Portadown

  • 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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  • Staggering 8,000 names removed from electoral register across county’s two constituencies

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

    Staggering 8,000 names removed from electoral register across county’s two constituencies

    A staggering 8,000 names have been removed from the electoral register across county Armagh’s two constituency areas. These names have been removed from the Electoral Register since the last Assembly election in May 2016. The Newry and Armagh area has seen 4,534 names removed while in Upper Bann, 3,451 names have been scratched from the list. The Electoral Office said that those removed from the list had not responded to its high profile canvass held during the Autumn of 2013. The canvass, which cost around £3.5m, sought to improve the accuracy of the North’s electoral register. It

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  • Anger and disbelief as deal to save Bannview GP practice falls through

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

    Anger and disbelief as deal to save Bannview GP practice falls through

    There has been anger and disbelief after a GP contractor due to take over the troubled Bannview Medial Practice in Portadown pulled out. The future of the facility is once again in serious doubt after the development today (Monday). According to local Ulster Unionist councillor Julie Flaherty some 5,200 patients have been “left in limbo”. She told Armagh I tonight: “To say I’m disappointed is an understatement.” It was two weeks ago that other GPs in the Portadown Health Centre presented a temporary list closure and declined to take on additional patients. The facility had

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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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  • Diner at Co Armagh Indian restaurant tips £1,000 for £79 meal

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

    Diner at Co Armagh Indian restaurant tips £1,000 for £79 meal

    Waiting staff at a Portadown Indian restaurant were tipped a staggering £1,000 for a meal that cost just £79.05. The Indian Tree in the county Armagh town posted news of the generous amount on their Facebook page. They said: “Just a little note to say a big massive heartfelt thanks to u all for ur tremendous support!! “We may not be the most exclusive, the most glamorous, the highest grossing establishment, have a large number on our facebook page likes but we sure do have the most genuine wonderful customers that loves everything about our food

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  • Police seeking a black BMW X5 involved in Co Armagh burglary

    on Jan 11, 17 • in In Your Area, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    Police seeking a black BMW X5 involved in Co Armagh burglary

    Police are on the lookout for a black BMW X5 suspected of being used in a county Armagh burglary yesterday afternoon. The details of the vehicle were released following a burglary on the Kilmore Road, Portadown on Tuesday. The BMW, with chrome roof rack, was last seen between Portadown and Armagh at 3.15pm. It is believed there were four people inside the car at the time It had southern registration plate beginning 152 D but these may have been changed. Read more news: Motorists warned as high winds batter county with snow on its way Armagh

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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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  • Winter is coming! Co Armagh to be hit with snow later this week

    on Jan 9, 17 • in Armagh, Craigavon, Featured, In Your Area, Lurgan, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    Winter is coming! Co Armagh to be hit with snow later this week

    Brace yourselves folks….winter is coming! We start the week in typically miserable fashion with downpours of rain likely through the entire day across the county. As we go into the night we will see some intervals and occasional showers, some heavy and blustery at first. Cloudier by morning with some patchy rain, with winds easing. Minimum Temperature 5 °C. The entire county will be hit with snow, especially over higher ground as it turns much colder during Wednesday and Thursday. It will be very windy with frequent wintry showers, significant snowfall in places especially around south and mid-Armagh

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  • Arson attack at Portadown house under investigation

    on Jan 7, 17 • in In Your Area, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    Arson attack at Portadown house under investigation

    Detectives are appealing for information following the report of an arson attack at a house in Portadown. At around 5.30am this morning, Saturday, police received a report that the house on Hanover Street was on fire. There was no one in the property at the time of the incident. Detective Constable Kelly Foley would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has information about this incident to contact Detectives at Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 208 07/01/17. “Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide

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  • GP contractor secured for troubled Bannview practise in Portadown

    on Jan 5, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, News, Portadown • with No Comments

    GP contractor secured for troubled Bannview practise in Portadown

    Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced that a new GP contract provider has been secured for the torubled Bannview Practice in Portadown. On the eve of a public protest, the Minister confirmed that the practise had been saved from closure. GPs within Portadown Health Centre refused to take on any more patients this week and it was feared that Bannview would close on Monday, January 16. Health Minister Michelle O’Neill said this evening (Thursday): “I can today confirm that a new contract provider will be in place from early March. “Until then, the HSCB will

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