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Looking ahead to the weekend forecast there could be a bit of rain about:
Saturday 18 January
- Min 21
- Max 30
- Possible morning shower.
Sunday 19 January
- Min 20
- Max 32
- Cloud clearing
Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Brisbane hit a high of 30.8 degrees today. There's a 30 per cent chance of a shower this afternoon, according to the bureau.
A big deal is made every year about New Year's resolutions, but going by this poll not many people are interested in them!
Three winners from the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), which were covered live by the Brisbane Times from City Hall late last year, have been nominated for an Oscar.
Omar, which won the 2013 APSA for Best Feature Film, has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category, while The Act of Killing, which won the APSA for Best Documentary Feature Film, has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category.
Yi dai zong shi (The Grandmaster), whose lead actress Zhang Ziyi won the 2013 APSA for Best Performance by an Actress, has been nominated for two Oscars - Cinematography and Best Costume. APSA nominee for Best Animated Feature Film, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises), has won an Oscar nomination.Back to top
Looking back at some of our polls this week, the majority of voters believe you should never boo an injured sportsperson, following the crowd booing Bernard Tomic after he withdrew with an injury at the Australian Open.
A large blaze on the Darling Downs could reach homes this afternoon.
The fire has burnt 400 hectares of land near the Gore Highway at The Pines, about 120km west of Toowoomba, at noon on Friday.
Another traffic accident on the state's highway, this time on the Warrego:
Blacksoil - multi-vehicle collision westbound A2 Warrego Highway before Brisbane Valley Highway— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) January 17, 2014
The Bruce Highway southbound is now open:
The Bruce Hwy SB is now open following that Earlier Crash. Take care, Still delays along Anzac Ave, Bruce Hwy and Gateway Mwy.— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) January 17, 2014
Here's an update on the traffic north of the city:
Murrumba Downs - closed after collision southbound Bruce Highway at Dohles Rocks Road - CLEAR— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) January 17, 2014
Brisbane - traffic congestion northbound Gateway Motorway from Nudgee Road to Bruce Highway— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) January 17, 2014
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Brisbane - traffic congestion bothways Anzac Avenue from Gympie Road to Elizabeth Avenue— Gettraffic QLD (@GettrafficQLD) January 17, 2014
The Gabba one dayer between England and Australia is underway.
England are currently 1/57.
Follow all the action on our live blog.
The ballot paper for the Griffith by-election has taken shape.
The candidates were randomly drawn at the Australian Electoral Commission in Brisbane this afternoon.
Here's the order they'll appear in for the February 8 poll:
- Timothy Lawrence – Stable Population Party
- Geoff Ebbs – The Greens
- Christopher Williams – Family First
- Karel Boele – Independent
- Anthony Ackroyd – Bullet Train for Australia Party
- Anne Reid – Secular Party of Australia
- Terri Butler – Australian Labor Party
- Melanie Thomas – Pirate Party.
- Travis Windsor – Independent
- Ray Sawyer – Katter’s Australian Party
- Bill Glasson – Liberal National Party
A five car pile up on the Bruce Highway has bottle necked all traffic north of Brisbane.
The crash, which is believed to involve two caravans, has closed southbound lanes from 500 metres north of the Pine Rivers Bridge.
One northbound lane has also been closed.
Michael Pascoe has suggested regulating bicycles off the road in his latest column for Fairfax Media. Do you agree?Back to top
The Griffith spinny thingy of destiny.
In a few minutes' time, a draw will determine the order of candidates on the Griffith by-election ballot papers.
A traffic issue to be aware of if you are hitting the road:
UPDATE: Police urging all motorists to avoid the Bruce Highway at Bald Hills after a multi-vehicle crash #qldtraffic— Nine News Brisbane (@9NewsBrisbane) January 17, 2014
Brisbane’s northside cycling community rejoices.
Northside cyclists have long believed themselves to be the poor cousins of their southside counterparts when it has come to investment in cycling infrastructure, with no continuous off road path to take them into the CBD.
The soon-to-be constructed ‘‘missing link’’ is stretch of pathway, which will run behind the RNA showgrounds and link O’Connell Terrace in Bowen Hills with an existing path that runs beside Victoria Park Golf Course.