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Phillip Thomson is a Public Service Reporter at The Canberra Times.
Phillip Thomson Retailers expect cautious Christmas to continue into Boxing Day, even as thousands of customers flood into stores for bargains.
Phillip Thomson Boxing Day is slow for multimillionaire Matt Bullock, whose business this year processed $3.385 billion of internet transactions for other people.
Phillip Thomson Justin Chambers will prepare a Christmas feast on the harshest continent on earth on Wednesday.
Phillip Thomson For a bloke who approaches complete strangers and offers to read them a poem, Andrew Galan's knockback rate is surprisingly low.
Phillip Thomson On Wednesday morning, Canberra scientist Ryan Ruddick will wake to the vast expanse of Antarctica: his very own white Christmas but hardly the kind Bing Crosby sang about
Phillip Thomson The owner of a Canberra gay bar that closed its doors after four months says he will not be trying it again any time soon.
Ewa Kretowicz, Phillip Thomson A MAID sacked by the Peruvian embassy in Canberra is facing possible deportation amid claims she was mistreated by her employer.
Phillip Thomson Young drivers still don't realise the danger of partying before getting behind the wheel, according to an ACT driving instructor.
Phillip Thomson After selling up, Magnet Mart founder Paul Donaghue has redirected his drive into a new business
Phillip Thomson John Papalii, brother of Australian Kangaroos and Raiders rugby league player Josh, has been charged with robbery and assault.
ACT, NSW police will launch a cross-border campaign to reduce the number of deaths on the Kings Highway
Phillip Thomson Two-thirds of crashes on the Kings Highway occur on bends, making the windy sections between Clyde Mountain and the coast especially dangerous for Canberra drivers and motorcyclists this summer.
Phillip Thomson Tarran Backhus saw the other car crossing the double white lines but she cannot remember the moment of impact.
Phillip Thomson Elite cyclist Brendan ''Trekky'' Johnston climbed his own mountain when he overcame cancer.
Phillip Thomson To A drugged-up driver there can be no more uncomfortable sight than an innocuous piece of plastic.
Phillip Thomson Police will crack down on drunk and drugged-up drivers this summer in an effort to cut the Christmas road toll.
Phillip Thomson In a yard full of cars called ''the bull pen'' a group of firefighters work with some heavy tools.
Phillip Thomson Community groups are being asked to pay to have Skywhale appear at their events.
Phillip Thomson Nothing happened at first when a spark from an angle grinder flew into the roof of the workshop owned by artists Suzie Bleach and Andy Townsend.
Phillip Thomson Defence says the threat of terrorist attacks at Australia's military bases has been downgraded.
Phillip Thomson The ACT light rail project could spend nearly $1 million over five years to help sell the project to Canberrans.