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Phillip Thomson

Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.

Stromlo cafe owner lashes out at bad comments on Trip Advisor

Phillip Thomson Website reviews have been thrown into the mix of a long-running dispute at a spectacular Canberra location.

For Ryan Ruddick, the whitest Christmas on Earth comes with a hard slog

Canberra's Ryan Ruddick, working for Geoscience Australia in Antarctica, will spend Christmas on the cold continent before returning home.?

Phillip Thomson On Wednesday morning, Canberra scientist Ryan Ruddick will wake to the vast expanse of Antarctica: his very own white Christmas but hardly the kind Bing Crosby sang about

Auction Watch

Signs of confidence emerge

83 Banambila Street, Aranda sold at auction today for $830,000. Auctioneer, Phil de Fegely.

Michael Inman and Phillip Thomson FOUR registered bidders battled for the right to call 83 Banambila Street, Aranda, home yesterday, with the four-bedroom property selling under the hammer for $830,000.

Chance to see your best shots in print

Julie Blades' daughter with a small Bream she caught at Bateman's Bay.

Phillip Thomson The family's expensive camera has perhaps been left at home more this summer holiday than ever before.

Summertime living is easy

Claudia swimming underwater.

Phillip Thomson Children make the best photographic subjects, if The Canberra Times summer photo competition is any indication.

21 year old arrested following pursuit in Duffy

Phillip Thomson Police have arrested a 21-year-old Duffy man following a pursuit early Saturday morning where a car allegedly mounted a curb and slid down an embankment.

Trev's race to the top all in a good cause

Phillip Thomson Running in a horse suit is not as tough as it seems but don't expect Trevor Hancock to run as fast as a horse.

Cafe couple's dream had unusual beginning


Phillip Thomson THEY served 400,000 cups of coffee but after 15 years, Elaine and Brent Richter are moving out of Yarralumla and remembering the day the dream began on the back of an envelope.

New race team launched as mountain biking hits a high

Champion mountain biker Jason English with Canberra entrepreneur Mick Spencer.?

Phillip Thomson ONE of Canberra's top young entrepreneurs has launched his own professional mountain bike racing team on the back of the booming popularity of the sport in the national capital.

From backyard to food bowl

Merrily Gemmell, 18 months, with dad Simon Gemmell from Rivett and their aquaponic system.

Phillip Thomson A burgeoning movement in Canberra is aiming to be one step ahead of the looming world food crisis

From fire and heartbreak, Buchanan conquers the world

Phillip Thomson Dual world champion bike rider Caroline Buchanan is a fighter who never gives up.

Auction Watch

Oxley auction record broken

Auction watch. 182 Newman Morris Circuit, Oxley.

Phillip Thomson An Oxley home sold at auction for $862,000 yesterday, the second week in a row the suburb's price record has been broken.

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ACT apprentices acting as asbestos spotters

Phillip Thomson THE MAJOR construction union in the ACT has revealed apprentices, and not their bosses, are generally the people on worksites identifying potentially deadly asbestos.

Auction Watch

Open plan draws buyer

39 Rossarden Street Fisher.

Phillip Thomson A FOUR-bedroom ex-government home at Fisher sold after auction for $655,000 yesterday.