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High-vis vests for local pupils

Calvin Mallon, a P4 pupil at Donaghcloney Primary School and Sarah Wilson who is in Primary 3 at Edenderry Primary School have both won hi-visibility vests for their respective classes as well as family cinema passes courtesy of Specsavers in Banbridge.

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Teacher Tanya Davis leading a global learning lesson at Bridge Integrated Primary School in Banbridge. The school is participating in the Global Learning Programme (GLP), an initiative that supports schools to embed education for a fair and sustainable world.

Chance to bring the world into Banbridge classes

Banbridge schools can bring the world into their classrooms this term by joining the Global Learning Programme (GLP).

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Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges is coming back to Belfast - here’s how you can get your hands on tickets

Comedy fans in Northern Ireland are in for a treat after Kevin Bridges announced he will be returning to the city next year.

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The Christmas dinner pizza

Asda launch full Christmas dinner pizza with all the trimmings

There's nothing quite like a traditional Christmas dinner but if you're tempted to dodge the responsibility of cooking up a festive feast this year then read on!
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ULTIMATE SCHOOL TRIP: Television presenters Dick and Dom launch the nationwide Ultimate School Trip competition, which is giving schools across NI and the UK the chance of winning a place for their entire class on a school trip to Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Majorca, which offers creative, educational adventurous activities for the children. The winners will be chosen by a public vote from 45 shortlisted schools, all of which will receive �1,000 worth of vouchers for school equipment.

Banbridge schools could win ‘Ultimate school trip’

Schools in Banbridge are in with a chance of winning a place for an entire class of 9-13 year olds on the Ultimate School Trip with Jet2holidays.

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Tony Carson with Amy White and Martina Florek of Newbridge College.

New-Bridge pupils win £500 for school at annual Carson Awards

Integrated school pupils were awarded recently for their creative efforts at the ninth annual Carson

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An example of one of the scam messages

Warning over scam WhatsApp supermarket money-off messages

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving 'money off vouchers' for supermarkets like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and M&S.

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The Aurora Borealis lighting up the sky over Covesea Lighthouse, near Lossiemouth. Pic by Alan Butterfield, Moray Speyside Tourism

The best of Scotland in miniature

It may be the fastest-growing tourist destination in Scotland, yet many people from Northern Ireland probably won’t have heard of Moray Speyside.

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Video: How to make Hallowe’en pumpkin lanterns in 5 steps

Every Hallowe’en, pumpkin lanterns can be seen up and down the land, adorning doorsteps and peeking out of windows.

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Renowned watchmaker Robert Adair pictured in his workshop.

Robert Adair Jewellers celebrates 60 years

It’s a sparkling time for Robert Adair Jewellers Ltd. as the renowned Ballymena business celebrate their Diamond anniversary.

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Students from Banbridge High School, St Patricks College and Newbridge Integrated College participated in a multi-sport schools roadshow yesterday organised jointly by IFA Foundation, Ulster GAA and Ulster Rugby as part of DfC funded programme.

Banbridge schools take part in multi-sports roadshow

Young people from Banbridge recently participated in a highly successful multi-sport schools roadshow.

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Jayne Dickson (left) is presented with her award by Claire Russell, Deloitte

Top finance award for Banbridge’s Jayne

Jayne Dickson, a former pupil of Banbridge High School, has celebrated success at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards event organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

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These days saying I do comes with a hefty price tag in the UK (Photo: Shutterstock)

REVEALED: How much it costs to get married in Northern Ireland

A recent survey of 4,000 brides has found that the average cost of a UK wedding is now £27,161.
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SRC students on their recent work placements in Malta.

SRC students on placement in Malta

SRC Public Services students from Banbridge campus recently travelled to Malta to complete work placements.

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Scarva Band Concerts. �Edward Byrne Photography

Another blooming good year for Scarva

Gardeners throughout Scarva were celebrating after claiming the second prize in the Small Village category in the prestigious annual Translink Ulster in Bloom competition.

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Tokyo

The 20 cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday (once you get there)

Tokyo has been named the best value destination for travel-lovers looking for a far-flung destination that won’t break the bank once they’re there.

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WIN: pair of VIP tickets to Farmer’s Bash PLUS a meet-and-greet with the stars

WIN: pair of VIP tickets to Farmer’s Bash PLUS a meet-and-greet with the stars

Grab your stetson and your best jiving boots...the biggest country music dance ever is coming to Belfast!

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This 1 coin is the rarest in circulation according to Change Checker. (Photo: Johnston Press)

REVEALED: The rarest £1 coin you must NOT cash in

The value of the rarest £1 coin in circulation is set to soar when it is taken out of circulation next month.
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Pretty Polly the six-year-old Border Collie cross with her new owner Richard Smyth.

Polly finally finds her forever home

Staff at Dogs Trust Ballymena are thrilled that one of their long-term residents has found her special someone.

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Stagg Chilli

ASDA recalls chili over allergy fears

Asda has recalled a line of chili following the discovery that some items may contain an incorrect product.

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