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1 hr ago | Dromore Today

Call for meeting to discuss Crozier House

Councillor Joan Baird has called for a special health meeting at Banbridge Council to discuss the future of Crozier House.

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5 hrs ago | Fermanagh Today

Donal Donnelly when he returned to visit the Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast.

An IRA man who escaped prison more than 50 years ago was given a Royal pardon after the intervention of Margaret Thatcher's government, a government file has revealed.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Irish Republican Army

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Fermanagh Today

Former US senator Gary Hart meets Stormont parties

A former US senator tasked by Washington to assess the state of the peace process in Northern Ireland has met politicians in Belfast.

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Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Tyne and Wear County, England, Bill Clinton, History in the News

BBC News

Files reveal Thatcher NI concerns

Margaret Thatcher and Dr Garret Fitzgerald signed the Anglo Irish Agreement which gave Ireland a say in the affairs of Northern Ireland on 15 November 1985 at Hillsborough Castle, County Down The Northern Ireland Office had concerns about Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, previously confidential files have revealed.

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Fermanagh Today

Probation for mother who set fire to home with children inside

A Co Antrim mother high on drink and solvents who set fire to her home while her two sons slept upstairs was today spared a prison sentence after a judge decided to release her on probation.

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Related Topix: Fire, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Banbridge Today

Paramedics heading for India to give vital training and save lives

As a nation accustomed to dialling 999 and summoning an ambulance, it may seem incredible that a country with as vast a population as India doesn't have a proper ambulance service.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Armagh County, Northern Ireland, World News

Banbridge Today

Last Saturday parade to be held

Police in Banbridge are warning motorists of traffic delays around the Rathfriland area on Saturday, 30 August as the RBP Last Saturday demonstration takes place.

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Ballycastle Today

Woman dies just hours after hospital appointment

In this week's Portadown Times we report that questions are being asked about the death of a 51-year-old Annaghmore woman, just hours after she had been for an appointment at Craigavon Area Hospital.

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UTV

Shots that blinded man's eye 'justified'

The Police Ombudsman has concluded that a police officer was justified in firing two shots at a stolen car in Dundonald seven years ago - which resulted in one of its occupants being blinded in one eye.

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Dromore Today

Local students celebrate their 'impressive' GCSE results

Kirsty Walker, Emma-Louise Adamson, Principal Andrew Bell, Jenny WIlson and Chloe Russell i 1 2 Edward Byrne Photography INBL1434-235EB Banbridge pupils were celebrating GCSE success last Thursday, with young people in the local district once again impressing in their examinations.

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Related Topix: Photography, Arts, World News, United Kingdom, Education Etc.

Kidderminster Shuttle

Irish singer-songwriter to play town hall

A DOUBLE platinum selling singer-songwriter will be performing in Kidderminster as part of his UK tour later next month.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Johnny Cash, Country, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Folk

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Newtownabbey Today

Johnny to launch debut album with live show in former gaol

The Rathcoole rapper, who has lived in Manchester since 1996, is heading for Belfast this Saturday to launch 'The Troubles'.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, World News, Belfast County, Northern Ireland

Fermanagh Today

Narrow Water terror attack remembered

A commemoration took place for the 18 soldiers killed by the IRA at Narrow Water near Warrenpoint, 35 years ago to the day.

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Related Topix: Irish Republican Army, United Kingdom, Armagh County, Northern Ireland, World News,

Fermanagh Today

Don't give us more power at Stormont, says Sammy Wilson

Mr Wilson suggested to Glasgow newspaper The Herald that Stormont was unable to handle the powers which it already has.

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UTV

Cliftonville keeper guilty of assault

Top Irish League goalkeeper Conor Devlin has been convicted of an assault on a rival player at a Belfast nightclub.

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Dromore Today

Public outrage at Council's black bin collection plans

Claims from Banbridge District Council that a new bin collection trial was so successful it is now introducing it across a number of additional bin collection routes, have been met with outrage.

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Ballycastle Today

Romanian discovery is no surprise - group

A Portadown group - 'Freedom Acts' - has been working non-stop over the past three years to counteract the growing problem of human trafficking "and virtual slavery" operating in the town.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

IcNorthWales

North Wales traffic and travel round up: August 26

As we approach rush hour the Daily Post will be providing updates on the latest situation on North Wales's travel network.

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International Business Times

'Game of Thrones' Season 5 News: Church in Croatia Bans...

The "Game of Thrones" Season 5 filming has been slammed with a major hurdle in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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Related Topix: Game of Thrones, Entertainment, Television, World News, Croatia, Lena Headey, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland

Dromore Today

Ratepayers rubbish new bins policy

Residents across the district have rubbished Banbridge District Council's plans to extend its new monthly black bin collection service.

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