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Butcher collided with wall in Swatragh

A young butcher who lost control of his car coming round a corner in Swatragh on Christmas Eve and collided with a wall, has lost his licence for 12 months.

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Magherafelt Courthouse

Man was using drug to self medicate for hip problem

A young south Derry man who was found with 8.18 grams of cannabis in the front of his car, was fined a total of £165 at Magherafelt Magistrates Court.

Crime

Family in emotional appeal for missing man

The family of missing Portadown man Norman Prentice have issued an emotional appeal for help in tracing his whereabouts.

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Magherafelt Courthouse

Motorist fined £75 for speeding

A motorist caught doing 73mph on the Glenshane Road, Maghera, was fined a total of £75 at Magherafelt Magistrates Court.

Crime
Harassment of female friend led to assault

Harassment of female friend led to assault

A hot food carry out worker who assaulted a man in a Magherafelt nightclub because he was harassing a female friend, was placed on probation for 12 months at the local Magistrates Court.

Crime
One punch assault could have had serious consequences

One punch assault could have had serious consequences

Sentencing a Moneymore man to 220 hours of community service, a District Judge warned him that his one punch assault could have had serious consequences.

Crime
Pictured unveiling the new secure cycle parking compound at Lisburn Train Station are Translink's Gary Dunlop and Claire McLernon from Sustrans.

Translink invests in new facilities for cyclists

New secure bicycle parking compounds have been unveiled at Lisburn and Holywood train stations as part of Translink’s efforts to improve facilities for cyclists at NI Railways and Ulsterbus stations across Northern Ireland.

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Two arrests after house searches in Dungannon and Moy

Two arrests after house searches in Dungannon and Moy

Police have arrested two people following multiple house searches in Dungannon and Moy.

Crime
Smuggler has his court debt slashed

Smuggler has his court debt slashed

A £77,000 confiscation order against a Co Tyrone man in connection with millions of smuggled cigarettes is to be slashed to just £5,000, the Court of Appeal ruled today.

Crime
Councillor calls for gritting after two buses come off the road near Coalisland

Councillor calls for gritting after two buses come off the road near Coalisland

Mid Ulster SDLP Councillor Malachy Quinn has called for the Annaghmore Road, Coalisland, to be gritted after two buses crashed off the road due to snow and ice in the past 24 hours.

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‘Evil’ former monk jailed for indecent assaults on boys

An 89-year-old “evil” former monk who preyed on three young boys, was today (Thursday) jailed for eight and a half years and put on the Sex Offenders’ Register for life after agreeing to serve a further two years on probation.

Crime
Trust celebrates success of local young people

Trust celebrates success of local young people

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust recently hosted an awards event and DVD launch to celebrate the successes of young people with disabilities as they transition from children’s services to adulthood.

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Tyrone pupils enjoy ‘sum’ fun

Tyrone pupils enjoy ‘sum’ fun

Families have been having fun with sums as part of an innovative shared education project delivered by two Co Tyrone primary schools.

Education
Share your memories of local flax scutching mills

Share your memories of local flax scutching mills

Researcher Sebastian Graham, who has compiled a map of the locations of 3200 flax mills in Northern Ireland, is hoping that local people will share their memories of the mills, including Bennet’s Mill of Ennish, which is one of just two remaining mills.

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Winter driving

TRAFFIC: 'More work will continue today to keep roads clear'

Conditions on the roads "remain difficult in many areas" and salting of roads on the scheduled network badly affected by snow and ice is "ongoing" , according to the NI Executive.
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Alan McBride, whose wife Sharon and his father-in-law John Frizzell, were killed in the Shankill Road bombing of October 1993

Shankill bomb victim brands West Tyrone agreed candidate idea ‘toxic’

The prospect of an agreed cross-community candidate to contest the West Tyrone by-election has been played down by both the DUP and SDLP – and described by one IRA victim as “toxic”.

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Kevin Skelton, chairman of Families Moving On

Omagh bomb victim: I’ll take on Sinn Fein in McElduff’s old seat

A man who lost his wife in the Omagh bombing has said he would be prepared to stand against Sinn Fein in a battle to take control of the seat vacated by ex-MP Barry McElduff.

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Heavy snow on the A8 at Ballyboley on Tuesday

Twenty-five crashes by rush hour as NI braces for more snow

More snowy conditions are expected in the days ahead after icy flurries gripped the Province on Tuesday, with a spate of road crashes taking place amid the wintry weather.

Environment
Countdown to local beef event

Countdown to local beef event

The prestigious NI Beef Expo returns to Dungannon Farmers’ Market next month and the event is back and set to be bigger than ever.

Business

Craigavon Emergency Department ‘worst yet’ amid calls for immediate action

Ambulances squeezed into the arrival bay at Craigavon Hospital’s Emergency Department last night in what was described as ‘the worst yet’ by one local politician.

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