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Hospitals responding to the flu

The Royal Hobart Hospital is urging people with flu-like symptoms to avoid visiting patients at the hospital to reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others. The advice from the health department is if you are unwell...

Miena crime charges

A 44 year Launceston man's made bail after being charged over a March crime wave that hit the small town of Miena in the Central Highlands. He is facing seven counts of aggravated burglary and six...

Wild weather to return

Wild weather is set to escalate again for parts of Tasmania, with 1800 premises still without power in the state's north and northwest as of Thursday morning.  Devonport, Ulverstone and Beaconsfield were just some of the...

Expected business bounce

Tax return money flowing through Tasmania's economy is just a matter of days away, as Australians hustle in their droves to get their hands on their cash from the ATO. 810,000 returns have already been filed...

Four in custody after alleged evade

Police have charged a 17-year-old boy following an alleged evade incident at Brighton on Wednesday morning. The youth is facing counts of motor vehicle stealing, dangerous driving and evading police following a dramatic chase on Hobart's...

Hoon on the run

Members of the public are shaken after nearly being hit by a hooning vehicle on Hobart's eastern shore this morning. Police are hunting a man allegedly involved in the wild ride, after officers tried to intercept...

Battery of the Nation boost

There's another boost for Tasmania's bid for a second power cable over Bass Strait. The body which oversees Australia's wholesale electricity market is apparently on board with Tasmania's Battery of the Nation plans, if a new...

Devonport church fire

Roofing iron has been removed on an East Devonport church to give fire crews better access to a blaze they have been fighting this afternoon. They raced to the weatherboard structure on the corner of Church...

NBL Blitz coming to Tas

Tasmania is a step closer to having its own NBL team. The country’s premier basketball competition will host its official preseason tournament the 'NBL Blitz' here in September. The State Government has contributed $300,000 to bring the...

Wind and rain on the way

Enjoy the sunshine while you can, is the message from the Bureau of Meteorology, as two cold fronts approach Tasmania. Winds in excess of 100km/h are expected in the north, central and eastern parts of Tasmania...