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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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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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Craigavon Civic Centre and lakes

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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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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Wood pellets

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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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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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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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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Bedeck

‘We joined RHI in good faith’

The Bedeck bed linen company in Magheralin said it signed up for the controversial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in “good faith” and is disappointed at the subsequent negative publicity.

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Police accident sign

Five cars involved in M1 collision between Luran and Moira

Five cars have been involved in a collision on the M1 Motorway between Lurgan and Moira,

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Alison Lennon from the Animal Support Trust with her dog A.J. at the launch of a Doggie Tea Party which will be held at the Cricket Pavillion in Lurgan Park on Saturday 25th March. INLM11-212.

Doggie Tea Party to take place in the park this weekend

A Doggie Tea Party is being held in Lurgan Park this weekend to raise funds for the Animal Support Trust.

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Martin McGuinness.

Books of condolence opened for Martin McGuinness

Books of condolence will be opened by the local council tomorrow (Wednesday) in Armagh City (Palace Demesne), Craigavon Civic Centre and Banbridge Old Town Hall ‘for people to acknowledge the sad passing’ of Martin McGuinness, the Lord Mayor Garath Keating has said.

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Martin McGuinness was 66 years-old when he passed away in Derry on Tuesday.

Social Media: Reaction to Martin McGuinness’ death

Well known figures around the world have taken to social media to express their feelings on the death of Martin McGuinness.

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Video: Car smashes through garden wall during early morning collision

A Ballinderry resident is calling on road safety measures to be introduced on the Haddockstown Road after a car crashed into his garden in the early hours of Friday morning.

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British Army soldiers in Northern Ireland in the 1970s

Legion letter is criticised

A military veteran has accused the Royal British Legion at a national level of ‘abandoning’ them after details emerged of a letter banning protest march participants in Northern Ireland from using RBL facilities.

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