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Coronavirus mobile testing

Tasmania's mobile coronavirus testing heads to more regional areas this weekend as the government aims to boost testing numbers. For the West Coast, testing is available at Rosebery today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday), then Queenstown on...

Groomer dodges prison

A middle-aged Tasmanian man who sent explicit text messages to a schoolgirl has avoided time behind bars but but will go on the sex offenders register for five years. The man, whose name has been suppressed,...

End of an era for 'Tasmanian Country'

News Corp is embarking on a major shift away from printed newspapers, with scores of regional and community papers to move to digital only editions. In Tasmania, Hobart's Mercury Newspaper is safe, but Tasmanian Country is...

Police seek rider after evade

Launceston police are calling for public assistance to identify a motorcycle rider who evaded them on Monday afternoon. About 12:30pm, a silver motorcycle without a registration plate fitted refused to stop for police while riding on...

Tasmania's coronavirus progress

Even if Tasmania soon achieves zero active coronavirus cases after weeks of no new infections discovered, the plan is to still lift constraints in a staged fashion. There are only eight patients in recovery and there...

Stab suspect nabbed

Police in Hobart's north have charged a 31-year-old man with wounding after an alleged stabbing at Bridgewater on Wednesday evening. Officers were called to a Weily Place address after a family disturbance which saw a 67-year-old...

Crime rates low thanks to lockdown

Shock figures have revealed an unexpected benefit from coronavirus restrictions and it has the police union urging a review of weekend opening hours. The Police Association of Tasmania says public order offences in the Hobart division,...

Capped fuel prices dubbed 'a bluff'

Compulsory real time fuel price reporting for retailers in Tasmania is not regarded as particularly concerning by the industry's representative body. General Manager of the Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce, Malcolm Little, has expressed support if...

Burnie jewellery shop burglary

A large number of Citizen watches were burgled from a Burnie jewellery shop overnight, sometime before 7.30am. The front windows of My Jewellers on Mount Street were smashed in from the raid. Burnie police are hoping to...

A right royal maternity wing

The Royal Hobart Hospital will offer water births for the first time, as maternity services make the shift to the new K-block building.  Women's and children's services are moving into the multimillion-dollar structure this week. A 13-bay...