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NI hosepipe ban set to be lifted

The hosepipe ban which has been in force in Northern Ireland since June 29 was scheduled to end on Thursday, with no prosecutions having been launched.

Business
John and Jo-Anne Dobson celebrate with Pete Garbutt McDonald's Agriculture Manager and Keith Williamson Supply Chain Manager at Linden Foods after John scooped the McDonald's Beef Farmer Award for UK and Ireland at the Great Yorkshire Show. INLM McDonalds Dobson

McDonald’s award is John’s third top prize on the hoof

Aberdeen Angus Producer John Dobson from Waringstown has scooped the McDonald’s UK and Ireland Outstanding Beef Farmer Award.

Environment

Heatwave: road is ‘river of tar’, say residents

A labrador’s paws caked with tar and car tyres ruined with the gunge of melted tarmac are just some of the problems facing residents of a Co Armagh road.

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Number of planning applications falling

Number of planning applications falling

Planning applications are more likely to be approved west of the Bann, according to statistics published by the NI Planning office.

Environment
Overgrown verges at Monbrief Road/Drumgask Road, Craigavon.

Politicians express frustration at lack of action

Grass cutting or the lack of it has been a constant problem for local councillors with constituents regularly sharing their upset and anger on the issue.

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Tandragee Road and Thomas Street Portadown (Courtesy of Google Maps)

Fault causes lights to stay ON

In this era of frugality, residents of some Portadown streets have been astonished to find their street lights have remained ON all day .

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The underpass at the Portadown Rorad, Lurgan

Do you want gate at Portadown Rd subway?

Proposals for a gate at a notorious subway which is a magnet for teenage drunks and anti-social behaviour is up for consultation.

Crime
Road works set to start on Lurgan's Lough Road

Traffic delays expected as £340k resurfacing work starts

The £340k resurfacing work on Lurgan’s Lough Rd is set to start soon with traffic delays expected particularly at train times.

Environment

Pupils lives at risk on ‘dangerous’ footpath

A footpath close to a Lurgan primary school is putting the lives of children and parents at risk, the principal has warned.

Education
Thomas Larkham, SDLP community activist with MLA Dolores Kelly

SDLP demand action on ‘treacherous’ roads

Concern for children’s safety on ‘treacherous’ roads in Craigavon has led to the SDLP demanding government action.

Environment
Sinn Fein MLA John O'Dowd with party colleague Cllr Paul Duffy

Progress on the new £3.1m Park and Ride facility is welcomed by Sinn Fein

Progress on the new £3.1m Park and Ride Facility in Portadown has been welcomed by Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd and his party colleague Cllr Paul Duffy.

Environment
Part of the avenue at Ridgeway Park South where trees have been pruned

Protest at pruning trees in nesting season

A protest, petition and even police involvement has stopped some trees being cut back in a quiet cul-de-sac in Portadown.

Environment
Traffic light issues causing major delays at Annesborough says Sinn Fein

Call for urgent meeting as traffic light issues lead to gridlock

Traffic light issues which have caused gridlock at a busy Lurgan junction has led to calls for an urgent meeting with Roads Service.

Environment
Kernan Cemetery Portadown Picture by Google Maps

Traffic changes as work nears completion at Kernan Cemetery

Work is almost finished on the new £1.2m extension to Kernan Cemetery in Portadown with the new traffic arrangements in place.

Environment
Newry Road Makethill leading to Tandragee Road Photo by Google Maps

Traffic controls at Markethill junction

A £220,000 road improvement scheme near Markethill is nearly finished, according to the Department of Infrastructure.

Environment
Local council to roll out brown bins to Upper Bann homes

Local council to roll out brown bins to Upper Bann homes

Brown bins are to be rolled out to more than 1,000 homes across Upper Bann by Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council.

Environment
Patricia Sands, Vice Chair of Gilford Forum; Chairman of the SOAR LAG, Cllr Gordon Kennedy; Lord Mayor Alderman Gareth Wilson and Elaine Cullen (Rural Programme Manager) Picture: Philip Magowan

£250k spruce up of Gilford Riverside Trail

Funding of more than £250k have been earmarked for rejuvenating a derelict stretch of riverside along the River Bann near Gilford.

Environment
Parking problems at Gosford Forest Park. INPT19-261.

£5.1m plan for Gosford Park

A £5.1m investment package aims to catapult Gosford Forest Park into a world class tourist attraction, new plans have revealed.

Environment
Community urged to respond to new Local Development Plan

Community urged to respond to new Local Development Plan

The public have been urged to speak up on the new development plan being put forward by Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council.

Environment
Potholes on Kiln Road Lurgan before Department of Infrastructure repairs

Shoddy pothole repairs ‘totally unacceptable’

Motorists are becoming more angry and local politicians more frustrated as the pothole crisis escalates - even pothole repairs are regarded as sub-standard.

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