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Canberra mornings: February 26, 2015

Today's top stories

Peta Credlin. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Kate Gibson and her father Malcolm. Photo: Rohan Thomson

A busy corridor at the Canberra Hospital was transformed into a wedding aisle on Wednesday evening so a stoic father could walk his daughter to her husband-to-be.

Like many daughters, Kate Gibson always dreamed of walking down the aisle on her father's arm but feared a cruel accident would rob her of the chance. 


Until Monday, father Malcolm Gibson was not able to walk but nursing staff said he was determined to build enough strength to stand before his daughter at her wedding.


Glenn McGrath posing with dead wildlife in 2008.

South Africa's captain A.B. de Villiers.

Exit Cyclone Gayle, enter AB de Villiers.

Australian legend Adam Gilchrist thinks the South African captain is the world's most valuable cricketer and can break his own record for the fastest one-day international century when he walks on to Manuka Oval on Tuesday.

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr hopes the arrival of the man who took just 31 balls to smash an ODI hundred last month will bolster sales for Canberra's third and final Cricket World Cup match against Ireland.

South Africa will take on Chris Gayle and the West Indies at the SCG on Friday and then will head down the Hume Highway to play their second game at Manuka this summer. 

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What's on today

Juice Rap News will jump off Youtube and into a live performance at the Street Theatre from 8pm.  The cult video news satire is a combination of rap, comedy and philosophy and has featured the likes of Julian Assange and Noam Chomsky.

Former parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper will discover the outcome of his appeal against conviction for defrauding the Commonwealth.

Slipper was sentenced to 300 hours community service and ordered to repay $954 after a magistrate found he had illegally misused his travel entitlements to visit Canberra region wineries in 2010.

The former member for Fisher appealed the conviction in December. Justice John Burns reserved his decision at the time and will down his judgment at 9.30am.

Canberra Life

Two Before Ten owner Chris Dennis in the library that will be part of the Bolt Bar and Two Before Ten at Aranda shops.

Canberra's first Night Noodle Markets will ignite on Friday. Photo: Jay Cronan

Canberra's first Night Noodle Markets fire up this Friday as part of Enlighten.

You'll be able to grab a bowl of noodles and sit down among the lanterns after checking out the vivid, colourful artwork projected onto Questacon, Old Parliament House and the galleries in the Parliamentary Triangle - and a giant cat. 

Make the most of the markets with our guide.


Today's David Pope

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Pic of the day

Mal Meninga putting at Colin Thomas looks on at the Ricky Stuart Foundation Golf Day at Royal Canberra Golf Club

Bridie Hooper performing in Circa Beyond at the Canberra Theatre. Photo: Jamila Toderas

We are also looking for entries to our summer photo comp! You can win $1000 if you get your pics in to by February 28. More info and pics here.


Today: A partly cloudy day with a possible afternoon shower is expected in Canberra, with a forecast minimum 13 degrees and a top of 29 degrees. 

The rest of the week: Friday, partly cloudy - min 14, max 30; Saturday, partly cloudy - min 16, max 32; Sunday, shower or two - min 16, max 31; Monday, possible shower - min 10, max 25