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SDLP demand action on ‘treacherous’ roads

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Alderman Arnold Hatch.

Translink to tackle rat infestation at homes near railway lines

Translink is to tackle a rat infestation amid overgrown briars encroaching on homes close to the railway line in Portadown.

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An impression of how the reception might look like at the new South Lake Leisure Centre in Craigavon

Fencing goes up at City Park as work starts on new leisure centre in Craigavon

As fencing is erected around parts of Craigavon City Park in advance of work starting on the new leisure centre, some confusion has arisen about parking.

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Drumnacanvy Road Portadown

Road to close for £75k improvements

A £75,000 road improvement scheme for B2 Drumnacanvy Road, Portadown will start next Tuesday 20 March 2018.

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Proposals for a new MUGA in Derrymacash/Aghacommon

Plans for new MUGA in Derrymacash

The SDLP has welcomed news of a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) for Derrymacash although Sinn Fein has demanded more public consultation.

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Pupils at St Francis' PS ready to get gardening at their new allotment

Ground-breaking primary school sets up allotments for local community

A ground-breaking school project has led to the creation of Lurgan’s first community allotment at St Francis’ Primary School.

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Welcome for pot hole repairs

Welcome for pot hole repairs

Residents welcomed the repair and remedial surfacing of part of the Portadown to Tandragee Rd.

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Money must be found for resurfacing - Kelly

Money must be found for resurfacing - Kelly

Money must be found for resurfacing work, Dolores Kelly MLA has demanded from the Department of Infrastructure.

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Alderman Arnold Hatch.

Budget blamed for lack of maintenance

The gardens of elderly residents in Portadown have been invaded by noxious weeds and briars due to a lack of maintenance work by Translink, says a local UUP councillor.

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Alderman Arnold Hatch.

Hatch takes DfI to task over Cranny Rd

An Ulster Unionist councillor has hit out at Roads Service for its response to calls for the gritting of a busy Bleary road near Portadown.

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