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Bystander tackles alleged armed robber

An alleged armed robber has been tackled to the ground by a bystander while attempting to flee a supermarket in the northwest. At about 11.40 yesterday morning, Tasmania Police allege a...

Tasmanian Academic Apologises For George Pell Article

A supporter of George Pell has apologised to abuse survivors for using a church publication to criticise the "wickedness" of those who accused the senior Catholic. David Daintree, who is the...

Rare Virus Detected In Eastern Tasmania

Authorities have issued a health warning for the east coast of the state, after a rare mosquito-borne virus was detected. Barmah Forest Virus causes symptoms similar to that of Ross River...

Ten days festival NW launch

Hundreds assembled on the beach at Devonport's Bluff early this morning for the launch of the Ten Days on The Island festival. The sunrise celebration was billed as music, dance, performance...

Sydney trio extradited to Tasmania to face drug charges

Authorities believe they've cracked a Tasmanian ice importation ring after arresting three people in Sydney and one Tasmanian man.  Two men, aged 22 and 24, and a 25-year-old woman were remanded...

Longer sentence for Zeehan burglar

A man who took part in a brutal home invasion at Zeehan in May last year has had nearly two years added to his existing prison sentence. Shaun Anthony Dennison, who's...

Duck 'shortage' rubbished

There is a counterclaim today that duck numbers are fine and any suggestion otherwise is just anti-hunting propaganda. After Victoria scaled back its shooting season because the Game Management Authority found...

Ten Days On The Island's new structure

The new format of three consecutive weekends for Tasmania's major cultural showpiece Ten Days On The Island is about to get underway. The biennial festival begins in the North West, moves...

Soccer hub for Hobart's north

More solid funding for kids' sport is coming southern Tasmania's way, ahead of the May election. In a boost for soccer, Clark Independent Andrew Wilkie has extracted nearly $13 million for...