Farrell elevated to upper house presidency

Craig Farrell in the chair at today’s sitting of Tasmania’s Legislative Council. LOCAL Legislative Councillor Craig Farrell has been elected unopposed to the position of president of the Upper House of the Tasmanian parliament. Mr Farrell, of New Norfolk, said he was extremely honoured to have been voted in as the

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Police seek witnesses to highway crash

POLICE are seeking witnesses to a four-car crash on the  Lyell Highway yesterday morning. The road was closed between Granton and Sorell Creek for five hours while emergency services attended to the injured and investigated the scene Senior Constable Richard Keygan said a 28-year-old Glenorchy man had been admitted to

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Police seek witnesses to Ellendale incident

TWO men have been charged over an alleged aggravated armed robbery at Ellendale about 10pm on Wednesday. Detective Sergeant Ben Duffey of Tasmania Police said the event appeared to be an isolated incident. “The resident of the address attended the Royal Hobart Hospital and was treated for minor injuries,” Sgt

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Two in custody after latest Willow Court fire

Fire burning through the roof of Glenora House at Willow Court. NEW Norfolk was once again in the news for all the wrong reasons today, when yet another fire took hold in one of the buildings on the former Royal Derwent Hospital/Willow Court Centre campus.At the end of today, another building

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Four Derwent Valley missing persons

FOUR local mysteries are among the cases being highlighted nationally as part of this year’s Missing Persons Week. “This week as we commemorate 30 years since Missing Persons Week originated, we aim to raise awareness of missing people and seek information from the public that would help police to locate

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Police seek witnesses to car fire

POLICE would like to speak with anyone who may have seen people at the scene of a car fire at Sorell Creek this morning. Police were notified of the incident at 6.45 this morning, at which stage the small car was still on fire. Police say the car, a silver

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Man in custody: police seek burglary witnesses

The Value Plus variety store at Fairview. POLICE are seeking witnesses to two burglaries at New Norfolk following the recent arrest of a man over similar incidents. Detective Inspector Craig Joel last week said a 33-year-old Bridgewater man was in police custody and assisting with inquiries in relation to a

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Man helping police following Dromedary crash

A MAN is helping police with their inquiries into a single-vehicle crash off Boyer Rd last night that resulted in a car ending up in a dam. Sergeant Kelly Taylor of Tasmania Police said emergency services had been notified around 9.20pm on Friday of a car crash off Boyer Rd,

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