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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

W.R. Grace assurances cold comfort for victims

David Ellery W.R. Grace, the multibillion-dollar, multinational chemical company that sold asbestos-contaminated vermiculite from Libby, Montana, around the world from 1963 to 1990, does not want people to be...

US insulation product used in Australia at the centre of world's costliest asbestos scandal

1960s photo of the Monaro Mall.

David Ellery Thousands of Australians are believed to have been exposed to an American insulation product at the centre of the world's costliest asbestos scandal

ACT child-protection investigations lag behind other states

The ACT Government spends less money and delivers poorer outcomes on child protections than most other states and territories.

David Ellery The ACT government spends less money and delivers poorer outcomes on child protection than most other states and territories, report finds.

Time for hot rods to Kruse into Queanbeyan

John Thompson with his 1933 Ford tudor.

David Ellery Fans of films and television series such as American Graffiti and Happy Days will be able to inspect Australianised versions of their dream machines when almost 200 modified cars descend on the city...

Hottest spell in Canberra still nowhere near last year's record breaking highs

Canberra has had its second-hottest year since records began, with an average maximum of 21.7 degrees.

David Ellery While this month's five days with maximum temperatures above 37 degrees set a record for Canberra it still was not as hot as it was 12 months ago.

Michael Stewart, rising star of speedway, on right track

18 year old speedway driver Michael Stewart from Bywong with his dog Bell, he has been selected for the rising star program.

David Ellery Michael Stewart's father, Chris, says the 18-year-old is far safer driving at more than 160km/h on a speedway track than running the risk of being ''coward punched'' (or king hit) outside a nightclub.

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Giddy up! Iconic Canberra merry-go-round seeks ringmaster

Sarah Mikhael, 3 rides Canberra's Carousel in Civic.

David Ellery Restoration works, the search for a new permanent operator and anniversaries have thrown a spotlight on Civic's merry-go-round.

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Visitor's iPad app has all the answers on Canberra

David Ellery This year's capital region visitors' guide is the first to be made available using an iPad app from the App Store.

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'Bluey's' Spitfire an original in every way

David Ellery Gang-gang has been deluged with phone calls and emails from readers keen to point out that the ''Bluey'' Truscott Spitfire holds pride of place at the Australian War Memorial.

Don't be cruel, says lookalike Garry Buckley, Elvis deserves respect

Elvis impersonator Garry Buckley visits the Elvis exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

David Ellery Canberra Elvis impersonator Garry Buckley has no time for people who make fun of the King, send him up for commercial purposes, or focus only on the last few years of his life.

No holiday plans for this ACT busman

David Ellery Steven Appleby can readily discuss the pros and cons of bus models after 21 years of driving on ACT routes, writes David Ellery.

Young eyes capture life's truth

David Ellery I have always been drawn to the appealing aesthetic naivete of pictures that have been taken by children.

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Pet python disappears from Canberra home

David Ellery On the day the CSIRO announced it was going to ramp up its research program into the creation of female toothless dragons, Bonner residents found themselves living in their own version of Snakes on a...

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Abseilers are tackling the prickly pear problem at Molonglo Gorge

David Ellery While New Zealand's Queenstown has its adventure pursuits, it cannot match the Molonglo Gorge when it comes to outdoor excitement.

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Rodin: Burghers' sorrow is NGA's gain

David Ellery Given the French government is fiercely protective about the number of authorised castings of Rodin's work that can be produced, we are blessed to have The Burghers of Calais in Canberra.

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Jaunty Austin 7 Wasp a real eye-catcher on City Cruise

David Ellery It takes a lot to upstage a street parade of more than 200 highly modified vehicles.

Summernats 2014: Crowds line Northbourne for City Cruise

The Summernats 27 Street Cruise down Northbourne Avenue, Civic.

David Ellery Crowds lined Northbourne Avenue to watch the City Cruise on Thursday afternoon.

Enthusiasts rev up their engines ready for cruising

News. Summernat sscrutineering. An entry in this year's event, a very rusty HQ Holden Monaro arrives at scutineering with owners,brothers from Orange, Darin Davis, 40, left and Red Davis, 42. 1st.January 2014 Photograph by Graham Tidy of The Canberra Times.

David Ellery More than 30,000 people are expected to line Northbourne Avenue to watch the annual Summernats City Cruise.

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Souped-up FJ a show-off for Summernats

News. Summernats preview story. An entry in this year's event, a 1954 model FJ Holden ute on a Toyota Four Runner chassis, entered by Gundaroo resident Lou Jenal. Pictured with the vehicle is friend, Brett Southwell, also of Gundaroo. 31st. December 2013 Photograph by Graham Tidy of The Canberra Times.

David Ellery This sexy beast, surely the mother of all FJ utes, will attract some serious attention at Summernats on Thursday.

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.