Markethill

  • Suspicious white Toyota 4×4 ‘paying particular attention’ to houses in rural Armagh

    on Jan 12, 17 • in In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Suspicious white Toyota 4×4 ‘paying particular attention’ to houses in rural Armagh

    Police have issued a warning to the public to be on the look-out for a suspicious white 4×4 in rural county Armagh. The Toyota, with a southern registration, has been spotted driving slowly around the Mowhan and Glenanne areas of south Armagh. A police spokesperson said: “We’ve had reports of a suspicious White Toyota 4×4 bearing plates 141-KK-120 acting suspiciously around Mowhan and Glenanne within last hour. “It’s been reported as paying particular attention to houses in our rural area. “If you see it, call it in on 101 so we can give it some

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  • Church plans free Christmas Day dinner so nobody need be alone or go without!

    on Dec 22, 16 • in In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Church plans free Christmas Day dinner so nobody need be alone or go without!

    ‘Tis the season of giving and at Markethill Elim Church they are preparing to ensure that nobody goes without. The kind-hearted congregation is putting the finishing touches to its first ever Community Christmas Dinner. Christmas can be a difficult time for many people for many reasons. There are those who may not have the chance to enjoy a good meal simply because of the expense, or those who find themselves facing the prospect of spending the day alone. That need not be the case. A free three course meal will be provided at Markethill Elim,

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  • Charity shop apologises for ‘genuine mistake’ after Facebook post goes viral

    on Dec 19, 16 • in Featured, In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Charity shop apologises for ‘genuine mistake’ after Facebook post goes viral

    A county Armagh charity shop has apologised for a ‘genuine mistake’ after a Facebook post slating the store went viral over the weekend. The Drop Inn, Richhill have held their hands up to a human error after a doll , donated for their Christmas Shoebox Appeal, ended up on sale in store. Sandra Barr, who spotted a doll she had donated on Friday afternoon, took to social media to complain, with her post being shared more than 4,000 times with hundreds of comments. She posted on Facebook: “I was in the Drop Inn charity shop in Richill,

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  • Christmas captured in one fantastic photo as little David meets Santa

    on Dec 18, 16 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Christmas captured in one fantastic photo as little David meets Santa

    This is Christmas captured in a single photograph! This is little David Dougan from Redrock, county Armagh.  He’s just 10 months old and it was his first visit to see Santa. Mum Catherine, speaking to Armagh I, said: ” It’s was such an amazing moment he was totally mesmerised by him. It was almost surreal, he forgot we were in the room. “I captured this image of him while Santa was chatting to him. I think it’s the spirit of Christmas in one image.” Absolutely fantastic stuff. Read more news: Woman charged after store staff

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  • Danny Kennedy MLA to host Markethill coffee morning in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

    on Dec 14, 16 • in Entertainment, In Your Area, Markethill • with No Comments

    Danny Kennedy MLA to host Markethill coffee morning in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

    Newry & Armagh Ulster Unionist MLA Danny Kennedy will be hosting a coffee morning in aid of charity. It will be held at his Constituency Office at 47 Main Street, Markethill this Friday, December 16. Mr Kennedy is encouraging the local community to support the event which will take place between the hours of 10am and 12noon. Proceeds raised during the coffee morning will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity organisation which provides vital support to people affected by Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Read more news: Police enquiries ‘continuing on behalf of coroner’ after baby girl’s

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  • Justice Minister meets with victims’ families in Markethill

    on Dec 13, 16 • in In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Justice Minister meets with victims’ families in Markethill

    Victims’ families met with Justice Minister Claire Sugden in markethill, county Armagh this morning. Danny Kennedy MLA, welcomed the Minister to his constituency office in Markethill to meet with representatives from Victim’s families in the area. The meeting was requested by Mr Kennedy and he said he was delighted that the Justice Minister had come to hear at first hand the concerns and frustrations of relatives from Kingsmills and other atrocities. Speaking afterwards, Mr Kennedy said the relatives and representatives from FAIR had expressed to Claire Sugden their very serious concerns about the delays in

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  • Police issue appeal after ‘despicable’ act in church grounds

    on Dec 9, 16 • in Featured, In Your Area, Markethill • with No Comments

    Police issue appeal after ‘despicable’ act in church grounds

    Police are appealing for information following a ‘despicable’ attack on cars in the grounds of a county Armagh church on Thursday night. Five cars were broken into and items were stolen from three as their owners attended Markethill Primary School’s Christmas Concert in St John’s Parish Church in Mullabrack. The incident happened between 6.45pm and 8.45pm. PSNI Inspector Kieran Quinn asked anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact Police at Armagh on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 1222 08/12/16. Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without

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  • Markethill’s Christmas sale and auction raises incredible £32,000 for Air Ambulance NI

    on Nov 27, 16 • in Featured, In Your Area, Markethill, News • with No Comments

    Markethill’s Christmas sale and auction raises incredible £32,000 for Air Ambulance NI

    The counting is done and what a fantastic sum! This year’s Christmas Show and Sale at Markethill Livestock Sales has raise the fantastic sum of £32,000. And the proceeds from the event – which was held on Thursday night and attracted a huge interest – will go to the Air Ambulance NI. The organisers this year decided to raise money in memory of Lesley-Ann McCarragher, a student at Loughrey Agricultural College and former head girl of the City of Armagh High School, who died in April after being struck by a vehicle on the Monaghan

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  • Vandals in ‘black saloon’ drag bins filled with rubbish at high speed for miles

    on Nov 25, 16 • in Featured, In Your Area, Markethill, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Vandals in ‘black saloon’ drag bins filled with rubbish at high speed for miles

    Vandals travelling in a ‘black saloon’ drag bins towed by a car at high speed spewing rubbish for miles. Police are currently investigating a series of incidents which happened overnight and into Friday morning in the Tandragee and Markethill areas. Bins were dragged down roads by individuals in what local residents described as a ‘black saloon car’ causing rubbish to spill over roads and verges over many miles. Councillor Gareth Wilson who met with Police on Friday afternoon said: “This is the latest incident in a long series of similar incidents in this area and

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  • Grieving widow hits out at bin thugs: ‘Someone else could have a sad home too’

    on Nov 25, 16 • in Featured, In Your Area, Markethill, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Grieving widow hits out at bin thugs: ‘Someone else could have a sad home too’

    A grieving Markethill woman has hit out those responsible for the bins strewn across several roads around county Armagh this morning. The black bins were placed in the middle of the Hamiltonsbawn to Markethill Road as well as the road between Markethill and Tandragee overnight. Dense fog and low light made for really poor visibility in the early hours into mid-morning. Kelly Sterritt, who laid her husband to rest yesterday morning, posted under Armagh I’s post. In an emotional message, she wrote: “I’ve just laid my darling husband to rest yesterday, after passing away suddenly,

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