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Museum head pays tribute to legacy of Robert Hughes

Jenna Clarke The boss of the British Museum, who will conduct the inaugural Robert Hughes Memorial Lecture at the National Gallery of Australia today, knows the importance of material ''things''.

Bambi, Shaggle Frock and co get their skates on

Four of Canberra's best roller derby players, front  Christine Murray, 27 of Spence known as

Jenna Clarke A group of Canberra's best roller derby players are heading to Sydney to see if they can ''whip it'' like Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore did in the 2009 film of the same name.

Fans use fiction to keep vampires alive

Scene from the film TWILIGHT Kirsten Stewart (Bella), Robert Pattinson (Edward)

Jenna Clarke As Twilight sparkles for the last time, the legion of teen fans around the world are not allowing the story of Edward and Bella to end so are instead going into DIY denial and picking up where...

Name game vital for apartment marketers

Nina Markovic has bought apartment number 13 in the Friday Boutique Apartments in Griffith.

Stephanie Anderson, Jenna Clarke Canberra's apartment listings can sometimes sound more like a science textbook than suburban addresses.

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Kambah butcher out to make mincemeat of small fry

Cameron Fenson from Meatways Butchery in Kambah is off to Perth to represent ACT in the National Sausage King Competition.

Jenna Clarke A Kambah butcher will be taking his lamb sausages to the other side of the country in the hope of snagging the title of Australia's Sausage King.

Magic of Austen continues, 200 years on

Susannah Helman from the NLA with a 19th century C version of the Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice that turns 200 this year, NLA.

Jenna Clarke If Jane Austen were alive today she would want to be in possession of a good fortune, given her work's enduring success.

Roof ripped and flipped by storm

Storm thumb

Jenna Clarke The storm which lashed Canberra on Saturday night caused significant damage to a number of homes in the northern suburbs.

Australia Day storm leaves trail of damage

Bob Goodall of Florey has a look at his next door neighbours pergola roof that landed in his driveway during the storm last night.

Larissa Nicholson and Jenna Clarke Hundreds of Canberrans spent Sunday clearing their properties and counting the costs of Saturday's wild storm.

Entrepreneur shows you can put a price on love


Jenna Clarke Being a good friend has put money in the bank for Daniel Joyce. The thirty-something entrepreneur is the Donald Trump of agony aunts as he came up with his most successful business ideas when lending...

Clothes maketh the men find manners

Deanne Barnes, centre, won the best dressed prize on Sunday. With her are Tracey Clifford, left, and Tracy Rowe, right.

Jenna Clarke Deanne Barnes is a serious follower of vintage fashion.

Two guys and a lot of swearwords: Canberra's latest viral sensation Canberra (I Miss You)

Sam Burns-Warr and Jordan Prosser

Jenna Clarke They were aiming for a “heartfelt, Shannon Noll-type ballad” dedicated to their hometown but what Sam Burns-Warr and Jordan Prosser ended up producing is a viral R’n’B love letter to Canberra.

Canberrans settle for a lazy Sundae


Jenna Clarke Guests at Canberra's birthday party all screamed for more ice cream, so Ben & Jerry's have now delivered.

Probe into toddler's death

An ACT Policing Forensic Officer leaves the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre following the drowning of a girl on Saturday morning.

Jenna Clarke Autopsy to be carried out on two-year-old girl who died after pool visit.

Tats the way the ladies picture it

Kaya Hinge of Canberra at the Miss Ink Beauty Pageant Grand Final at the Basement in Belconnen.
24 May 2013
The Canberra Times
Photo Jay Cronan

Jenna Clarke While Miss Universe hopefuls endorse world peace, Miss Ink finalists spend about 25 hours in a tattoo parlour, hundreds of dollars on moisturising nappy rash cream and cover their bodies in more than...

St Johns to ring in a royal birth

St Johns Reid Bell Ringer Matthew Stokoe in the bell room at the church in Reid. He will play the bells to mark the Royal birth..
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Jenna Clarke St John's in Reid is bringing back the tradition of ringing church bells when a royal baby is born - whatever the hour of day, or night.

Southside vs Northside 'war' hijacks Wikipedia


Jenna Clarke South Canberra has triumphed over the northside and won the war of “Indiependence” according to Wikipedia.

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Old Parliament overrun with voters

Australia votes at Old Parliament house.

Jenna Clarke The Australian Electoral Commission expected about 600 people to vote at Old Parliament House on Saturday. What they found was that many queued on the front steps by 9am.

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Real men like to get their hands dirty

Pic shows a large crowd at Floriade from the ferris wheel.

Jenna Clarke Whatever you do, don't call Michael Benney a pansy. That is unless you are admiring his hanging basket bursting with an assortment of parsley, coriander and pansies he made at Floriade yesterday.

The horse play that's sweeping the nation

The Gangham Style.

Jenna Clarke For a long time in Canberra, (political) party rocking and shuffling were popular both up on Capital Hill and in nightclubs.