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  • Police describe how Orange Hall was attacked and appeal for witnesses

    on Feb 26, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Police describe how Orange Hall was attacked and appeal for witnesses

    Police are appealing for witnesses following the fire at Altnaveigh Orange Hall in Newry last night, Saturday 25 February. Shortly after 7.15pm police received a report that a number of tyres had been placed against the rear of the building and set on fire. A passer-by noticed the fire at the Martins Lane hall, and alerted the emergency services who quickly dealt with the blaze. Damage was caused to the eves of the property as a result of the incident. Smoke damage was also caused to the interior of the building. Police are working to establish

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  • Residents concerned as youths gather to ‘drink and take drugs’

    on Feb 26, 17 • in Craigavon, Featured, In Your Area, Lurgan, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    Residents concerned as youths gather to ‘drink and take drugs’

    Residents have voiced their concerns as dozens of youths gathered together around shops in Craigavon last night (Saturday) There were concerned those involved were drinking, with even some suggestions there was drug use. SDLP party member Thomas Larkham said: “I have been contacted by several concerned residents in relation to the ongoing issue of dozens of young people gathering in and around the Tullygally shops and Pinebank areas of Craigavon drinking and taking drugs. “This is a very serious issue which has been increasing over the past number of months and needs to be urgently

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  • ‘Disgust’ after arson attack at Orange Hall

    on Feb 25, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    ‘Disgust’ after arson attack at Orange Hall

    There has been an arson attack on an Orange Hall at Newry. Police are appealing for witnesses following the fire at Martins Lane on Saturday night. Shortly after 7.15pm police received a report that a number of tyres had been placed against the rear of the building and set on fire. Damage was caused to the eaves of the property as a result of the incident. Smoke damage was also caused to the interior of the building. Police say they are working to establish a motive for the incident and are appealing to anyone who

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  • Planners to recommend approval for state-of-the-art Corran Community Hall project

    on Feb 25, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Planners to recommend approval for state-of-the-art Corran Community Hall project

    A local community association’s quest to build a new state-of-the-art hall to house a wealth of activities for local people has been recommended for approval by planning officials. As Armagh I revealed last October, Corran Community Association is hoping to demolish an old Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall on the Newtownhamilton Road. Now the application has been considered in depth and the professional opinion is that the development – which would see a facility built almost double the size of the current – should be allowed to proceed. It has been returned with an opinion

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  • Man charged with drug offences after death of woman in Bessbrook

    on Feb 25, 17 • in Bessbrook, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Man charged with drug offences after death of woman in Bessbrook

    A 48-year-old man has been charged with being concerned in the supply of a class A controlled drug and possession of a class B controlled drug. He is expected to appear before Newry Magistrates Court on Wednesday, March 22. The charges are in connection with the arrest of a man by detectives in Reactive and Organised Crime, Newry, investigating the sudden death of a woman in her 30s. She died in the Orior Park area of Bessbrook on Tuesday

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  • Woman threatened in the middle of the night by men brandishing a knife

    on Feb 25, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Woman threatened in the middle of the night by men brandishing a knife

    Two men broke into a house and threatened a woman with a knife in Tandragee in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The two men, wearing balaclavas and brandishing the knife, demanded money and jewellery. It is understood the men also wore gloves and had their shoes cover with plastic — probably in attempt to limit any forensic trail. The incident happened in the Ballymore Park area of the town. Councillor Gareth Wilson, who spoke to the woman after the attack, said he was shocked at what she had to say. “I spent some time

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  • Man pulled from Armagh flat fire in ‘critical condition’ tonight

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Man pulled from Armagh flat fire in ‘critical condition’ tonight

    A man who was pulled from a flat fire in Armagh is in a critical condition in hospital tonight (Friday). The man was rescued from the blaze in Culdee Street area of the city around 4.15pm today. The fire, which happened on the ground floor, began a short time before neighbours raised the alarm. A Southern Trust spokesperson confirmed to Armagh I that the man remains in a critical but stable condition tonight. He was earlier rushed to Craigavon Area Hospital and has since been transferred to Belfast Royal Victoria Hospital. A Northern Ireland Fire &

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  • Armagh point-to-point races postponed at late notice

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Armagh point-to-point races postponed at late notice

    The Tynan and Armagh point-to-point has been postponed. The annual racing event at Farmacaffley on the Armagh Road was due to take place tomorrow (Saturday, February 25). It is understood the poor weather over the last week has left organisers with little choice but to postpone the event for a few days. The race event will go ahead on Wednesday (March 1). The news will come as a blow to punters who had the date in their diaries for months with the event on a Wednesday not expected to attract the same sort of numbers. Original

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  • Man pulled from Armagh flat fire as neighbours raise alarm

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Man pulled from Armagh flat fire as neighbours raise alarm

    A man has been pulled from a flat fire in Armagh this afternoon. Emergency services rushed to the scene in Culdee Street area of the city around 4.15pm. The fire, which happened on the ground floor, began a short time before neighbours raised the alarm. It is understood the man was pulled from the flat but remained unconscious before being placed on a stretcher. He was rushed off in an ambulance while the fire service continued to tackle the blaze and make the scene safe. The area remains cordoned off with police also in attendance. The

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  • Man arrested after sudden death of woman in her thirties

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Bessbrook, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Man arrested after sudden death of woman in her thirties

    A man has been arrested following the sudden death of a woman in county Armagh. The woman, believed to be in her thirties, died on February 21 in the Orior Park area of Bessbrook. Police have this evening confirmed that a 48-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death. Detective Sergeant Paul Murphy said: “As a direct result of our enquiries, we have arrested a man on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs. “He is currently helping police with their enquiries. “

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