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Universal Credit to be introduced

Universal Credit will be introduced in the Banbridge area from this Wednesday (June 27).

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Pictured at the launch of Neighbourhood Watch Week is Chair of PCSP Maire Cairns, Cons. Conrad Heaney, Annette Blaney, PCSP Project Coordinator, Cons. Pamela McElhinney and Ally Gordon.

Police encouraging Neighbourhood watch

Local Police and the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) are pledging their support to National Neighbourhood Watch week, and are encouraging communities to get involved in keeping their communities safe.

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European badger (Meles meles), young cub foraging in daylight, England, UK

Fifth year of Test and Vaccinate or Remove (TVR) project gets under way

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that the fifth and final year of the Test and Vaccinate or Remove (TVR) Wildlife Intervention Research Project commenced today in a 100km² area around Banbridge, Co Down.

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Carla Lockhart.

Lockhart welcomes changes to Rugby Avenue plans

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has welcomed news that plans for new developments near the Rugby Avenue area of Banbridge have been reconsidered in consultation with local residents.

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DUP MLA Carla Lockhart and Alderman Junior McCrum.

New Park & Ride facility at Fane Valley welcomed

Local Alderman Junior McCrum has welcomed the new park and ride facility being built adjacent to Fane Valley in Banbridge.

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Councillor Glenn Barr.

UUP bid for borough to host Armed Forces Day

Ulster Unionist councilors have brought forward a Notice of Motion to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council calling for an Armed Forces Day event to be held in the district.

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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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Operations manager, Jamie Mendez with Faye McCarthy and Owen Mendez help launch Bike Week get in the cycling spirit.

Kids’ cycles up for grabs to celebrate Bike Week

Eight brand new bikes are up grabs for kids across Northern Ireland in celebration of Bike Week which takes place between June 9 and June 17.

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The Prince of Wales shakes hands with Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly as her colleague Caral Ni Chuilin (second left) looks on at Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast

Sinn Fein’s meeting with Charles dubbed ‘hollow and meaningless’

Unionists have blasted Sinn Fein “hypocrisy” after the party leadership held a private meeting with Prince Charles just one day after Michelle O’Neill said she would never stop attending IRA commemorations.

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Caitlin White (Shortland)

Court told of teen’s drug death

A 19-year-old woman has admitted her involvement in the supply of ecstasy tablets on which a 15-year-old girl overdosed and died in Portadown last year.

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Ronnie Pollock with his wife Georgie

Funeral for Dromore ex-RUC man who lost both legs in IRA bomb

The funeral will take place today of well-known Dromore man Ronnie Pollock, whose career in the RUC was cruelly cut short by a terrorist bomb.

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Captain Robert Nairac on patrol in Belfast before he was abducted by the IRA in South Armagh.

Beattie affirms hunger striker’s call for Nairac’s body

UUP justice spokesman Doug Beattie MLA has seconded calls by a former IRA hunger striker for Capt Robert Nairac’s body to be returned to his family for a Christian burial.

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‘Lucky’ cow rescued from muddy reservoir

‘Lucky’ cow rescued from muddy reservoir

NI Water are used to working around reservoirs and reminding walkers and joggers of their dangers. However, last week staff were alerted to an unusual rescue at Leathemstown Reservoir, Lisburn after a cow ‘mooved’ into the disused reservoir that had been drained.

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With the arrival of the warmer weather, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) is warning of the dangers and consequences of gorse fires.

Concern after increase in gorse fires

With the arrival of the warmer weather, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) is warning of the extreme dangers and serious consequences of deliberate fire setting in the countryside.

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Stefan Green and his father Stephen who are organising a Big T Truck Run in memory of their brother and son Tiernan who passed away last year after suffering an asthma attack

Hundreds of lorries for Big T Truck Run

The route for the Big T Truck Run, in memory of Tiernan Green who died of an asthma attack, has been announced by his family.

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Norman Robb.

Obituary: RUC sergeant who became prominent businessman

A well known Co Armagh businessman who passed away last month was at one time the youngest serving sergeant in the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

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Elderly couple targeted by fake NI Water staff

An elderly couple have been targeted by fake NI Water staff prompting a police warning to be vigilant.

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Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.

Threatened to ‘put a bullet in man’s ear’

A 31-year-old man who threatened to put a bullet behind a man’s ear was given a suspended prison sentence last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Judge's court wig and hammer or gavel

Road rage lorry driver ‘could have killed child’

A lorry driver punched a man in a road rage incident in Portadown after he believed he would not let him pass and was goading him by braking and speeding, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

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Hunt for gang responsible for spate of burglaries across Northern Ireland

Hunt for gang responsible for spate of burglaries across Northern Ireland

Police are hunting a criminal gang thought to be behind a series of burglaries at shops and filling stations right across Northern Ireland.

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