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Lagan Valley constituency could be axed under boundaries shake-up

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has declined to comment on speculation that his parliamentary constituency could be abolished under proposals to redraw electoral boundaries here.

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Brothers plead guilty to sex trade charges

Brothers plead guilty to sex trade charges

Two brothers who had earned tens of thousands of pounds from the sex trade today (Thursday) pleaded guilty to controlling women for prostitution.

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A trailer similar to the one that was stolen in the Gilford area. Pic posted by PSNI Banbridge.

Cattle trailer stolen: Police appeal for witnesses

Police investigating the theft of a cattle trailer in the Gilford area have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Barry Williamson, recipient of the Grand Masters Award at last years Orange Community Awards

Nominations open for Orange Community Awards

Nominations are now open for this year’s Orange Community Awards – due to be held in Lisburn later this year.

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

Israeli police: Dromore man Oliver McAfee is ‘still alive’

Israeli police say a missing Northern Ireland man who had been cycling in the southern Israeli desert is still alive.

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All six Danske Bank Premiership games will now be played on the Friday night.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: Games rescheduled following NI friendly announcement

The Northern Ireland Football League have announced that all Danske Bank Premiership fixtures scheduled for Saturday 24 March will now be played on Friday 23 March (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Winter driving

TRAFFIC: 'More work will continue today to keep roads clear'

Conditions on the roads "remain difficult in many areas" and salting of roads on the scheduled network badly affected by snow and ice is "ongoing" , according to the NI Executive.
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Friends of Oliver McAfee lost contact with him in November

Trail of Bible pages found in search for Dromore man missing in Israel

A man from Co Down who went missing in an Israeli desert left a trail of Bible pages and may be suffering from ‘Jerusalem Syndrome’ it has been reported.

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Craigavon Courthouse

Drove straight at man - causing him to jump out of the way

A woman who drove straight at a man causing him to jump out of the way was banned from driving for 12 months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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The best way to defrost your car windscreen in icy weather

The best way to defrost your car windscreen in icy weather

We're in the grip of wintry conditions – and many drivers will wake up to a winter wonderland tomorrow.

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The Urban Sports facility set for Solitude Park, .

Work starts on new skate park

Work is underway on the new £250,000 purpose-built urban sports facility at Solitude Park, Banbridge.

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Sleet and snow is causing hazardous conditions on many roads.

Several local schools close as wintry weather hits

With the forecast sleet and snow having hit many local areas overnight and this morning, several schools have closed and motorists are being warned to slow down and drive with extra care.

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WEATHER: How's the snow where you are?

As the predicted snow arrives our reporters have been out and about

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Winston Pinkerton RSPBANI President. Pic by John Kelly

Touch of Tartan to support BHF

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch (RSPBANI) will present the President’s charity concert - ‘A Touch of Tartan’ - in the Island Hall, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn on Friday, February 16 (8pm).

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‘Large stone’ thrown through window of house in Banbridge

‘Large stone’ thrown through window of house in Banbridge

Police investigating an incident of criminal damage at a property in the Granville Gardens area of Banbridge have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Drink driver stopped near home

Drink driver stopped near home

A 23-year-old man who drove a short distance from his home was detected driving while under the influence of alcohol.

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PSNI Chief Inspector Jon Burrows. Pic by Jonathan Porter, PressEye

Police appeal comes after weekend ‘sting’ in Banbridge

Police have appealed to any parents concerned that their children could be being targeted by paedophiles on the internet not to turn to vigilante groups for assistance.

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‘If you keep drinking your liver will pack in’

‘If you keep drinking your liver will pack in’

A 25-year-old man described as a ‘binge drinking alcoholic’ was told that if he carried on drinking his liver would pack in when he appeared last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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A screenshot from the offensive video

Resignation of Barry McElduff - Sinn Fein statement in full

Sinn Fein MP Barry McElduff, who caused controversy after posed with a Kingsmill branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the Kingsmill massacre, has resigned.
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Unsightly mess: Fly-tipped rubbish. (Archive pic)

Council taking steps to crack down on filthy fly-tippers

The council has given an assurance that it is making efforts to tackle the problem of fly-tipping in Banbridge and across the borough.

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