Bring on the pretty lights and Christmas cheer! The festive season will kick off tonight with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Civic Square from 7pm. There will be entertainment for the whole family with Christmas carols and a special visit from Santa Claus. After tonight’s lighting of the tree the Christmas cheer will be taken up [...]
Nelson Mandela died today after a long illness in his Johannesburg home. He was 95 years of age. The former pugilist turned man of peace spent more than a quarter of his life behind bars on Robben Island. Mandela was known as Prisoner No. Show More Summary
It has been difficult to watch the Education Minister, Christopher Pyne, scramble his way through a maze of contradictory positions over the last week. In series four of the British political satire, The Thick of It, Opposition leader...Show More Summary
ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a robbery that occurred in Belconnen last night (Thursday, 5 December). Around 8.15pm a 62-year-old woman was walking along Totterdell Street when approached by a man. As the man walked past, he grabbed the woman’s handbag and a brief struggle took place before the man pushed her to the ground and [...]
Feedback is being requested on the draft plans for the Hughes shops upgrades. Let them know what you think Hughesians! The ACT Government today invited members of the community to provide feedback on the draft plans for the upgrade of public spaces at the Hughes shops. “Members of the community are invited to attend drop-in information sessions [...]
Sheep Groper spotted this shipment of booze and came up with a theory: Spotted behind the Tax building this morning by their delivery dock. Looks like lubrication for a few hundred farewells.
Hey Rioters, I have not seen another thread regarding this, forgive me if this is a re-post. I am wondering if anyone else has noticed that the recent ripping up of the Cotter road / Streeton drive intersection and surrounding roads, has included ripping up nearly 100 metres of recently upgraded roadway. I’m specifically talking about [...]
Recently a Brisbane resident asked the John Oxley Library for help in solving a few mysteries about three properties that used to be in Paddington called Malvern, Lauriston and Killeen. He was searching for photographs and information about either or all of these houses as to ownership and why these names were selected for the [...]
06-08 Dec Machinal Wharf 2, STC (Walsh Bay) ...
Public transport provides significant social benefits. But we shouldn’t expect it to be as convenient or as fast as a car. It's not private transport; it's public (i.e. shared) transport
More useful info from TAMS: The ACT Government wishes to advise motorists and other road users of a road closure on Sunday as part of the Triathlon ACT December Festival 2013. A section of Lady Denman Drive between Clunies Ross Street and Forrest Drive will be closed from 6 am to 12.30 pm on Sunday 8 [...]
This, ladies and gentleman, will be a night to dance to. The Crooked Fiddle Band and the Brass Knuckles Brass band do what they do very well, and what they do is make you want to move your feet. Totally worth your attention tonight. THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND : “Moving Pieces of the Sea” ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR w/ Brass Knuckle [...]
A quick FYI from Tams: Reminder: The City Bus Station will be closed all day on Sunday 8 December 2013, weather permitting, to allow for essential maintenance work including new road line-marking and signage replacement. All services will continue to run to the Sunday timetable, but no services will arrive or depart from the City Bus [...]
The Salvation Army are putting on their annual Tuggeranong based Christmas celebration Carols in Town Park on Sunday the 15th. This event has grown significantly over the last three years to become one of the largest community Christmas events in Canberra. This year the Vikings Group are again the main supporter, but have been joined by [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 42-year-old Ainslie man after a burglary occurred at a jewellery store in Civic last Saturday night (November 30). The burglary occurred around 10pm at a jewellery store on Mort Street, Civic where a substantial amount of jewellery was stolen. During the burglary a man wearing distinctive clothing was captured on [...]
The Supreme Court via Master Harper has delivered the saddest judgment it’s ever been my displeasure to encounter. It’s a tale of public service sexual misadventure. There’s career death, attempted suicide, and in the end Michael Moon is up for a life crippling $668,856 (plus costs to come). Considering his fragile accuser was unwilling or unable to [...]
Another of the food trends in Melbourne in the last couple of years has been ramen. Ramen Ya in the CBD was a prominent opening, as was Shop Ramen on Smith St recently. Now there’s Dojo Ramen Bar on High St Northcote, which has been open for a couple of weeks.… This post was first published on Fitzroyalty. © Brian Ward.
I must begin this post by apologising to the charming father and son team who run Bottega Tasca on Lygon St, which is my favourite wine shop within walking distance. I won’t be visiting them, or Blackhearts and Sparrows on ScotchmerShow More Summary
HISTORY would indicate the Left cannot be trusted with our security.
The Bureau has extended its warning zone to include the ACT: Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Canberra, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Deniliquin and Griffith. 94 km/h was reported at Temora this afternoon. The State Emergency Service advises that people [...]