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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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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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Former nursing home staff still owed payment

A solicitor for the former owner of a Portadown nursing home says his client is working hard to reimburse ex-employees after it closed down suddenly last year.

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Police direct traffic after a motorcycle was in collision with a car on the Charlestown Road, Portadown about 1pm on Wednesday 20 June 2018. An eyewitness said the motorcycle rider sat up on the road afterwards with a visible graze on his arm and was taken away by ambulance, pictured.

Motorcyclist in collision with car

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital by ambulance after he was in collision with a car in Portadown today.

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Damage to the glass door at Bada Bing Pizza. Police image.

Police appeal after criminal damage at their ‘happy place’

Police are appealing for information after a glass door was vandalised at Bada Bing pizza in Portadown - which they described as their ‘happy place’.

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Ranger wanted for the People’s Park

Ranger wanted for the People’s Park

Fancy a job in the great outdoors looking after our award-winning People’s Park in Portadown?

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The newly refurbished house on Coney Island which is up for rent

Tenants sought for Coney Island

Do you fancy living in nine acres of idyllic island on Lough Neagh - then you are in luck as a tenant is being sought for Coney Island.

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Jack Leathem with his latest book, The Four Tasks of Proteus. INLM1212-103gc

Jack publishes new novel in his series

Anyone who likes a puzzle to solve can enjoy a happy few hours with Lurgan author Jack Leathem’s new book ‘Aughillie’ which has at its heart a mystery surrounding the personal effects of a deceased airman during the Second World War.

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Lurgan Ladies Hockey team

Tri-Sports Celebration event on Friday

Lurgan Park will play host to a unique Good Relations Tri-Sports Celebration “Stronger Together” Event, showcasing the fantastic achievements of St Ronan’s College, Lurgan Rugby Club and Lurgan Ladies Hockey Club.

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Mr Dermond Maxwell outside his clothing store in Union Street where a car crashed into his wall and a pole

Hit and run sees car crash into famous shop

Significant damage has been done to a famous Lurgan shop after a car crashed into it during a hit and run incident.

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NI Water.

Concerns over water supply

NI Water has agreed to provide an alternative supply of drinking water to those affected by foul tasting and smelling tap water in Portadown.

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Pacemaker Belfast  1/02/2017 'Maurice Stevenson Ltd go into administration, The family-run company who have  been in operation for 95 years in Lurgan, County Armagh. The mechanical installation firm, employ 33 staff.'Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Suspended prison sentence for fraudster

A man who defrauded his employers out of more than £50,000 has been given a suspended prison term.

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Kam O’Kazzy Kenny vows to return to Soap Box Derby after he’s injured in dramatic crash

Kenny Taylor reckons he has lost half nose after he ‘used it as a brake’ in a spectacular run in this year’s Tandragee Soap Box Derby.

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File photo dated 13/08/17 of rows of terraced houses. Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Rates rebate scheme being rolled out

Land & Property Services (LPS) is urging tenants and homeowners to check their eligibility for the new Rate Rebate Scheme.

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Sovereign Grand Master, Rev William Anderson (centre), with Imperial Grand Registrar, Billy Scott (right) and Imperial Grand Treasurer, David Livingstone, following the meeting of the Institution's Grand Council in Co Monaghan. Sent in 16-06-18

Loughgall man elected Sovereign Grand Master of Royal Black

The Royal Black Institution has a new Sovereign Grand Master, thanks to a vote taken during a meeting of the loyal order’s ruling body at the weekend.

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Finn Clancy

Seriously ill Finn (10) says ‘Thank You’ to all who subscribed to vlog page

Finn Clancy (10 is leaving Great Ormond’s Street hospital today for palliative care but wanted to thank everyone for subscribing to his video channel.

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Behaviour ‘ingrained on daughter for life’

Behaviour ‘ingrained on daughter for life’

A 30-year-old man was told last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court that the way he behaved in front of his nine-year-old daughter would be ingrained in her mind for the rest of her natural life.

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The drugs uncovered in the Corcrain area. PSNI image.

Cocaine and cannabis found

Several thousand pounds worth of suspected cannabis and cocaine were seized following the search of a house in the Corcrain area of Portadown.

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'If you don't know where your kids are - then find out'

Police have posted a clear warning to parents - after dealing with teenagers too drunk to look after themselves.

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David Simpson MP at an Orange parade in July 2017

‘No pressure’ on David Simpson to resign as DUP MP, says party

Controversy-hit MP David Simpson is not facing any pressure from within the DUP to resign his seat, the party has said.

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