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Elsa undergoes surgery for spinal cancer

Brave Elsa McBurney has undergone surgery as she begins the next stage of her treatment for cancer of the spine.

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For the students making these calls, it can often be a nerve wracking time

Going through university clearing? Then make sure you do these four things

Every year, in August, thousands of students receive their A-level results and discover whether or not they have got the marks needed to take up a place at their chosen university.

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Pat Catney MLA

‘Politicians must legislate for marriage equality’

Lagan Valley MLA Pat Catney has said politicians here must legislate for marriage equality.

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Pastor Denis Lyle from Lurgan Baptist Church.

Pastor Denis Lyle gets set for retirement

Pastor Denis Lyle is retiring from his post at Lurgan Baptist Church after 19 years there and 45 years in the ministry - but promises he won’t be a stranger.

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Liverpool FC's new flagship retail store at Anfield. Pic: Liverpool FC / John Powell

GRAHAM teams up with Liverpool FC on retail store development

Hillsborough-based GRAHAM Construction has completed the build and fit-out of Liverpool Football Club’s new flagship retail store.

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More than 1,100 parking fines handed out in Banbridge in six months

More than 1,100 parking fines handed out in Banbridge in six months

More than 1,100 fixed penalty fines were handed out to motorists for on-street and off-street parking contraventions in Banbridge during the first six months of 2017.

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Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

Day of Prayer at Nutts Corner

A prayer event will be held at Nutts Corner Market Area to pray for the healing of the island of Ireland on September 9 from 1-4pm.

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Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Let’s hear it for the women in our farming community

Lorna Robinson has won numerous accolades for her farming prowess.

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Farming Life Awards: Farm to fork success story for Cloughbane’s Lorna

Lorna Robinson, managing director of Cloughbane Farm Foods Ltd in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone which makes and sells gorgeous stews, pies and quality beef, chicken, lamb and pork, was awarded Woman of Excellence in Agriculture at the Farming Life/Danske Bank Awards last year and continues to fly the flag for women in the agri-food industry.

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Dr Fred MacSorley

'Flying doctor’ hands over the baton

Dr Fred MacSorley MBE, the world-class road racing medic, has hung up his racing leathers for the last time.
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Parking tickets issued per TOWN revealed

The number of parking tickets (penalty charge notices) issued in towns around Northern Ireland between January and June has been revealed.
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Vong's Hot Food Bar, Scarva Road, Banbridge. Pic by Google

Takeaway underpaid worker by more than £18k

A Banbridge takeaway has been named and shamed for underpaying a worker by more than £18,000.

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Craigavon Courthouse

Parents locked in car while son banged on the driver’s window

The parents of a 45-year-old man were locked in a car while their son banged on the driver’s window, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Friday.

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Was found sleeping on sofa in living room

Was found sleeping on sofa in living room

After a bedroom window was found broken in a house a 19-year-old man was discovered asleep on the sofa in the living room.

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Veered from one lane to another

A motorist who veered from one lane to another causing another vehicle to brake was fined £75 last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for driving without due care and attention.

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Nine month driving ban

A 58-year-old woman was convicted in her absence last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court and banned from driving for nine months.

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Edwin Poots: Children should be children, not icons of sexuality

Edwin Poots hits back at complaint he linked gay community to paedophilia

Edwin Poots has hit back at criticism of a contentious comment on Twitter, saying that children should not be icons of any sexuality.

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A1 southbound lane closures this weekend

A1 southbound lane closures this weekend

Motorists are being advised to allow additional time for journeys on the A1 this weekend due to slip road construction works on the southbound carriageway.

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Laboratory technician

Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

With teenagers across the land about to find out their A Level results, there’s plenty of cause for concern for pupils as well as parents.

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Hillsborough Castle. Pic by Harrison Photography

Hillsborough Castle to host big weekend of 1950’s-inspired family fun

People are being invited to step back in time at Hillsbourgh Castle this August bank holiday weekend with a series of garden festivities inspired by the 1950s.

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