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Tractor crash death: Police renew appeal for witnesses

Police investigating the death of Dromore man Philip Capper have renewed their appeal for information about the road traffic collision that claimed his life.

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Philip Capper, 29, was a popular member of Battlehill Pipe Band. Pic: John Kelly

Tractor crash victim Philip Capper ‘a much-loved character’

Tributes have been paid to a young Dromore man who was killed in a road traffic collision on Friday night.

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‘I was literally shaking when they called my name out’

Hillsborough girl Katharine Walker has said she’s still in a state of shock after being crowned the winner of this year’s Miss Northern Ireland competition.

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The five-star Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa.

Lough Eske Castle: A tranquil haven for rest and relaxation

I’ve been fortunate enough to have stayed in some of the top-rated hotels around Ireland and further afield, but the experience hasn’t always been what I’d hoped.

Lifestyle
A traffic warden on the look-out for anyone committing parking offences. (Archive pic)

More than 400 parking fines handed out in Banbridge in just three months

More than 400 parking fines were issued to motorists in Banbridge during the first three months of this year, it has been revealed.

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Jacqueline Gibson, Castlescreen Farm; Carole Kearney, Armstrong's Twisted Fish; Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee; Lee White, Cottage Garden Plants and Damien Tumelty, Castlescreen Farm team up to launch this year's Hillsborough Farmers Markets. Pic by Philip Magowan, PressEye

Hillsborough Farmers’ Market returns for 2018

Hillsborough Farmers’ Market will return for summer 2018 with three markets scheduled to take place on the last Saturday of May, June and July.

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For sale: Gilford Castle Estate, Co Down.

Castle goes up for sale for £2.3m

The historic Gilford Castle Estate in Co Down has been put up for sale, with an asking price of £2.3 million.

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P3 pupils Lydia Briggs and Theo Souch present a picture to Thai adoption officials Miss Chintana Watcharakul and Mr Suthi Jantarawong during their visit to Dromore Central Primary School. Also pictured are teachers Miss McKeown and Mrs Mackay.

Dromore school welcomes Thai visitors

A delegation of officials from the Child Adoption Center in Bangkok and the Thai Children’s Welfare Department visited Dromore Central Primary School last week.

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Bow Street Mall.

Opening of new department store to create 10 jobs

Long-established department store chain Houstons is to open an outlet in Lisburn next week, creating 10 new jobs.

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Aisling O'Hare (left), a colourist at Naked Hair in Dromara, will represent Northern Ireland at the L'Oreal Colour Trophy 2018 grand final in London next month. She is pictured with model Whitney Lesie and competition judge Nathan Walker.

Judges impressed by star colourist Aisling

A hair colourist who works at a salon in Dromara is set to represent Northern Ireland at the grand final of a major UK hairdressing competition in London next month.

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Cllr Luke Poots, independent PCSP member Yvonne Craig and Edwin Poots MLA with local Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators and Constable Chris Hinds.

Neighbourhoods step up fight against crime

Residents of Anahilt and Magheraconluce are doing their bit to help police in the fight against crime.

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The Boulevard, Banbridge has marked its new rebrand with the announcement of the opening of three new stores, creating a total of 30 new jobs.

Opening of new retail stores to create 30 jobs

The Boulevard, Banbridge - formerly The Outlet - has marked its recent rebrand with the announcement of the opening of three new stores, creating a total of 30 jobs.

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Pictured (l-r) are Festival Curator Jan Carson, John Hewitt Society General Manager Hilary Copeland, John Hewitt Society Chair Tony Kennedy OBE and Alderman Allan Ewart MBE.

Village to host celebration of books, poetry, music and film

A new three-day book festival due to take place in Hillsborough this weekend promises to provide visitors and residents with a new perspective on the picturesque Georgian village.

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The climbing frame in the children's play area at Solitude Park, Banbridge was damaged in an overnight arson attack. Pic by PSNI Banbridge

Play park damaged in ‘mindless’ arson attack

A children’s play park in Banbridge which reopened less than two years ago after undergoing a £300,000 refurbishment has been damaged in an overnight arson attack.

Crime
Tommy Fee proudly wearing the medal he received for completing the 2018 London Marathon.

Marathon man Tommy crosses finish line in London

Banbridge pensioner Tommy Fee has been congratulated for successfully completing the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday.

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Josh Coyle receives his prize for winning the Men's Physique class at the IFBB  Muscle Contest Ireland event in Limerick.

Josh set to go pro after win at Muscle Contest Ireland

A young bodybuilder from Banbridge has taken a major step towards fulfilling his dream of becoming a sponsored athlete and winning the Mr Olympia Men’s Physique title.

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Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Sam Nicholson welcomes Chris McNabb from GM Designs to the Dromore Town Centre public realm scheme along with Lissa O'Malley, Regeneration Officer and Nigel McIlrath, Corporate Project Officer from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. Pic by Edward Byrne Photography

Town centre to get £1.1m facelift

A major facelift planned for Dromore town centre has moved a step closer with the appointment of a contractor to carry out a new public realm scheme.

Business
Elderly woman left ‘very shaken’ after disturbing burglars

Elderly woman left ‘very shaken’ after disturbing burglars

Police are hunting two men who carried out a burglary at the home of an elderly woman near Banbridge.

Crime
Cars and homes attacked by masked men

Cars and homes attacked by masked men

Police investigating a number of attacks on homes and cars in the Banbridge area have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Crime
Banbridge Leisure Centre. Pic by Google

‘I just want to thank everyone who helped me’

A Banbridge man who collapsed in the town’s leisure centre last week after suffering a cardiac episode has thanked all those who came to his aid.

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