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Ulster Bank: Councillors voice concerns about impact of branch closures

A group of local councillors met with Ulster Bank representatives this week to highlight concerns about the bank’s plans to close its branches in Dromore and Rathfriland.

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Daenerys Targaryen (Emily Bennett) sitting on the iconic Iron Throne.

Game of Thrones fans to converge on Bow Street Mall

Have you ever dreamed of being a king, queen or khaleesi?

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Father and son assaulted during aggravated burglary

Father and son assaulted during aggravated burglary

A couple and their grown up son were threatened with a hammer during an aggravated burglary at a house in Ballyward, Co Down on Thursday night (February 22).

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Heartless fraudsters con elderly couple out of ‘substantial amount of money’

Heartless fraudsters con elderly couple out of ‘substantial amount of money’

Police have urged local residents to be wary of scams after fraudsters conned an elderly Lisburn couple out of a “substantial amount of money.”

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Rev Andrew Faulkner, Minister of Sloan Street Presbyterian Church.

Local minister to address 104th Irish CE Convention

Rev Andrew Faulkner, the minister of Sloan Street Presbyterian Church in Lisburn, will address this year’s Irish National Christian Endeavour (CE) Convention.

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Chefs Derek Patterson of The Plough Group, Adam Harding from The Hillside and Danny Millar of The Parson's Nose with Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chair of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee.

All aboard for a Treat Week gastro tour of Hillsborough and Moira

Lisburn and Castlereagh Treat Week has announced details of two exclusive Translink Travel Centre Gastro Trails to Hillsborough and Moira during the council-backed restaurant week, which starts on Saturday, February 24.

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Northern Ireland striker Will Grigg and Neil Gray with his winning bet

Will Grigg: Wigan striker’s winner against Man City nets NI fan £1,600 in 325-1 bet

A lucky Northern Ireland football fan is celebrating after Will Grigg’s glorious match-winning goal for Wigan Athletic against Manchester City netted him a whopping £1,630.

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Car extensively damaged in arson attack

Car extensively damaged in arson attack

Police investigating an arson attack in Dromore on Friday night (February 16) have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Heather Neill pictured at Lisburn Christian Fellowship on Christmas Day.

‘Heather was a ray of sunshine’

Former Dromore High School teacher Heather Neill, who was killed in a road crash last weekend, was “a ray of sunshine in an often grey and colourless world”, her funeral service has heard.

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Bricks thrown through windows in ‘blatant and dangerous attack’

Bricks thrown through windows in ‘blatant and dangerous attack’

Police officers investigating an attack on a property in the Manor Park area of Lisburn have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Scorch damage was caused to the front of the property at Hillview Terrace, Banbridge. Pic by Colm Lenaghan, Pacemaker Press

Petrol bomb attack at home of vulnerable man was ‘case of mistaken identity’

A petrol bomb attack on the home of a 39-year-old Banbridge man who has a severe learning disability was “a case of mistaken identity”, his father has said.

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Via Wings founder Gail Redmond.

Ladies invited to ‘experience joy’

Dromore-based charity Via Wings is inviting women from across the local area to its fourth annual Ladies’ Day Conference.

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Heather Neill pictured at Lisburn Christian Fellowship on Christmas Day.

Pastor pays tribute to ‘unique and much-loved individual’ who was ‘never dull and boring’

Large numbers of mourners are expected to gather in Lisburn on Saturday morning to say farewell to local woman Heather Neill, who was killed in a road crash at the weekend.

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Efforts are made to free the lorry from under the railway bridge. Pic by Shane Dolan

Traffic disrupted after lorry hits bridge

Emergency services crews were called to the Antrim Street area of Lisburn on Wednesday afternoon after a lorry got stuck under the railway bridge.

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Tourism NI Chairman Terence Brannigan (left) joins People 1st Director Roisin McKee (second from left) in presenting Lyn Barton, owner of Coach House Hillsborough, with a plaque to mark her becoming the 20,000th person trained through the WorldHost customer service campaign. They are pictured with Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the council's Development Committee.

Hillsborough B&B owner is 20,000th person to complete WorldHost training

A Hillsborough bed and breakfast owner recently became the 20,000th person in Northern Ireland to become WorldHost-certified.

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Heather Neill pictured at Lisburn Christian Fellowship on Christmas Day.

Crash victim’s funeral to take place this weekend

The funeral of Heather Neill, the Lisburn woman who was killed in a road crash at the weekend, is due to take place on Saturday, February 17.

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Martin Symington, managing director of Pure Roast Coffee in Lisburn, signing the joint venture agreement with William Wong of China Resources, Shenzen.

Lisburn firm hoping to double workforce after signing deal in China

Lisburn-based Pure Roast Coffee is hoping to double its workforce over the next 12 - 15 months after signing a deal that will see it help develop a network of high-end coffee shops across China.

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Pictured during the council's business engagement visit to Olympic Lifts are (l-r) Aaron Walker, John Patterson (Managing Director), Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Eilish Patterson, Mayor Tim Morrow and Michael Forsyth.

Lisburn firm hoping cross border expansion will elevate it to new heights

Lisburn-based Olympic Lifts is on the cusp of an exciting cross border expansion which could lead to the creation of a number of new jobs, it has been announced.

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Council approves rates rise of almost three per cent

Council approves rates rise of almost three per cent

Local householders and business owners will see an increase in their rates bills from April after Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council set the district rate for domestic and non-domestic properties for 2018-2019.

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Police warn of icy road conditions

Police warn of icy road conditions

Police are advising motorists to avoid the Leathemstown Road near Lisburn due to icy road conditions.

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