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Macau GP: Distraught Irwin dismisses victory in Far East as 'irrelevant'

Glenn Irwin became the first rider since Phillip McCallen in 1996 to win the Macau Grand Prix but there was little cause for celebration as the race was overshadowed by a fatal crash on Saturday.
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Cannabis

Here is what to do if you think your neighbours are smoking cannabis

While some people may not be too bothered about their neighbours smoking cannabis in their own homes, others may find it particularly annoying.
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Allister Brown (seated left wearing the Mayor's chain) is pictured at the reception with his father Nigel, sister Christine, Councillor Tim Mitchell and Mayor Tim Morrow.

Reception recognises Allister’s World Record achievements

Mayor Tim Morrow recently hosted a reception in recognition of local man Allister Brown’s latest World Record drumming marathon.

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Marie Morrissey, who has been recognised for her work with people living with a terminal illness by being nominated in the Leadership category at Marie Curies annual Peacock Awards.

Local nurse nominated for national Marie Curie award

A Marie Curie Nurse from Dunmurry has been recognised for her work with people living with a terminal illness by being nominated in the ‘Leadership’ category at the charity’s annual Peacock Awards.

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Pictured at the recent biodiversity project in Lagan Park, Dromara are representatives of Dromara Primary School, St Michael's Primary Shool and Finnis & Dromara Youth with Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the council's Leisure & Community Development Committee and Councillor Uel Mackin.

Young people help enhance biodiversity in park

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council recently joined up with local young people from Dromara Primary School, St Michael’s Primary School and Finnis & Dromara Youth Group to enhance biodiversity in Lagan Park, Dromara.

Environment
Keith Farmer became a British champion for the third time this year after winning the British Supersport Championship for the Appleyard Macadam Racing team.

Keith Farmer joins Tyco BMW for 2018 Superstock 1000 bid

Keith Farmer has signed with Northern Ireland’s Tyco BMW team to compete in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship in 2018.
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Energy drinks

Energy drinks 'cause mental health problems and kidney damage'

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.
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Lisburn New Cemetery, Blaris Road. Pic by Google

Woman’s handbag stolen in cemetery

Police are investigating the theft of a woman’s handbag from a car parked at the cemetery on Blaris Road, Lisburn.

Crime
Drew Nelson.

Orange Order’s £1m tribute to former Grand Secretary

The Orange Institution has announced plans for a £1 million initiative in memory of its former Grand Secretary, Dromore man Drew Nelson.

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Lidl recalls bread due to allergy fears

A leading supermarket in Northern Ireland is recalling Connell Bakery Wholesome Seed and Grain Sliced Pan because it contains soya which is not mentioned on the label.
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Grand Master Edward Stevenson (left) and Kilcluney worshipful master Bryan Hunter at the opening of the new Orange hall in Markethill

Order chief: new Co Armagh hall a ‘premier’ Orange venue

A new modern Orange hall costing well over half-a-million pounds has been branded one of the institution’s “premier” venues in the Province, as it was officially declared open in Co Armagh.

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Two arrested after police seize drugs in Lisburn

Two arrested after police seize drugs in Lisburn

A man and a woman have been arrested in Lisburn after police officers seized a quantity of suspected drugs in the Old Warren area of the city.

Crime
Dan Hegarty in action at the Macau Grand Prix.

Macau GP: Dan Hegarty dies after crash

The rider killed in a crash at the Macau Grand Prix today has officially been named as English competitor Dan Hegarty.
Sport
‘Significant quantity of jewellery’ stolen during burglary

‘Significant quantity of jewellery’ stolen during burglary

Police officers investigating a burglary in Dromore earlier this month have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Crime
Two men arrested after police seize drugs and ammunition

Two men arrested after police seize drugs and ammunition

Detectives from the PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit have arrested two men following the seizure of an estimated £70,000 worth of suspected drugs in Banbridge last night (Friday, November 17).

Crime
Glenn Irwin on a sombre podium at the Macau Grand Prix with runner-up Peter Hickman (left) and Michael Rutter.

Macau GP: Irwin wins as race marred by fatal crash

Northern Ireland’s Glenn Irwin has claimed his maiden victory in Saturday’s tragedy-hit Macau Grand Prix.
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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill.

Michael O’Neill ‘free to hold talks with Scotland’

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is free to hold talks over the Scotland job in the coming days, it is understood.

Football

WATCH: Lisburn lights up for Christmas

Thousands of people of all ages lined the streets of Lisburn city centre on Thursday evening to watch Mayor Tim Morrow and special VIP guest Santa light up the city’s Christmas tree and glittering street lights.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is a prequel to the original Harry Potter books/films.

Harry Potter fans split over new movie casting

The title and cast of the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has officially been revealed by Warner Bros.

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