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Council in favour of heights cap at 45m

Buildings in Hobart could soon be capped at 45-metres, after council's planning committee narrowly voted in favour last night. Consultant Leigh Woolley had recommended a 60-metre height limit, but Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds successfully moved an...

Uni student squeeze

A surge in accommodation demand has the University of Tasmania running out of room for current students in Hobart. They've been sent a letter warning them to look for somewhere to live next semester, despite the...

Crash probe underway

Authorities expect an investigation into the Airlines of Tasmania tragedy on the weekend won't be finished until late next year. Police yesterday revealed the pilot killed in the crash on the Arthur Ranges was Tranmere woman...

Around $90,000 worth of drugs seized in Launceston

A bust in Launceston has seen around $90,000 worth of drugs seized and four people charged. A search at a Mayfield address found 90 grams of methylamphetamine, $12,000 cash, property and five firearms. A 28-year-old Mayfield man...

Name of killed pilot revealed from weekend tragedy

The name of the pilot tragically killed in the weekend tragedy in the state's remote southwest has been released to be 30-year-old Nikita Jo Walker from Tranmere. A retrieval team yesterday recovered the body and the...

Questions over woman's involvement in Launceston siege

Police believe the woman involved in the weekend siege in the Launceston suburb of Trevallyn was both a victim and a participant. Increasing concerns for her safety prompted officers to storm the home on New World...

Pilot's body recovered

The family of the pilot killed in the weekend tragedy in Tasmania's remote southwest has arrived in Tasmania from interstate. A retrieval team yesterday recovered the body and the twin-engine asircraft's emergency beacon from the Arthur...

Siege in Launceston comes to a dramatic end

A 16-hour siege has come to a dramatic end after armed officers stormed a home in suburban Launceston. A 24-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman are in police custody and assisting with enquiries after the siege...

Stand-off with gunman continues in Launceston suburb

A standoff in Launceston is continuing after a man and woman barricaded themselves inside a home on New World Avenue in Trevallyn and fired shots at police. Police have confirmed that 33 shots were fired overnight...