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Southern Regional College Leading the Way With Accreditation Status!

Southern Regional College are the proud recipients of a formal accreditation status from The Royal Society of Chemistry. The College is the only Further Education College within Northern Ireland to achieve this accolade, and one of six Further Education providers in the UK with permission to use The Royal Society of Chemistry’s crest! The College […]

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NIPSA Health Workers Join Other Unions at Dozens of Picket Lines Across NI Tomorrow

Thousands of NIPSA health workers will join colleagues from other unions at dozens of picket lines across Northern Ireland tomorrow (Thursday, 26 January) against the backdrop of a unprecedented cost-of-living crisis. The 24 hour stoppage will be the second full day of action taken by health sector unions in their campaign to secure safe staffing, […]

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Top Accolades for ABC Borough at All-Ireland IPB Pride of Place Awards 2022

Double-whammy of wins for The Right Key and ABC Council shine a light on local exemplars of excellence in community development at the prestigious IPB Pride of Place Awards. Now in its 20th year, these awards recognise and acknowledge the invaluable work undertaken by volunteers and those involved in local community development all over the island […]

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Political Courage Needed to Fix Education Crisis – Tennyson

Alliance Upper Bann MLA Eóin Tennyson has said political courage is needed to form an Executive so the current crisis in education can be fixed. He was speaking after the board of the Education Authority (EA) refused to back a draft savings plan. Eóin Tennyson said: “The board of the EA considered, but refused to […]

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Alliance Select Ferguson for Banbridge DEA

The Alliance Party has selected Joy Ferguson, to represent the Banbridge electoral area in the upcoming Council elections in May. The selection follows the decision by the current Alliance councillor for Banbridge Brian Pope to step aside. Mrs Ferguson, a resident of Banbridge, was educated locally at Dromore High School and Banbridge Academy and works […]

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Levelling-Up Boost for Upper Bann Welcome – Lockhart

DUP MP for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart, has expressed her delight at news that the FE McWilliams Gallery in Banbridge is to benefit from £3.5m in Levelling Up funding from the Government, to help fund an expansion and upgrade of the popular Banbridge based gallery. The local representative also welcomed funding towards provision of female […]

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Banbridge Orange ‘Big Breakfast’ a Real Success – MP

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart joined with well over 200 other attendees at a fantastic ‘Big Breakfast’ event, hosted by Banbridge District Orange Lodge on Saturday. Commenting after the event, Carla said: “This was a fantastic community event, and my congratulations and thanks going to District Master Stuart Magill and all those involved in putting […]

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New Bus Shelter for Old Bann Road Welcome

Local Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has welcomed confirmation she has received following persistent lobbying, that a new bus shelter will be installed at Old Bann Road, Donaghcloney.  This comes following the construction of a footpath to make the area safe.  Also welcoming the addition to the area is Lagan River Councillors, Tim McClelland and […]

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Tennyson Thanks Health and Social Care Staff for Work Through ‘twindemic’

Alliance MLA Eóin Tennyson has expressed thanks to health and social care staff in Northern Ireland for their work over Christmas, but cautioned the ‘twindemic’ – recovery from Covid while managing other pressures emerging from other respiratory conditions – will continue to impact due to the absence of an Executive. The Upper Bann MLA said […]

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Concerns Raised Regarding Waringstown Pavements

Local MP Carla Lockhart and Lagan River representative Alderman Mark Baxter have requested that ABC Council assess the conditions of new pavements laid in Waringstown, following concerns about slippery surfaces being raised by members of the local community. Carla Lockhart said: “Even before the recent cold snap, several members of the community in Waringstown had […]