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.


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.

Winifred (Winnie) Donaghy

Friendly face of shop for 60 years

Woodhouse Street is a sadder place this week following the death of Mrs Winifred Donaghy.

It's the second weather warning to be issued for Northern Ireland by the Met Office in the last 24 hours.

Second yellow weather warning of ice for Northern Ireland

The Met Office has issued a second yellow weather warning of ice in the space of 24 hours for Northern Ireland.

Ryan Best

Dealer is jailed after drugs death of girl (18)

A Donacloney man has been jailed for four years after being found guilty of being involved in supplying drugs which were then passed to a teenager who later died.

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Stoves stolen from new houses

Wood burning stoves, hot water cylinders and other goods have been stolen from two new builds in the Mill Race Manor area of Markethill.

Land adjacent to Hoy's Meadow. INPT46-232.

‘Urgent action required to avert another tragedy’

A ‘tragedy waiting to happen’ is how concerned councillors have described a drink and drugs hotspot in Portadown.

Weather warning for ice across Northern Ireland

Weather warning for ice across Northern Ireland

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for ice across much of Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Grand Master Edward Stevenson (left) and Kilcluney Worshipful Master Bryan Hunter at the opening of the new Orange hall in Markethill

Lodge in move to new bespoke hall

An Orange hall and major community hub officially opened in Markethill at the weekend.

Monsignor Aidan Hamill

Priest resigns after ‘historic complaint’ probe

A top Lurgan priest has resigned from senior roles in the Diocese of Dromore after a probe into an ‘historic complaint’.

Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Childrens Commissioner.

Steady increase in young people seeking mental health support

There has been a steady increase in the number of children and young people being referred for specialist mental health support in the Southern Trust area in the last three years.

Some readers are accusing Amazon of 'ruining Christmas'.

Amazon accused of ‘ruining Christmas’ over lack of packaging

Amazon is facing a backlash over its lack of packaging on a number of deliveries in the build up to Christmas.

Councillors Darryn Causby and Margaret Tinsley with members of the BB Old Boys, Robert Love, secretary, right, and Nigel Adamson, chairman.

Delight as Killicomaine to get new changing rooms worth £100,000

Changing facilities at the council-owned Killicomaine football pitch are to be replaced at a cost of £100,000.

Lost purse

Have you lost this purse?

Police have posted a photo of a purse that someone has found in Portadown


WATCH | Motorist narrowly avoids head-on collision with car

Erratic driving captured on a dashcam outside Newry has been viewed 65,000 times on social media.
Stubbing out a cigarette

Smokers hit in the pocket as cigarettes soar above £10

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget has left smokers huffing and puffing after the price of a pack of premium cigarettes went up to £10.80 - an increase of 28p.
SF Cllr Fergal Lennon at Lismore Road, Craigavon

SF call for urgent repairs to a busy Craigavon road in interests of safety

Calls for urgent repairs and resurfacing at one Craigavon road have been made by Sinn Fein ‘in the interests of safety’.

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