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Housing Executive is turning up the heat

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Craigavons new state-of-the-art ?30 million leisure centre plans have been given a seal of approval by the local planning authority, paving the way for a construction start date early next year and full access for all in 2020. The long-awaited proposal, first put forward in 2010, is the biggest capital project ever undertaken by the Council and will provide an enhanced facility to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of the whole Borough. The centre will be unique in the region, offering indoor and outdoor leisure experiences from a single site and is part of a wider and ambitious regeneration programme across the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough area. The facility, which will be situated at the site of the existing Watersports Centre, adjacent to the Civic & Conference Centre and overlooking the South Lake, features an impressive eight-lane, 50-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool, fun pool and a spectator gallery. The new leisure centre, once complete, will also host one of the largest gym

Stae-of-the art £30million leisure centre gets green light

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Roadworks at Ballyward

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Centre Manager of The OUTLET, Chris Nelmes, announces the arrival of three new stores at the shopping destination, representing an investment of over �500,000.  Also pictured are (L-R) store managers Rachael McCann from The Beauty Outlet, Francine Mohan from Jack & Jones and Stephen Mc Cauley from Ulster Weavers. For more information on The OUTLET and its many leading brands visit www.the-outlet.co.uk, facebook.com/outletbanbridge or follow @outletbanbridge on Twitter. Picture by Press Eye.

32 new jobs created as three new retailers open at The OUTLET

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Drink driver had worked the nightshift and had not eaten

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Drink driver caused traffic collision

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Tractor run organisers hoping for record turnout

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Men admit stealing pair of flip flops

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Icy conditions

Live Traffic & Travel blog: Police advise motorists on road conditions

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Elf Jr takes to the stage at town hall this weekend

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Man in his 50s dies following road traffic collision

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Police appeal for witnesses after woman is injured in crash

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WATCH | Motorist narrowly avoids head-on collision with car

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Translinks new Safety Bus can visit approximately 350 schools, or up to 25 thousand students, across Northern Ireland each academic year. Pictured at Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School in Belfast are Year 8 student Sarah McWilliams; Kevin Wallace, Safety Bus; Year 8 pupil Hannah Wilson; Sean McGreevy, Metro Falls Service Delivery Manager; Erin Watson, Year 8 student ; Susan ONeill, Safety Bus; and Year 8 students Oscar Feron and Kate McWilliams

Thousands of children in Northern Ireland to receive bus safety advice

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Essential safety work will be carried out, assures Roads Manager

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Almost all the charges dropped in ‘pedlar’ case

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‘On verge of a lengthy time behind bars’

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Had made an error in changing over his insurance policy

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Couple admit alcohol and weedkiller theft

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Work will soon start on new college

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New-Bridge contract awarded.

Contractor appointed for New-Bridge project

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Translinks new Safety Bus can visit approximately 350 schools, or up to 25 thousand students, across Northern Ireland each academic year. Pictured at Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School in Belfast are Year 8 student Sarah McWilliams; Kevin Wallace, Safety Bus; Year 8 pupil Hannah Wilson; Sean McGreevy, Metro Falls Service Delivery Manager; Erin Watson, Year 8 student ; Susan ONeill, Safety Bus; and Year 8 students Oscar Feron and Kate McWilliams

Thousands of children in Northern Ireland to receive bus safety advice

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Robin McLoughlin, principal of Banbridge Academy.

‘Controlled schools are naturally integrated schools’

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A computer-generated image of the proposed new SRC campus in Banbridge.

Stormont stalemate holding up new college project

Education

32 new jobs created as three new retailers open at The OUTLET

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Priscilla Ward with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Simba and Derick Wilson, Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank.

New veterinary practice unlocks pet-tential with Ulster Bank

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Stuart and Barbara Hughes, owners of Hughes Craft Distillery and the award-winning range of RubyBlue liqueurs, with Derick Wilson (right), Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank.

Dromore couple to open ‘gin school’

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP. Pic by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

MP to meet with Ulster Bank officials over branch closures

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Poots sparks backlash after calling taoiseach ‘Little Leo’

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RHI

RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

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This is the only time that MLAs have sat in the Assembly chamber since January  and it lasted just 46 minutes

MLA pay rise, despite just 46 minutes in Assembly chamber

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A general view of a hospital corridor

Health waiting times grow even worse

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Trevor Lunn MLA.

‘More must be done to help vulnerable prisoners’

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Young people help enhance biodiversity in park

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Councillor Kevin Savage highlights fly-tipping. INBL fly-tipping

Sneak fly-tippers dump bathroom

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Winner in the Best Kept Large Town Category of the NI Best Kept Awards Banbridge. Dave Foster, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Joe Mahon, Patron of the NI Amenity Council, Michelle Hatfield, Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility Director at Belfast City Airport and Doreen Muskett, President of the NI Amenity Council, present Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon District Council representative, Barry Patience with the award. The judges loved the entrances into Banbridge, from all points, which were found to be very inviting and well maintained. The cleanliness and presentation of the town is clear for all to see.  The Best Kept City, Town, Village and Housing Area Awards is the grand finale of the Best Kept Awards initiative, and is a fantastic opportunity for schools, health and social care facilities, housing areas and towns, villages and cities across Northern Ireland to encourage local volunteering and civic pride in local areas.

‘Best Kept’ title for Banbridge

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Category C Best black and white picture. 2nd prize - Western lowland gorilla by Fiona Beattie

Belfast Zoo exposes winners of 34th annual photography competition!

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Sharp rise in counselling for sexually exploited children in NI

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Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Childrens Commissioner.

Steady increase in young people seeking mental health support

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An unhappy child

Hundreds of NI children contact Childline with bullying woes

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Southern Trust Radiographers won the Health and Social Care Leadership Award for Leadership and Culture.

Trust staff recognised at major awards event

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Parking enforcement at hospital

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