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.

Church news

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.

SDLP representative who has complained about dangerous potholes in Craigavon

Large potholes causing damage

Large potholes across Craigavon, Lurgan and Portadown have been blamed for causing damage to vehicles across the borough.

Ambulances queue at Craigavon Area Hospital on Monday night

Scene of ‘hellish chaos’ in casualty says 81-year-old

‘Chaos,’ was what an 81-year-old woman witnessed at Craigavon Hospital’s Emergency Department as she waited for treatment on Monday night.


Traffic disruption due to power cable

A power cable caused traffic delays on Monday after the line broke and dangled dangerously low across a busy road.

Norman Prentice

Family concern for dad missing since Monday in ice-cold weather

The daughter of a missing Portadown man has pleaded with the public to share any information on his whereabouts.

Doug Beattie MLA

MLAs back campaign for new Education Hub

Three Upper Bann MLAs have backed a ground-breaking plan to build a state of the art educational hub in Lurgan.

Craigavon Senior High School, Lurgan.

Call for new state-of-the-art £38m Lurgan education hub

Local politicians have been urged to back a campaign to build a £38m state of the art educational hub at the Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School.

All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

Winter driving

TRAFFIC: 'More work will continue today to keep roads clear'

Conditions on the roads "remain difficult in many areas" and salting of roads on the scheduled network badly affected by snow and ice is "ongoing" , according to the NI Executive.
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Lurgan people rally round homeless man sleeping rough in snow

A homeless man who was sleeping rough in the snow in Lurgan last night was inundated with help from residents and professional organisations.

Craigavon Courthouse

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.

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.

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.

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.

Northern Ireland's Laura Graham.

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.


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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