of Torrens has a lot riding on what has been billed as the most significant ACT budget in decades.

Former Cabberra student tells of being 'victimised' over Marist College abuses

Victimised: Former Marist student Dan Hopkinson.

David Ellery Having been "victimised" for trying to speak out about child abuse in the 1990s, Daniel Hopkinson is telling his story.

904,000 people will live in Canberra by 2061 says academic

The foreshores of Lake Ginninderra will need to be redeveloped for Canberra to hold over 900,000 people.

David Ellery Fitting 904,000 people into the ACT by 2061 is not a scary prospect as long as it done properly, an academic says.

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'Bluey's' Spitfire an original in every way

David Ellery Gang-gang has been deluged with phone calls and emails from readers keen to point out that the ''Bluey'' Truscott Spitfire holds pride of place at the Australian War Memorial.

Summernats 2014: Crowds line Northbourne for City Cruise

The Summernats 27 Street Cruise down Northbourne Avenue, Civic.

David Ellery Crowds lined Northbourne Avenue to watch the City Cruise on Thursday afternoon.

W.R. Grace assurances cold comfort for victims

Libby, Montana.

David Ellery W.R. Grace, the multibillion-dollar, multinational chemical company that sold asbestos-contaminated vermiculite from Libby, Montana, around the world from 1963 to 1990, does not want people to be...