Craigavon

  • New face expected in Upper Bann as DUP MLA steps aside

    on Jan 18, 17 • in Craigavon, In Your Area, Lurgan, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    New face expected in Upper Bann as DUP MLA steps aside

    Following Catherine Seeley’s announcement that she is removing herself from the race for re-election in Upper Bann, DUP’s Sydney Anderson has followed suit. With the number of seats being reduced from six to five, Mr Anderson’s decision will mean there will definitely be a new face in Upper Bann following the Assembly elections on March 2. Mr Anderson said: “It was an immense honour and privilege to have been able to represent Upper Bann as an MLA for the last six and a half years. I have made the decision that I will not be

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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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  • Sinn Fein MLA will not seek re-election in any forthcoming Assembly election

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

    Sinn Fein MLA will not seek re-election in any forthcoming Assembly election

    Sinn Fein MLA  Catherine Seeley says she will not try and retain her seat in any forthcoming Assembly election. Ms Seeley will give up her position in Stormont to pursue a career in teaching, she confirmed this afternoon. The Upper Bann MLA said: “Serving the people of Upper Bann as a Sinn Féin MLA over recent months has been a huge honour and privilege. “After much consideration, I have now decided that I will not be putting my name forward as a candidate in this election. “An opportunity has arisen for me to return to

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  • Paramedic gives sister gift of life: ‘I never realised just how ill I was’

    on Jan 16, 17 • in Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, In Your Area • with No Comments

    Paramedic gives sister gift of life: ‘I never realised just how ill I was’

    A paramedic gave his sister the gift of life following a liver transplant in 2013 and now Sean Mullan and his sister Eileen are speaking about the importance of organ donation. Eileen, a Non Executive Director for the Southern Trust, knows only too well what it means to benefit from organ donation. Eileen who had kidney disease since birth went into renal failure in 2009 and knew that at some point in the future she would need to go on dialysis or have a kidney transplant. By January 2013, when her kidney function further deteriorated,

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  • ‘How did no one die?’ Driver arrested after car ends up in mangled mess

    on Jan 16, 17 • in Craigavon, In Your Area, Lurgan, News • with No Comments

    ‘How did no one die?’ Driver arrested after car ends up in mangled mess

    A driver was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit after their car ended up a mangled mess following a crash on Sunday morning. A passenger was also treated for injuries. The PSNI Craigavon posted the horrific wreckage on their Facebook page with a message: “How did no one die? Flip, that was a bad one. That was horrific.” While the driver was arrested and initially charged, the police admitted, with injuries and forensics needed, there may be other offences to follow and that it’s likely to be a protracted investigation. The spokesperson added: “Thanks to another

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  • £435,000 funding to revitalise three Co Armagh town centres

    on Jan 13, 17 • in Banbridge, Craigavon, In Your Area, Lurgan, News • with No Comments

    £435,000 funding to revitalise three Co Armagh town centres

    Almost half a million pounds will be given to revitalise three county Armagh town centres this year. Communities Minister, Paul Givan, has announced funding of £435,000 for projects to revitalise areas within Craigavon, Lurgan and Portadown town centres. The Northern Ireland Executive, through the Department for Communities, is investing approximately £300,000 in this project with the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council investing a further £135,000. Craigavon will see improvements to linkages between the business, retail and leisure areas whilst at the same time making the Lakeview Road bridge more welcoming, attractive and safe

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  • Police swoop to recover stolen lorries and digger on Co Armagh property

    on Jan 12, 17 • in Craigavon, Featured, In Your Area, Lurgan, News • with No Comments

    Police swoop to recover stolen lorries and digger on Co Armagh property

    A number of stolen lorries and digger were recovered during a police operation in county Armagh on Wednesday. Detectives in Lurgan recovered a number of stolen vehicles following the search of a property in the Dungannon Road area of Craigavon. The vehicles, including two lorries, two trailers and a digger were recovered following information received from the public. The thefts of the vehicles were reported to police on Tuesday, January 3 from properties in the Calvacullion Road area of Gortin and the Arvalee Road area of Omagh. Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said: “Our enquiries are

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  • Stay safe cycling across the Borough this New Year

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

    Stay safe cycling across the Borough this New Year

    Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are issuing key safety information to cyclists across the Borough area – helping to ensure they and other road users stay safe and well. Working in partnership with the Borough’s Policing and Community Partnership, the Council has developed a fact-filled leaflet, detailing ways cyclists can stay safe including: • Choosing the right size and type of bicycle for comfort and safety • Checking your bicycle regularly and ensuring all necessary maintenance is up to date • Ensuring your bicycle is set-up correctly with the bell, lights and reflectors

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  • ‘Multiple children could have died’ after car is struck outside Co Armagh school

    on Jan 10, 17 • in Craigavon, Featured, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    ‘Multiple children could have died’ after car is struck outside Co Armagh school

    A number of children could have been killed after a large item was thrown at a car which was driving close to a county Armagh school, according to police. While condemning the “disgusting” act, police praised a driver who could have left “multiple dead kids” in their wake as the windscreen shattered as they drove right outside Lismore Comprehensive in Craigavon yesterday morning. A police spokesperson said: “This time yesterday, around 8.55am, a car was driving along the Brownlow Road towards the Hub when something was thrown or fired at the windscreen, which completely shattered

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  • Road resurfacing work due to get underway in Craigavon

    on Jan 9, 17 • in Craigavon, In Your Area, News • with No Comments

    Road resurfacing work due to get underway in Craigavon

    A £95,000 resurfacing scheme for Tullygally East Road at Craigavon is due to get underway next Monday, January 16. Work on the 630 metre scheme has been confirmed by Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard, who said work was due to be completed on February 3. Mr Hazzard said: “This £95,000 investment will deliver significant improvements to the structural integrity and road surface quality of Tullygally East Road. This will deliver benefits for the local community for many years to come.” The resurfacing extends from outside Carrigart up to and including the entrance to Meadowbrook. Local access

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