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DUP – “time to reign in the trolling wild west”

The DUP Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart and Upper Bann MLA Diane Dodds have met senior representatives of Twitter UK this afternoon and pressed for answers as to why abusive tweets by anonymous accounts are not removed by the platform.  Carla Lockhart said,  “The tweets against Diane over Christmas are rightly being investigated by the […]

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Walk ABC Challenge: Get Moving and Make a Difference!

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council is encouraging everyone to join its ‘Walk ABC Challenge’ this January to help raise funds for two local charities, Angel Wishes and Guide Dogs NI. Guaranteed to help you banish those winter blues while doing something good, the challenge will see participants walk, wheel, jog or run […]

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Armagh Banbridge Community Lurgan Portadown

Alliance Welcome Council Consultation on Community Allotment Provision

Alliance Councillor Eóin Tennyson has welcomed news that an online consultation to on increased community allotment provision in the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Council Borough is to be launched..  The survey will take place on the Consultation Hub section of the Council’s website and will last a period of 8 weeks. Councillor Tennyson said, […]

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Banbridge Community Upper Bann

Communities Minister Must Get a Grip on Fuel Crisis Support! – Lockhart

Upper Bann DUP MP Carla Lockhart has said the increasing frustration among the public at the application process for the Emergency Fuel Payment Scheme must be addressed by the Communities Minister Deidre Hargey MLA, and that her refusal to accept responsibility for the deficiencies in the scheme is failing people in urgent fuel need.  Carla […]

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Armagh Banbridge Health Kilkeel Lurgan Newry Portadown South Armagh South Down Upper Bann

New Southern Trust Carers Consultants

The Southern Trust has appointed two ‘Carers Consultants’ to support those who care for an adult with a learning disability. In their new roles, Bernie Marshall and Majella Gorman aim to keep carers updated on Trust developments, help them to share their views and participate in the planning and delivery of learning disability services. As […]

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Emergency Fuel Payments Can Help Local Households in Need – Lockhart

Emergency fuel payments can help local households in need – Lockhart DUP MP Carla Lockhart has urged those across Upper Bann who are in emergency fuel need to apply for the £100 payment made available by the Department for Communities, administered by the Bryson Charitable Group.  Carla Lockhart said: “A number of months ago I […]

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Banbridge Health Upper Bann

Cancer Must Be a Health Priority in 2022 – Lockhart

DUP MP Carla Lockhart has written to Health Minister Robin Swann MLA to press for cancer care to take greater priority in 2022, with a focus on addressing aspects of care impacted by the pandemic. Carla Lockhart said: “Since the start of the pandemic, the impact on cancer care has been significant. Diagnosis of cancer […]

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Banbridge Community Politics

Action Needed to Address Social Housing Waiting Lists – Lockhart

DUP MP Carla Lockhart has called for the Communities Minister to take decisive action to increase investment in social housing in Upper Bann, considering ongoing waiting lists showing 43,000 people waiting on housing across Northern Ireland. Carla Lockhart said: “On a weekly basis my office deals with many people who are in housing need. It […]

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Banbridge Education

DfI Urged to Act at Ballydown Primary School

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has joined with parents and campaigners at Ballydown Primary School to request speed barriers to protect the children attending the school from road dangers. Carla Lockhart said: “For some time, I have been pressing DfI to install speed barriers at Ballydown Primary School. I believe the case for these is […]

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Banbridge Community Health

Lockhart Supports Placement of Automated External Defibrillators in Public Buildings Across the UK

Carla Lockhart MP has given her support for cross party parliamentary efforts to ensure that Automated External Defibrillators are placed in public buildings across the UK.  Speaking about this issue Carla Lockhart said  “Most of us will know of someone who has been impacted by a cardiac arrest. It is a cruel yet common disease that […]