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Police recapture one of two prison escapees

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A public tip-off has led to the recapture late yesterday of Patrick McCurley after his escape from Canberra’s jail with fellow inmate Jacob MacDonald on Friday. MacDonald remains at large. The pair escaped from the Alexander Maconochie Centre at some time after 11.15pm on Friday night. About 5pm yesterday, police received a report from a […]

Ask RiotACT: Peoplecare / St Lukes / HCI hospital cover

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi, I am looking for a top hospital cover for a Canberra resident. The selection is good coverage and no/low gap for doctor fees. At the moment I have found Peoplecare / St Lukes / HCI look good on paper: People Care – http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/dynamic/insurerdetails.aspx?code=LHM...Show More Summary

Monaro Hwy closed at Williamsdale after head-on collision

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Monaro Highway is completely closed between Williamsdale and the NSW border following a head-on collision early this morning. Emergency services are on the scene and ACT Policing advises drivers to find an alternate route.

Mixed reaction to Libs’ plan for Gungahlin, Tuggeranong hospitals

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Liberals have promised to build new local public hospitals in Gungahlin and Tuggeranong if they win government next month, but ACT Labor Senator Katy Gallagher, a former ACT Health Minister and Chief Minister, has expressed concern at the prospect of “fragmenting” emergency services across Canberra. The two new hospitals would have 24-hour emergency […]

Two men escape from Canberra jail

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two male prisoners have escaped from the Alexander Maconochie Centre jail at Hume overnight. ACT Policing is seeking the public’s assistance to locate 21-year-old Jacob McDonald and 28-year-old Patrick McCurley, who escaped last night. The men were last seen within the AMC about 11.15pm. Mr McDonald is in remand for charges relating to property and […]

Ask RiotACT: Moving to Canberra from Sydney

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My family and I are moving to Canberra in the next few months from Sydney and would like to get some advice about Woden and Weston Creek suburbs and in particular, what the local primary schools are like and what the community is like.  I am an ex Canberran so I know which areas we […]

Motorcyclist killed in collision on Lady Denman Drive

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A 23-year-old man has died after a collision between a car and the motorcycle he was riding on Lady Denman Drive in Acton this morning. About 8.30am, police were called to the scene. ACT Ambulance Service attended and confirmed one male had died. The driver and a passenger in the car involved in the collision […]

Murrumbidgee now the real election battleground

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Labor has today announced a City to Woden connection as the Stage 2 light rail commitment they will take to the election. Having made the decision on this in their final cabinet meeting before entering Caretaker period, they have set up the seat of Murrumbidgee as the real battleground electorate for this election. Gungahlin […]

Slick service and signature samples at Jones & Co

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I have previously been warned about having dinner in Kingston on a Wednesday night. You’re more likely to spend time watching (or avoiding) political representatives and their entourages of staffers and Walkley-aspiring journalists. They move and descend on the local restaurant scene in small packs that can suddenly, without warning, swamp small eateries and bars and […]

Nine reasons to get in early at Denman Prospect

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

On Saturday September 10, Canberrans will have a once in a lifetime opportunity (and their only chance this year) to bid at auction for a parcel of land in the new suburb of Denman Prospect. Up for grabs are five blocks in prime position along Denman Ridge, plus 25 centrally located properties close to the […]

Ask RiotACT: Pull down awnings or roller shutters – any recommendations ?

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Trying to block some sun from my windows in height of summer to help keep heat out. Interested in those pull down awnings (with cloth) or some sort of roller shutters – primarily to help with heat control. Any recommendations for either option and/or a local supplier that has recently installed those ? Thanks.

Light rail to cross the lake to Woden next: Greens, ALP

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s light rail network will be extended by 11km from Civic to Parliament House and along Adelaide Avenue to Woden if Labor or a Labor-Greens coalition is re-elected next month. Both Labor and the Greens have announced today that they will sign contracts during the next term of Government to extend the line, already slated […]

Libs commit $550k to upgrade Greenway Oval

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Canberra Liberals will spend $550,000 to upgrade Greenway Oval if they win Government next month, Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation, Steve Doszpot said today. Mr Doszpot said the oval had been in need of significant upgrades for some time so that it could continue to cater for families in the Tuggeranong Valley. “Today’s […]

Chocolate flowerpot cake with spring flowers

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

All-in-one chocolate cake This easy chocolate cake is a family favourite and often-requested recipe. It couldn’t be easier or more reliable to make. I have baked it many times over the years for my children and recently for my grandchildren. It is a great recipe to use for a child’s birthday cake as it can […]

The great candidate baking challenge begins

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Remember the RiotACT’s great LEGO challenge of 2012? Our ACT election candidate challenge is back, and this time we’re asking sitting members and would-be MLAs for the October 15 ACT Legislative Assembly election to get baking (yes, that floral arrangement above is in fact a very Canberra chocolate cake). Here are Shane Rattenbury, Meegan Fitzharris […]

Police issue CCTV of armed robbery at Mawson Club

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is renewing its appeal for witnesses to an aggravated robbery of the Mawson Club on Monday, August 8. Investigations are ongoing with police releasing CCTV footage of the robbery and urging anyone who may be able to identify the offender to come forward. About 4am, a man entered the Mawson Club on Heard […]

The naked tradie: debunking the myths

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Amidst the controversy over topless waitresses serving beers to Geocon construction workers, Kim Huynh spends a revealing couple of days with a tradie. Last week the photo of a waitress in a G-string walking into a pack of high-vis workers on the Wayfarer site at Belconnen sent shockwaves through much of the Canberra and the […]

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

For the first weekend of spring and a weekend for our fathers, we have loads of great events, including performances from iconic Aussie musicians to TEDx talks, the Repco Show N Shine, a scavenger hunt, the Canberra Times Fun Run and more. Friday 1927 & Pseudo Echo When: 8pm Fri | Where: Canberra Southern Cross Club […]

Ask RiotACT: Licensing laws

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I visited a boutique beer shop recently and, after paying for the sale, asked my son (13) to give me a hand in carrying the selection. The sales assistant intervened. “He’s a minor”, she said. I told her that he would be carrying some bottles, not drinking from them. “He’s a minor” she repeated sternly. […]

Tough penalties for texting, Facebook use while driving come online

3 weeks agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

While announcing new penalties in force in the ACT from tomorrow under which checking Facebook, texting or using an app while driving could cost you $511 and four demerit points, ACT Road Safety Minister Shane Rattenbury has described a near-miss he had while jogging on a Canberra road recently. Mr Rattenbury said people who text […]

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