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  • Watch: Group of teens set fire to car in Armagh housing estate

    on Jan 18, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area • with No Comments

    Watch: Group of teens set fire to car in Armagh housing estate

    A group of teenagers have deliberately set fire to a car in Armagh this afternoon (Wednesday). Armagh I understands the car had been left in the Mullacreevie Park esate in Armagh on Saturday. Earlier today, four teenagers, wearing hoodies and with scarves wrapped around their faces set the car on fire. The incident happened around 2.30pm with emergency services tasked to the scene shortly afterwards. The fire took around half an hour to extinguish. If you can help please call police on the 101 number. Alternatively information about crime can be passed anonymously via the

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  • Newborn lambs just eight hours old stolen along with two pregnant sheep

    on Jan 18, 17 • in Banbridge, Featured, In Your Area • with No Comments

    Newborn lambs just eight hours old stolen along with two pregnant sheep

    Six newborn lambs and two pregnant sheep have been stolen from a farm in banbridge. The newborns were taken from beside their mums, some of which were just eight hours old. Two pregnant sheep were also stolen from the farm on Monday evening. A police spokesperson said: “This involved persons breaking into a premises and stealing six newborn lambs from beside their mothers. “These lambs were extremely young varying from three days to only eight hours old. “These individuals have then taken two sheep from the field who are lambing. “This occurred on the Lurgan

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  • Renewed appeal for stolen cattle as five more are recovered in Darkley

    on Jan 17, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Keady • with No Comments

    Renewed appeal for stolen cattle as five more are recovered in Darkley

    The family of a farmer who remains ill in hospital with pneumonia have renewed their appeal for help to recover stolen cattle. In all, 20 cattle were taken from the Barkers Road area of Newtownhamilton last Wednesday night. Four of these were later found. And tonight, the family have confirmed a further five have been located in the Darkley area. The elderly farmer, Gilbert Dougan, 62, has been in hospital with pneumonia. His family turned to Armagh I and asked to make a public appeal. Hundreds of you shared the post and today a family

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  • Brave Clare’s justgiving appeal to open children’s sensory room at Daisy Hill

    on Jan 17, 17 • in Bessbrook, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Brave Clare’s justgiving appeal to open children’s sensory room at Daisy Hill

    The mother of a Bessbrook toddler who passed away two years ago has started a justgiving page to help provide a sensory room in his memory at Daisy Hill Hospital. Clare McCabe’s son Harvey tragically lost his battle against a life-limiting condition two years ago today. The heartbroken mother has been instrumental in trying to raise money since her agonising loss to thank all those at the hospital for everything which they had done – and to help others in the future. Clare told Armagh I : “We are aiming to raise £20 000 and

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  • ‘What planet are they on?’ Hundreds turn out to protest new SRC campus plans

    on Jan 17, 17 • in Craigavon, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    ‘What planet are they on?’ Hundreds turn out to protest new SRC campus plans

    More than 600 people turned out to protest the building of the new Southern Regional College within the boundaries of Craigavon Park on Saturday afternoon. A group of residents objecting to the College’s plans say there are numerous alternative sites for the new multi-million pound campus. The group have set up a petition on charge.org called ‘Save Craigavon City Park and Lakes’, which has garnered more than 1,700 signatures so far. Kelly Laverty is one of those who has signed the petition and was in attendance at last weekend’s protest. Ms Laverty told Armagh I that she, or any

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  • Decade-long dream for state-of-the-art community centre moves a step closer

    on Jan 16, 17 • in Bessbrook, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Decade-long dream for state-of-the-art community centre moves a step closer

    A decade-long dream to create a state-of-the-art peace and community centre in a south Armagh village has taken a huge step forward. Outline planning approval for the development – which would be based on a site in the centre of Camlough – is due to be granted later this month by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The overall design of the scheme will be subject to finance. But Armagh I understands that the various elements of the funding cocktail required to turn dream to reality could be in place in the not too distant

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  • Anger and disbelief as deal to save Bannview GP practice falls through

    on Jan 16, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    Anger and disbelief as deal to save Bannview GP practice falls through

    There has been anger and disbelief after a GP contractor due to take over the troubled Bannview Medial Practice in Portadown pulled out. The future of the facility is once again in serious doubt after the development today (Monday). According to local Ulster Unionist councillor Julie Flaherty some 5,200 patients have been “left in limbo”. She told Armagh I tonight: “To say I’m disappointed is an understatement.” It was two weeks ago that other GPs in the Portadown Health Centre presented a temporary list closure and declined to take on additional patients. The facility had

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  • Scam artists ‘pretending to be homeless’ in Armagh

    on Jan 15, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Scam artists ‘pretending to be homeless’ in Armagh

    Fed-up locals have taken action against begging in the city centre. Several posters have been pasted at locations across Armagh. They have appeared in response to a marked increase in the number of people asking for money from passersby going about their business. The poster pictured was pasted to a board at McCrums Court and is one of a number which have appeared in the area. It reads: “Warning: People pretending to be homeless are begging in this area.” And it claims: “They are scam artists, please DO NOT give them money.” The woman who

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  • Co Armagh man makes semi-final of Ninja Warrior UK

    on Jan 15, 17 • in Armagh, Entertainment, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Co Armagh man makes semi-final of Ninja Warrior UK

    A county Armagh man has made the semi-final of ITV gameshow Ninja Warrior UK. American-born CJ Jones, who now lives with his wife in Richhill, appeared on the Saturday night prime-time TV show last night — and didn’t he do brilliantly! Ninja Warrior UK is the British version of the Japanese assault course game show Sasuke. And CJ will be back on our screens early next month where he’ll be looking to replicate his performance, beating the course with two and a half minutes remaining. Speaking to Armagh I, CJ explained why he decided to take on

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  • Thieves steal 20 cattle from farmer (62) in hospital with pneumonia

    on Jan 15, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Thieves steal 20 cattle from farmer (62) in hospital with pneumonia

    Cruel and opportunist thieves stole 20 cattle from a farmer who is suffering from pneumonia in hospital. The animals were taken from a farmyard in Tullyvallen area, close to Newtownhamilton on Wednesday night. There was a mix of Charlaois, Simmental and Black Whiteheads ranging from 350kg to 450kg. Their owner, 62-year-old Gilbert Dougan is currently laid up in hospital with the debilitating lung condition. His daughter Emma contacted Armagh I asking for help in finding the animals taken from Barkers Road. She confirmed four have already been recovered. “We’d be so grateful for any help we

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