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Henry Belot

Henry Belot is a reporter at The Canberra Times.

Bushfires more likely in ACT with warmer temperatures forecast for summer

Henry Belot The ACT region is set for a warmer and drier summer with an increased risk of heatwaves and bushfires.

Dracula-type contact lenses could ruin your Halloween

Henry Belot While cosmetic eye lenses might be fun to use, eye specialists are warning of the possible dangers.

Canberra, make way for 24 tonnes of Ikea meatballs

Ikea meatballs.

Henry Belot A dust storm blew behind ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher as she turned the first sod on the IKEA store in Majura Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Why Mr Fluffy is such a big deal in Canberra

Asebestos removal.

Henry Belot The legacy of Mr Fluffy, indiscriminate in location and victims, will have a lasting impact on the territory's economy and the families who call it home.

The man with the (Allen) keys to Canberra prepares to launch IKEA in Majura Park

HOT SEAT: All part of the IKEA family, Mark Mitchinson, his wife, Hayley, and baby Rhys, 14 months.

Henry Belot Mark Mitchinson has moved to the capital to set up the territory's first IKEA store.

Would you ride to work if your boss paid you to?

Catholic Health Australia policy director Patrick Tobin on his bike.

Henry Belot Close to 50 per cent of Australians would ride to work if they were offered financial incentives to do so by their workplace, according to research by the Heart Foundation and the Cycling Promotion...

Vulnerable person checks 'ridiculously and needlessly complex process'

Henry Belot Working with vulnerable people checks in the ACT are being described as a "ridiculously and needlessly complex process", particularly for young people.

Lack of control orders may attract more bikies to ACT

Dozens of Rebels bikies have travelled to Canberra.

Henry Belot The absence of consorting or anti-association laws in the ACT could be attractive to bikie gangs, an ANU professor says.

Assault rifles to guard drugs at ACT Policing press conference

armed police officers stand guard over one of the largest drug seizure of methamphetamine seen in the ACT.

Henry Belot ACT police say the huge value of 28kg of seized methamphetamine justified stationing two specialist response group officers with assault rifles at a press conference on Friday.

Police find 28 kilograms of drugs in vehicle in Curtin

An armed police officer stands guard over one of the ACT's largest drug seizure of methamphetamine.

Henry Belot and Michael Inman ACT Policing seized approximately 28 kilograms of a substance they suspect to be methyl amphetamine in a search of a vehicle in Curtin on Thursday.

Buroinjin back in play as Stephen Larkham joins students to raise awareness of indigenous suicide

Henry Belot The inaugural Djijah Whyman Memorial Cup has attracted sports stars and teenagers to help draw attention to the rising rates of youth suicide.

Whitlam suburb an honour eluding many former PMs


Henry Belot Should a new Canberra suburb be named after Gough Whitlam he'll achieve something that has so far eluded eleven other Australian Prime Ministers since federation.

National Botanic Gardens 20-year makeover set to boost Canberra tourism

The Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra are to get a massive upgrade over the next 20 years.

Henry Belot Politicians are devoting funds to a 20-year upgrade of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in the hopes of bringing new infrastructure, attractions and tourists to Canberra.

Gough Whitlam dead: Tributes flow on steps of Old Parliament House

Thank you: Flowers left for Gough Whitlam on the steps of Old Parliament House.

Henry Belot Tributes are flowing in at Old Parliament House where people are gathering to remember former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam on his death at 98.

Be alert but not alarmed: Zombies in Garema Place

Plastered: Did Zombies Colin O'Mullane, left,  Victoria Ashman and Neil Stork-Brett get into the rotgut in King O'Malley's before the 2013 zombie walk?

Henry Belot If you happen to see a few hundred zombies marching through Garema Place, don't fret, they're just doing their bit for charity.

Canberra Croquet Club raises mallets in despair over pay parking

Canberra Coroquet Club president Elizabeth Mountain says the 86-year-old heritage listed club is dying.

Henry Belot Pay parking in the parliamentary triangle has left a Canberra club grappling with a space handicap.

Pay parking moves Canberrans to board the bus

BUSING ALONG: An additional 1500 passenger trips to and from the parliamentary zone have been recorded on ACTION buses each week day since October 13.

Henry Belot and Tom McIlroy The introduction of pay parking in the parliamentary triangle has motivated an increasing number of Canberrans to abandon their cars and catch the bus to work.

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Paul Jurak celebrates Lake Burley Griffin's best hits

The view from Paul Jurak's kayak.

Henry Belot Lake Burley Griffin may be our uniting water but few Canberrans have explored its coves and corners the way Paul “the kayak cameraman” Jurak has.

Don't scream: It's only an inflatable ghostface

Henry Belot Nightlife in Civic just got a little more frightening thanks to the appearance of a ghostface floating above the heritage listed enclaves of the Sydney Building.

Canberra's FIT-Ability partners vision-impaired bike riders for health and competition

Henry Belot When John Barlow joined a tandem bike program five years ago he didn't expect to develop lasting friendships and cycle more than 200 kilometres in a day to raise funds for charity.