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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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Drove straight at man - causing him to jump out of the way

A woman who drove straight at a man causing him to jump out of the way was banned from driving for 12 months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Became abusive when police searched him for drugs

Became abusive when police searched him for drugs

When police searched a 25-year-old Lurgan man under the drugs legislation he became abusive to them, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

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Heavy snow on the A8 at Ballyboley on Tuesday

Twenty-five crashes by rush hour as NI braces for more snow

More snowy conditions are expected in the days ahead after icy flurries gripped the Province on Tuesday, with a spate of road crashes taking place amid the wintry weather.

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The best way to defrost your car windscreen in icy weather

The best way to defrost your car windscreen in icy weather

We're in the grip of wintry conditions – and many drivers will wake up to a winter wonderland tomorrow.

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ATHLETICS: Eight runners picked to represent Northern Ireland and Ulster at Armagh International

Eight athletes have been selected to represent Northern Ireland and Ulster in the Armagh International Road Races at The Mall on February 15.

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Portadown pupils are told to get on their bikes

Portadown pupils are told to get on their bikes

World record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont and pupils from Richmount Primary School in Portadown are calling on families to take up the challenge of ‘Around the world in 10 days’ as part of Sustrans Big Pedal 2018 - a UK-wide event to get more young people cycling and scooting to school.

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Apology after Trust cancels operations

An apology has been issued by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust after more than 220 planned operations were cancelled within a month.

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Machine gun found

Appeal after police find suspected machine gun

The discovery of a suspected machine gun by police in an abandoned vehicle in Lurgan has sparked an appeal for information

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The Portadown Road subway Lurgan after heavy rain

Pressure to gate underpass after riot

Pressure to erect a gating option at the Portadown Rd underpass has swelled after a 150-strong gang of thugs attacked the PSNI at the weekend.

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Weather warnings have been issued by both Met Eireann and the Met Office.

Some Craigavon and Lurgan schools shut early due to weather

A number of Lurgan primary schools have closed early due to the worsening weather conditions.

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Craigavon Emergency Department ‘worst yet’ amid calls for immediate action

Ambulances squeezed into the arrival bay at Craigavon Hospital’s Emergency Department last night in what was described as ‘the worst yet’ by one local politician.

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Charity musical night at Town Hall

Charity musical night at Town Hall

Counterpoint Choir and Accordian Sounds feature in a Musical Evening in aid of Bowel Cancer next week.

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Work starts on new skate park

Work is underway on the new £250,000 purpose-built urban sports facility at Solitude Park, Banbridge.

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WEATHER: How's the snow where you are?

As the predicted snow arrives our reporters have been out and about

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Winston Pinkerton RSPBANI President. Pic by John Kelly

Touch of Tartan to support BHF

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch (RSPBANI) will present the President’s charity concert - ‘A Touch of Tartan’ - in the Island Hall, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn on Friday, February 16 (8pm).

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Drink driver stopped near home

Drink driver stopped near home

A 23-year-old man who drove a short distance from his home was detected driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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