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BBQ birthday scratchie win

A Tasmanian man has had a birthday he will never forget, winning $25,000 on an Instant Scratch-It ticket he received as a gift. The Sandy Bay man says he was celebrating his birthday with a BBQ...

Teen leadfoot nailed

A Launceston teenager who had only had his licence for 19 days has had his Holden Utility clamped and been slapped with a $1500 fine, after he was caught driving at nearly 150 km/h on...

Hospital visits returning

Restrictions on visitations at Tasmanian hospitals will be eased from Monday. It comes as the state notches up a 14th straight day of no new confirmed coronavirus cases, leaving our tally at 226 with only 6...

"Racist vandalism" being investigated

Police are investigating an apparent act of racially-charged vandalism in Tasmania's south. Eggs and white paste were hurled at a sign marking a proposed new cultural park, part of the Buddhist Jin-Gang-Dhyana Temple in Campania. Residents discovered...

Digging deep for Janette

A young woman from Ulverstone is currently receiving specialist treatment in Melbourne for injuries sustained in an accident on Saturday night. 20-year-old Janette MacLeod fell off a ute at Gawler in the North West and broke...

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...