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Councillors back DUP man’s ‘Both Lives Matter’ motion

Members of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council have backed a motion calling for the establishment of “a Perinatal Hospice Care facility or service” in Northern Ireland.

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The war memorial in Stoneyford. Improvements to the site are due to be unveiled on Saturday, May 26. Pic by Google

Village war memorial undergoes ‘substantial enhancement’ work

Improvement works carried out at the war memorial in Stoneyford are due to be unveiled at a special rededication service this weekend.

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Regeneration plans: Carryduff Shopping Centre. Pic by Google

Residential and retail plans for Carryduff site

A new planning application has been submitted for a major residential and retail development in Carryduff.

Business
Rev Sam Peden, former minister of Dromore Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church, who passed away on May 17. Pic courtesy of Drew McWilliams Photography

Tributes paid to minister who served with ‘selfless devotion and humility’

Tributes have been paid to a Dromore minister who served God, his congregation and the wider community “with selfless devotion and humility”.

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Firefighters arrive at the scene of the huge blaze in Ballyduff. Pics by Jamie Steenson

Newtownabbey homes destroyed by blaze

A number of homes in Newtownabbey's Ballyduff estate have been destroyed by fire.
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Jacqueline Gibson, Castlescreen Farm; Carole Kearney, Armstrong's Twisted Fish; Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Development Committee; Lee White, Cottage Garden Plants and Damien Tumelty, Castlescreen Farm team up to launch this year's Hillsborough Farmers Markets. Pic by Philip Magowan, PressEye

Hillsborough Farmers’ Market returns for 2018

Hillsborough Farmers’ Market will return for summer 2018 with three markets scheduled to take place on the last Saturday of May, June and July.

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For sale: Gilford Castle Estate, Co Down.

Castle goes up for sale for £2.3m

The historic Gilford Castle Estate in Co Down has been put up for sale, with an asking price of £2.3 million.

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Lisa Turan, CEO of the Child Brain Injury Trust, with one of the new Brain Injury Information Cards.

New support service for children with acquired brain injuries

The Carryduff-based Child Brain Injury Trust has launched a new support service for young people with acquired brain injuries.

Health
P3 pupils Lydia Briggs and Theo Souch present a picture to Thai adoption officials Miss Chintana Watcharakul and Mr Suthi Jantarawong during their visit to Dromore Central Primary School. Also pictured are teachers Miss McKeown and Mrs Mackay.

Dromore school welcomes Thai visitors

A delegation of officials from the Child Adoption Center in Bangkok and the Thai Children’s Welfare Department visited Dromore Central Primary School last week.

Education
Pensioner tied up and dragged down stairs during burglary ordeal

Pensioner tied up and dragged down stairs during burglary ordeal

Detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary in Holywood last night, May 11, during which a pensioner was tied up and threatened in his home.

Crime
PSNI

Man armed with hammer threatens shop staff

Staff at a newsagents in north Belfast were threatened by a man wielding a hammer during an attempted robbery last night, Friday, May 11.

Crime
Niall O'Hanlon.

‘Niall was the heart and soul of our village’

Friends of Niall O’Hanlon, the young man killed in a road traffic collision in Magheralin last night, have said the whole village has been left devastated by the news of his tragic death.

Transport
Money stolen during burglary in Lisburn

Money stolen during burglary in Lisburn

Detectives investigating a burglary at a house in the Gregg Street area of Lisburn on Wednesday, May 9 have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Crime
Pictured at the launch of the drugs disposal bin initiative  in Glenavy are Chairman of Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP, Cllr Aaron McIntyre (front right) with (l-r) Cllr Thomas Beckett; Pauline Leeson, independent member of PCSP; Rev John Farr, Vice Chairman of Glenavy Partnership; Sergeant Fergus Lockhart; Pamela Quiery, ASCERT; Alderman James Tinsley and Cllr Christine Robb.

‘A real opportunity to reduce the availability of drugs’

The RAPID (Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs) initiative, which is helping to take prescription and illegal drugs off the streets by providing drugs disposal bins, has been launched in Glenavy.

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Andrea Kearns.

Help Andrea spread the word about pancreatic cancer

A charity worker from Dunmurry is seeking to recruit volunteers to help her raise awareness about pancreatic cancer.

Health
Jason Fair is hoping a 3D-printed bionic arm will make a huge difference to his life.

‘I just can’t believe the support I’ve received’

A Lisburn man who was born with only one hand has said he’s overwhelmed after members of the local community set up a fundraising campaign to help him buy a 3D-printed bionic arm.

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A computer-generated image of the reception area of the proposed Cookstown health and wellbeing village.

£8m health village plan ‘well advanced’

Plans are “well advanced” for the development of an £8 million health and wellbeing village in Cookstown, it has been revealed.

Health
Bonfires are a contentious issue in many areas of Northern Ireland. (Archive pic by Pacemaker Press)

‘Council may not be able to implement new bonfires policy this July’

Mid Ulster District Council is unlikely to be able to implement its new bonfire policy ahead of this year’s July 11 festivities, a local UUP councillor has claimed.

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Commemorating Firefighters Memorial Day at NIFRS headquarters in Lisburn with a ceremony in memory of fallen colleagues.

Firefighters remember fallen colleagues

The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) commemorated Firefighters Memorial Day with a special ceremony in memory of fallen colleagues.

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A wind turbine. (Archive pic)

Cookstown wind farm plan refused

Mid Ulster District Council’s Planning Committee has turned down a controversial plan for the construction of eight wind turbines near Cookstown.

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