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Woman, 19, dies after being struck by van

A woman has died following a collision outside Toomebridge in the early hours of this morning (Saturday, January 20).
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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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Judge says man went on ‘thieving binge’

A serial shoplifter has been remanded in to custody after pleading guilty to 20 charges of stealing which a judge described as a “thieving binge”.

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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.

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Rescue dog out to prove beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Rescue dog out to prove beauty is in the eye of the beholder

With eyes like marbles, it is hard not to get hypnotised by Dogs Trust Ballymena resident Bridie, the young Border Collie patiently waiting in kennels for a special new home.

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New Chair for Manufacturing Task Force

New Chair for Manufacturing Task Force

A new Chair has been announced for the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s Manufacturing Task Force.

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Man due in court over thefts

Man due in court over thefts

Police have charged a 22-year-old man with 20 counts of theft.

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Scene of the road accident in the north Antrim village of Broughshane on Tuesday which claimed the life of Ronnie McCaughan. Photo: Pacemaker.

Ronnie was ‘near perfect’ says his brother Tommy

A Broughshane decorator and lay preacher who died in a road accident was “as near perfect as you could get” and never fell out with anyone in all his 70 years, his brother said.

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The Golden Boat Chinese takeaway in Kells, Co. Antrim. (Photo: Google Maps)

Co. Antrim takeaway exposed for employing illegal immigrants

A Co. Antrim business is facing a potential penalty of £40,000 after two immigration offenders from China were found working at its premises.

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Arrest made for shoplifting offences

Police have arrested a male in the Harryville area for a series of shoplifting offences across Ballymena and Antrim.

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Superintendent Simon Walls, Jenny Pyper of the Utility Regulator and Eddie Lynch, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland re-launch Quick Check 101, a scheme to help stop bogus callers. Under the scheme, residents can now phone 101, the police non-emergency number, to check the identity of callers to their home who claim to represent an energy or water network company. The scheme is not only a collaboration between the PSNI and the Utility Regulator, but also includes all of Northern Irelands energy and water network companies - firmus energy, NIE Networks, Northern Ireland Water, Phoenix Natural Gas and SGN Natural Gas. Supported by the Commissioner for Older People, the scheme is being re-launched in a bid to help people feel safer in their homes. Photo by Simon Graham Photography

Initiative re-launched in bid to stop bogus callers

An initiative aimed at helping to stop bogus callers has been re-launced this week by the Utility Regulator and the PSNI.

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Mayor Cllr Paul Reid with MEABC Policy Team and members of CAN.

Council works with CAN to improve services

The Mayor recently welcomed members of the Ballymena CAN group to the parlour to thank them for their ongoing engagement with council to make services more accessible.

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Pipe band role for Tommy Nicholl MBE

Pipe band role for Tommy Nicholl MBE

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Alderman Tommy Nicholl MBE has been appointed Honorary Vice President of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland.

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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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The scene of the incident

Lorry victim, in his 60s, was ‘well-known Christian gentleman’

The death of a pedestrian after a collision involving a lorry in Broughshane, Co Antrim, has left the village collectively “stunned”.

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Scene of a road accident in the north Antrim village of Broughshane. The accident happened in the Main Street of the village which remains closed. It is believed a pedestrian was struck by a bin lorry.

Man dead after lorry tragedy

A man has died as a result of a collision outside Ballymena.

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Man dies following Broughshane accident

Police have confirmed that a man, aged in his 60s has died following a one-vehicle road traffic collision on Main Street in Broughshane earlier today (Tuesday, January 16).

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Appeal over theft of game birds

Appeal over theft of game birds

Police in Magherafelt are seeking information regarding the theft of two Game birds from the Lislea Terrace area of Portglenone in the early hours of Wednesday, January 10.

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Taylorstown Cross Community playgroup to close early

Taylorstown Cross Community playgroup to close early

Taylorstown Cross Community playgroup is the latest local educational facility to announce they are closing early today (Tuesday) due to the snow.

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Groggan PS to close early due to snow

Groggan PS to close early due to snow

Groggan Primary School has announced its intention to close early today (Tuesday) due to snowy conditions.

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