That's all from us today Canberra. We'll be back with another morning news blog tomorrow at 6.30am.
Thanks so much for joining us.
We'll leave you with a wrap of the major headlines.
Paul Jurak has come through with the goods again.
He's sent through these lovely shots from Lake Burley Griffin this morning.
The search for missing Canadian bushwalker Prabhdeep Srawn has recommenced within the Kosciuszko National Park, but poor weather has restricted forces to the ground.
A spokesman for NSW Police said searchers would continue focussing on Lady Northcote Canyon, the Opera House Hut area and the western face of Mount Kosciuszko after voices were heard in the area yesterday.
Overcast skies and rain have kept helicopters grounded, but the weather situation will be reassessed later this morning as the search for the 25 year old continues.
Drivers are being urged to avoid an Evatt intersection due to a burst water main this morning.
Territory and Municipal Services said the southbound lane of Copland Drive 50 metres south of the Clancy Street intersection will be closed until further notice due to a burst water main, and traffic controllers will be on site to control traffic.
We'll bring you more information as it comes to hand.
There are signs of retaliation in London after the shocking machete attack on a soldier. People have been arrested at two mosques and members of the English Defence League are gathering.
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UK police arrest two men after incidents at mosques in Braintree, Essex and Gillingham, Kentbbc.in/185LSux— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 22, 2013
Breaking news this morning that Ford is expected to announce the closure of its Broadmeadows production line.
An announcement is due at 9.15 am, and a press conference at 10.45am.
So keen to see Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby.
Jenna Clarke brought us the news earlier that we'll get a sneak peek at the flick in Canberra next week.
Here's some footage from the premiere in Sydney last night as part of a report from Donna Demaio.
UPDATE: Rte 319 (8:31am from Woden N/B) will now operate from Belconnen to Kippax.— ACTION Bus Alerts (@ACTIONbusAlerts) May 22, 2013
From ACTION Buses this morning...
Peak riders of Blue Rapid 300 series (Woden to Belc between 8.31-9.13am) may experience a 4 min delay/congestion due to a service disruption— ACTION Bus Alerts (@ACTIONbusAlerts) May 22, 2013
Rte 319 (8:31am from Woden N/B) will not operate due to a breakdown. Next service at 8:57am— ACTION Bus Alerts (@ACTIONbusAlerts) May 22, 2013
Ambulance officers are assessing one person after a crash in Flynn earlier this morning.
Emergency crews were called to the scene of the two car collision at the intersection of Kingsford Smith Drive and Spalding Street around 8.15am.
An ESA spokesman said intensive care paramedics were assessing one patient suffering neck pain, but it is not clear whether they will need to be transported to hospital.
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The children of Canberra truck driver Bob Knight have thrown their support behind a police campaign to track down illegal guns, four years after their father was killed by a stray bullet from a Sydney shootout.
A bullet from a shootout between two gangs fatally wounded the 66-year-old as he sat in the cabin of his truck on a nearby road at Milperra in Sydney’s south-west in 2009.
His son David Knight helped launch the nationwide police initiative on Thursday, stating that his father’s death wasn’t a case of being in the wrong time at the wrong place.
“Dad was where he was supposed to be and had been for the past 15 years,” he said.
“He didn’t even wear a watch. The guns shouldn’t have been there.”
Joining Mr Knight on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program, Detective Chief Superintendent Mal Lanyon said the two week operation would commence tomorrow.
Sydney may have partied like it was 1922 at the Australian premiere of The Great Gatsby on Wednesday night however Canberra will get a sneak peek of Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated flick early next week.
Palace Electric Movie Club Members will be in a flap of excitement as the New Acton cinema will be screening a special preview on Tuesday, May 28 - two days before it opens around the country.
Tickets are still available, unfortunately Leo won't be attending.
There's been a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Kingsford Smith Drive and Spalding St in the suburb of Flynn in Canberra's north this morning.
Police are on their way to the scene. Avoid the area if possible.
If you're just tuning in here's a weather recap for you.
We're in for a top of 13 degrees today and there's a 70 per cent chance of rain, with morning showers forecast.
Right now it's 9.1 degrees.
It will be an otherwise cloudy day, with southeasterly winds of between 15 to 25 km per hour.Back to top
Planning on having a child or two? Apparently the cost of raising two rugrats has hit the $812,000 mark.
This figure is up significantly on 2007, when it was estimated at $537,00.
And that's for a typical middle-income family - this amount increases at every income level.
If you're wondering where your cash is going, apparently 18 per cent of your household budget goes on food, and 20 per cent is on transport.
See how you measure in our report up today.
Around the world in 80 words or so, recapping the major international headlines for you...
A man believed to be a British soldier has been hacked to death in broad daylight on the streets of London in an apparent terrorist attack.
In Orlando, Florida - a man has been fatally shot while he was being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case, after lunging at an FBI agent with a knife.
And a 33-year-old Polish man has received a face transplant just three weeks after being disfigured in a workplace accident.
Meantime, the Aussie dollar fell to an overnight low of 0.967 US dollars.
The Australian dollar was recently buying 0.9702 US dollars, 0.755 Euro, 0.645 pounds and 100.070 yen.
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In markets news, Australian shares are set for early losses after Wall Street fell, reversing an early rally, as concern grew that the Federal Reserve will scale back its stimulus efforts if the labor market continued to improve. European stocks were higher.
Today's cartoon by David Pope.Back to top