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Epilepsy Fundraiser a Touching Reminder of Local Family’s Loss

Local Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has praised Seapatrick woman, Laura Strahan, for hosting a very successful fundraiser for Epilepsy Action, in memory of her sister Lynsey Baillie, who died unexpectedly on June 16 last year while experiencing an epileptic seizure. Carla joined with the Lord Mayor, Paul Greenfield, at the fundraiser in Banbridge Orange […]

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Southern Area Hospice Services Announces Closure of its Shops

Located in Newry, Banbridge and Rathfriland, the shops are due to close in the next few weeks.  Like all high street retail outlets, they have faced significant challenges in recent times, mainly related to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  In line with government guidelines the shops were closed for several months since March 2020. […]

Banbridge Constituency Crime Upper Bann

Police in Waringstown Charge Man with Drug Offences

Police in Waringstown have charged a 29-year-old man with a number of drug offences including possession with intent to supply a Class A controlled drug, possession of a Class A controlled drug and threats to commit criminal damage. He is due to appear before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court this morning, Wednesday June 15th. As is usual […]

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Lord Mayor Greenfield Announces Extension to SHSCT Adult Learning Disability Carers’ Get Active Card

Newly elected Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Paul Greenfield announces extension to eligibility and duration of the Carers’ Get Active Card Pilot Scheme. Led by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, and Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the collaborative initiative offers a 20% discount to normal membership fees across all […]

Banbridge Business Community Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh Upper Bann

Newry Funeral Directors Appalled at Online Video While PSNI investigate

A Newry based funeral directors took to social media to express their disappointment and devastation following a video containing allegedly one of their staff members going viral. The video shows a man allegedly driving whilst using a mobile phone with a coffin in the rear of the vehicle. A spokesperson for the PSNI said: “Police […]

Banbridge Community Sport Upper Bann

Banbridge Town Juniors FC Announce New Head Of Youth Development

Banbridge Town Juniors Football Club are delighted to announce 2015s Lead Coach Aaron Lamont as Head Of Youth Development “I am delighted to have been appointed and look forward to getting started. The long term vision outlined by the club’s committee immediately energised me and I can’t wait to put my experience to work. The […]

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MP and NI Minister Pay Visit to B-Positive Adam

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has joined with Minister of State for Northern Ireland, Conor Burns MP, on a visit to inspirational Adam Watson at his home in Banbridge. Adam and his parents, David and Sara, were able to speak to the Minister about their journey, and the need for greater investment into research and […]

Banbridge Crime Upper Bann

Two Charged Following Banbridge Assault

Two men have been charged following a report of an assault which took place at the Oak Lodge area of Banbridge on Monday 6th June. A 45 year old man has been charged with a number of offences including kidnap, blackmail, false imprisonment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. A 36 year old man has […]

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Girls ‘Stick with Diversity’ Through Camogie and Hockey Completes Another Season

Young sportswomen were once again invited to take part in the unique cross community programme aimed at building skills on the sports field and building relationships in the community. The ‘Stick with Diversity’ programme has just finished its second run and organisers were able to build on last year’s successful inaugural event. Last Autumn (2021) […]

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Local ‘RAPID’ Bin Initiative Takes Thousands of Pills off Borough’s Streets

A campaign to help dispose of unwanted or unused drugs, whether prescribed or illegal, takes more than 65,000 pills off Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC) borough streets since its launch in 2018. Led by ABC Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), ‘RAPID’ (Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs) is an initiative that promotes and facilitates […]