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Over the limit driver drank ‘three pints’ before driving

A ‘foolish decision’ to drive led to a Portadown man getting a 16 month driving ban last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Legendary Minister celebrates milestone

Legendary First Portadown Presbyterian minister Dr William Craig, who was ordained 70 years ago, had a special visit from Moderator Dr Michael Barry to help him mark the milestone.

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Garden opens

A couple are opening their garden to the public tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday in aid of the National Trust.

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Young child not wearing a seat belt

After police saw a 25-year-old man drive through a red light they discovered that a young child in the car was not wearing a restraint.

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Pictured in the Elk & Clipper, a chain of barbers set up by local serial entrepreneur Dwaine Smyth, are Lord Mayor Gareth Wilson and Paul Reid, Business Development Manager, from principal sponsor Ulster Bank.

Council aims to create 7,000 jobs in nine years

The local council has set its ambition to create 7,000 new jobs in the borough over the next nine years.

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The former police station in Craigavon

Former police station up for sale

The derelict police station in Craigavon, as well as prime development land, has gone on the open market for £850k.

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McMullen Facades, Lurgan Road, Moira. Pic by Google

Moira firm secures £18m contract in London

Moira-based glass company McMullen Facades has secured an £18m contract to deliver the window system for a 30-storey residential tower that forms part of the new Southbank Place scheme in London.

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VIDEO: Podgy Pooch - 10 stone dog too fat to play fetch loses half its body weight

A 10 stone dog which refused to go on walks and was too fat to play fetch has a new lease of life - after shedding almost HALF its bodyweight.

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Dissident republican activist Dee Fennell arrives at Laganside Court in Belfast

Dissident Dee Fennell accused of encouraging support for IRA

North Belfast dissident Damien ‘Dee’ Fennell has gone on trial in the city’s crown court, charged with terrorist offences.

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WIN: pair of VIP tickets to Farmer’s Bash PLUS a meet-and-greet with the stars

WIN: pair of VIP tickets to Farmer’s Bash PLUS a meet-and-greet with the stars

Grab your stetson and your best jiving boots...the biggest country music dance ever is coming to Belfast!

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Debbie McStay.

Bridal evening tribute to mum

A Tandragee woman, who lost her mum to a brain aneurysm last August, is holding a bridal evening to raise money for charity.

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Pictured are Colin Atkinson, Managing Director at AB&C Insurance; Karen Jennings, Business Manager at Danske Banks South Business Centre and Joan Mulholland Associate Director at AB&C Insurance

Lurgan-based insurance firm creates 12 new jobs

Twelve new jobs have been created in Lurgan by a local insurance firm after sustained investment from a local bank.

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Sum of money 
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Sum of money found in town

A sum of money and a shopping list have been found in High Street, Portadown, this morning (Tuesday).

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Jim McIlmurray, Darragh Mackin, Brian Turley, Kevin Hannaway and Katie Dowling with sisters Somaia and Fatima Halawa in Dublin recently to highlight their case.

Lawyer for Irishman found innocent in Egypt pays tribute to Lurgan-based group The Hooded Men

The lawyer for Irishman Ibrahim Halawa, who was found innocent in Egypt four years after his arrest in Cairo, has paid tribute to Lurgan-based group ‘The Hooded Men’ who supported his campaign.

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This 1 coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker. (Photo: Johnston Press)

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin in circulation is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.
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Ulster Unionist party leader, Robin Swann, centre, pictured with Councillors, MLAs and party members at the official opening of the Lurgan UUP advice centre at 48B High St on Friday. INLM37-200.

New office for Ulster Unionists

A new office has been opened by the Ulster Unionist Party in Lurgan by party leader Robin Swann.

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One of the damaged cars

Outrage as cars damaged in overnight attacks

Around 10 cars were damaged in the Redmanville and Corcrain areas of Portadown in a spate of overnight attacks.

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Marquez Glenny.

Sadness after passing of renowned flautist

A much loved and highly respected bandsman, described as a musician “capable of playing on the world stage”, will be laid to rest today following his tragic death due to cancer.

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Drink driver given 12 month disqualification

A 48-year-old man was banned from driving for 12 months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Major arts and culture events under threat as fears council may scrap funding

Major arts and culture events under threat as fears council may scrap funding

Fears that funding for major cultural events may be scrapped by the local council have been voiced by a concerned arts group.

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