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Schools in Lurgan and Holywood closed by bomb alerts

Schools in counties Armagh and Down have been closed due to bomb alerts.

Ceara Special School in Lurgan has been closed following the discovery of a suspicious object, which is being examined by Army bomb disposal experts.

A number of homes have also been evacuated, as has Lurgan Hospital. Sloan Street is closed at the junction with Sloan Avenue.

Holywood Nursery School in County Down is also closed after a suspect object was found in a hedge on Church Road.

It is being examined by Army bomb disposal experts.

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