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‘Can you hear me?’ – Northern Ireland people warned to hang up on new phone scam

People in Northern Ireland are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK.

Money found in Church Street still unclaimed

Money found in Church Street still unclaimed

Anyone who may have lost a sum of money in the vicinity of Church Street, Portadown, on the morning of December 5 last year is being asked to contact police.

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As many as 130 jobs will be lost as First Trust Bank closes half of its branches in Northern Ireland in 2017.

On Wednesday, it said it was starting a "reshaping and investment programme" involving the "consolidation of First Trust Bank's branch network" with the closure of 15 of its 30 branches.

The Financial Service Union (FSU) said up to 130 jobs are at risk.

The union's Larry Broderick said he had received an assurance there would be no compulsory redundancies.

First Trust, which is owned by Dublin-based AIB, is one of the so-called "big four" banks in Northern Ireland.

Lurgan bank spared the axe

The First Trust Bank in Lurgan has been spared the axe following a review of branches.

Storm Doris hit the province and brought down a number of trees and disrupted local power supplies.
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Storm Doris hits power supplies

Storm Doris has brought widespread disruption to power supplies across the province.

A large tree has completely blocked the road between Banbridge and Gilford from approximately 7am. 

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Delays as fallen trees block roads

There have been reports of widespread traffic disruption and fallen trees this morning (Thursday) after Storm Doris hit last night.

Storm Doris has been reclassified by the Met Office.

Storm Doris now a WEATHER BOMB

Storm Doris has been reclassified as a ‘weather bomb’ by the Met Office.

First Trust branches to close in summer

First Trust branches to close in summer

Three local branches of the First Trust Bank are to close in the summer, in a move criticised by an MLA from one of the affected areas.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for ice right across Northern Ireland.

Met Office issues severe weather warning for ice

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning about ice right across Northern Ireland.

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Ferguson asks Upper Bann - are you happy with Stormont?

TUV Upper Bann candidate Roy Ferguson has asked constituents are they happy with Stormont.

The five people appeared at Craigavon Magistrates Court

Co Armagh ‘crime boss’ charged over arson attacks and drugs

A man charged with encouraging arson with intent was the head of a highly organised and violent crime ring, a detective said.

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Drunk Craigavon teenager made hoax bomb call

A “silly teenager” who laughed when police questioned her about a “prank” bomb hoax has been ordered to complete 220 hours of community service.


Van fire on Dungannon bound roundabout of M12 cleared

The van that went on fire on the Dungannon roundabout of the M12 has now been cleared to the hard shoulder say police.
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Woman discharged from hospital after Northway crash

Woman discharged from hospital after Northway crash

A woman taken to Craigavon Hospital after a crash last night (Tuesday) on the Northway was discharged the same night, a spokesperson for the Southern Trust has said.

Battling a winter storm

Storm Doris to bring 80mph winds and heavy rain

The UK is set to shiver and get soaked, as Storm Doris hits the country on Thursday.
Police issue photo of where gun casings fell after automatic gunfire was sprayed at a house in Carrigart Cresent, Lurgan. One man, Ty Mcguire, was critically injured in the attack

Police photo shows gunshot casings sprayed across street after murder attempt

Police have issued a photo of the gunshot casings covering a Lurgan street after a man was critically injured.

The old Bank of England paper �5 notes will cease to be legal tender in May.

Here’s how long you have to spend your paper £5 notes

Time is running out for people looking to spend their paper Bank of England £5 notes.

Crisis service helps local people

Crisis service helps local people

A home treatment service for people with a severe mental health crisis is now available across the Southern Health and Social Care Trust 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Seven charged after probe into attacks on homes of serving police officers

Seven people are to appear in court this morning charged with a number of offences following a probe into attacks on the homes of serving police officers.

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Became abusive to police called to deal with men fighting

A man was fined £75 last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for a disorderly behaviour offence.

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Said he was ‘making stand against Muslims’

A man who was racially abusive claiming he was ‘making a stand against Muslims’ was sentenced to a total of nine months in prison last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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