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.


IN PICTURES: A selection of photos from our archive

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper’s archive.

Jo-anne is pictured with her son Mark one day after their transplant, with their Consultant Surgeon Tim Brown

We speak to Jo-Anne Dobson nine weeks after her brave kidney transplant surgery

In March Jo-Anne donated a kidney to her son Mark who had been on dialysis for seven months after losing his previously transplanted kidney in August last year

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Bail for pensioner accused of wounding with intent to cause GBH

This is the pensioner who is accused of wielding a knife at a man and who is to go on trial charged with wounding.

Craigavon Hospital - Picture Gavan Caldwell'see story Philip Bradfield

Man who kicked pregnant nurse in back sent to prison

A man who kicked a pregnant nurse in the back and exposed himself to her colleague in a busy A&E was jailed for four months yesterday.

Alderman Gareth Wilson with his wife Allison and their sons Lewis and Micah.

‘The proudest moment of my political career’

As his time as Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon draws to a close, Alderman Gareth Wilson has been looking back at some of the highlights of what has been “a highly successful and enjoyable tenure.”


Football rumour mill: Liverpool set to enter negotiations with Barcelona over young winger | Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola considering move for Ajax starlet | Manchester United will listen to offers for Martial

Liverpool are set to enter negotiations with Barcelona over talented young French winger Ousmane Dembele, who joined the Catalan giants only last summer in a £135million switch from Borussia Dortmund. (Various)

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

Man who kicked eight month pregnant nurse in the back is jailed

A man who kicked a pregnant nurse in the back and exposed his privates to her colleague in a busy A&E was jailed for four months today (Friday).


Schoolboys in assault video, shared on Snapchat, identified by PSNI

Police have now identified two boys who appeared in a Snapchat video which seemed to show a schoolboy being assaulted.

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Funeral of young Shea Martin takes place this morning

The funeral of young Shea Martin, who died tragically in a railway crossing tragedy on Monday, is to take place this morning.


Driver banned on ‘tot up’ system after insurance offence

When six points were imposed on a 28-year-old man last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court he was banned from driving for six months on the tot up system.


Call for more security cameras after historic headstones vandalised

Calls for more security for a Lurgan graveyard have been made after 13 historic headstones were vandalised.

Graffiti scrawled on wall of the Community House in Drumbeg

Threats made at a community house in Craigavon

A community house in Craigavon has been vandalised and threats made in an early morning attack.


Police probe after video of assault on schoolboy shared widely on Snapchat

A video of a schoolboy in school uniform being beaten up, and which has been shared widely on social media, is being probed by the PSNI.

Local flight school raises concerns about Irish airspace

Local flight school raises concerns about Irish airspace

Irish airspace is becoming a ‘no fly zone’ for Northern Irish pilots, a local flying school has claimed.


Graveyard search ‘part of dissident republican probe’

A police search in Lurgan’s St Coleman’s Cemetery this week was part of a 12 day operation into dissident republican activity, say the PSNI.

The A1 between Banbridge and Dromore - Google image

Man dies after two vehicle collision

A man has died after a two vehicle collision on Wednesday night.
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