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18 January 2018 3:10 AM Australian Open 2018: Actor Will Ferrell raves about trip Down Under

Hollywood actor Will Ferrell has revealed his trip Down Under could inspire him to make an Australian tennis movie, during a hilarious press conference at the Australian Open. In the country on a holiday with his wife and friends, the 50-year-old Anchorman star and tennis fan spoke highly of the grand slam tournament, the city of Melbourne and described 4

7 January 2018 2:17 AM 'If astronauts have a hero, that hero is John Young': plaudits flow for NASA's longest-serving astronaut

John Young, NASA's longest-serving astronaut, who flew in space six times, walked on the moon, commanded the first space shuttle and became the conscience of the astronaut corps, advocating for safety reforms in the wake of the 1986 Challenger disaster, has died at his home in Houston. He was 87. NASA announced his death, citing complications from pneumonia 16

3 January 2018 3:39 AM NBC picks Hoda Kotb to replace sacked Matt Lauer as Today co-anchor

Television host Hoda Kotb has been named the new co-anchor of the NBC News Today show, replacing former co-host Matt Lauer several weeks after the longtime anchor was fired for inappropriate sexual behaviour. Kotb will join Melbourne-born Savannah Guthrie during the first two hours of the popular US breakfast program, and become the first pair of women 27

1 January 2018 7:17 AM 'Famous' beetroot goes on tour of New Zealand after selling for $110

What started as a tongue-in-cheek last-minute Christmas gift has become an international sensation. Graeme Woller and wife Juliet initially agreed not to buy each other presents because they had bought an expensive tent recently. However, Juliet saw a book which she knew Graeme would like and bought it as a Christmas present for him. She told him on Friday 22

1 January 2018 4:24 AM 'Not a good start to 2018': WA Police bust drunken drivers

Despite warning drivers they would be out in full force on New Year's Eve, WA Police still caught out dozens of motorists breaking the law on Sunday evening - including an on-duty taxi driver who blew over more than twice the limit. In a series of sobering tweets made by the police working throughout the evening, officers posted some of the more bizarre 25

30 December 2017 6:37 AM Donations flood in for Irish man killed in alleged Fremantle incident

The gofundme page created by Alan Ahern is titled the Charlie McCarthy Family Trust, and has far exceeded its goal of $30-thousand dollars since its inception on Thursday, raising just over $46-thousand dollars. Mr McCarthy died in hospital three days after being allegedly struck in the head with "an object" by fisherman Andrew Doan on December 23 - Mr Doan has since 27

30 December 2017 3:42 AM Brad Clark goes from jockey to mentor

The five-year-old suffered complications from hock surgery, which threatened his life but under the care of Edmonds and his wife Trudy he has been nursed back to health. He was a group 3 winner as a two-year-old and was third in a Silver Slipper and Edmonds feels he has the talent to win country cups. "We set him for the Inverell Cup back in March because 25

28 December 2017 7:49 AM Year in pictures: The best photos of 2017 from Canberra Times photographer Dion Georgopoulos

Our photographers are The Canberra Times' eyes and ears on the ground, recording Canberra's news and history one photo at a time. They are the unsung heroes of our newsroom, and chances are you've had your photo taken by one of them in the past year. They don't like to boast about their work, but as 2017 draws to a close, we've asked them to do to just that and highlight 30

25 December 2017 5:38 AM American Andrew Weiss set for Sydney To Hobart start after entering race at 2am

American sailor Andrew Weiss entered the Sydney To Hobart on his iPad at 2am one morning after knocking back a few rums on a New York Yacht Club cruise. For months he'd been weighing up whether to haul his 43-footer Christopher Dragon across the Pacific ocean and enter a race he had watched on television since he was a kid, and he finally made the decision 44

20 December 2017 7:53 AM Canberra Cavalry and ABL All Star pitcher's wife in hospital after car crash

Cavalry chief executive Donn McMichael has been in touch with her family back in the USA since the accident. "She's got a broken femur so she's had a rod placed in that. She's had some internal injuries and had surgery this morning and is OK," McMichael said. "She's shaken up obviously and Frank has withdrawn from the World side for obvious reasons 46