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  • Police describe how Orange Hall was attacked and appeal for witnesses

    on Feb 26, 17 • in Crossmaglen, Featured, In Your Area, Newry, News • with No Comments

    Police describe how Orange Hall was attacked and appeal for witnesses

    Police are appealing for witnesses following the fire at Altnaveigh Orange Hall in Newry last night, Saturday 25 February. Shortly after 7.15pm police received a report that a number of tyres had been placed against the rear of the building and set on fire. A passer-by noticed the fire at the Martins Lane hall, and alerted the emergency services who quickly dealt with the blaze. Damage was caused to the eves of the property as a result of the incident. Smoke damage was also caused to the interior of the building. Police are working to establish

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  • 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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  • ‘Disgust’ after arson attack at Orange Hall

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

    ‘Disgust’ after arson attack at Orange Hall

    There has been an arson attack on an Orange Hall at Newry. Police are appealing for witnesses following the fire at Martins Lane on Saturday night. Shortly after 7.15pm police received a report that a number of tyres had been placed against the rear of the building and set on fire. Damage was caused to the eaves of the property as a result of the incident. Smoke damage was also caused to the interior of the building. Police say they are working to establish a motive for the incident and are appealing to anyone who

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  • Exciting new interpretative centre plan at stunning Slieve Gullion Forest Park

    on Feb 25, 17 • in News • with No Comments

    Exciting new interpretative centre plan at stunning Slieve Gullion Forest Park

    An exciting new interpretative centre could be built at Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Plans for the development have been drawn up on behalf of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and are now to be considered. They centre around a derelict property – the Chambre House – with the aim of bringing even more tourists and offering more in terms of activities for the visitor to the area. The existing and historic Chambre House would be refurbished and extended as part of the development plan. A basement, ground floor and first floor level, linked by

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  • Planners to recommend approval for state-of-the-art Corran Community Hall project

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

    Planners to recommend approval for state-of-the-art Corran Community Hall project

    A local community association’s quest to build a new state-of-the-art hall to house a wealth of activities for local people has been recommended for approval by planning officials. As Armagh I revealed last October, Corran Community Association is hoping to demolish an old Ancient Order of Hibernians Hall on the Newtownhamilton Road. Now the application has been considered in depth and the professional opinion is that the development – which would see a facility built almost double the size of the current – should be allowed to proceed. It has been returned with an opinion

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  • Man charged with drug offences after death of woman in Bessbrook

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

    Man charged with drug offences after death of woman in Bessbrook

    A 48-year-old man has been charged with being concerned in the supply of a class A controlled drug and possession of a class B controlled drug. He is expected to appear before Newry Magistrates Court on Wednesday, March 22. The charges are in connection with the arrest of a man by detectives in Reactive and Organised Crime, Newry, investigating the sudden death of a woman in her 30s. She died in the Orior Park area of Bessbrook on Tuesday

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  • Family’s plea to find stolen farm quad which had been gift from late grandfather

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

    Family’s plea to find stolen farm quad which had been gift from late grandfather

    A Keady family have appealed for help in finding a stolen farm quad of huge sentimental value. It was taken from the Darkley Road area during the early hours of yesterday (Friday) morning. The distinctive red quad had a BMW badge on the front of it. Aoife McCooey said the family were desperate to have it back. She told Armagh I : “Our late granda had bought it for us and they took it during the early hours of Friday morning. “They have come through the locked gates and locked shed of our farmyard. “We

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  • 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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  • SEAT withdraw from public inquiry into Interconnector

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

    SEAT withdraw from public inquiry into Interconnector

    SEAT and its legal team have withdrawn from Interconnector Public Inquiry following admissions from Department and SONI that there are issues in the Environmental Statement which accompanies the application. The Public Inquiry into the Northern Ireland section of the North-South Interconnector planning application submitted by SONI Limited, to erect a high-voltage overhead line carried on steel pylons across Armagh and Tyrone and to build an electricity substation at Turleenan, contained evidence that caused SEAT to consider its position. It emerged that there were issues in its Environmental Statement concerning a section of the EU Regulation

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