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David Ellery is a reporter for The Canberra Times.

Abandoned building sites 'no man's land', neighbours told

David Ellery The ACT government says it can do little or nothing to enforce the clean-up of a building site abandoned by workers almost a year ago and now described by neighbours as “an accident waiting to...

Toddler frightened and crying when saved from drain

Gordon stormwater drain.

David Ellery The toddler swept hundreds of metres  down a storm water drain in Gordon on Saturday was frightened and crying when he was plucked from the water, witnesses involved in his rescue have said.

Garry Buckley takes Canberra's spirit of Elvis to Parkes festival

 Canberra’s best known Elvis tribute artist, Garry Buckley.

David Ellery Canberra Elvis impersonator Garry Buckley who took out the award for best Elvis lookalike at Parkes in 2007, and he is returning this weekend.

Asian Cup: The little Littles are front and centre for Sunday

Luke and Paige Little are ready for their Asian Cup role.

David Ellery Wanniassa’s Rennay Little had a tense 60 minutes after receiving an email saying her nine-year-old daughter, Paige, had been chosen to escort a player onto the ground for this Sunday’s...

Canberra car sales fall 3.3 per cent year-on-year in 2014

The Toyota Corolla remains Australia's top selling car

David Ellery New car sales in Canberra fell by 3.3 per cent in 2014 in what proved to be a difficult year for the car industry nationwide.NSW, with market growth of 1.

Summernats team revs up for Red Centre car festival in Northern Territory deal

David Ellery A new car festival will be staged in Alice Springs in September.

Pouring money and love into a car: The $500,000 ute comes out at Summernats

David Ellery Mick Lear reckons he has spent $500,000 on his pristine 1953 Ford Mainline ute.

Summernats City Cruise comes to Canberra

The Summernats City Cruise passes the crowd on Northbourne Ave.

David Ellery If Friday's Summernats City Cruise through Civic was a movie, a good title would be "Gone in 300 seconds".

Summernats World Record Burnout attempt successful

David Ellery A total of 107 Summernats entrants turned out to help make history by taking part in a world record burnout in Canberra on Thursday afternoon.

Summernats world record burnout entrants show off unique vehicles

Paul Mulcahy with his Austin Lancer took part in the Summernats world record burnout.

David Ellery Eccentric car owners showed just how broad a church the street machine community can be when they turned up for Thursday's successful Summernats world record burnout attempt.

Summernats world record burnout attempt: monster Mini provides shock and awe

Summernats 2015 burnout world record attempt.

David Ellery A total of 107 Summernats entrants turned out to help make history by taking part in a successful world record burnout attempt.

Early Summernats remembered; days of Summer, sin and sun burn

News. 31st December 2014. First day of the Summernats, with the Polidano family who have drove up from Victoria to be apart of Summernats 2014. Kylie and Clive Polidano, with their children in their 59 Cadillac, Will 10 (left), and Emily 8. And friend (behind) Mark Cannon of Nowra.

The Canberra Times

Photo Jamila Toderas

David Ellery Meet Mark Cannon and Clive Polidano, the evolving face of Summernats. Once they were a pair of likely lads who rocked up each year to have a few grogs, show off their cars and take in the eye candy.

Summernats preview - hot cars, millions of dollars and well-behaved crowds

Co-owner of Summernats Car Festival Andy Lopez.

David Ellery 1800 hot cars, 100,000 people over four days, an injection of more than $20 million into the ACT economy and well-behaved crowds are just some of the predictions Summernats co-owner, Andy Lopez, is...

ACT to target financially illiterate builders as part of review of Building Act


David Ellery The ACT Government is to target financially illiterate builders as part of its long awaited review of the Building Act with Environment and Planning Directorate executives admitting the deregulation...

St Andrew's committed to female elders

Having grown up in Northern Ireland, Reverend David Campbell places a high value on tolerance and acceptance.

David Ellery St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Forrest will continue to ordain women as elders, says Reverend David Campbell, the newly inducted minister for the recently restored landmark church.

Church Times - Christmas Eve

David Ellery Church Services

Sydney siege casts pall over Christmas celebrations

David Ellery The atrocious violence of the Lindt Cafe hostage drama has cast a shadow over Christmas 2014, leaving it a confused celebration, the Vicar General of the Anglican Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn,...

QBE finally starts paying out to home warranty insurance to Sublime victims

Al Locus and Emma  Snowden and their extended family continue to live in cramped conditions.

David Ellery QBE has finally begun processing insurance claims for victims of the Sublime Constructions and Development collapse.

Don't be complacent, tsunami experts warn 10 years on from Indian Ocean wave

On alert: Co-director of the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre in the Geoscience
Australia building at Symonston, Daniel Jaksa

David Ellery Australian tsunami experts have warned the community not to become complacent about the risk of tsunami.

Interfaith church service in Canberra for Martin Place seige hostages

Rabbi Alon Meltzer

David Ellery An Interfaith service to pray for people caught up in Sydney's hostage drama is to be held at the Theo Notaris Multicultural Centre at 7.30pm on Monday.