Lough Eske Castle: A tranquil haven for rest and relaxation

I’ve been fortunate enough to have stayed in some of the top-rated hotels around Ireland and further afield, but the experience hasn’t always been what I’d hoped.

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Man dies after car hits tree

A man in his thirties has died after the car he was driving struck a tree in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, May 26).

Dromore couple Julie and Evan Jones receive their award from Una Carragher (left), manager of the Regional Adoption and Fostering Service, and Kathleen Toner (right), director of The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland.

Dromore couple recognised as ‘Foster Carers of Distinction’

A Dromore couple have been recognised as ‘Foster Carers of Distinction’ at this year’s Foster Carer of the Year Awards.


IN PICTURES: A selection of photos from our archive

Take a look back at the good old days with our selection of photographs from the paper’s archive.

Alderman Gareth Wilson with his wife Allison and their sons Lewis and Micah.

‘The proudest moment of my political career’

As his time as Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon draws to a close, Alderman Gareth Wilson has been looking back at some of the highlights of what has been “a highly successful and enjoyable tenure.”

The Newry Road/Rugby Avenue junction. Pic by Google

‘Development will be good for Banbridge’

Two local UUP councillors have welcomed changes made to a proposed new housing development close to Banbridge Rugby Club’s Rifle Park ground, saying the revised project “will be good for Banbridge”.

Tom McAvoy (right) from McAvoy's Maxol Service Station, Rathfriland receives the 'Excellence in Standards' award from Brian Donaldson, CEO of the Maxol Group.

Rathfriland service station staff are praised for ‘Excellence in Standards’

McAvoy’s Maxol Service Station, Rathfriland was among the winners at the recent Maxol Excellence Awards.


Schoolboys in assault video, shared on Snapchat, identified by PSNI

Police have now identified two boys who appeared in a Snapchat video which seemed to show a schoolboy being assaulted.

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Funeral of young Shea Martin takes place this morning

The funeral of young Shea Martin, who died tragically in a railway crossing tragedy on Monday, is to take place this morning.


Driver banned on ‘tot up’ system after insurance offence

When six points were imposed on a 28-year-old man last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court he was banned from driving for six months on the tot up system.


Man killed in two vehicle collision has been named

The man who died following a road traffic collision on the A1 between Banbridge and Dromore last night has been named.


Tributes to road crash victim Karl Heaney

A GAA player who died in road crash last night has been hailed as a “true gentleman” who “epitomised all that is good” in the organisation.

The A1 between Banbridge and Dromore - Google image

Man dies after two vehicle collision

A man has died after a two vehicle collision on Wednesday night.
Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.

Swapped labels on dresses at Debenhams

A 57-year-old woman who was convicted of fraud after a contested hearing was given community service last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

Travel news: Fallen tree partially blocking Co Down road

Travel news: Fallen tree partially blocking Co Down road

Motorists have been advised to expect delays on the A50 Moyallan Road between Moyallan and Gilford.

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

‘Pilgrimage of Hope’ to WWI battlefields

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has provided generous financial support for 16 young people from the borough travelling next week to Belgium First World War battle fields .

Banbridge Orangemen with Grand Secretary Rev Mervyn Gibson (front right) ahead of their fundraising walk of remembrance this weekend

Co Down Orangemen to walk the Western Front in mammoth charity trek

A group of Co Down Orangemen are set for a mammoth 80-mile trek along the Western Front as part of an intrepid fundraising challenge.

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Driver had some unexpected passengers on William St

While collecting a friend a 23-year-old woman drove off through a red light when two people who were not known to her got into the car as well.

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Police diversions after road traffic crash

Police have warned motorists diversions are in place this morning after a crash in Lurgan.

Community champions celebrated

Community champions celebrated

There were congratulations and celebrations all round at this year’s Community Awards when Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council rolled out the red carpet at Craigavon Civic and Conference Centre.

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