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Education and care workers' passion awarded

9:30 PM   Some of Canberra's most passionate childcare, early learning and after school care workers have been recognised for their contributions to education and care in the ACT.

Opera stars to come out as sun goes down

Voices in the Forest rehearsal with Peter Coleman-Wright, Simon O'Neill and Inessa Galante.

Ron Cerabona 7:53 PM   The three featured soloists in this year's Voices in the Forest concert festival have been remarkably free of diva displays at rehearsal, says artistic director Chris Latham.

Murderer sentenced to 12 months for prison guard bashing

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Christopher Knaus 7:33 PM   A violent murderer has been sentenced to 12 months jail for the unprovoked bashing of a prison guard last year.

Plane crash near Lake Jindabyne

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7:14 PM   No one injured after plane crashes shortly after taking off at Kalkite.

Bolts to be checked by company in Catanzariti construction-death case

Workplace death: The Catanzariti family. Barney, Ben and Kay. Ben died in a construction accident in Kingston in 2012.

Christopher Knaus 7:02 PM   A company accused of poor maintenance says US-supplied bolts may offer an alternative theory.

Man charged with cheating a casino by trick

Gambling revenue in Macau has plunged 23 per cent in October.

Henry Belot 7:01 PM   A 34-year-old man has been charged with two counts of cheating a casino by trick and two other counts of cheating.

Driving Miss Maisie

2-week-old Maisie was born on the side of Gunghalin Drive

Natasha Boddy 6:29 PM   Little Maisie Bowyer couldn't wait any longer to make her debut in the world, so her parents delivered her on the side of the road.

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Funny business in the classroom

Piri Goodman (19) and Cecilia Martin (18) who have been accepted to study the highly coveted Bachelor of Circus Arts at the National Institute of Circus Arts in 2015.

Jil Hogan 6:30 PM   Two Canberrans have been accepted into the National Institute of Circus Arts.

Canberra lights up Christmas with record display

Electrician Joshua Austin from Shepherd Electrical helps install lights that are part of the world record attempt at Petrie Plaza.

8:45 PM    With more than 1 million LED lights in its display, Petrie Plaza is the spirit of Christmas.

Canberra mothers skydiving for charity

Sky-diving mums: Maya Myers, Rachel Mallia, Heidi Porotschnig, Lauren Jackson and Kate Deakin, with baby Rachel.

Scherry Bloul 5:00 PM   Canberra mothers will jump 14,000 feet out of a plane to raise money for charity.

See your life-changing moments on stage

Canberra Playback Theatre: front from left, Ali Clinch, Ian Wood and Liz O' Neill, Back from left, Robin Davidson and Chris Stanilewicz.

Ron Cerabona 4:59 PM   Come and share your experiences and see them re-enacted live on stage.

The Lifeline Bookfair at Calwell

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4:40 PM   The Lifeline Bookfair will open its doors again on Saturday for its second day.

Students treated after spill in school science laboratory

Paramedics treat students and teachers after an explosion between sugar and sulphuric acid in a year 9 class at Burgman Anglican School in Gungahlin.

Primrose Riordan 4:35 PM   Firefighters and intensive care paramedics took thirteen students to hospital after a sulphuric acid explosion.

Motorcyclist sustains spinal injuries in Charnwood crash

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4:32 PM   A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital with spinal injuries after crashing into a tree in Charnwood.

Christmas Fair Fundraiser for Newborn Intensive Care at the Canberra Hospital

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3:56 PM   The Christmas Fair Fundraiser for Newborn Intensive Care is to beld at Majura Park carpark on Saturday.

Lake Burley Griffin to give young trees a chance this summer

Life savers: Tankers capable of carrying 10,000 litres will water trees once a month until April.

Henry Belot 2:29 PM   Tankers will draw lake water to give saplings a reviving drink this summer.

Julie Bishop's challenge to public servants

Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop talks about the "Close up" exhibition.

Phillip Thomson 1:04 PM   "We do not accept that the old ways of delivering aid should remain": Foreign Minister sends message to bureaucracy.

Stolen credit card used in Duffy and Curtin

A still from CCTV footage showing a man believed to have used a stolen credit card.

12:30 PM   Police are looking for a man who used a stolen credit card at several Duffy and Curtin shops in October.

Capital Life

Black Waratah, Louise Upshall.

Sally Pryor 11:54 AM   A round-up of what's on in the art world in and around Canberra for the week of November 29.

Controlled burn at Cook, Chisholm and Chapman

Controlled burns at Amber Ridge, Gordon on Thurdsday.

11:14 AM   Three controlled burns will take place across the Capital on Friday.

Canberra Mornings Live: Friday November 28

Primrose Riordan 10:08 AM   All the latest local, national and world news, weather and traffic. See something? Tweet us @canberratimes or email us morningblog@canberratimes.com.au.

New lead on Weston café arson attack

Kambah couple Mark and Melissa Dunphy with daughter Olivia, 5, inside their Weston Creek cafe.

8:50 AM   Police have identified a car which they believe may have been used in a senseless arson attack at a Weston cafe in March.

Gang-gang. 100 years ago. Good Germans

An example of WW1 propaganda.

Ian Warden 8:39 AM   Of course almost all of the German soldiers of WW1 were mad, rapacious, baby-eating brutes.

Police investigate indecent assault in Batemans Bay

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7:17 AM   Police are appealing for witnesses after an alleged indecent assault in a public toilet at a park on Clyde Street in Batemans Bay on Thursday afternoon.

Cap on party donations removed

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Kirsten Lawson 11:30 PM   A proposed move by the Gallagher Government would pay candidates more for votes received.

ACT growth worst since Howard bloodbath

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Phillip Thomson 11:45 PM   Canberra'™s GDP growth is the lowest it has been since 1996.

Music program to receive funding from the ACT government

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11:45 PM   Music program to receive funding from the ACT government.

Mr Fluffy impact statement tabled in Federal Parliament

$50 million would be spent on audits and removing asbestos that poses an immediate risk to students and teachers.

Emma Macdonald 11:30 PM   Tears flowed in Federal Parliament on Thursday as owners of Mr Fluffy homes throughout the ACT witnessed their stories of personal tragedy being committed to Australia's political and historic record.

Canberra has highest divorce rate

Marriage: For better, for worse - but more people are, instead, calling a lawyer.

Henry Belot 11:45 PM   The ACT has the highest divorce rate in Australia with the average marriage ending after 13.6 years.

What Canberra's up-and-coming artists are doing

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Sally Pryor 11:30 PM   It's one of the year's hippest art shows in Canberra's increasingly bulging calendar, and the ANU School of Art's Graduating Exhibition is also a kaleidoscopic glimpse into the future of art world.