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Mersey returning to 24 hours

Mersey Community Hospital's Emergency Department will return to 24 hour operation. Since the hospital's Emergency was scaled back to 8 in the morning to 10 at night from May 31st this year, voices of disapproval have...

Man injured in Chigwell robbery

Police are hunting two men after a stabbing in Hobart's north overnight. A 36-year-old resident of a Langura Avenue address in Chigwell sustained multiple stab wounds and head injuries after two men allegedly broke in around...

Pervert gaoled

A pensioner who repeatedly raped an autistic boy at a Launceston shelter will have to serve at least four years of a six-year prison sentence. The 52-year-old, who can't be named, pleaded guilty to persistent sexual...

Border to open to NSW on Nov 6

Tasmania's border will open to New South Wales on Friday, November 6. Pending no major coronavirus outbreaks there, arrivals from NSW won't have to quarantine from that date.  It'll join WA, South Australia, Queensland, the NT, ACT...

Nursing home closure bombshell

There's shock for some relatives of nursing home residents at a snap announcement that a Southern Tasmanian facility is closing down. Elderly residents of Southern Cross Care's Mary's Grange home at Taroona were called into a...

Voluntary euthanasia debate resumes

What promises to be a marathon week of thrashing out the details of Tasmania's latest bid at introducing voluntary assisted dying is playing out. After previous failed attempts at euthanasia's legalisation in 2010, '13 and '16,...

Way paved for Hobart trails

Mountain bikers will welcome news a new trail network is a step closer for Hobart. The enormous success of Blue Derby in northeast Tasmania has councils around the state playing catch up; Hobart Aldermen and Councillors...

Tasmania's leading economy

There's a mixed reaction to Tasmania's latest top ranking in an influential economic report. Commsec's state of the state analysis puts Tasmania top of the heap in terms of indicators like retail spending, relative population growth,...

Young parents seek help

Young parents in Tasmania are dealing with a range of issues including isolation, domestic abuse and higher rates of mental health problems. The Brave Foundation has seen a huge increase in the number of expectant and...

Emotional scenes as families reunited

Emily Myors hadn't seen her two young nieces Sadie and Nina for a year. But today she was reunited with them in a beautiful moment at Hobart Airport, as Tasmania has relaxed its hard border to...