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Hospitals see surge of middle-aged male riders

Phillip Thomson MIDDLE-AGED male cyclists in Canberra are turning up to hospital almost as much as teenage boys and blokes in their early 20s.

Police pursuit of speeding car filmed by teenage passengers


Phillip Thomson AN ACT driver who allegedly reached speeds of 140km/h when fleeing police has been caught and charged, and his son and nephew filmed the pursuit on a mobile phone.

Big Dish affair left $8m debt

Wizard Power founder Tony Robey.

Phillip Thomson Creditors are owed about $8 million after the death of a solar energy enterprise.

ACT supermarket goes into liquidation as retailers call for certainty

A man advertises a liquidation sale outside a furniture store going out of business in Los Angeles on September 28, 2010.  US stocks faltered on Tuesday after a report showed US buyers' confidence dropped in September, sparking new fears over the recovery of the world's largest economy. The previous day's jittery trade continued after the key report by a private research firm said US consumers grew decidedly more pessimistic about the economic recovery, seeing worsening business and job market conditions.                 AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

Phillip Thomson Another Canberra supermarket has gone into liquidation even as uncertainty over the election continues.

Cyclists taken for a ride

Maureen Bronjes had her brand new $4000 Trek bike stolen a week ago.

Phillip Thomson BICYCLE thefts in Canberra increased by 12 per cent in the past year, according to police.

Concern grows over highway threats


Phillip Thomson IT'S A solitary stretch of road that has become a sanctuary for cyclists but the Old Federal Highway north of Canberra is now seeing fewer riders because of potential threats to their personal safety.

Productive times for this community guardian

Phillip Thomson Electrician-turned-social worker Mark Ransome has been working a tough beat for the past three years.

Wise up over young jobless

Tamika Flanigan.

Phillip Thomson One in six Canberra teenagers who drop out of education are unemployed with risks of struggles throughout their lives.

Twins celebrate a miraculous life

Liam (in the red).

Phillip Thomson Premature babies Shannon Manunui and twin brother Liam smashed the records at Canberra Hospital.

Board claims surgeon using stalling tactics

Phillip Thomson Orthopaedic surgeon Richard Hocking has been accused of using subterfuge to delay being suspended.

Third GP in regulator's sights

Phillip Thomson AUSTRALIA'S medical watchdog has clamped down on half the doctors at one general practice in Canberra, records show.

Cycling's new big wheel wants more road room

UC Vice Chancellor Stephen Parker the cyclist.

Phillip Thomson UNIVERSITY of Canberra vice-chancellor and keen bike rider Stephen Parker has called for more cycle lanes in the ACT to be physically separated from cars and other vehicles.

Refugee march for meaning

Mariam Veiszadeh.

Phillip Thomson WHEN Mariam Veiszadeh gives birth to her first child she will be thankful it happened in Australia.

Girl faces a lifetime of pain

Canberra orthopaedic surgeon Dr Richard Hocking.

Phillip Thomson A 15-year-old will need her hip replaced every decade because of damage allegedly caused by a doctor.

More power to the pedallers

Over-powered electric bike motors are being brought into Canberra.

Phillip Thomson Overpowered electric bike motors are being brought into Canberra, according to a local retailer.

Canberrans owed $362m in unclaimed super

Canberrans have the most 'lost' superannuation money than any where else in the country.

Phillip Thomson Unclaimed superannuation owed to Canberrans has increased by $120 million in two years, and ACT workers have the most ''lost'' super per head nationally.

Shortage of sperm donors

Sperm donors.

Phillip Thomson About 80 per cent of donated sperm used by singles, lesbian couples and other childless women in Canberra is flown in from overseas, mostly the United States.

Siren call to lovers of old fire equipment red and restored

Which way to the fire girls?

Phillip Thomson Hundreds of years' worth of firefighting experience gathered in Forrest on Saturday, and that was just the trucks.

A carry-on with bikes becomes a cargo cult

Phillip Thomson AN electric cargo bike is the closest thing to a car that professional opera singer Toby Cole owns.

Authorities close street as fire leaves $500,000 bill

Phillip Thomson A Spence house was gutted by fire on Saturday with an estimated $500,000 damage done.