Suzanne Pippen with her children Hannah, 4, and Dominic, 2, in their Duffy back yard, worried about being built out by dual occupancies that will be allowed on Fluffy blocks. Photo: Melissa Adams
For Brendan and Suzanne Pippen, buying an older home in Duffy was all about the garden and space to live without the threat of high-density development next door.
Now, as direct neighbours to perhaps two Fluffy homes, the Pippens are worried about the major changes that will come with dual occupancies allowed on the neighbouring blocks.
An Indigenous inmate severely bashed within hours of being locked up in the Alexander Maconochie Centre has been sent back to prison, despite warnings that he may be killed.
The ACT government may consider tightening laws to protect young people from being groomed for sexual relationships by teachers, carers and authority figures in the wake of an investigation into a college English teacher having a sexual relationship with a former student.
A Canberra woman alleges she suffered a spinal injury after a "rough ride" while in police custody on the weekend.
The National Capital Authority says it will not support the Yarralumla housing development unless the ACT addresses concerns about access to Government House, the impact on historic trees, and the plan for six-storey buildings near Dunrossil Drive.
The Telopea Park School community is on the hunt for childcare sites in Red Hill and Manuka in the hope it can persuade the ACT government to change its mind about selling off its tennis courts for a childcare centre.
- Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight may not pursue compensation from the Commonwealth over alleged abuse suffered as a cadet at Duntroon if his bid to transfer to Canberra jail is successful.
- A sacked Australian Federal Police officer who said the AFP lied to members of the community on a daily basis has lost his legal battle to get his job back.
- The ACT has bucked the national trend, recording significant drops in child protection and abuse cases, according to a new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report.
- Remarkable exit polls from the UK election, released moments after polls closed, are predicting David Cameron's return to Downing Street.
- Myuran Sukumaran's mother has written a heart-rending letter to Indonesian President Joko Wododo, the man who put her son to death, while a eulogy Andrew Chan wrote himself will be read at his funeral in Sydney today. Sukumaran's funeral will held on Saturday.
Hot temper: Canberra's Nick Kyrgios. Photo: Reuters
Nick Kyrgios is out of the Madrid Open, losing to 16th-seeded American John Isner 6-3 6-7 (7-9) 6-4, a day after the young Canberran had eliminated world No.2 Roger Federer.
Kyrgios grew up wearing the 'RF' logo of Federer but now he's proved he can outplay his childhood hero, his mother Nill wants the brash youngster to act like him.
The ACT Brumbies have been dealt a major blow on the eve of their crucial clash against the Cape Town Stormers, with fullback Jesse Mogg signing a deal with French club Montpellier.
The Gold Coast have lost representative forward Greg Bird to suspension, but Raiders coach Ricky Stuart is still tipping Saturday's clash with the Titans at Canberra Stadium to be his team's toughest of the past month.
ACT Brumbies players have thrown their support behind mentor Stephen Larkham to lift them out of a mid-season rut as the World Cup-winning flyhalf faces the biggest test of his coaching career so far.
Work has started on a series of road safety improvements on Yamba Drive in Mawson, O'Malley, Farrer and Isaacs.
Drive safely on your Thursday morning commute and let us know if you see any traffic problems on the roads, via @canberratimes but only when its safe to do so.
Aerial dance show Encoded will be performed as part of Segue 2015, presented by The Street and ANU Centre For European Studies. 9pm at The Street Theatre.
Day Ravies is playing at Transit Bar, supported by Eadie and the Doodles, and Total Nightmare. 8pm, free entry.
Canberra International Music Festival is on until May 10.
Callum Copeland-Fleet and Joel Baines enjoy a drink in their newly acquired pub, Pot Belly. Photo: Matt Bedford
It's rare to see an institution in Canberra's much-changing hospitality business but the Pot Belly bar must surely qualify.
The Pot Belly is nearly 40 - it was established in 1976 - and has been serving drinks to everyone from old Canberra hands who've been watering there for generations to northside newcomers surprised to find a little bar tucked away on a quiet retail strip next to car yards, restaurants and a Laser Tag shop.
Now it has a new lease on life - new owners who are giving it a focus on craft beer and art.
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This photo of 300 illuminated paper boats on Lake Burley Griffin as part of the Enlighten Festival was captured by a reader for The Canberra Times' autumn photo competition. Photo: Ian Houghton
Canberra is renowned for its gorgeous autumn colours and this season is proving no different, with the capital offering some stunning scenes for keen photographers.
Carpets of fallen leaves, spectacular sunsets and the stunning colours of Canberra's trees have inspired dozens of amateur photographers who have submitted their snaps to The Canberra Times' autumn photo competition.
Today: Mostly sunny. Min 2, max 15.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Min 4, max 15.
Sunday: Possible shower. Min 6, max 15.
Monday: Possible shower. Min, 7, max 15.
Tuesday: Possible shower. Min 5, max 16.
Wednesday: Partly cloud. Min 4, max 15.
Thursday: Sunny. Min 0, max 17.