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Man charged over supermarket fires

A man has been arrested and charged over a number of fires at Hobart supermarkets over the past week, totaling over $40 thousand in damage...

West Coast connected

Information gathering aimed at maximising connectivity for Tasmania's West Coast is behind a visit by the Federal Communications Minister, Paul Fletcher. The government's committed to 18...

Launceston Kmart expansion

There's some concern for Launceston's CBD businesses after an expanded K-mart shopping complex was approved by council. The multi-million dollar development will add 11 single tenancies...

Tasmanians stretch dollars further

Despite the economic pointers favouring Tasmania, local Christmas spending power is lower. Retail research by Accenture finds Tasmanians on average will spend $587 this Christmas, a...

Slow-go for Neill-Fraser's appeal

Susan Neill Fraser's daughter says the family is shattered she'll be spending another Christmas behind bars after the latest hearing into her appeal. Neill-Fraser is appealing...

Queenstown blaze deliberate

Police are appealing for information as they investigate a house fire in Queenstown believed to have been deliberately lit in the early hours of yesterday...

Costly spree

A Southern Tasmanian man arrested over a motorbike drama on the Brooker Highway in July is walking free today, with nearly $27,000 in penalties. A policeman...

Travel turmoil

Flying passengers across Australia has just become a whole lot more complicated. 90 Jetstar flights are vanishing from boards at airports around the nation and Tasmania...

Aerial firepower for Swansea blaze

A bushfire sparked by lightning west of Swansea is still out of control but isn't posing an immediate threat. The state's newly-launched air fleet of five...

Harris Scarfe woes

Australian department store chain Harris Scarfe has been placed into voluntary administration. The $380 million dollar chain employs more than 1800 staff in Australia, including around...

Charity shortchanged

A Devonport-based charity is withdrawing from Hobart following the Federal Government's failure to approve a $150,000 grant. The departure of Loaves and Fishes will leave a...

Lilydale Road tragedy

  Crash investigators are trying to piece together what led to a fatal smash in Launceston's north this morning. A Bellingham man sustained lethal injuries when his...

Feds lashed over charity funding

The Morrison Government is yet to announce whether it'll come up with $150,000 for a charity which has had to radically slash services in southern...

Orca enticing riddle

The potential presence of Type B killer whales swimming at the mouth of the Tamar River is proving a tantalising mystery. That sub-species has never ever...

Protect yourself from bushfire smoke

Public Health is warning Tasmanians that exposure to smoke during the bushfire season can seriously harm your health. People with asthma or lung problems are at...

New report on insanity pleas

Fairer laws for people with mental health or cognitive impairments facing court are being called for by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute. A new report - which...

Car flips, injuring child

A two-year-old is recovering in the Royal Hobart Hospital after a car flipped early this morning in Hobart's north. Police allege the child's mother was driving...

15yo accused of lighting Hadspen fire

A teenager has been charged with deliberately lighting a fire in Tasmania's north. Around 2:30 on Sunday afternoon, police received reports that two youths were allegedly...

German teenager killed

It was a 19 year old German man on a 12 month working visa who was killed in the car crash at New Norfolk on...

Hobart armed robbery

An armed robbery at the Marquis Hotel bottle shop in Hobart's Brisbane Street has police on the lookout for a man thought to be aged...