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Politicians urge bank to rethink its decision to axe local branches

Local politicians have called on Ulster Bank to rethink its controversial decision to axe its branches in Dromore and Rathfriland.

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Grand Master Edward Stevenson (left) and Kilcluney worshipful master Bryan Hunter at the opening of the new Orange hall in Markethill

Order chief: new Co Armagh hall a ‘premier’ Orange venue

A new modern Orange hall costing well over half-a-million pounds has been branded one of the institution’s “premier” venues in the Province, as it was officially declared open in Co Armagh.

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‘Significant quantity of jewellery’ stolen during burglary

‘Significant quantity of jewellery’ stolen during burglary

Police officers investigating a burglary in Dromore earlier this month have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Two men arrested after police seize drugs and ammunition

Two men arrested after police seize drugs and ammunition

Detectives from the PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit have arrested two men following the seizure of an estimated £70,000 worth of suspected drugs in Banbridge last night (Friday, November 17).

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UUP Cllr Glenn Barr.

Concerns over disparities in council spending

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council says it is reviewing its service delivery and expenditure after concerns were raised about disparities in terms of spending in different parts of the borough.

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Caught driving with no insurance

Caught driving with no insurance

A 25-year-old man was fined £300 last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for driving without insurance on April 1 this year.

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Was 12mph over the speed limit

Was 12mph over the speed limit

A 43-year-old Donacloney man was fined £75 last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for a speeding offence.

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Had missed a bank payment on insurance

Had missed a bank payment on insurance

A missed bank payment meant that a 33-year-old man was driving without insurance on August 24 this year.

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Christmas fair at McWilliam Gallery

Anyone seeking that special Christmas gift need look no further than the FE McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge, when Christmas Crafts comes to town on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 December.

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New-Bridge contract awarded.

Contractor appointed for New-Bridge project

Tyrone-based Western Building Systems has been awarded a £1m replacement contract at New-Bridge Integrated College, Banbridge, where it will replace a number of modular classrooms.

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Fined for failing to wear a seatbelt

Fined for failing to wear a seatbelt

A 55-year-old man was fined £60 last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for failing to wear a seat belt.

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Father and son both banned from driving in insurance case

Father and son both banned from driving in insurance case

A father and son were both banned from driving last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for an insurance offence.

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Was taking child to a medical appointment when stopped

Was taking child to a medical appointment when stopped

A 32-year-old man was given a suspended prison sentence last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for his sixth no insurance offence.

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Warning on bogus callers from the local Housing Executive

Housing Executive tenants in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon are being advised to exercise caution when answering doors to tradesmen at home.

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Made false burglary report to get crisis loan

Made false burglary report to get crisis loan

A Banbridge man who made a false burglary report has been told he is going to have to pay the cost of the police investigation.

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Drink driver almost hit police vehicle on the Lurgan Road

Drink driver almost hit police vehicle on the Lurgan Road

Twice after he was stopped for suspected drink driving in Banbridge a 54-year-old man refused to provide samples of breath.

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Emergency services personnel were called to Hillhead Gardens, Banbridge on Wednesday night. The area was cordoned off following reports of a gas leak. This picture was posted on social media by a local resident.

Man arrested as Fire Service deals with gas leak in Banbridge

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that it was called to a property in the Hillhead Gardens area of Banbridge shortly after 9.20pm on Wednesday, November 15 following reports of a gas leak.

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Men charged in connection with spate of burglaries

Men charged in connection with spate of burglaries

Two men, aged 25 and 28, have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries in the Dromore and Dromara areas of Co Down.

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Pictured at the announcement of the partnership at NSPCC's Head Office in Belfast is Conor Boyle, Regional Director of Lidl Northern Ireland and Catherine Nuttall, Head of Fundraising at NSPCC Northern Ireland

Lidl Northern Ireland and NSPCC announce new £250,000 partnership

Lidl Northern Ireland has announced a new, two year charity partnership with The NSPCC Northern Ireland.

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Lost job after being remanded in custody for a week

Lost job after being remanded in custody for a week

A 35-year-old man was fined £300 last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for a drugs offence.

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