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Hard-hitting road safety message for young drivers

In an effort to get young road users to take more care and responsibility on the roads, Lisburn & Castlereagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) hosted over 350 students at a hard-hitting demonstration of the devastating effects of road traffic collisions.

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Johnny Reid, pictured with his nephew Matthew and fellow pupil Sarah, as he presents a cheque for �2,000 to Brookfield School principal Mrs Spence.

Johnny’s epic cycle challenge raises £2k for Moira school

A Co Antrim man has raised a whopping £2,000 for a local school for children with special educational needs by completing a gruelling 900-mile cycle challenge.

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Pictured at the launch of Early Intervention Lisburn's 'Talk Boost' speech and language programme.

Take time to talk and give your child the best start in life

Almost a third of children (32 per cent) in Lisburn have a mild to moderate speech and language problem when they start school, it has been claimed.

Education
Valuables stolen from car parked outside church

Valuables stolen from car parked outside church

Police investigating the theft of valuables from a car parked outside a church in Lower Ballinderry have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Crime
The fire and smoke damage is clearly visible on the outside of Coolmoyne House, Seymour Hill. Pic by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

Tower block fire safety concerns to be raised with Housing Executive

A local DUP councillor says he will be calling for “a major rethink” of fire safety systems at Coolmoyne House and other high-rise flats in the local area when he meets with Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) officials next week.

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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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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
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
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
‘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

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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Men charged in connection with spate of burglaries

Men charged in connection with spate of burglaries

Two men, aged 25 and 28, have been charged in connection with a series of burglaries in the Dromore and Dromara areas of Co Down.

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 Emergency services personnel and local residents look on as firefighters extinguish the blaze at Coolmoyne House, Seymour Hill. Photo by Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Fire at high-rise flats: Housing Executive offers safety assurances

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive has insisted that it is “fully compliant with all fire safety regulations” and takes the safety of residents “extremely seriously”.

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Dave Crockett from Cirdan (left) with Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI (third from left) and representatives from Northern Health.

Lisburn firm wins major new contract in Australia

Lisburn-based medical devices company Cirdan has won a major contract in Australia estimated to be worth nearly £1m.

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More than 50 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze at Coolmoyne House, Seymour Hill on Wednesday evening.

Emergency services praised for swift response to blaze at high-rise flats

Emergency services personnel have been praised for their swift response to the high-rise blaze at Coolmoyne House in Seymour Hill on Wednesday night.

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Dr Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission, Mayor Tim Morrow and Dr Theresa Donaldson, LCCC Chief Executive with some of the councils Health Champions.

Council shows commitment to promoting good mental health

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has shown its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its staff by signing up to the Mental Health Charter.

Health
The Knockmore Road/Ballinderry Road junction. Pic by Google

Supermarket plan sparks renewed calls for road safety improvements

Planning approval for a new supermarket development on Ballinderry Road, Lisburn has sparked renewed calls for long-awaited safety improvements on nearby Knockmore Road.

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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP. Pic by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

MP to meet with Ulster Bank officials over branch closures

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has requested a meeting with senior management of Ulster Bank to discuss its plans to close its branches in Moira and Dromore.

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Ulster Bank, Main Street, Moira. Pic by Google

Ulster Bank to shut local branches

Ulster Bank has announced plans to close 11 branches, including those in Moira, Dromore and Rathfriland.

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