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Train cleanup underway

Investigations are continuing into what caused a remotely controlled train to lose control in Devonport yesterday. The Tasrail freight train was deliberately derailed in the Devonport Wharf area around 9am. Two people suffered minor injuries. Leigh Murphy from the Harbour Master Cafe says...

Tassie kids set to shine

A new Morisson Government funding deal will see an extra four billion dollars funnelled into Catholic and independent schools over a decade, in a bid to end a damaging funding stoush. Sean Gill from Catholic Education Tasmania says the new model...

Greater Hobart Powerball win

The search continues for the winner of last night’s entire $30 million Powerball jackpot prize, with Tatts officials narrowing the search to Hobart and its surrounding region. Earlier this morning Tatts officials revealed the Tasmanian entry had won the entire division...

One critical as train derails in Devonport

A run away freight train has derailed on Formby Road at Devonport this morning.  Police had cordoned off the area ahead of the incident, after being alerted to the out-of-control locomotive and its cargo of cement wagons.  Initial reports were a pedestrian...

Mystery millionaire

Tattslotto is waiting to hear from a Tasmanian or a visitor to the state who won the entire Powerball Division 1 prize last night.  The new multi-millionaire was the only division one winning entry in Powerball draw 1166 on Thursday 20...

Labor wants mental health answers

Tasmania's Health Minister says the government is rock solid committed to an extra 25 mental health beds in southern Tasmania, after facing accusations he's doing nothing for patients who've been forced to sleep on hospital floors. Labor has grilled Michael Ferguson...

New alliance helps to keep guns off streets

The founder of the Alannah and Madeline foundation, set up to honour his two daughters murdered in the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, is concerned gun laws could be open for change as memories of the tragedy fade. Walter Mikac has...

PM vows crackdown on food tampering "grubs"

Tasmania Police is investigating three more deliberate metal contaminations in Woolworths fruit. Supermarket giant Woolworths is taking the extraordinary step of withdrawing sewing needles from its shelves nationally following the fruit tampering crisis. A Woolies spokeswoman told AAP the safety of customers...

Shark attack

An off-duty emergency doctor has helped save the life of a Tasmanian tourist bitten by a shark in Queensland's Whitsundays. The quick-thinking medico was on a nearby boat when the 46-year-old was mauled in a near-fatal attack.  She was pulled from the...

Vigil for Tasmanian bike rider killed in NYC

A vigil has been held near Central Park in New York to pay tribute to a young Tasmanian killed while riding her bike on holiday.  Friends of Madison Lyden decorated a bike with family photos and all things Australian in honour...