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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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Guy Martin on the 2017 Fireblade at the Honda test in Monteblanco, Spain

MOTORCYCLING: Guy Martin in Honda bow at Tandragee

Guy Martin will make his Honda Racing debut at the Around-A-Pound Tandragee 100 next month, as exclusively revealed in the News Letter on March 1.

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Buildings to light up in support of Westminster victims

A number of civic buildings will be illuminated in red, white and blue tonight (Friday) to show solidarity with people in London following the terrorist attack there yesterday.

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Books of condolence for London terror victims

Books of condolence for London terror victims

Books of condolence are to be opened from tomorrow (Friday) at Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council offices for the victims of the terrorist attack in London yesterday.

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Martin McGuinness

Blog: Thousands attend funeral of Martin McGuinness

Thousands of mourners have attended the funeral of Martin McGuinness.
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Fresh twist on Shakespeare classics

Fresh twist on Shakespeare classics

Merely Theatre re performing their genderblind works of Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh on March 28 and 29.

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Ceira Eakin and her brother-in-law Philip Ewart. INPT12

Philip sole survivor of rare blood condition

A woman whose brother-in-law is the only known survivor in Northern Ireland of a rare blood condition is running her first marathon to raise awareness and funds for research into the condition.

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Poultry firm among biggest RHI recipients

A poultry farm in Markethill is one of the biggest local recipients among firms that installed biomass boilers under the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

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Concerns raised over spend on consultants

Concerns raised over spend on consultants

The ABC Council’s first Lord Mayor is angry over “the unnecessary tens of thousands of pounds over-spent during the past financial year on outside consultants”.

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A picture sent by David Simpson from the Chamber at the House of Commons which is currently on lockdown.

Local MP in lockdown after ‘terrorist incident’ in London

Local MP David Simpson is currently among those on lockdown in the Houses of Parliament following a possible terrorist incident there this afternoon (Wednesday, March 22).

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Church assured 'there will be no paramilitary trappings' at the funeral of Martin McGuinness in Londonderry on Thursday

‘No paramilitary trappings’ at McGuinness funeral

There will be no paramilitary trappings at the funeral of Martin McGuinness in Londonderry on Thursday the Catholic Church has confirmed.

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Apple has launched its most affordable iPad

Apple launches their cheapest iPad ever

Apple has launched its most affordable iPad ever costing less than £270.

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The new Discharge Lounge Team  Orla Byrne, Nursing Auxiliary, Louise Devlin, Head of Service, Sarah Hislop, Clinical Sister, Carmel McCann and Maureen Brown, Staff Nurses.

New Discharge Lounge at hospital

A new discharge lounge has opened at Craigavon Area Hospital to help ensure that the most acutely ill patients get a bed as soon as possible.

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Pupils benefiting from Ulster Orchestra project

Pupils benefiting from Ulster Orchestra project

When first stepping into Ceara Special School, it is immediately evident that this is a cheerful and warm environment with an emphasis on education beyond the traditional school subjects.

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Maghaberry Prison.

Prison drugs trafficking probe: Five people arrested are released on bail

Five people arrested as part of an investigation into the trafficking of drugs and other prohibited items into Maghaberry Prison have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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Tony award-winning play ‘inspires, motivates and questions authority’

Tony award-winning play ‘inspires, motivates and questions authority’

Red, a new co-production between Prime Cut Productions and the Lyric Theatre, which is coming to the Belfast theatre from April 8-23, captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.

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Over £30k worth of drugs seized by police

Police in the South area have seized over £30,000 of drugs since February as part of operation Torus.

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