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Christmas benefits 2017 to be paid early - these are the dates you can expect them

Christmas can usually be a difficult time financially but it's especially tough if you're relying on benefits.
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The weather warning was issued on Wednesday morning.

Met Office issue ice weather warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning for ice.

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Woman threatened she would beat door in

An intoxicated woman was arrested after refusing to calm down for police officers, Magherafelt Magistrates Court was told.

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The strike is due to go ahead on Wednesday December 20, 2017.

Ryanair pilots' strike could cause Christmas travel chaos

Irish pilots employed by Ryanair have voted to go on strike on December 20, according to the Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (I.A.L.P.A.).
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Breached speed restriction

Breached speed restriction

A motorist was fined a total of £75 at Magherafelt Magistrates Court for breaching a temporary speed restriction.

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The PSNI issued the warning on Tuesday morning.

PSNI issue fraud warning

The PSNI is telling people to be on the lookout for an email that aims to steal their credit card number and other online credentials.

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Pensioner with ‘high reading’ loses his licence for 14 months

A south Derry pensioner who was said by the judge to have had “a high reading”, has lost his licence for 14 months.

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The Met Office issued the warning on Monday morning.

Weather warning for ice issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather warning of ice for Northern Ireland.
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Icy road warning

Icy roads cause chaos in Swatragh area

Police are advising that roads in the Swatragh area are extremely icy and drivers should exercise extreme care.
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Billy Dunbar pictured at his museum of antique toys in Co Tyrone

One-man toy museum opens for Christmas

An array of toys from years gone by can be found in a one-man museum in Co Tyrone, opened to the public over the Christmas period in a kind-hearted bid to raise money for sick children.

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A winter scene

Snow and ice warning for remainder of weekend

A yellow warning of snow and ice remains in place for Northern Ireland this evening (Saturday) and tomorrow.

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Picture By: Arthur Allison. Pacemaker

Drivers urged to take care as more snow on the way

More snow is expected overnight across Northern Ireland, the Met Office has warned.

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Portadown man Robert Hamill, who was murdered in 1997.

New hearing to determine if trio linked to Robert Hamill murder should face trial

A decision to halt the prosecution of three people on charges linked to the loyalist mob killing of Catholic man Robert Hamill is to be quashed, High Court judges ruled today.

Crime

Storm Caroline - when and where will she hit?

Storm Caroline is due to batter parts of Northern Ireland with winds as strong as 70mph.
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‘Police were protecting her killer’ claims Marian’s brother

‘Police were protecting her killer’ claims Marian’s brother

Marian Beattie’s family are pleading for good Christian people to do the right thing and unmask her killer, almost 45 years after her partially clothed body was found in Co Tyrone.

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Reports have suggested the government could pay �50bn to leave the EU

Warning over fake banknotes

In the lead up to Christmas, the independent crime-fighting charity, Crimestoppers, is appealing to the public for information on those making, buying or selling counterfeit banknotes.

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Entrepreneurs urged to ‘Go For It’ support

Entrepreneurs urged to ‘Go For It’ support

Aspiring entrepreneurs are being urged to ‘Go For It’ by accessing free support as part of the new Northern Ireland Business Start Up Programme.

Business

One person taken to hospital after five-vehicle pile-up.

One person has been taken to hospital after a five-car pile-up in Lurgan this morning.

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Police team praised for rescuing child

Magherafelt police officers praised for rescuing missing 12-year-old from river

A police chief has praised the actions of Magherafelt officers in rescuing a missing 12-year-old child they found standing waist deep in freezing water.
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The winners of the 2017 Housing Executives Rural Community Awards

Castlecaulfield scoops success at the Rural Community Awards

Castlecaulfield have won the first ever Sustainable Village award at this year’s Housing Executive’s Rural Community Awards, as well as the Cleaner and Greener award both in the Small Village category

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