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Hotelier Sir William Hastings dies aged 89

The hotelier Sir William Hastings has died at the age of 89, his family has announced.

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Met Office issues ice weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning of ice for parts of Northern Ireland.

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Church hosts evening of festive music and readings

An evening of Christmas music and readings will take place in First Portadown Presbyterian Church Hall, Edenderry, on Tuesday, December 19 at 8pm.

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Be aware: PSNI warning over 'Apple' email scam targeting bank details

Police have warned the public to be aware of an email scam which has been circulating in the past 24 hours.

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The Met Office issued the weather warning on Wednesday morning.

Weather warning: roads still icy this morning

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Warning for ice this morning - with Roads Service warning drivers across Northern Ireland to be careful.

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Damaged police constable’s watch

An 18-year-old woman was put on probation for 12 months last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Warning for defendant over drugs offences

A Portadown man was warned if he is back in court again for drug offences he would not be dealt with by way of a fine.

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Amid media reports this week that 40% of young people in Northern Ireland are now obese, an awards ceremony in Portadown has shown how a key initiative encourages children to lead a healthy lifestyle. The Portadown Gets Active Youth Programme which ran over the summer was funded by the McClay Foundation and supported by Craigavon-headquartered Almac, and delivered through the Children and Young People�"s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP) with partners Children in Northern Ireland, Pathway Activities NI, Oasis Youth Project, Education Authority, Public Health Agency and Brakes. 80 young people who completed the programme were presented with Open College Network (OCN) accredited awards at a special celebration event. From left Pauline Neeson, chief executive, Children in Northern Ireland; participant Anastasia Wisniewska; Alan Armstrong, CEO, Almac Group; participant Tania Guterres and front row, participants Beatriz Fore and Antony Olveira.

Young people encouraged to get more active

An awards ceremony in Portadown has shown how a key initiative encourages children to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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Car in ‘dangerous condition’

When police checked a car in Portadown they found that it had a number of problems which made it dangerous on the road.

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The Housing Executives Director of Asset Management Paul Isherwood alongside H & A Mechanical Service Contracts Director Martin Collins Greenview Gas Director Michael Burke and Carillion Energy Services Operations Director Kieran Adams launch the �336million investment to upgrade heating systems across Northern Ireland. Over the next 8 years, the contract will provide a comprehensive heating response maintenance service to include the servicing, repair and installation of all types of heating systems to its entire housing stock.  photo by Aaron McCracken

Housing Executive is turning up the heat

The Housing Executive has announced one of its largest ever contracts awarded for the delivery of heating services to tenants across Northern Ireland.

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State-of-the art £30million leisure centre gets green light

Work on a new £30million leisure centre in Craigavon will start early in the new year, after planners gave the project the green light.

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Pensioners robbed online of £15,000 by scammers claiming to be from BT

Police are investigating a 'nasty incident' where scammers claimed they were from BT and persuaded an elderly couple to allow them remote access to their computer.
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Centre Manager of The OUTLET, Chris Nelmes, announces the arrival of three new stores at the shopping destination, representing an investment of over �500,000.  Also pictured are (L-R) store managers Rachael McCann from The Beauty Outlet, Francine Mohan from Jack & Jones and Stephen Mc Cauley from Ulster Weavers. For more information on The OUTLET and its many leading brands visit www.the-outlet.co.uk, facebook.com/outletbanbridge or follow @outletbanbridge on Twitter. Picture by Press Eye.

32 new jobs created as three new retailers open at The OUTLET

A total of 32 new jobs have been created at The OUTLET in Banbridge as the shopping destination announces the arrival of three new stores in the run-up to the festive shopping period.

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Church announces personnel changes

A number of personnel changes have been announced by the Catholic Church for the diocese of Dromore.

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Drink driver had worked the nightshift and had not eaten

A man who admitted a series of motoring offences was banned from driving for 18 months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Playgroup closes due to mice issue

Playgroup closes due to mice issue

Mice have forced the temporary closure of The Little Oaks Preschool in Killicomaine Jubilee Community Centre.

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Drink driver caused traffic collision

Drink driver caused traffic collision

After he caused an accident by driving at speed along a narrow road a 27-year-old man was found to be well over the drink driving limit.

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Probe into charity’s finances

A Lurgan-based charity is being investigated after serious concerns were raised about its financial affairs.

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Some benefits will be paid early this year.

Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
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Police appeal after burglary in the Ballyhannon area

Detectives are appealing for information following a report of a burglary in Portadown on Monday (December 11).

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