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John Thistleton

John Thistleton is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Whatever happened to Canberra's water trike?

John Thistleton A father and son's obsession with aquabike invention.

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.

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.

Bike advocates want motorists to leave more space on roads for cyclists

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John Thistleton Leading cycling advocates are calling for a mandatory one-metre clearance between vehicles and cyclists.

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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

Battles over trees taken to appeals tribunal

Trees are dividing more than footpaths and water pipes in Canberra.

John Thistleton Trees are dividing more than footpaths and water pipes in Canberra, judging by two cases before the appeals tribunal, which has been called on to resolve differences between unit owners over whether...

End of an era as Kingston YMCA op shop faces closure for supermarket development

The YMCA op shop.

John Thistleton Op shop to close after 47 years at Kingston.

South Coast farmer Rob McIntosh crosses to Coles' side in milk shake-up

Dairy farmer Rob McIntosh at Woodside Park.

John Thistleton It hurts dairy farmer Rob McIntosh to pay more in a supermarket for a bottle of water than a bottle of milk.

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YMCA's Kingston op shop is being forced to close its doors

Joyce Ovington, who has run the Kingston op shop for more than 30 years.

John Thistleton Her Yorkshire accent tinged with pride and sadness, Joyce Ovington marvels at what a money-spinner the YMCA's op shop in Kingston has been.

Artist Chris Wilson's quick drawing of caricatures aims at record at Canberra

John Thistleton The flying fingers of Chris Wilson attempt a Guinness World record at Canberra Hospital.

Feral cats cause problems in Canberra

They're everywhere: Feral cats living in the drains that run parallel to Callam Street in the Woden Town Centre.

John Thistleton These cats could well be the biggest population of strays in Canberra.

Ben Pentony's little Hall farm went to market - despite the frost

Ben Pentony from Gleann Na Meala farm at Hall with some of his organic kale.

John Thistleton Frosts slow farmers markets produce, but hardy growers survive.

Ikea lodges DA for Canberra store

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John Thistleton IKEA has lodged a development application for its new Canberra store, estimated to cost $37 million.

Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry show draws keen eye for hard feathers

John Thistleton Judging veteran meets a rising star at the Canberra-Queanbeyan Poultry Show.

One sourpuss can close a club, says Harmonie chief

Harmonie Club.

John Thistleton It only takes one sourpuss to close a licensed club these days, says Harmonie German Club president Hans Stoehr.

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Box-shaped not good enough for Bungendore

John Thistleton Palerang Shire rejects box-shaped supermarket for being out-of-character with the village.

Renewable industry jobs left blowing in the wind

Andrew Milne and Phil Lewis back on firm ground in a shaky industry.

John Thistleton Re-trained for the renewable energy industry, workers have been left dangling by the RET review.