Queanbeyan & Other

World War 1 machine gun stolen from memorial hall

A historic World War One machine gun has been stolen from a memorial hall in Wallendbeen.

Repeat drink driver arrested after crashing in Civic

Henry Belot A 28-year-old repeat drink driving offender from Queanbeyan was arrested on Thursday night after running his Ford Falcon off the road in Civic and returning a blood alcohol reading of 0.206.

Hewatt Earthworks' Horse Park Drive worksite plagued by vandalism, injuries and safety breaches

Hewatt Earthworks

Henry Belot Construction company Hewatt Earthworks may have completed the majority of the Horse Park Drive extension in Gungahlin before passing into voluntary administration, but not without enduring a series...

Queanbeyan rates quick fix 'unlikely'

QCC

Georgina Connery A delegation from Queanbeyan Council will meet the NSW Minister for Local Government Paul Toole to discuss a legislative solution to its backdated rates problem.

Canberra Weekender

Some of the lego that will be on display for the Brick Expo all weekend.

Jil Hogan Your guide to what's going on around the capital this weekend.

Jerrabomberra Public School's performing arts centre a local production

Georgina Connery Jerrabomberra Public School has a new performing arts centre, entirely funded by the community.

Breaking Bad's Crystal Ship appears on drug-bust scene in Hume

Breaking Bad

Henry Belot Life imitated art last week as police confronted a look-alike of Breaking Bad's Crystal Ship in a Hume drug raid.

Woman catches burglar after hitting him with walking stick

Henry Belot A Queanbeyan woman has used her walking cane to subdue a burglar, carrying out a citizen's arrest, after he broke into her home on Monday.

Hume drug lab capable of producing $15 million of MDMA, police say

The equipment police found at an illicit drug lab in Hume.

Henry Belot The discovery of a clandestine drug lab in Hume last Tuesday has been described by police as the largest seizure of MDMA or ecstasy in ACT history

House fire at Jerrabomberra

News. House fire at 154 Bicentennial Drive Jerrabomberra. August 19th.
2014 Canberra Times photo by Graham Tidy.

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Scenes from a house fire in Jerrabomberra

Fire guts Jerrabomberra house

A house in Jerrabomberra has been gutted by fire.

Ben Westcott Young boy escaped home as house went up in flames on Tuesday.

House destroyed in Murrumbateman fire

Fire truck

Ben Westcott One house was destroyed and several others were under threat in a large fire at Murrumbateman on Tuesday afternoon.

Concerns to be raised at meeting over Dickson car park

Ross Peake The plan to cut down 27 trees for a “temporary” car park in Dickson is expected to draw strong objections during a community meeting on Wednesday evening.

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Colour Music exhibition awakens the senses

Sally Pryor What must it be like to see music and hear colours, to see movement in light and colours in harmonies?

Tradies and homeowners happy with tagging of contaminated Mr Fluffy homes

No-one knows how many Queanbeyan homes might contain Mr Fluffy asbestos.

Emma Macdonald Canberra’s tradespeople will ultimately pay the highest price for exposure to Mr Fluffy asbestos, the CFMEU says.

Tenders called for contractor to build indigenous drug and alcohol retreat

Rod Little, chairman of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body, said his group had been pushing strongly for the farm project.

Ross Peake The ACT government is finally taking steps to build an indigenous bush retreat for drug and alcohol rehabilitation near Tharwa.

The Collectorium is Robert and Ruth Parker's antique showcase

Former ACT senator Gary Humphries will launch the Collectorium on Newcastle on Friday evening. The store opens on Saturday at 151 Newcastle Street.

Natasha Rudra Ruth and Robert Parker wanted to open an antique shop with a difference. And they wanted somewhere to house their collection of furniture, clocks, jewellery, watches - and erotic art.

Private Capital: Spray painting Braddon the right way

Solomon Grainger, 16, with the feature artwork in the courtyard of Hopscotch bar in Braddon.

Jil Hogan He has still a couple of years until he can legally drink, but 16-year-old Solomon Grainger has made his mark on Braddon's newest bar, Hopscotch.

Canberra's Old Bus Depot Markets celebrate 20 life-changing years

Matthew Raggatt It has united strangers, put children through private school and led to renowned restaurants, and the Old Bus Depot Markets is now set to mark its 20th anniversary.

Auction Watch: Curtin home sells for record $1.925m

The luxury home at 28 James Street, Curtin, broke the sales record in the suburb.

Meredith Clisby An architecturally designed and award winning home in Curtin broke the suburb record on Saturday when it sold under the hammer.