Youth group helps silver surfers get online
Football success in Scotland
Lily triumphs in creative competition
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Former College students turn back time at reunion
1993 Portadown bomb supplement in this week’s Times
From checking the weather forecast ahead a group trip to emailing a friend some of the latest pictures of their grandchildren, the silver surfers at a Maghery community club are well and truly online after a free iPad training course.
THE Police Ombudsman is investigating the use of a Taser in Portadown. PSNI officers fired the weapon at a man in Shandon Square.
ORCHARD County Primary School principal Stephen Blevins said he is “deeply disappointed” that the Education Minister has refused to overturn his decision not to grant the school an extra classroom.
IN this week’s Portadown Times we focus on the tragic story of Portadown boy Jake Flaherty, who died just two days after his second birthday this week.
A FOUR-MAN loyalist gang from the Portadown area who used a Barbie typewriter in a £15,000 extortion plot have been jailed for a total 17 years.
JUSTICE Minister David Ford has congratulated five children from Portadown Integrated Primary School who were winners in the Youth Justice Agency’s Creative Communities competition.
A SPECIAL addition has been made to the Loughgall Festival of Motorsport programme.
PORTADOWN FC Youth under 12s certainly adjusted with ease to life on show at the national stadium during Friday’s NIBFA Plate final.
SHAMROCK Park will host a flower show and car boot sale tomorrow (Saturday) from 10-3 o’clock.
FORTHCOMING fixtures in the Go-Games are as follows:
ANNAGHMORE recovered from a first defeat of the season with success over An Port Mor on Friday by 1-10 to 1-8.
MAGHERY’S Stefan Forker and James Lavery featured in the Armagh panel on Sunday as the Orchard County men missed out on progress to the Ulster Championship quarter-finals.
BRIAN Strain - the former Portadown captain - was back at Shamrock Park recently for the Davy Mills Memorial match.
FOLLOWING the recent well publicised success of the 1985 reunion, Willie Halligan and a committee of willing helpers, are organising a 30-year anniversary reunion for all those who started their ‘O’ Levels at Portadown College in September 1983, or joined in September 1985 for ‘A’ Levels.
You can get too much of a good thing and in the case of Todd Phillips’ Hangover franchise, you’ve got to know your own limits.
THE next monthly drop-in advice clinics in the Loughshore area will take place at Kinnego Office on Wednesday, June 12 (Warmer Homes) and Thursday, June 13 (Benefit Entitlement Unit).
A WOMEN’S wellbeing group meets every Wednesday at the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevnetion Programme at 7.30pm.
TANDRAGEE man Billy Kennedy has surpassed even the great Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in his service to one football club - he has served on the Linfield board for the past 40 years.
SEAGOE Youth Group are holding their May car boot sale tomorrow (Saturday) in the Seagoe Parish Centre grounds on Seagoe Road.
LAURA and Matthew Armstrong got their walking shoes on ahead of the second ‘Nearly True Tours’ which will take place over the second bank holiday weekend as part of Portadown 400 to celebrate the town’s 400 year history.
Seven boys’ from the 5th Portadown (Tartaraghan) Boys’ Brigade Company travelled over to Scotland to participate in the UK under 14 National five-a-side football final on Saturday at the Tryst Centre, Cumbernauld and finished runners-up.
CRAIGAVON Museum will host a free historic walking tour of the Edenderry area, which is reputed to be oldest part of Portadown, on Sunday from 3pm.
METHODISTS across the Portadown District, which also includes parts of counties Down, Londonderry and Tyrone, will be taking part in a very special event this Sunday to mark the 275th Anniversary of the conversion of the outstanding Methodist Minister, John Wesley,
A PROJECT which helps young people from ethnic minority backgrounds make friends and gives them better opportunities has been awarded a £405,398 grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
FRESH attempts are being made to create some sort of honour to Mary Peters in Portadown after the ‘Golden Girl’ - former head girl of Portadown College - received the Freedom of Belfast last week.
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Weather for Portadown
Saturday 25 May 2013
Temperature: 8 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: South
Temperature: 9 C to 15 C
Wind Speed: 15 mph
Wind direction: South