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Past articles by Brinley:

Man hit at East Devonport transported to hospital, driver in custody

The 49-year-old was hit at 6.30pm on Sunday night. → Read More

Mole Creek Hotel hit by COVID exposure forcing shutdowns throughout the town

The Mole Creek Hotel's exposure set off a chain of events that were felt throughout the town with a population of about 600. → Read More

Tasmanian COVID contact tracing process set for shake-up

Exposure site listing in Tasmania is set for a shake-up with the listing of casual contact sites in the process of being scrapped. → Read More

North, North-West mayors express concern about how lowly vaccinated areas could deal with a COVID outbreak

With exposure sites becoming more widespread and closer to regional towns, mayors are worried about the impact it could have on their municipality. → Read More

Survivor of Launceston paedophile John Wayne Millwood awarded landmark compensation

The survivor had been battling Millwood in court since 2016 and since Millwood was initially charged in 2014 over his crimes. → Read More

Tasmanian COVID cases grow, exposure sites increasing, testing clinics opened

COVID cases continued to grow following Tasmania's December 15 border opening, while exposure sites in Launceston would be updated as the day progressed. → Read More

Mersey Hospital staff who attended to victims of the Hillcrest tragedy left waiting for critical incident debriefing

Hospital staff who attended to the victims of last week's Hillcrest tragedy were not provided an official critical incident debrief until Monday. → Read More

Joel Anthony Gillard stole $5000 of watches and jewellery from Fay's Jewellers in Devonport

Gillard pleaded guilty to stealing, burglary and escaping custody, which he did by providing a false name to police. → Read More

Tasmanian COVID cases rise again following huge day of testing

COVID cases surge amid record testing day following Public Health messaging mix-up. → Read More

Kreamart paints Tasmanian broken heart mural at Royal Park for Hillcrest victims

A street art tribute to the victims of the Hillcrest Primary School tragedy sprung up in Launceston within 48 hours of the tragedy first unfolding. The viscer... → Read More

Prime Minister Scott Morrison laid flowers at the Hillcrest site hours after offering $800,000 funding

The Prime Minister added a bouquet of flowers to a growing tribute outside the school as the federal government pledged $800,000 to aid the families and community affected. → Read More

JB Hi-Fi, Launceston Airport and Kmart complex listed on Tasmanian Health website as COVID spots

One flight and five places were listed by Public Health as exposure sites for COVID-19 on Friday. → Read More

Devonport Hillcrest tragedy sparks ban on jumping castles in Tasmanian state schools

The Department issued an email to all teachers about 4pm on Friday, a day after a tragedy at Hillcrest Primary left five children dead. → Read More

Fundraiser for families impacted by Hillcrest Primary jumping castle tragedy captures nation

Within five hours of a fundraiser being launched for the families of the victims of the Hillcrest Primary tragedy it had already raised more than $50,000. Just before 9pm it had reached $100,000. → Read More

RSPCA Tasmania warns of dangers of dogs, cars and summer

At least one Tasmanian dog has already reportedly died because it was a left in a car this summer. → Read More

Ravenswood alleged murder: Police investigations continue, weapon unfound

A man remains at large, another man is dead and a woman is in a critical condition several hours after tragedy unfolded on a suburban Ravenswood street. → Read More

George Ceraceanu left Deloraine about two weeks ago

George Ceraceanu. Picture: Supplied/Tasmania Police A Deloraine man left home to go camping in Tasmania's North-East has not returned after about two weeks away. → Read More

Gerald Alfred Davis received a fine for a 'severe risk' driving breach

Gerald Alfred Davis outside the Launceston Magistrates Court in 2015. Picture: File A truck driver whose license was disqualified when a hay bail he was carrying came loose and killed a couple on a motorbike has been fined for another load offence. → Read More

Launceston Festivale makes call on 2022 event

An uncertain COVID plan has forced the hand of the Festivale committee who this morning have made the decision to abort the event in 2022. → Read More

John Shepherd told police in 2015 he had hit missing ex-partner Darlene Geertsema

John Shepherd in earlier years. Picture: File The Devonport home of a woman who went missing in 1978 was covered in blood when family members visited her before her disappearance, the Launceston Coroner's Court heard. → Read More