Tandragee

  • Woman threatened in the middle of the night by men brandishing a knife

    on Feb 25, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Woman threatened in the middle of the night by men brandishing a knife

    Two men broke into a house and threatened a woman with a knife in Tandragee in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The two men, wearing balaclavas and brandishing the knife, demanded money and jewellery. It is understood the men also wore gloves and had their shoes cover with plastic — probably in attempt to limit any forensic trail. The incident happened in the Ballymore Park area of the town. Councillor Gareth Wilson, who spoke to the woman after the attack, said he was shocked at what she had to say. “I spent some time

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  • Quad bike and calves stolen as pattern for rural thefts emerges

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Armagh, Featured, In Your Area, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Quad bike and calves stolen as pattern for rural thefts emerges

    A quad bike and two calves were stolen in three separate incidents across county Armagh in the early hours of this morning (Friday). The incidents happened in the Armagh, Poyntzpass and Markethill areas. A quad bike was stolen in the Darkley Road area of Armagh in the early hours of Friday morning and in two other incidents a calf worth £300 pounds was stolen from a farm on Markethill Road, Collone and another calf also worth £300 in the Acton Road area of Poyntzpass. DUP Assembly candidate William Irwin says there is a pattern emerging in relation

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  • Co Armagh Parcelforce driver resigns after performing sex act on letterbox

    on Feb 24, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, News, Portadown, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Co Armagh Parcelforce driver resigns after performing sex act on letterbox

    A county Armagh parcel delivery driver was forced to resign after he was caught performing a sex act on a letterbox. David Camblin, 52, from Tandragee, appeared before Fermanagh Magistrates’ Court after the owner of the house in question set up CCTV in a bid to discover why there was a puddle in the hallway. Nobody was living in the house at the time. The court heard how the images captured on August 9, last year showed Camblin driving up in a Parcelforce van before getting out, walking to the front door and removing his

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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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  • Major roadworks to cause traffic problems in Tandragee

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

    Major roadworks to cause traffic problems in Tandragee

    Major road improvements have started in Tandragee. £170,000 resurfacing schemes on Irish Street Richhill and Gilford Street Tandragee got underway earlier this week. The schemes will involve the resurfacing of 1km of roads and where appropriate the reinstatement of footways and verges. To facilitate the schemes, temporary road closures will be in place. The closure at Irish Street Richhill is from 7am Monday 20 February 2017 to 6pm on Sunday 26 February 2017. Traffic is being diverted via B111 Newline, U7660 Main Street Richhill and U7660 The Square Richhill. The closure at Gilford Street Tandragee

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  • Alcohol seized from youths at recreation centre as anti-social behaviour increases

    on Feb 16, 17 • in In Your Area, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Alcohol seized from youths at recreation centre as anti-social behaviour increases

    Police in Armagh are stepping up patrols and asking parents, the owners of licensed premises and the community for their support in tackling increased reports of anti-social behaviour. It follows reports of large groups of youths, up to as many as seventy gathering in Tandragee Recreation Centre in recent weeks. Some of those youths had alcohol seized by the PSNI. Sergeant Peter Moneypenny said “I am reminding parents that they need to be aware of where their children and young people are, what they’re getting up to and to talk to them about the danger

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  • Tayto takes first bite out of popcorn market and snaps up London snack company too!

    on Feb 6, 17 • in business, Featured, In Your Area, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Tayto takes first bite out of popcorn market and snaps up London snack company too!

    Co Armagh crisp and snack giant Tayto has taken another major bite out of the market. The family-owned Tandragee company has bought into its first popcorn manufacturer. It now has a 75% share of Portlebay Popcorn, which is based at Plympton in the south of England. The business went into administration six days ago, with Sainsbury’s among the main supplier of the popcorn brand. Tayto has also just bought Tavern Snacks, based in London, as part of the expansion of the company announced today (Monday). Tavern’s core clientele to date has centred on the licensed

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  • Road closed following serious accident near Poyntzpass

    on Jan 30, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, Markethill, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Road closed following serious accident near Poyntzpass

    9.50AM UPDATE: the road has now reopened. There has been a early morning road accident near Poyntzpass. Police are advising motorists of traffic delays in both directions on the Tandragee Road between Poyntzpass and Jerretspass near its junction with Drumbanagher Wall Road due to a road traffic collision. The accident has closed the road in both directions. It remains unclear how many vehicles have been involved. Please seek an alternative route. More to follow

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  • Traffic wardens to be removed from several Co Armagh towns and villages

    on Jan 21, 17 • in In Your Area, Newry, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Traffic wardens to be removed from several Co Armagh towns and villages

    Traffic wardens look set to be removed from a number of towns and villages across county Armagh. Tandragee and Richill have been earmarked to lose wardens as a review of parking enforcement is being undertaken across Northern Ireland. The review will consider effectiveness of deployment and the number of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued. It will also consider the number of Vehicle Drive Aways (VDAs) recorded. Gilford is also set to lose routine traffic attendants. Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said: “My priority as Minister is to ensure the free flow of traffic in towns and cities across the

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  • Man punched woman in the head outside pub in Tandragee

    on Jan 3, 17 • in Featured, In Your Area, News, Tandragee • with No Comments

    Man punched woman in the head outside pub in Tandragee

    A woman was punched in the head by a man outside a pub in Tandragee on Friday night, December 30. Police are appealing for information following the assault, which occurred outside a licensed premises in the Market Street area of the county Armagh town. It is reported that a 30-year-old woman was assaulted by a man sometime between 11.30pm and 11.45pm. The woman was punched to the head and it is believed that a number of people witnessed this and intervened. The woman required hospital treatment for her injuries which are not believed to be life

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