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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

RAAF's Mobsby gets his US Air Force Silver Star 72 years late

David Ellery An Australian RAAF officer, recommended for the American Silver Star in August 1942, is to be honoured in Canberra on Friday, 72 years after he and the US air crew members with whom he fought died.

Professor Chris Parish named 2014 Canberra citizen of the year

Canberra Citizen of the Year, Professor Chris Parish (right) with Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

David Ellery The head of the Australian National University's Cancer and Vascular Biology Group Chris Parish is Canberra's 2014 citizen of the year.

Centenary Column unfinished business for ACT

David Ellery Canberrans ticked off some unfinished business dating back 100 years on Tuesday morning when Chief Minister Katy Gallagher launched the Canberra Centenary Column on the slopes of City Hill.

Centenary column ticks off some unfinished business for Canberra

Official sealing of the Canberra Centenary Time Capsule on City Hill Park.

David Ellery Canberrans ticked off some unfinished business dating back 100 years on Tuesday morning when Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher, dedicated the Canberra Centenary Column on the slopes of City Hill.

Apia lifts cut-off for CTP rebate

An APIA Insurance Ad.

David Ellery Apia has lifted the cut-off age for eligibility for its $75 good driver rebate in the ACT from 69 to 79.

Patrick McCartney launches online petition to retain access to AIS sauna

Patrick McCarthy outside the AIS.

David Ellery A Canberra PhD student has launched a social media campaign to keep the sauna at the AIS open to the public.

Digger remembered at HQJOC

David Ellery Bungendore grazier Bruce Hyles is not a man who takes his existence for granted.

Women's award nominee and doctor makes her mark with wounds and scars that delight young ones

Dr Kate Eisenberg has been nominated for ACT Woman of the Year.

David Ellery The only thing that will stop Kate Eisenberg from attending the ACT Women's Awards presentations is the arrival of her first baby.

Fuel discounts cost Canberrans in the long run

David Ellery Canberra is the ''canary in the coalmine'' of supermarket petrol duopolies an independent retailers spokesman has claimed.

A weekend in your suburb: 36 hours in Murrumbateman


David Ellery I first discovered Murrumbateman by happy accident shortly after being offered employment here in late 2010.

Hopgood hospital performance a lifesaver

At The Canberra Hospital theaterette, actors perform Health Play, a series of comedy plays teaching staff how to cope with situations in their workplace. L to R, Alan Hopgood, Marcella Russo, Lee Mason and Jenny Seedsman.

David Ellery A close encounter with mortality in the form of prostate cancer led veteran Australian actor and writer Alan Hopgood to use his craft to raise awareness of health problems.

Ukrainian diplomats update government

David Ellery Ukrainian diplomats in Canberra are updating their Australian counterparts on developments in the troubled country on a daily basis.

Ukraine diplomats rely on the media updates on new government

Oleksandr Turchynov

David Ellery Ukrainian diplomats in Canberra are having to rely on broadcast and online media reports to track what is happening in their capital, Kiev.

War Memorial: Animals great and small honoured as heroes

Sarbi the Explosives Detection Dog from the School of Military Engineering that served in Afghanistan.

David Ellery War Memorial celebrates the role of animals in Australia's war efforts for more than a century.

Canberra Airport transformed for the future

Canberra Airport.

David Ellery Work on Canberra Airport's five-year, $480 million terminal transformation will be completed within weeks.

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Royal Canberra Show goes out with engines revving

NEWS: Showtime FMX Motocross riders Brad Burch and Kain Saul perform at The Royal Canberra Show, Epic.

David Ellery The sounds of Summernats came to the Canberra Show on Sunday with motorcross bikes, V8 utes and monster trucks.

Canberra motorists claim they are kept in dark on CTP savings

Juan Rodriguez of Florey is concerned how much his rego cost for a Kia Cerato.

David Ellery Compulsory third party insurance changes have failed to save most motorists a cent.

Andrew Barr: No need for actual CTP cost on rego stickers

Andrew Barr

David Ellery ACT Treasurer, Andrew Barr, says it would be ''inappropriate'' for the Territory government to provide Canberrans with accurate information on the likely actual cost of their compulsory third party...

War Memorial homes in on role of animals in war

Brendan Nelson releases a pidgeon in front of the War Memorial.

David Ellery The expression ''never work with children and animals'' was given a serious workout at the Australian War Memorial on Friday afternoon when officials called a press conference to promote Sunday's...

ActewAGL faces Vietnam vet Ian McQuire who won't back down

Ian McQuire ,76 of Kaleen has erroneously had his trees cut back from in his backyard by ACTEW.

David Ellery A 75-year-old Vietnam war veteran, left livid when ActewAGL workers entered his Kaleen property without his consent.