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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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Courts

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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Workers are less likely to call in sick if their absence impacts upon their colleagues.

Workers less likely to take sick days if colleagues have to help out

Workers are less likely to call in sick if they think their absence will make life tough for their colleagues, a study revealed yesterday (Thu).

Health
Joggin in cities with high levels of pollution can damage your health.

Exercising in pollution bad for the heart

Jogging or cycling in cities like London increases the chances of heart failure because of the amount of polluted air breathed in, it was revealed today.

Health
Campaign looks to improve safety for cyclists on the roads

Should drivers give way to cyclists when turning left?

Fresh calls have been made for changes to the Highway Code which could improve the safety for cyclists at road junctions.

Transport
Stephen Hughes and Shauneen Boyle.

Owen Creaney killers are jailed for life

The killers of Owen Creaney, who brutally murdered him before dumping his body in a recycling bin, were jailed for life today.

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Had hidden drugs between buttocks

Had hidden drugs between buttocks

When police carried out a search of his house a 34-year-old man hid drugs between his buttocks, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

Crime
Shouted and swore when he was told to go home

Shouted and swore when he was told to go home

When police saw two men squaring up to each other in Gilford they told them to go home but one of them refused and continued to shout and swear.

Crime
Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Garath Keating at the Southern Area Hospice Services, Light Up A Life Ceremony in Craigavon Civic Centre with, Ann Dalzell and Deirdre Breen, Hospice Friends Support Group, Rev Graham Stockdale, Hospice Chaplain, Siobhan McArdle, Hospice Fundraising and members of the St Anthonys Primary School choir.

Choir at St Anthony’s Primary School sing at Light up a Life event

Lord Mayor, Councillor for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Garath Keating hosted a Light Up a Life Illumination Ceremony in Craigavon Civic Centre on behalf of the Southern Area Hospice Services, recently.

Health
Cannabis pair accused remanded

Cannabis pair accused remanded

Two men were remanded into custody in Belfast today on charges linked to a bid to import nearly half a million pounds worth of cannabis.

Crime
Court hears of £500k drugs haul

Court hears of £500k drugs haul

Two men were remanded into custody in Belfast today (Friday) on charges linked to a bid to import nearly half a million pounds worth of cannabis.

Crime
Man ‘ashamed’ of disorderly behaviour

Man ‘ashamed’ of disorderly behaviour

After he was put out of a Portadown bar, a 30-year-old man refused to identify himself to police, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

Crime
Online scam warning

Scam warning over Facebook Marketplace fraud

Internet shoppers are being warned of a potential scam involving Facebook’s Marketplace.

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Cars broken into while owners attended children’s Christmas concert in Co Armagh

Cars broken into while owners attended children’s Christmas concert in Co Armagh

Police are appealing for information after a number of cars were broken into at a carpark in the Mullaghbrack Road area of Armagh last night.

Crime
Fun and pampering for local foster carers

Fun and pampering for local foster carers

The Southern Trust recently hosted a Wellbeing Day to celebrate and thank foster, kinship and adoptive carers across the area ahead of the festive period.

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Handed police a jam jar of cannabis

Handed police a jam jar of cannabis

When police stopped a car in Banbridge a 26-year-old man handed over a jam jar containing £200 worth of herbal cannabis.

Crime
Punched windscreen of car after getting lift

Punched windscreen of car after getting lift

When a female refused to accept what he was saying was true a 27-year-old punched the windscreen of a car he was in causing damage, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

Crime
Health Centre staff raise money for charity

Health Centre staff raise money for charity

Staff at Portadown Health Centre’s Riverside Practice have raised the phenomenal sum of £2,455 for local cancer charity, Friends of the Cancer Centre.

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Drunk woman swung a punch at neighbour

Drunk woman swung a punch at neighbour

When she was extremely drunk a 45-year-old woman caused a disturbance outside her neighbour’s house and later swung a punch at her.

Crime
Missing person Daniel Weir.

Missing person is found safe and well

Police have confirmed that missing person Daniel Weir has been found safe and well.

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