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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Villages oppose residential development from West Belconnen to Sutton and Gundaroo

John Thistleton There goes the (bush) neighbourhood say residents worried about new housing.

Lyn Goldsworthy is a conservationist who loves cats but makes sure birds are out of reach

Lyn Goldsworthy's cat Teagha, which is allowed in the garden on a leash to protect native birds.

John Thistleton Conservationist Lyn Goldsworthy has two cats – and each one has a leash.

Time is up for Canberra's fat, unrestrained cats

The ACT Government is weighing up whether household cats should be registered.

John Thistleton The ACT Government is weighing up whether household cats should be registered.

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Japan and China are keen to see high-speed rail on east coast

John Thistleton A high-speed service on Australia's east coast may be off the political agenda, but our Japanese and Chinese trading partners can see the benefits.

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Cod deaths: Yerrabi Pond tests return negative

John Thistleton No clue yet on mystery fish deaths.

Greens put faith in coalition deal to hold line on woodland protection

Greens MLA  Shane Rattenbury.

John Thistleton ACT government no longer has Commonwealth oversight for environmental approvals.

Lake Burley Griffin a national rarity

Serene scene: Lake Burley Griffin provides a haven for many species of bird.

John Thistleton What makes Canberra's main lake a standout?

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Supabarn's bread price slice undercuts Woolworths in battle for business

Supabarn has bought into the battle for bread buyers.

John Thistleton Woolworths' cheap loaf of bread has prompted a bigger discount from Supabarn.

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Residents warned to build up or lose out on open space in Canberra

Debate continues over the development prospects in Woden.

John Thistleton Woden is languishing and Belconnen is growing because of high-density developments, a Canberra architect says.

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Look out Sydney, country cousins cuddling up to Canberra

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John Thistleton Sydney's antipathy towards Canberra is on a slippery slope say Yass and Palerang councils.

Couple offer hope with home for homeless men

Glenn and Ros Stewart.

John Thistleton A Yass couple are getting strong support for their project to convert a worker's cottage in Murrumburrah into emergency housing.

The war on rabbits continues

John Thistleton At Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary rabbits have the luxury of a predator-proof fence and immunity against deadly viruses that has left scientists in a stew for generations.

German Club loses harmony as membership splits

John Thistleton Two factions at the Harmonie German Club will meet on Tuesday night to try to resolve differences.

Whatever happened to Canberra's water trike?

AN immigrant's vision: Aquabikes at the peak of their popularity.

John Thistleton The Aquabike was first seen in Canberra, so where has it gone? A look back at the odd invention's origins in the nation's capital.

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Elderly couple held up in terrifying home invasion on Bywong farm

Police searching.

John Thistleton Intruder confronts elderly couple in their home at Bywong, east of Canberra.

Utopia's grand dreams have a familiar ring

John Thistleton As the national capital Canberra was always destined to get an opportunity to shine in the ABC's satire Utopia.

Sheltering children from the great outdoors sending the wrong signal

John Thistleton Restricting children from going outdoors can cause more problems than it solves, researchers say.

Draining Lake Tuggeranong leaves dumbest carp behind

John Thistleton Lake volunteers clean up dumb carp and fishing's dirty aftermath.

This day in history, September 2

John Thistleton Today in history for Tuesday, September 2

Police chase, catch boy in stolen car

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John Thistleton Police chased a 16 year-old boy driving a stolen car through Kingston, Barton and Russell before catching and arresting him early on Sunday morning.