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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Gungahlin mosque site works under way

David Ellery Work is already in progress at the site of the Gungahlin Mosque.

Gungahlin renderer the mouse that roared

: Luis Sanchez, of Sanchez Rendering & Constructions, one of the only contractors to get payment from Sublime builders before they went broke.

David Ellery Luis and Maria Sanchez know firsthand what happens when the relationship between a builder and a contractor goes south.

High NBN demand an issue for Gungahlin

Ewan Brown, President of the Gungahlin Community Council, in front of the Fibre Optic Cable being layed in the Canberra suburb of Gungahlin.

David Ellery The NBN is the new pink batts scheme with the quantity of installations taking precedence over quality, an activist says.

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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.

Canberra drivers blind to their blinkers

Welcome back to the land of the optional Indicator light.

David Ellery Having just returned from a brief break interstate, I had forgotten I was back in the ACT until driving to work on Wednesday morning.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse - key profiles

Brother Kostka Chute.

David Ellery Key people in the Canberra hearings of the Royal Commissions into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse.

Monster three days in Vinnies' year-round operations

Vinnies Mitchell warehouse manager, Gary Crowder with a donated piano accordion on the final day of the Vinnies Monster Warehouse Sale.

David Ellery Local demand for the St Vincent de Paul Society's services set to increase as Canberra grows.

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Home on the range at Majura Field Firing Range

Majura's Bailey Bridge.

David Ellery Some of the ACT's most hearing-impaired rabbits are settled in the heart of the Majura Field Firing Range.

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Everyone loves to find a bargain

David Ellery What is it about Canberrans and other people's stuff?

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.

Pause in local government grants to hit territory, councils

David Ellery The federal government has "paused'' indexation on Financial Assistance Grants to Local Government (including the ACT government) until at least 2017-18.

ACT to take the lead in regional response to budget

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

David Ellery ACT to meet with local federal members and regional mayors in bid for special assistance for the region.

Transport set for $70 million spend

Andrew Barr.

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.

The champion of just causes

Lawyer Deborah Rolfe has been nominated for a local hero award at the Australia Day Awards.

David Ellery Despite her achievements, this local hero nominee is very humble.

Revved-up Summernats' champion Jake Edwards guns for three in a row

The highly modified L J Torana, of performance car mechanic, Jake Edwards.

David Ellery Mitchell performance guru returns to Summernats this week to reaffirm his iron grip on the Horsepower Heroes title.

Storm brews as Tarago wind farm protesters rally

Opposition to a $400-million wind farm proposed for Tarago near Lake George is expected to escalate once a protest committee is formally established next Tuesday.

David Ellery Opposition to a $400-million wind farm proposed for Tarago near Lake George is expected to escalate.

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RAAF's Mobsby gets his US Air Force Silver Star 72 years late

Mobsby's plane taking off from Seven Mile Air Base on July 2, 1942- 22 days before the plane was shot down in flames.

David Ellery An Australian RAAF officer, recommended for the American Silver Star in August 1942, is to be honoured in Canberra on Friday, 72 years after he and the US air crew members with whom he fought died.

Air Force hero Edward Mobsby honoured with US medal

David Ellery Flying Officer Edward Mobsby has finally been awarded the US Silver Star - 72 years later.

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Photos far exceed words' ability

David Ellery Where were you the day the president died? My recollection is a little foggy.