AA urgently warns motorists to slow down

AA Ireland is warning motorists to prepare for hazardous driving conditions in coming days, after Met Eireann advised that snow and icy conditions, as well as high winds, are expected across the country in the coming days.


Praise for Council after charges are lifted at Moores Lane car park

A four year campaign by a Lurgan business to have charges at a car park overturned has been victorious - prompting praise for the local council.

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Work to start on £95k resurfacing of busy Craigavon road

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced the start of a £95,000 resurfacing scheme for Tullygally East Road, Craigavon.

A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

Mountains of sand removed from the bed of Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth appeal High Court ruling on Lough Neagh sand extraction

The environmental group that took Stormont to court over a decision not to stop sand extraction on Lough Neagh has appealed a High Court ruling that the former Environment Minister did nothing wrong.

Environmentalists claim that sand dredging is damaging Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth in new Lough Neagh dredging challenge

An environmental group is renewing its legal bid to force a halt to sand dredging from Lough Neagh, it has emerged.

Filthy mattresses dumped in Shankill

Shankill residents voice fury as flytippers use it as a dumping site

Furious residents have lambasted disrespectful neighbours flytipping bulky mattresses in their Lurgan estate.

A number of buzzards have been killed.

Over 40 birds of prey illegally killed

Over 40 birds of prey have been illegally killed in Northern Ireland over the five years up to the start of 2015, a new report has found.

Donna Fletcher, Project Manager of the Richhill Townscape Heritage Initiative, Bob Dundas from the Richhill Improvement Association and Neil Gallagher, Operations and Maintenance Manager for firmus energy.  Pictured (l-r front), are Cormac ODonnell from McNicholas, Alderman Jim Speers, Chair of the Richhill Buildings Preservation Trust and Dr Alan Turtle, Secretary of the Richhill Buildings Preservation Trust.

Firmus Energy helps bring a little warmth to Richhill community

The junction of Legacorry Road and Mullalelish Road, in Richhill, is now flourishing with new shrubs making it more inviting to those living and travelling in the area, thanks to Firmus Energy’s ‘warming communities’ initiative.

Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.

Company fined after ‘moderate fishkill’

A company has been fined £2,500 for an incident which caused a ‘moderate fishkill’ near Richhill in July 2004

Craigavon Lakes and Civic Centre. INPT24-300.

Plea to save Craigavon City Park

A protest against plans to build at Craigavon Lakes has been organised by locals hoping to save the City Park.

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Sinn Fein concern at lack of social housing

Sinn Fein concern at lack of social housing

Upper Bann MLA Catherine Seeley has voiced concern at the lack of social housing locally.

The Rt. Reverend Dr Frank Sellar

Presbyterian moderator defends ‘toxic bonfire’ comments

The Presbyterian moderator has said people will thank him for “speaking the truth” after he branded bonfires a health hazard and a barrier to a more inclusive society.

Stephen McKerr at Moores Lane Car Park

Calls for free parking to help local businesses

A Lurgan trader has reported substantial losses and blamed ‘over-zealous’ traffic wardens at the Borough’s least profitable car park.

Residents ‘sick sore and tired’ of dog poo

Residents ‘sick sore and tired’ of dog poo

Residents are ‘sick, sore and tired’ of side-stepping dog poo throughout the borough, a local councillor has claimed.

Mountains of sand removed from the bed of Lough Neagh

Planning Appeals Commission give Lough Neagh sand traders second extension on Environmental Statement

Lough Neagh sand traders fighting an enforcement notice imposed by former Environment Minister Mark H Durkan have been given a second extension by the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) for the Environmental Assessment they must submit.

NI Water.

Work planned on water system in Craigavon and Portadown

A watermains replacement programme is set to be carried out in Craigavon by NI Water, it has been revealed.

Alderman Robert Smith and council workers John Farrell and David Philip. INPT43-015

Rubbish blitz nets 15 tonnes

A bed was among rubbish dumped at the Annagh on Sunday - just the day after 15 tonnes of rubbish was collected as part of a major cleaning blitz by the council.

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Thomas Gilpin with his family. Pic by Steven McAuley

Praise as Loughgall farmer wins top award

Loughgall farmer and businessman Thomas Gilpin has been congratulated on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award at a top farming competition.

Sofa dumped in Derrytrasna

Flytipping is ‘height of laziness’ says SDLP

The growing problem of flytipping has been condemned by local SDLP councillor Declan McAlinden after the latest dumping spree.

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