Constituency Crime Portadown Upper Bann

Police Appeal Following Assault in Portadown

Police in Portadown are appealing for information following the report of an assault in the Obins Street area of the town on Friday 2nd December. Sergeant Bigger said: “Shortly after 9.15pm, officers attended Obins Street after it was reported that a teenage girl had been assaulted by a man armed with a bat. One man, […]

Banbridge Constituency Crime Upper Bann

Viable Device Found in Banbridge

A security alert in Brookfield Avenue, Banbridge, has now ended following the discovery of a viable device in the town. Police and Ammunition Technical Officers attended the scene following the discovery of a suspicious object. A controlled explosion was carried out on the pipe bomb type device which has been now been declared viable and has been taken […]

Armagh Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh Portadown Upper Bann

Women’s Aid Armagh Down Launch Christmas ‘See Behind the Shine’ Campaign

Christmas can be the most dangerous time of year for many women and children living in our local community. Domestic abuse is an increasing issue in our locality and this Christmas Women’s Aid Armagh Down is encouraging people to ‘See Behind the Shine’, to identify what is really going on behind some closed doors.   […]

Community Constituency Education Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Christianity Should Not Be Cancelled in Schools – Lockhart

Speaking in Westminster during a debate on Religious Education in schools, Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has called for efforts from certain lobby groups to cancel Christianity from Religious Education in schools to be resisted. During the debate, the DUP MP said: “In Northern Ireland we recently had an outrageous court judgment that declared that […]

Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Stormont Upper Bann

Nurses Should Have Fair Pay – O’Dowd

Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd has said nurses should have fair pay and safe conditions, and that the British Chancellor needs to step up and support our health workers. Speaking after RCN announced that they will strike, the MLA said: “The last thing our nurses should have to do is take to the streets in strike […]

ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Infrastructure Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

CCTV Provision in Towns Across ABC Will Be Upgraded

Cllr Margaret Tinsley and Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart who have been to the fore in calling for the upgrade for many years have welcomed the approval at Council this evening that will see the investment needed to replace old, dysfunctional equipment across Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon City Council area made available.  Commenting, they […]

Community Constituency Government Infrastructure Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

More Action Needed at Moy Road Accident Hotspot

Local Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has urged the Department for Infrastructure (DFI) to take further steps to improve safety at the Moy Road, to prevent further accidents at this hot spot. Carla Lockhart said: “I receive considerable representations from constituents with concerns about the Moy Road, and the safety for motorists using that road. […]

Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

MP Urges Government to Direct More Resources to Pancreatic Cancer Fight

Carla Lockhart MP has called for the Government to invest greater levels of funding to support research into the causes and treatments of pancreatic cancer, and called for a greater focus on early diagnosis of this aggressive form of cancer. Speaking in a debate in Westminster, Carla Lockhart said: “The words pancreatic cancer strike fear […]

ABC Council Armagh Banbridge Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Newry and Armagh Portadown South Armagh Upper Bann

Community Groups – Time is Running Out to Apply For Up to £1000 Funding!

Community Groups – have you applied for the Tak£500+ Project where you can receive up to £1000 of funding for you area? The deadline is fast approaching, so if you haven’t applied yet, now is the time! The Tak£500+ Participatory Budget Fund encourages local residents within the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon borough to apply for […]

Armagh Community Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh South Down Upper Bann

47 Year Old From Newry Arrested After 27 Brothels Found Across NI

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Unit, supported by over 150 officers from across the organisation as well as Criminal Justice partners, today carried out a significant operation into an organised crime group, which has been trafficking people throughout Northern Ireland for sexual exploitation. The operation was supported […]