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Schoolboys in assault video, shared on Snapchat, identified by PSNI

Police have now identified two boys who appeared in a Snapchat video which seemed to show a schoolboy being assaulted.

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Funeral of young Shea Martin takes place this morning

The funeral of young Shea Martin, who died tragically in a railway crossing tragedy on Monday, is to take place this morning.

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Driver banned on ‘tot up’ system after insurance offence

When six points were imposed on a 28-year-old man last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court he was banned from driving for six months on the tot up system.

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Call for more security cameras after historic headstones vandalised

Calls for more security for a Lurgan graveyard have been made after 13 historic headstones were vandalised.

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Graffiti scrawled on wall of the Community House in Drumbeg

Threats made at a community house in Craigavon

A community house in Craigavon has been vandalised and threats made in an early morning attack.

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Police probe after video of assault on schoolboy shared widely on Snapchat

A video of a schoolboy in school uniform being beaten up, and which has been shared widely on social media, is being probed by the PSNI.

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Graveyard search ‘part of dissident republican probe’

A police search in Lurgan’s St Coleman’s Cemetery this week was part of a 12 day operation into dissident republican activity, say the PSNI.

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Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.

Swapped labels on dresses at Debenhams

A 57-year-old woman who was convicted of fraud after a contested hearing was given community service last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Victoria door vandalised at  R4 in Tavanagh Industrial Estate. It fell so heavily in smashed floor boards

‘Vandals could have been killed’

Vandals could have been killed after a heavy Victorian door fell so violently it smashed floorboards above the basement in a Portadown industrial estate.

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Doreen Hamilton, Andrea Donaldson and Esther Liggett from Portadown enjoying the royal wedding in Windsor at the weekend

Trio’s front row seats at the Royal wedding

It was a weekend to remember for three Portadown ladies as they enjoyed a front row seat to the Royal wedding.

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Damien McLaughlin is charged with involvement in the murder of prison officer David Black

Murder of prison officer David Black ‘a meticulously planned’ attack

Convicted terrorist Damien McLaughlin not only had motive, but also opportunity, for his alleged involvement in the “murderous attack” of prison officer David Black, a Belfast court has heard.

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Deputy Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, John Boyle pictured at the launch of the Foyle Maritime Festival 2018 at quayside  with Geraldine McFadden, Maritime Festival Press Officer and Anne-Marie Gray, Marketing Officer, DCSDC.

Light, animation and tall ships for Maritime Festival

The Foyle Merchant and Maritime markets, a 42-feet catamaran with an international jazz

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McEntee pleads guilty to killing elderly couple

Almost a year to the day after an elderly couple were stabbed to death in their Portadown home, a 41-year old man appeared in court today (Wednesday) where he admitted killing them.

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A poignant visit to the WW1 battlefields for Lurgan cadet

A poignant visit to the WW1 battlefields for Lurgan cadet

The past came powerfully and poignantly to life for local teenagers recently as they made a pilgrimage to the World War 1 battlefields of Belgium and France.

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Heather Trouton and Jason Ward as the bride and groom.

Royal Wedding fun for residents at care home

The week leading up to the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Miss Meghan Markle probably had about the same level of excitement at Sandringham Care Home as it had in Windsor.

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Dollingstown captain Aaron Moffett and his team-mates can look forward to a return to the Irish League.

FOOTBALL: Dollingstown to regain Irish League spot as Glebe Rangers withdraw from play-offs

Dollingstown have been catapulted back into the Irish League following confirmation of Glebe Rangers’ decision to withdraw from the forthcoming play-off process.

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Police slam ‘low life dealers’ after finding drugs stash during graveyard search

Police have lambasted ‘low life dealers’ after they found a massive stash of prescription drugs during a planned search of a graveyard yesterday.

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Civic Centre lights up for ME awareness

Civic Centre lights up for ME awareness

On Saturday May 12 ‘The Fibro and ME Crowd’ highlighted International ME and Fibromyalgia Awareness day by arranging to have civic buildings in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council area lit up blue.

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Funeral arrangements for the late Shea Martin announced

The family of 19-year-old Shea Martin, who died tragically in an incident in Lurgan on Monday, have announced his funeral arrangements.

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Travel news: Fallen tree partially blocking Co Down road

Travel news: Fallen tree partially blocking Co Down road

Motorists have been advised to expect delays on the A50 Moyallan Road between Moyallan and Gilford.

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