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Canberra mornings: January 29, 2015

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Perth Scorchers player Ashton Turner in front of a stunning sky above Manuka Oval. Photo: Melissa Adams

After a drizzle of rain and Canberra-bashing, Manuka Oval put on a show for the Big Bash League which saw the Perth Scorchers beat the Sydney Sixers in the dramatic final

While Wednesday night was all about the cricket, a stunning sunset also captured the attention of the crowd.



Brett Lee slumps to his knees as Yasir Arafat celebrates his side's final-ball victory. Photo: Matt King/Getty Images.

The Scorchers claimed victory in the most thrilling final in BBL history in front of just under 12,000 fans at Manuka Oval. Here we bring you the key moments of the game and click here for some incredible pics of the match.

Road closures

Kent Street in Deakin is closed this morning between Strickland Cresent and Denison Street due to a collision, police are advising. 

Fallon Street in Belconnen is closed to eastbound traffic between Josephson Street and Weedon Close. The works are associated with the storm water capital upgrades project.

There are roadworks westbound on Constitution Avenue between Corenderrk Street and Allara Street in Reid.

And in from Queanbeyan:

What's on today

Rain is unlikely to dampen tonight's screening at Ben and Jerry's Openair Cinema at the Patrick White Lawns near the National Library of Australia. Film St Vincent starts at 8.15pm. Gates open at 6pm. 

Canberra Life

Brisbane band Ball Park Music who have been announced as part of the 2015 Groovin The Moo lineup. Photo: supplied.

Music festival Groovin The Moo has released its 2015 line-up with an exciting mix of local and international acts who will tour regional centres in April and May.

Ball Park Music, Flight Facilities, Hilltop Hoods, One Day, The Preatures, Sticky Fingers and Hermitude are just some of the Australian acts revealed in the lineup.

The regional music festival returns to the University of Canberra on May 3 for the sixth year in 2015.


Today's David Pope

Pat Campbell Canberra Times editorial cartoon

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Pic of the day

Excited Particles Michael Bennett and Patrick Helean study the physics of Beer at Questacon. Photo: Jay Cronan.

Excited Particles Michael Bennett and Patrick Helean study the physics of Beer at Questacon. Photo: Jay Cronan.


Today: A partly cloudy Thursday ahead with light winds easing in the evening and a forecast top of 22 degrees.

The rest of the week: Friday, mostly sunny - min 8, max 22; Saturday, mostly sunny - min 8, max 25; Sunday, partly cloudy, min 10, max 26.