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Caught out on test drive of a vehicle he was considering buying

When he took a vehicle he was thinking of buying for a drive a 55-year-old man did not realise it had no vehicle test certificate.

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Made foolish decision to drive without insurance for vehicle

Made foolish decision to drive without insurance for vehicle

An 18-year-old man was fined £250 last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for driving without insurance on September 18 this year.

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Almost all the charges dropped in ‘pedlar’ case

Almost all the charges dropped in ‘pedlar’ case

The majority of charges against two men accused of fraud and acting as pedlars were withdrawn last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

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‘On verge of a lengthy time behind bars’

‘On verge of a lengthy time behind bars’

A 22-year-old man was given an enhanced combination order of probation and community service last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

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Had made an error in changing over his insurance policy

Had made an error in changing over his insurance policy

When he was asked to produce his insurance to police it transpired that a 28-year-old man was driving uninsured because of an ‘administrative error’.

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Couple admit alcohol and weedkiller theft

Couple admit alcohol and weedkiller theft

A couple who have admitted stealing from Tescos will be sentenced early next year at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

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Was driving when he should not have been

Was driving when he should not have been

A 40-year-old Banbridge man was banned from driving for 12 months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Caused a head-on collision by driving on wrong side of road

Caused a head-on collision by driving on wrong side of road

A 41-year-old and who drove on the wrong side of the road and caused a head-on collision was banned from driving for 12 months last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

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‘You have come very close to being sent to prison’

‘You have come very close to being sent to prison’

A 25-year-old man was told last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court he was a ‘fortunate young man’ to get a chance to complete a court order instead of going to prison.

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‘Long arm of the law’ finally catches up with drugs offender

‘Long arm of the law’ finally catches up with drugs offender

The ‘long arm of the law’ caught up with a 27-year-old man last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for a drugs offence which happened on August 29 2014 at the Outlet Banbridge.

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Given 15 year sentence over rape attack

Police have welcomed a 15 year sentence handed down to a Lithuanian man following his conviction on a number of offences relating to a rape in Lurgan in 2011.

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Dash Coulter, 7, Donaghcloney with his snowmen.

Snow causes disruption to bin collections

Due to the adverse weather, some disruption has been cuased to household waste collections today (Friday, December 8).

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Comedian Sean wins Ireland’s funniest joke

Comedian Sean wins Ireland’s funniest joke

Lurgan comedian, Sean Hegarty has been crowned the winner of ‘Ireland’s Funniest Joke 2017’ as decided by the general public, after receiving 67% of the total votes in the final shortlist.

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Dromore High School closing early today

Another local school has fallen foul of the weather as Dromore High School has announced they are closing early.

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Car towed

Arrest after video posts of car being driven at 150mph

Police have arrested a man after videos appeared online of a car apparently being driven at 150mph.

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Peter Brunker from Dromore has won the Autoline Insurance and News Letter 'We're With You' competition.  The judging panel were impressed with his community spirit and serial fundraising.  Peter is pictured receiving his prize, a night's stay in Galgorm Resort & Spa, from Autoline's Roisin Cowan.

Remarkable fundraiser Peter Branker wins community competition

A serial fundraiser and volunteer from Dromore, Co Down, has won a competition organised by Autoline Insurance and the News Letter to celebrate the best of community life in Northern Ireland.

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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

A new veterinary practice is due to open its doors for business in Banbridge, following a significant investment with support from Ulster Bank.

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Lord Rogan.

Lord Rogan appointed as Deputy Speaker in House of Lords

Ulster Unionist Peer Lord Rogan has been appointed as a Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords.

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Dromore Christmas Lights

Dromore Square was packed for the big Christmas Lights Switch-on

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