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Community Constituency Government Lurgan Politics Stormont Upper Bann Westminster

British Government Learns Nothing from Decade of Austerity – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has said that the British Government continues to deny nurses and public sector workers a fair pay rise and that it has learned no lessons after a decade of austerity. The MLA said: “The Tory austerity over the past decade has decimated public services. The most vulnerable people have been […]

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Community Constituency Education Government Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann

Clarity Needed on Support for Lurgan Campus Pupils

Alliance MLA Eóin Tennyson has called for greater clarity on arrangements for the pupils of the Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School. It follows a recent announcement from the Department of Education’s permanent secretary Dr Mark Browne that the Kitchen Hill campus in Lurgan will move to operate on the Portadown campus site from […]

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Constituency Crime Lurgan Upper Bann

Renewed Appeal for Information About the Murder of Natalie McNally

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Major Investigation Team have today made a renewed appeal for information about the murder of Natalie McNally. Natalie, who was 32 years old, was fatally stabbed on the night of Sunday 18 December in her home in Silverwood Green in Lurgan. Detective Chief Inspector Neil McGuinness said: […]

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Armagh Banbridge Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Craigavon Health Lurgan Newry Newry and Armagh Politics Portadown South Down Upper Bann

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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Community Constituency Downpatrick Kilkeel Lurgan Newcastle Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh South Down Upper Bann Warrenpoint

NIFRS Recruiting For On-Call Firefighters In 46 Fire Stations

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is recruiting for On-Call Firefighters in 46 Fire Stations across Northern Ireland.  On-Call Firefighters are part-time Firefighters who respond to emergency incidents in their local area, including fires, road traffic collisions and other specialist service calls. They also play a crucial role in providing safety advice to their […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Government Health Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann Westminster

Calls for Government to Eradicate Child Poverty

Local MP Carla Lockhart has met with local Portadown based charity Aspire NI to discuss what steps Government can take to help eradicate child poverty. The DUP representative was joined by Cllr Margaret Tinsley, in their meeting with Katie Cromie from Aspire NI. Speaking after the meeting, Carla said: “Aspire NI exists to work with […]

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Community Constituency Crime Lurgan Newry and Armagh

Man Assaulted in Lurgan

Police in Lurgan are appealing for witnesses following a report of an assault in the Lough Road area of the town on Friday evening, January 6th.Inspector Mills said: “Police received a report that a man had been assaulted inside a property in the area between 9 and 10pm by another male. “The victim sustained injuries […]

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Community Constituency Crime Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Householders Urged to Remain Vigilant After Burglaries

Member of Parliament, Carla Lockhart, has said burglaries in Lurgan and Portadown over the weekend are deeply alarming, and has urged householders and local businesses to do all they can to keep their properties secure. Commenting, the Upper Bann representative said: “First and foremost my thoughts are with those who have had to endured the […]

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Constituency Crime Lurgan Upper Bann

Two More Charged in Court with Shane Whitla Murder

By Paul Higgins Two more men were remanded into custody today (sat) accused of the murder of Shane Whitla. Appearing separately at Lisburn Magistrates Court by videolink from police custody, 27-year-old Jake O’Brien and Joshua Cotter (29) confirmed they understood the charges. While Cotter, from Madrid Street in Belfast and O’Brien are jointly charged with […]

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Constituency Crime Lurgan Upper Bann

Man Charged in Shane Whitla Murder

Major Investigation Team Detectives investigating the murder of 39-year-old Shane Whitla in Lurgan on Thursday, January 12, have charged a 25-year-old man with murder. He is expected to appear before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Friday January 20. ENDS