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Fire at Hobart apartment building

There's been a scare for residents of an apartment complex in Hobart's CBD who had an early morning fire evacuation. Combustible materials being placed on a kitchen hotplate caused the blaze at the Salvation Army Common Ground...

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 and loses. It comes after a small fire which forced the...

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 and a half million dollars for broadband upgrades. The Minister's also...

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 on the building's ground floor by expanding into the south-western...

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 full $99 less than the national average. 55% of Tasmania's spend...

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 her murder conviction over the Australia Day disappearance of her...

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 morning. Shortly after 3am police and emergency services responded to reports...

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 noticed false plates on Huon William Gendall's motorbike and told...

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 has its fair share of the mess. It's due to Jetstar...

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 helicopters and two planes, being based in Hobart and Launceston,...