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.
- Indonesia's attorney-general says preparations for the execution of Bali nine drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are "90 per cent ready", revealing that 10 felons will face a firing squad in the next round of killings.
- Hundreds of thousands of Australians who currently pay nothing to see their doctor could face having to pay the full cost of their visit upfront as a result of the Abbott government's Medicare changes, a Senate committee has heard.
- Federal workplace insurer Comcare has been rocked by the loss of one of its biggest customers as the ACT Government moves on Thursday to take its 20,000 public servants out of the troubled scheme.
- Historians have panned the Australian War Memorial's plans to remove and possibly not replace their "racist" Aboriginal gargoyles, saying the move would be tantamount to "hiding what Australia was".
- Man versus possum: A Lyons man left food out for a possum only to bludgeon it with a pole after it came too close to his home, a court has heard - but a Canberra magistrate declined to convict the man for animal cruelty.
- It's been another heated 24 hours in federal politics, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott's leadership facing renewed questions as Malcolm Turnbull broke ranks on the Gillian Triggs furore, and colleagues questioned their leader's judgement.
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.
- Davis Cup captain Wally Masur has endorsed Nick Kyrgios as the new leader of Australia's hopes of becoming a force in the international teams competition - Kyrgios is set to fly to the Czech Republic on Friday as he prepares for his first match since he surged into the Australian Open quarter-finals.
- Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission investigators have started face-to-face meetings with some of the footballers facing cocaine charges.
- Kieran Foran is poised to sign a multimillion-dollar, four-year deal with Parramatta by the end of the week.
- Towering ACT Brumbies lock Rory Arnold, the tallest player in Super Rugby history, is intent on proving he's got the grunt to go with his size, vowing to "do the dirty work" and be the physical second-rower the Wallabies have been searching for.
- Ireland batsman Ed Joyce got the luckiest of breaks against the UAE at the Gabba. He survived getting bowled by Amjad Javed after the ball hit off stump. But the bail jumped and then resettled in the groove as the LED lights flashed.
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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'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.
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Bridie Hooper performing in Circa Beyond at the Canberra Theatre. Photo: Jamila Toderas
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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