Minister seeks to 'make life easier' for Blue Badge holders with life-long mobility issues

A review of the renewal process for Blue Badge holders with life-long mobility issues is to be carried out at Stormont in an attempt to "make life easier" for those people.

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Lord Mayor Garath Keating pictured promoting the council's free parking scheme in the run up to Christmas.

Council hits back over car parking complaints

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council has defended its free Christmas parking scheme following criticism from angry motorists who were hit with parking tickets on Christmas eve.

A1 reopens following earlier accident involving stag

A1 reopens following earlier accident involving stag

The A1 road near Banbridge has reopened to traffic, police have said.

Campaign looks to improve safety for cyclists on the roads

Should drivers give way to cyclists when turning left?

Fresh calls have been made for changes to the Highway Code which could improve the safety for cyclists at road junctions.

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Unionists put brakes on dual currency parking meters

Unionists have put the brakes on plans to explore if parking meters here may accept Euro coins.

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More than 38,000 people have died in road traffic collisions in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland since records began.

38,787 people killed on roads north and south since records began

All those who have died in road traffic collisions will be remembered on the World Day of Remembrance on Sunday 20 November 2016.

Brenda Hale MLA.

MLA pushing for safety improvements at road junction

TransportNI has committed to undertake an investigation into the feasibility of improving sightlines at a busy crossroads near Dromore.

Police at the scene on the Scarva Road in Banbridge after two children were knocked down on Monday afternoon. Pic by Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Hundreds sign petition calling for safety measures on road where schoolgirls were hit by car

Almost 500 people have signed an online petition calling for safety measures to be installed on the Scarva Road, Banbridge.

Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart.

Campaign under way to beef up bus service

Moves are under way to secure a beefed-up bus service for the Blackskull area.

The scene after a woman in her 60s died in a collision between a car and a coach  on the A1 near Hillsborough on Friday morning. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Police confirm death of woman in her 60s following A1 coach and car collision

A woman in her 60s has died following this morning’s collision between a coach and a car on the A1 carriageway near Hillsborough.

MP David Simpson

Bid to put brakes on boy racers

Upper Bann MP David Simpson has called for a crackdown to be made on dangerous drivers and illegal street racers in Banbridge town and the surrounding area.

John O'Dowd

Start work on A1 safety projects says O’Dowd

Local Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd says he is putting pressure on the Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard to ensure a full road scheme earmarked for the A1 will still go ahead.

Cllr Darren Causby has noticed a substantial increase in potholes all year round.

Local council worst district for potholes

Our council area is the worst affected by potholes in the whole of Northern Ireland, it has been revealed.

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DUP Councillor Mark Baxter and MLA Carla Lockhart welcomed the Dunkirk Road repairs.

Work set to begin on Dunkirk Road

Work to patch up the Dunkirk Road, Waringstown was set to begin yesterday (Monday).

Jo-Anne Dobson

Calls for an end to Scarva road speeding

Residents in Banbridge are calling for an end to speeding on the Scarva Road to allay fears over the safety of children heading to and from school.

The stretch of road at the Gallows Street entrance to Dromore's short-stay car-park, where drivers are accustomed to parking at the kerbside.

Drivers hit out online over parking rules

Drivers in Dromore have taken to social media to vent their frustration at what some are calling ‘an easy target for parking attendants’ in town.


No bus strops as new station is welcomed

The new bus facility in Banbridge officially opened last Monday and brought with it some changes to where buses stop in town.

MLA Sydney Anderson

Call for improved animal welfare

Local DUP Assembly candidate Sydney Anderson has called for more action to be taken to improve animal welfare in Northern Ireland.

Ulster Unionist Assembly Candidate Jo-Anne Dobson and Cllr Glenn Barr calling for increased road safety measures at Milltown Primary School.

Calls to reduce speed limit at Milltown PS

Local politicans have called for the speed limit in the vicinity of Milltown School, Lenaderg to be reduced.

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