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Ex-publican found guilty of sex offences

A former Portadown publican has been convicted of six counts of indecent assault and a charge of attempted buggery of a young boy, following a retrial in the case.

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Man admitted having Diazepam

Man admitted having Diazepam

A 22-year-old man was sentenced to two weeks in prison last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for a drugs offence.

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Dogs attack sheep in Co Down

Dogs attack sheep in Co Down

A County Down farmer has been left counting the cost of sheep worrying by dogs after six ewes were attacked on his land.

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Car extensively damaged in arson attack

Car extensively damaged in arson attack

Police investigating an arson attack in Dromore on Friday night (February 16) have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Missing person found safe and well

Missing person found safe and well

Police thanked the public for their help in tracing a young woman last seen at Craigavon Hospital last night (Monday, February 19).

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Oliver McAfee from Dromore in Co Down has gone missing while on a cycling trip around Israel

Family meets team searching for missing Oliver McAfee

The brother and uncle of a Dromore man who went missing in Israel have met the team that has been searching for him in an Israeli desert.

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

Admitted having cocaine

An 18-year-old man was given community service last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for having cocaine.

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Roads warning as NI temperatures expected to plumet

Roads warning as NI temperatures expected to plumet

The Department for Infrastructure has urged road users to exercise caution with icy conditions predicted overnight in Northern Ireland.

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Students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, after a shooter opened fire on the campus. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

NI mum’s panic to find her children during Florida high school shooting

A Banbridge woman has told of the panicked phonecalls she made to find out her children were safe during last week’s mass shooting at a school in Florida.

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Heather Neill pictured at Lisburn Christian Fellowship on Christmas Day.

‘Heather was a ray of sunshine’

Former Dromore High School teacher Heather Neill, who was killed in a road crash last weekend, was “a ray of sunshine in an often grey and colourless world”, her funeral service has heard.

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15-year-old Paul Cox from Lisburn is one of sixty Air Cadets from across Northern Ireland working together to build a Sting S4 plane at Ulster Aviation Society's Lisburn hangar.

Lisburn Cadet builds airplane

While many teenagers have been spending their half term breaks catching up on sleep and computer games, 15-year-old Paul Cox from Lisburn has been tackling something altogether more memorable.

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Scorch damage was caused to the front of the property at Hillview Terrace, Banbridge. Pic by Colm Lenaghan, Pacemaker Press

Petrol bomb attack at home of vulnerable man was ‘case of mistaken identity’

A petrol bomb attack on the home of a 39-year-old Banbridge man who has a severe learning disability was “a case of mistaken identity”, his father has said.

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IN PICTURES: Northern Ireland’s top 20 parking fine hotspots revealed

Over 150,000 car parking and bus lane fines were dished out across Northern Ireland in 2017 and today we reveal Northern Ireland’s top 20 hotspots.

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Too many in her car

Too many in her car

When police were dealing with a matter they noticed that a car driven by a 27-year-old woman had too many passengers. Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Friday.

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Five days away from getting licence back

Five days away from getting licence back

Just five days away from getting his licence back a 26-year-old man was caught driving while he was disqualified.

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Songs of Praise to be held in Tullylish

Songs of Praise to be held in Tullylish

RBP No 18 and RBP No 1012 will host their Songs of Praise in Tullylish Parish Church on Sunday 25th February at 7.30pm. Tullyvallen Silver Band will lead the praise. Special musical items by Men in Black Choir.

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Historical Society meeting

Historical Society meeting

The next meeting of Banbridge Historical Society will be held on Thursday 1st March at 7 30pm in the Old Town Hall, Banbridge, when Geraldine Geraldine Foley will talk on Social History, namely the experiences of her and her partner, when they built a boat and spent 20 years sailing around the world.

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Highly respected family man who had been a member of local pipe bands

Highly respected family man who had been a member of local pipe bands

Profound sorrow spread over a wide area when it was learned of the passing of Mr Walter Thompson of Golf Terrace, Huntly Banbridge on Saturday 3rd February.

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Threatened to damage windows and a car

Threatened to damage windows and a car

A woman who threatened to damage windows of a house and car belonging to a neighbour was bound over to keep the peace last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

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Via Wings founder Gail Redmond.

Ladies invited to ‘experience joy’

Dromore-based charity Via Wings is inviting women from across the local area to its fourth annual Ladies’ Day Conference.

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