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Belconnen traffic congestion dangerous for fire trucks

John Thistleton The sooner Belconnen fire station is moved out of the town centre the better because of traffic congestion, the union representing 350 fire fighters in the ACT says.

Police investigate Belconnen aggravated robbery

John Thistleton Three men threatened a young Belconnen couple and made off with their wallets on Saturday night.

Belconnen footpath closed over fears of collapse

Eastern Valley Way, Belconnen.

John Thistleton ACT WorkSafe has closed a lane and footpath on Eastern Valley Way over fears of collapse.

Belconnen bus crash survivor recalls angel of mercy

Bus accident 23.08.1982 at intersection of Eastern Valley Way and College street, Belconnen.

John Thistleton Thirty years after he was thrown through an ACTION bus window, Peter Donnellan has scant memory of a mystery woman who helped him through his ordeal.

Apnoea: The dream of a good night's sleep

John Thistleton David Noble had no trouble nodding off to sleep, the problem was sometimes he was driving his car.

Fishing for facts about rivers' unwelcome intruders

Senior fisheries technician Prue McGuffie of NSW Department of Primary Industries uses a specialised fishing boat on the Upper Murrumbidgee River outfitted with electro-fishing apparatus in an attempt to tackle the threat of Carp on the endangered native fish species.

John Thistleton Along the bottom of the beautiful Murrumbidgee gorge south of Canberra science is turning up the heat on huge carp.

Police find suspect in wardrobe in Chisholm

John Thistleton A 32-year-old who hid from police in a wardrobe has been arrested after an aggravated robbery at the Coles Express service station in Charnwood on Saturday morning.

Manuka traders call for retail precinct upgrade to recapture village charm

NEWS:  L-R Members of the Manuka traders association Arthur Gray, Angela Nichol , President Quentin Webster and Marilyn Gray would like to see Manuka shops and laneways reinvigorate.  5th March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

John Thistleton Manuka retailers want fellow traders to help them polish the upmarket shopping precinct.

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Canberran paraglider is high as a kite and going the record distance

John Thistleton Winched into the air, Canberra public servant Kari Roberson was not expecting a close brush with disaster before breaking an Australian women's record for paragliding.

Canberra Club postpones decision on release of merger report

Canberra House.

John Thistleton They are mostly retired Canberra public servants, accountants and lawyers with $4 million in the bank and a stalemate.

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A price to pay for 526 more parking spaces at Calvary Hospital

John Thistleton A new five-storey car park for Calvary Hospital is designed for the introduction of paid parking.

Dominic Mico has vivid memories of growing up Italian in old Canberra

Smiths Alternative owner, Dominic Mico, at the store in the Melbourne Building.

John Thistleton Dominic Mico believes a tight network that for years bound together the ACT Italian community has loosened.

Multicultural festival: Dancing days come amid the tears

The Sudanese community prepares for the multicultural festival. Front is Chut Chol Garang, 2 of Oxley dancing at the St Phillips Anglican Church, O'Connor.

John Thistleton Dinka communities are being ''retraumatised by unspeakable acts of violence and terror in South Sudan''.

Concern over Kingston plan

Canberra supermarket chain SuperBarn has raised concerns about a redevelopment site opposite Kingstons Green Square (pictured).

John Thistleton SupaBarn says owners of a service station in Kingston, including a developer with previous ties to Woolworths, will control a large redevelopment site opposite Green Square.

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Capital Pioneers

The copycat kid Jeff Konstantinou whose family built an empire from shoes

Property developer, Jeff Konstantinou, in his office in Mitchell.

John Thistleton Property developer Jeff Konstantinou says his ''university of life'' education began in his father's shoe repair shop in Canberra in 1963.

Capital pioneers

Beneath the surface dwells a town planner

Dr Mario Serenelli, a civil engineer and town planner, who moved to Australia from Rome.

John Thistleton Instead of fulfilling his dream to be a town planner, Mario Serenellini's design skills were used underneath Canberra.

Fire readiness to be shared on ACT First

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John Thistleton A community of ACT social media users will add to front-line natural disaster preparations this year.

Centenary riders hit bicentennial trail

Kayla Defranceschi, 16 of Hall with her horse Grace.

John Thistleton From all parts of the ACT, 110 horses and their riders marked Canberra's centenary on Sunday.

Food tops Canberra's Christmas spending lists

Eidelweiss deli owner, Dusanka Simic at the deli in Woden.

John Thistleton Extra Christmas spending in Canberra is tipped to average $1437 per person this year.

Duplex crackdown after controversial demolition

22ND AUGUST- 2012 -NEWS -STORY MARCUS MANNHEIM- THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.
Foster carer Larissa Woonton of Yarralumla is concerned they're not covered by insurance or workplace safety laws.

John Thistleton and Stephanie Anderson Duplex demolitions will now need approval from the ACT Government following the controversial flattening of a Yarralumla duplex which forced neighbours out of their home following little more than a...

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