Craigavon

  • Storm Ewan set to hit this morning with snow possible later in the week

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

    Storm Ewan set to hit this morning with snow possible later in the week

    As we waved goodbye to Storm Doris, we open the door for Storm Ewan with high winds and rain coming in off the Atlantic coast this morning. However, we’re not expecting anything like the impact Doris had just a few days ago, with Ewan expect to hit Ireland’s southern counties hardest. Met Éireann has officially named Storm Ewan as this season’s fifth named storm. Although Sunday will be a windy day in the UK, the same level of impacts are not expected to be seen across England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. In the UK,

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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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  • Drunk Co Armagh teenager who made prank bomb hoax ‘showed no remorse’

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

    Drunk Co Armagh teenager who made prank bomb hoax ‘showed no remorse’

    A county Armagh teenager who made a prank bomb hoax while drunk has been ordered to complete 220 hours of community service. Kirsty Knox, 18, from Meadowbank, Tullygally in Craigavon, pleaded guilty to making the calls to 999 on July 10, last year. The calls were made around 4am, with Knox claiming there was a bomb in the Meadowbrook estate. Recordings of the calls were played back to her but the 18-year-old just laughed and showed no remorse, a court heard. The Newsletter reports that Knox’s defence solicitor said it was a case of “silly teenagers under the influence

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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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  • 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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  • Nine people arrested after arson attacks on homes of police officers

    on Feb 21, 17 • in Armagh, Craigavon, Featured, In Your Area, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    Nine people arrested after arson attacks on homes of police officers

    Nine people have been arrested in connection with a number of arson attacks on the homes of police officers recently. Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch working in partnership with Local Policing teams made the arrests after carrying out a number of searches of properties in the Larne, Lisburn and Armagh, Banbridge and the greater Craigavon area this morning. The six men and three women, aged between 20 and 51, were arrested in Larne, Lisburn and Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon area on suspicion of a range of offences including arson, arson with intent to

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  • Heart & Sole Colour Dash is back and is even bigger for 2017!

    on Feb 20, 17 • in Craigavon, Featured, In Your Area, Lurgan, News, Other Sports, Sports • with No Comments

    Heart & Sole Colour Dash is back and is even bigger for 2017!

    It’s back! The hugely popular Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Heart & Sole Colour Dash 2017 will be bursting into Lurgan Park on Sunday 7th May. Registration is now open and due to last year’s high demand entries have been increased to 1,500 for this year’s event. You don’t have to be an athlete to take part, you can run, walk or a mixture of both – the colour dash is entirely for fun! The event kicks off at 2pm with a fun group warm up before runners and walkers take to the course

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  • Residents warn of suspicious vans breaking into homes and stealing dogs

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

    Residents warn of suspicious vans breaking into homes and stealing dogs

    Concern is growing among residents in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon council area after a number of vans have been spotted acting suspiciously in recent days. Hundreds of people are sharing social media posts with photos of the vehicles — one red and another white van — with Republic of Ireland registration plates. It is being claimed that houses are being broken into and dogs stolen. Residents in the Portadown and Craigavon areas were sharing ‘warnings’ on Facebook throughout the day yesterday (Saturday). One Armagh resident contacted us this afternoon to say the vans in

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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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  • Co Armagh’s Almac in major research to treat therapy-resistant tumours

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

    Co Armagh’s Almac in major research to treat therapy-resistant tumours

    Co Armagh pharmaceutical giant Almac have entered into a major research agreement to target therapy-resistant tumours. Almac Discovery, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and identifying innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland have announced the collaboration that aims to gain a new understanding of how to target tumour cells that are resistant to cancer therapies and cause cancer to spread to other parts of the body. The project will explore the potential of a drug, based on initial research by RCSI’s Professor Tracy Robson and developed

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