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Killer drug hits NI shores amid rise in heroin abuse

A health official has revealed a “concerning” rise in heroin use in Northern Ireland following police confirmation addicts are at risk from the killer drug ‘fentanyl’ being mixed in.

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Ulster in Bloom 2017
 Small Town winner was Randalstown (Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council)

Flower power: 2017 Ulster In Bloom winners announced

The Province’s most ‘horti’-cultured cities, towns and villages were honoured today at the annual Ulster in Bloom awards.

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Raymond Hughes with cousin Briege

Respected journalist Raymond Hughes dies aged 53

Tributes have been paid to a highly respected journalist who has passed away aged 53.

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McAvoy secure £8.2 million 630 place primary school contract

The McAvoy Group, based in Dungannon, has been awarded an £8.2m contract for the design and offsite construction of a new 630-place primary school for Concordia Academy in Romford, Essex. The building will be manufactured in McAvoy’s factory in Northern Ireland.

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Woman arrested following spate of thefts

A 45-year-old woman has been arrested following a search in Co Tyrone related to a series of thefts across the region.

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Hannah Molloy, 18. Pacemaker.

Mourners at funeral for girl, 18, killed in crash urged to never forget their friendship

Friends of a teenage girl killed in a car crash in Co Tyrone have been urged to always remember her and to “include her friendship” as a reason to remain friends with each other.

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Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years. Picture posed by model

Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years

Around one in eight civil servants had at least one absence spell lasting an average of almost three months in 2016/17, new figures have revealed.

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The Met Office issued the warning on Wednesday morning.

Met Office issue severe weather warning for NI

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Northern Ireland.

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VIDEO: Humanoid robots a step closer as synthetic muscle developed

Humanoid robots are a 'strong' step closer after engineers developed synthetic muscle that can lift a thousand times its own weight.

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Ryanair

What businesses should learn from Ryanair holiday ‘mess’

Ryanair’s failure to plan for pilot holidays is a warning to employers on the risks of effectively managing staff leave, according to a leading HR specialist.

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Teenager fined £100 for speeding

A teenage motorist returning from university has been fined £100 for speeding.

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Picture of wreckage on PSNI Cookstown

Shocking image of mangled car after two-vehicle collision revealed

Police have released an image of a mangled car after a two vehicle collision outside Tobermore - as a reminder to the public.
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Fitting tribute to Cookstown runner Fergal Mulgrew one year on from his sudden death

Fitting tribute to Cookstown runner Fergal Mulgrew one year on from his sudden death

Family and friends of a Cookstown man who died suddenly almost a year ago have organised a fitting tribute in his honour.

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Marion Millican  and  Fred McClenaghan

Laundrette shotgun killer Fred McClenaghan finally admits Marion Millican murder

In a dramatic turn of events this afternoon, Co Londonderry man Fred McClenaghan finally admitted his guilt and was jailed for life for the shotgun murder of his former lover 51-year-old Marion Millican.

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Genesis Crafty Managing Director, Brian McErlain, (left) and JP Lyttle, Commercial Director (right) launch the new small cake lines at M&S Sprucefield with Ryan Lemon, M&S Head of Region Northern Ireland and IOM (centre).
 Mandatory Credit �Press Eye/Darren Kidd

Magherafelt bakery creates 47 new jobs

Genesis Crafty, the Magherafelt based family bakery, is to create 47 new jobs after securing a multi-million pound extension to its existing contract with M&S.

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Chris Murphy pictured leaving the High Court at an earlier appearance

Campaigner loses appeal over route of A6 road near Toome

An ornithologist has failed in a fresh legal bid to stop a new £160 million dual carriageway going through landscape made famous by poet Seamus Heaney.

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Pre-sentence reports for thief

Pre-sentence reports have been ordered for a thief who stole an X-box and two playstation controllers from Sainsbury’s.

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Pre-sentence reports for drink driver with cans in car

Pre-sentence reports for drink driver with cans in car

Pre-sentence reports have been ordered for a Coalisland man who admitted driving with excess alcohol.

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The Money Tree, Lisburn.

Illegal workers arrested: Takeaways facing possible fines

Three takeaways - in Lisburn, Banbridge and Dungannon - are facing potential penalties totalling £140,000 after immigration offenders from China were found working at their premises.

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Two year driving ban for refusing alcohol test

A Dungannon man has been disqualified from driving for two years and fined £200 after being found guilty of failing to provide a sample for excess alcohol.

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