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Fleta Page is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

Motorcycle lane filtering to start in ACT in February 2015

Fleta Page The ACT will trial motorcycle lane filtering from February next year, allowing riders to move between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane.

Canberra Mornings Live: Friday August 29

Fleta Page Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond. Get in touch with us as we blog from 7am to 10am: email us, tweet us or post on our Facebook page.

Canberra Mornings Live: Thursday August 28

Canberra Mornings live.

Fleta Page Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond. Get in touch with us as we blog from 7am to 10am: email us, tweet us or post on our Facebook page.

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Cyclist hospitalised after collision with bus

Cyclist hospitalised after crash with bus

Fleta Page A cyclist in his 50s was taken to hospital with head injuries after a collision with a bus in Acton.

Canberra Mornings Live: Wednesday August 27

Fleta Page Bringing you breaking news from across the capital and beyond. Get in touch with us as we blog from 7am to 10am: email us, tweet us or post on our Facebook page.

Connection between war and parasites helps researchers in quest for malaria treatment

Rowena Martin  and parasite.

Fleta Page They have been the difference between wars won and lost, and in some wars taken more lives than bullets, but the world is still grappling with this human enemy.

Canberra weather; a wet weekend but we missed the worst


Fleta Page Canberra missed the worst of the weather predicted to bring Canberra’s average monthly rainfall in two days, with only about 11 milimetres falling over the weekend, according to the Bureau of...

Hume drug bust shuts businesses - WorkSafe lockout until August 25

An AFP notice posted at the scene of the Hume drug raid.

Fleta Page Businesses neighbouring the drug lab uncovered last week in Hume have been locked out of their premises as WorkSafe investigates the safety of the building where 2.


Page, Hughes most affordable inner-city suburbs to buy property in Canberra

An analysis of property prices in suburbs within 10 kilometres of capital cities has found Page and Hughes to be Canberra's most affordable.

Fleta Page Not keen on a long daily commute? Belconnen is the most affordable place to buy a house, while Hughes is the cheapest Canberra suburb for an apartment, according to an analysis of property prices in...


Western Sydney Wanderers vs Canberra FC: Flares not welcome at Deakin

Wanderers supporters light flares into the crowd during a match against Canberra Olympic at the AIS last year..

Fleta Page Canberra FC will beef up security for its friendly match against the Western Sydney Wanderers on Wednesday night in an effort to stop “idiots” letting off flares.

Diamonds in Canberra ahead of Commonwealth Games

Tegan Caldwell.

Fleta Page Tegan Caldwell was 20 when she made her first representative netball team. Five years later, she was named MVP of the ANZ Championship grand final and is about to make her debut for the Diamonds at...

Low risk to people from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in chicken: scientists


Natasha Boddy and Fleta Page Scientists who discovered evidence of extremely rare strains of antibiotic resistant E. coli in chicken sold in some Canberra shops say the threat to human health is very low.

Canberra faces black ice risk with early frost

Cold weather brings snow to the Brindabella mountains, as seen from Gordon.

Fleta Page There could be black ice on Canberra roads on Monday morning, with wintry conditions for another day before a cool but fine week.

Dozens brave freezing weather for Leukemia Foundation's Sunflower Dash

Georgia Gotham, Neala Jocumsen, Riley McDonald, and Hannah Robertson, all 15, join in the Sunflower Dash in Canberra.

Fleta Page The apparent temperature was well below freezing and the spattering of rain felt “like ice”, but three brave people stripped down to their swimwear on Sunday and ran a kilometre through...

Quarks, bosons, mechatronics; keeping up with science teaching

Science teachers Lisa Pluis from Gungahlin College, Alan Lyall from Lake Ginninderra College and Geoff McNamara from Melrose High School.

Fleta Page As technology has moved on, science teachers have had work hard to keep up.

Sexual assaults up 8 per cent to four-year high


Fleta Page Reports of sexual assault in Australia have hit a four year high with an 8 per cent jump last year, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released on Thursday.

Department of style

Told by locals that “nobody has ever made this space work”, owner Susan Taylor, with some help from husband Peter Jones, set about providing the shopping experience she valued, and the business has defied the odds as it rejects the status quo.

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Stonemasons back ACT asbestos training scheme

Safety first: Stonemason and owner of Earthage Stone Masonry, Nathan Ellwood, at one of his job sites, in Melba.

Fleta Page Nathan Ellwood doesn’t come across asbestos in his work as a commercial stonemason, but he’s among the thousands of construction industry workers who has done or about to do asbestos...

A mini industrial revolution on the way with 3D printing

Some of the objects created.

Fleta Page It’s already producing commercial aeroplane parts, houses and even human skin for burns victims, but 3D manufacturing is about to boom.

Bosses rough it in CEO sleepout

Defence Housing Australia chief Peter Howman helped raise $25,000 for St Vincent de Paul.

Fleta Page Peter Howman has raised $25,000 for St Vincent de Paul to help fight homelessness.