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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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Call to resurface Lough Rd

Call to resurface Lough Rd

Sinn Féin Cllr Keith Haughian has again requested the full resurfacing of the Lough Road in Lurgan.

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Hannah Shortall with her parents, Brendan and Kelly pictured with the paddling pool she is forced to use as a bath. INLM17-201.

Disabled child forced to bathe in paddling pool during two year wait for Housing Executive home

A nine-year-old girl, who has a severe disability and been forced to bathe in a paddling pool in her family living room, has begged the NI Housing Executive to find her a suitable home.

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One of the pigs which needs rehomed

Pigs (Honker does tricks) need rehomed urgently

Four large pigs, one of whom does tricks, need rehomed urgently, says a NI animal charity.

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Julie Flaherty.

War dead to be remembered

Portadown Ulster Unionist Councillor Julie Flaherty has welcomed the support of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council for her motion to have the names of nearly 50 local people, who lost their lives in the Great War, added to Portadown War memorial.

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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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PSNI threaten to expose soccer ‘fans’ involved in post match fracas

Police have threatened to expose soccer ‘fans’ who were involved in a post match fracas after a Portadown FC match in Newry at the weekend.

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Seven page record built up in time here

The judge at Craigavon Magistrates Court last Wednesday asked that a matter should be referred to the Borders Agency when she sentenced a 31-year-old man to a term in prison.

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Struggled with police and spat in back of their car

After struggling with police when he was arrested a 25-year-old man spat in the back of the police car, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard on Friday.

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Man is fined £500 for unlawful possession of cannabis resin

Man is fined £500 for unlawful possession of cannabis resin

A £500 fine was imposed on a 21-year-old man last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for a drugs offence.

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Firefighter Jan  Greszta from Craigavon

New firefighters graduate

Three local men were among 27 new trainee firefighters to graduate this week, having been chosen from 5,000 applicants.

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Some 550 people attended a Christian Institute meeting in support of Ashers Bakery at the Seagoe Hotel on Monday evening

Ashers case ‘could impact Christians in their day to day life’

Almost 600 people turned out to show their support for the family at the centre of the ‘gay cake’ row in Portadown on Monday evening.

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Lord Mayor Gareth Wilson in the Royal Photo Booth awaiting guests for a special tea party to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle  Photo by Liam McArdle

Royal Tea Party tickets sold out in hours

Tickets to a Royal Tea Party to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sold out within hours, said Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Lord Mayor.

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Saturday 7th April 2018 | Lurgan vs Donaghadee''Dean Wilson captain of Lurgan celebrates with his team won the Gordon West Cup by defeating  Donaghadee in the final at Kingspan Stadium, Ravenhill Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photo by John Dickson / DICKSONDIGITAL

‘Tri-sports celebration will bring community together’

Councillors at Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Council united to back plans for a Tri-sports celebration of local sporting achievements.

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Bit his partner’s ear in bed

A 49-year-old man who bit his partner’s ear while they were in bed will be sentenced next month at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Little duckling saved by local police after mum is killed

Little ducklings rescued by PSNI after mum killed

Police have rescued eight little ducklings after their mum was killed.

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Took vehicle without the owner’s consent

Took vehicle without the owner’s consent

A 39-year-old man was fined £1,000 last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for driving without having insurance on March 14 this year.

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Brothers in court over ‘nasty’ incident in Magheralin

Brothers in court over ‘nasty’ incident in Magheralin

Two brothers were both given prison sentences last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court after they were involved in a disturbance at a housing estate in Magheralin.

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The view from a sand barge after a dramatic rescue on Lough Neagh

Men ‘lucky to be alive’ after dredging pontoon sinks

Two men are ‘lucky to be alive’ after a dredging pontoon sank on Lough Neagh this morning.

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