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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.

Bigger than Ben Hur: Chris the sheep sets an unofficial Guinness world record

Phillip Thomson, Emma Kelly, Alexandra Back and Katie Burgess The world's media have been clamouring to hear more of the merino from Mulligan's Flat that was found carrying a massive 40.45-kilogram fleece on its back.

RSPCA sheep gets massive fleece shorn in Canberra

A Canberra sheep being shorn at the RSPCA in Canberra

Phillip Thomson Shearer believes a very woolly sheep found near Canberra believes has set a new Australian record with a 42.5kg fleece.

Canberra Museum and Gallery evacuated


Phillip Thomson London Circuit building cleared out by emergency workers.

ACT's problem: Filming of two six-part TV series The Code and Secret City starts

Actors Hani Parande and Dan Spielman are filmed for <i>The Code</i> by Lake Burley Griffin on Monday afternoon.

Phillip Thomson You can't stroll beside the lake in Canberra these days without bumping into a film crew shooting an edgy political thriller.

'Incubators for violence' in Canberra: Royal Commission called for to investigate abuse against people with disabilities

Phillip Thomson 'Muslim f***' and 'my country, my rules' used by support worker, inquiry told.

Big Boys Toys Expo Canberra: When driving tests your manhood

Jeep City owner Brett Quodling with a modified Jeep at his shop in Fyshwick.

Phillip Thomson With the Big Boys Toys Expo fast approaching, Phillip Thomson hitches a ride with a man who loves Jeeps and the thrills of off-roading.

Canberra's ONTHEGO clothes on David Jones' hangers after teaming with Jason Dundas

Jason Dundas - from TV personality to

Phillip Thomson How a hot TV personality and a Canberra entrepreneur took over David Jones hangers.

Rain hits Canberra

The wet weather continues after overnight showers. Seagulls gather on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin at Commonwealth Place.

Phillip Thomson But wetter means (slightly) warmer and cold days to come. 

Canberra crowd rallies in support of same sex marriage

Organisers, from left,  Laura Goodwin, Angie Shillington, Ciara Scott and Ally Hocking Howe front the Walk for Marriage Equality at Lake Burley Griffin.

Phillip Thomson A crowd gathered on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday to rally in support of same sex marriage. 

Property Council report points to upbeat Canberra property sector

Houses generic.

Phillip Thomson The ANZ/Property Council Survey has found sentiment in the territory housing sector has increased by 30 points.

Canberra's 'Freakshake' phenomenon: Five reasons these shakes have taken off

Patissez cafe co-owner Anna Petridis with the four Freakshow shakes she invented.

Phillip Thomson Phillip Thomson unpicks the Manuka shake madness, learns just how much Nutella is involved and discovers some customers are even happy to share.

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Call for ACT Auditor-General Maxine Cooper to resign over how whistleblower was handled

Phillip Thomson Documents show whistleblower case shut down after days and he wasn't told about it. Then correspondence told him it was both still open and closed.

Parking fines at Questacon attracting thousands of visitors

Lisa Postles with Angus Postles, 4, Charlotte Wood, 7, and Abbie Postles, 6, walk with ice creams after their visit to Questacon.

Phillip Thomson Questacon can be a tricky place for parents when it comes to parking fines. But the penalties are paying off.

Canberra Liberals' Alistair Coe calls for clarity on Cotter Dam audit report

Phillip Thomson Questions over what three chief ministers knew about $100m blowout and when they knew it.

Cotter Dam report's conflict of interest claim: ACT Auditor-General Maxine Cooper

Cotter Dam

Phillip Thomson Claims Maxine Cooper's past working life should have stopped her overseeing audit.

$50 million cost blowout of Cotter Dam expansion

The Cotter Dam wall.

Phillip Thomson Floods can't take all the blame, auditor-general says.

National Capital Authority's Malcolm Snow softens Capital Metro light rail stance

National Capital Authority chief executive Malcolm Snow pictured recently.

Phillip Thomson National Capital Authority boss claims his objection to light rail was 'misreported'.

National Capital Authority's 'scorched earth' warning over Northbourne Avenue

 NCA chief Malcolm Snow

Phillip Thomson He's the man who could shoot down light rail in Canberra. And he has one big non-negotiable condition.

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Teacher on grooming charges worked at Canberra Girls Grammar School

Phillip Thomson Canberra teacher arrested on child grooming charges previously worked at a secondary girls school.

New Deakin development prompts privacy and parking concerns for residents

Amelia Mills and Phillip Thomson Looking into backyards and claims of parking problems - Deakin residents fire up.