Constituency Crime Newcastle Upper Bann

80 Year Old Newcastle Man Named and Sentenced to Six Years for Sexual Offences

Wednesday 6 July at Newry Crown Court, an 80 year old man from the Newcastle area was sentenced to serve six years in prison for a number of sexual offences. Sean Small will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life. There will also be a restraining order in place for ten years. Detective […]

Agriculture Community Constituency Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

World Sheepdog Trials Comes to NI

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said the hosting of the World Sheepdog Trials at Gill Hall this September will bring huge benefits for local tourism and hospitality providers, with over 50,000 people expected to attend. This week the DUP MP hosted a meeting between some of the organisers and DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots MLA. […]

Community Constituency Lurgan Upper Bann

Workers End Strike Action at Interface, Craigavon After Winning Inflation-Busting Pay Increase

After one week of strike action, union members vote overwhelmingly to accept ​15.25% percent pay increase Unite members working at flooring manufacturer Interface Europe, based in Craigavon, have voted overwhelmingly to end their strike action after receiving a much improved pay offer from management. The offer comes at the end of a first week of strike […]

Constituency Government Lurgan Politics Upper Bann Westminster

Government Must Stay the Course on Protocol Bill – Lockhart

Speaking in the House of Commons during the second stage of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill, DUP MP for Upper Bann Carla Lockhart has said the Bill is finally recognition from the Government of the damage the Protocol is doing to Northern Ireland, and urged the Government to progress the bill through the House with […]

Community Constituency Government Health Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Positive Impact of NI Kidney Research Fund Marked in Westminster

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart joined with huge crowds in Waringstown on Friday night at the Vintage Cavalcade in aid of the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund and praised the work of the charity in providing financial support towards kidney research for the last fifty years. Speaking at the event, Carla Lockhart said: “The Vintage […]

Banbridge Community Constituency Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

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 […]

Community Constituency Government Legacy Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

Lockhart Joins Ancre Somme Association in Tribute to Murdered MP

Upper Bann Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has commended Ancre Somme Association for their latest commemorative event, held to mark 100 years since the murder by republicans of Sir Henry Wilson MP. An event was held in Brownlow House last week, with a portrait of Sir Henry unveiled by Ancre Somme Association. Speaking at the […]

ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Lifestyle Lurgan Sport Upper Bann

Quest Success For South Lake Leisure Centre!

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough is delighted to announce that South Lake Leisure Centre has gained the prestigious leisure industry’s Quest accreditation. This is the first time the state-of-the-art centre has been awarded the highly sought after accreditation – which demonstrates high standards of good practice and continuous improvement in all aspects of the […]

Banbridge Business Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh South Down Upper Bann

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. […]

ABC Council Community Constituency Council Government Lurgan Upper Bann

Lavery Welcomes New Bins for Bartin’s Bay

A local Alliance Councillor has welcomed the installation of two additional bins at the Bartin’s Bay scenic area near Gawleys’ Gate. This brings the total number of bins in the area up to five. The scenic area would be a popular spot, particularly during summer, with a number of people launching paddle boards from the site and […]