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.
- Manuka Oval fired up with 20m flames spewing from the grandstand and music blasting for the nearly 12,000 fans who turned up for the Big Bash League final.
- Dozens of top public service jobs at the giant Department of Human Services are sitting vacant, some for more than a year.
- Canberra Hospital will review security at a playground inside the children's ward after reports a man intentionally dropped a baby on its head and ignored its screams.
- NSW government's free insulation testing program has had its first property test positive for loose-fill asbestos.
- A stolen birth certificate was all it took for Adam Gregory Towney to shed his chequered past and secretly assume the identity of a young soldier training to serve his country.
- Canberra house prices increased in the final quarter of 2014 and are expected to record growth of 2 to 3 per cent this year.
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.
- Brett Lee was forced to dig deep for the final time when he was called upon to tame the Perth Scorchers in the final over of the Big Bash League final – and he almost worked a miracle.
- Nick Kyrgios is in a race against the clock to be fit for Australia's first Davis Cup tie of the year as he battles to overcome a back injury.
- Serbia's Novak Djokovic defeated Canadian Milos Raonic in straight sets in Wednesday night's Australian Open quarter final.
- Two former Brumbies are on a Wallabies recruiting hit list, while a young Raiders halfback prepares a career relaunch
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:
Water main break cr Crawford and Morisset Sts. Water supply to some CBD properties affected as is traffic flow. @666canberra @2CC — Queanbeyan Council (@QueanbeyanCity) January 28, 2015
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.
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.
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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.