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Prime time for meteor shower

Stargazers will be hoping skies are clear for the next few nights for a dazzling meteor shower. The 'Eta Aquarids' shooting stars are, in fact, remnants of the famous Halley's Comet, which is properly due to...

Timberlink Bell Bay funding

A request to the major parties by Timberlink for $3.5 million funding for the finishing touches to its Bell Bay softwood mill expansion's been met by the Liberals, should they be returned at the federal...

"I should cut the throats of my girls": Whelan threats

Police are being alerted about vile threats against the family of controversial Lyons candidate Jessica Whelan, who says she's a realistic chance of winning the seat from Labor.  Last week Labor Leader Rebecca White exposed inflammatory...

Camper van tragedy

A man is dead after his camper van collided with a truck northeast of Launceston last night. An eyewitness has told police the Hiace van was travelling on the wrong side of the Tasman Highway for...

New laws for L and P platers

It's about to become a lot harder for Tasmanians to get a driver's licence AND hold onto it if they break the law. The State Government has announced sweeping changes to coincide with National Road Safety...

Huskies edged out in thriller

The Southern Huskies have sent a strong message to rivals in the New Zealand NBL, despite going down by 5 points in a nail-biting clash with the Wellington Saints at the Derwent Entertainment Centre last...