Banbridge

  • House has windows smashed for THIRD time in February

    on Feb 25, 17 • in Banbridge, In Your Area • with No Comments

    House has windows smashed for THIRD time in February

    Windows in a house in Banbridge have been smashed for a third time this month. Police are appealing for information following reports of criminal damage to the flat in the Iveagh Drive area of the town. Police received reports of three separate incidents in the month of February of windows being smashed at this property. The latest incident was reported to police at around 9pm on Wednesday, earlier this week. Constable Morrison said: “I am appealing to anyone who has noticed any suspicious activity in this area recently or who has any information to contact officers

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  • Final Call for Excellence Awards 2017 Nominations…do you know someone who has made a difference?

    on Feb 23, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, In Your Area • with No Comments

    Final Call for Excellence Awards 2017 Nominations…do you know someone who has made a difference?

    Do you know a member of health and social care staff who has provided exceptional treatment and care for you or your relative? The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched the Excellence Awards for 2017 and is asking for members of the public to play their part and nominate a member of staff who has made a big difference to their lives for the People’s Choice Award before it is too late. The closing date for nominations is 5pm on Monday 6 March 2017. Siobhan Rooney, a non-executive director with the Trust, and

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  • Two men to appear in court in relation to arson attacks on police officers

    on Feb 23, 17 • in Banbridge, In Your Area, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    Two men to appear in court in relation to arson attacks on police officers

    Two men will appear in court this morning charged with a litany of offences in relation to attacks on serving police officers. The men, aged 26 and 41, have been charged with conspiracy to cause an explosion, three counts of arson endangering life with intent, conspiracy to commit arson, being concerned in the supply of class A, B and C controlled drugs and encouraging or assisting an offence believing it will be committed. They are both expected to appear before Lisburn Magistrates Court this morning, (Thursday). The charges are in connection with an investigation into a

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  • Five to appear in court following arson attacks on PSNI officers’ homes

    on Feb 22, 17 • in Banbridge, Craigavon, Featured, In Your Area, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    Five to appear in court following arson attacks on PSNI officers’ homes

    Five people have been charged with arson attacks on the homes of serving officers. Four men and one woman have also been charged with other drugs offences on top of the attacks on the homes of police officers across the county Armagh and Banbridge areas. The serving PSNI members were targeted between April and July last year. Their vehicles and homes were attacked and in some cases destroyed in the Banbridge, Portadown and Gilford areas. Detectives searched properties in counties Antrim, Armagh and Down on Tuesday morning. Four men aged 17, 20, 36 and

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  • Weather warning in place for Co Armagh as Storm Doris arrives

    on Feb 22, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, Featured, In Your Area, Lurgan, Portadown • with No Comments

    Weather warning in place for Co Armagh as Storm Doris arrives

    High winds and heavy rain is set so sweep across county Armagh on Thursday as the Met Office issue a yellow weather warning. The Met Office are saying Storm Doris will bring the ferocious weather in off the Atlantic in the next 24 hours. The storm will be at its worst just after it passes across Northern Ireland but it will bring those strong winds and persistent rainfall, which in turn brings their own problems. A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “We have got a fairly active area of low pressure coming in from

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  • Do you know where the speed cameras operate across Co Armagh?

    on Feb 19, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, In Your Area, News, Portadown, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Do you know where the speed cameras operate across Co Armagh?

    You may dislike them, even loathe them, but speed cameras are an essential to reducing the number of accidents on our roads. There are five sites across county Armagh where mobile safety vehicles ar ein operation. These ‘vans’ use the latest digital photographic and laser technology to accurately measure and record vehicle speeds. The vehicles, which are clearly marked and highly visible, are used on the A1 Sprucefield Roundabout to Sheepsbridge Road; Armagh to Monaghan Road in Middletown; Armagh Road in Portadown; Gosford Road in Tandragee and A25 Newry to Belleek. There are no fixed

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  • Farmers worst hit in Armagh as criminals seek ‘soft targets’

    on Feb 18, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Farmers worst hit in Armagh as criminals seek ‘soft targets’

    Farmers in county Armagh are being hit hardest by criminals, according to figures released by the biggest farm insurer in the country. The latest statistics by NFU Mutual show a 9% increase in agricultural crime, with livestock theft pretty much a daily occurrence in some areas. Last year, farmers reported a staggering 11 crimes per week, with the Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Newry worst hit. And there has been several high-profile rural crime incidents highlighted by Armagh I recently, including the theft of a Massey Ferguson tractor (since recovered) and theft of livestock from a farmer stricken

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  • Road closed following two-vehicle crash early this morning

    on Feb 15, 17 • in Banbridge, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Road closed following two-vehicle crash early this morning

    The Banbridge Road near Gilford was closed following a two-vehicle road accident early this morning (Wednesday). The road has since reopened to traffic but motorists are advised to exercise caution due to the possibility of oil on the road. Emergency services attended the scene. The accident happened between Gilford and Laurencetown. At this time there are no reports of any serious injuries. Read more news: Community devastated after sad passing of 10-year-old Clady boy John Joe Brazen thieves spend hours stealing £100,000 in stock from Armagh warehouse Parents express thanks for support as little JohnJoe (10) remains critical

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  • Police following ‘definitive line of inquiry’ following Poyntzpass shooting

    on Feb 10, 17 • in Banbridge, In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Police following ‘definitive line of inquiry’ following Poyntzpass shooting

    Police say they are ‘following a definite line of inquiry’ following a shooting incident in Poyntzpass last night (Thursday). A man in his 60s was injured after he was shot multiple times through the window of a house in the Tullymore Road area. Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime in Lurgan are appealing for information into the shocking incident which has stunned the rural community. Detective Inspector Stephen Harvey explained: “At approximately 10:20pm on Thursday, 9 February, police received a report of a shooting at a house in the Tullymore Road area. “A man aged in

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  • Looking a new job? Major jobs fair coming to Belfast

    on Feb 10, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, In Your Area, Portadown • with No Comments

    Looking a new job? Major jobs fair coming to Belfast

    Thousands of jobs will be on offer at a major jobs fair in Belfast later this month. The Department for Communities, in partnership with Belfast City Council, is hosting the event on Tuesday, February 21. The job fair will take place in the Europa Hotel Belfast between 10am and 3pm and is free to attend. More than 70 employers will take part including employers from the care, manufacturing, hospitality and financial services sectors and many more. The Belfast Job Fair aims to offer people who are seeking employment the opportunity to meet up with a range of prospective

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