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Ice pipe crackdown

A loophole allowing pipes used to smoke the drug ice to be legally sold is to be closed by the Tasmanian government. It is bringing its law change into parliament today which would see a fine...

Man pleads not guilty to escape charges

A man who allegedly fled Burnie's Police Station last month and then tried to leave the state has pleaded not guilty to charges relating to the alleged incident. 26-year-old Braydon William Stanley pleaded not guilty via...

International Restart a Heart Day

Today is Restart a Heart Day, which encourages more Australians to learn the signs of cardiac arrest and how to perform life-saving resuscitation.   Each year in Australia about 20-thousand people have a cardiac arrest out of...

Cruise ship season commences

A visit by the Majestic Princess to start the cruise ship season has brought three and a half thousand passengers into Hobart and now into Port Arthur today. 65 ships are scheduled to call into the...

Family friendly Hobart Tennis International

With just another six weeks until entries for January's Hobart Tennis International close, organisers are eager to see sporting stars return to the state. The calibre of talent is currently a work in progress, but tournament...

TasTAFE campus to close

Launceston CBD's TasTAFE campus is set to close down. The vocational education provider has confirmed its consolidation to nearby Alanvale, where it plans to upgrade facilities and equipment. There's no specific timeline in place for the closure...

Concerns held for missing man

Family and police are concerned for the welfare of a 33-year-old man who hasn't been seen since the end of last month. William Song, who also goes by the name of Jasper Nemo, was last in...

Spending and saving row

Squabbles over money management has featured heavily in a new sitting of Tasmania's parliament today. Falling revenues has the government scraping out savings from services such as health which is widely viewed as already running so...

Bicycle and truck collision

A 45 year old man who was riding a bicycle is in a serious, but stable condition, in the North West Regional Hospital after crashing with a large freezer truck on the Bass Highway at...

Driver doing 172km/h

A West Hobart man has been clocked driving at 172 kilometres an hour. Police picked up the offender travelling south on the Midland Highway at Powranna yesterday afternoon. The 21-year-old lost his licence for at least 4...