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Rugby star urges people to join him at Red Dress Run

Ulster and Ireland rugby star Chris Henry - a former pupil of Wallace High School - is urging people to join him at NI Chest Heart and Stroke’s ‘Red Dress Run’ at Stormont on Saturday, February 10.

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Pictured in the dry recyclables area at Irish Waste Services are: (l-r) Warren Devine, Sales Manager at Irish Waste Services; Heather Moore, Director of Environmental Services at Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council; Alderman Tommy Jeffers, Chairman of the council's Environmental Services Committee, and Jason McPolin, Managing Director of Irish Waste Services.

Council awards new contract in bid to reduce landfill waste

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has awarded a contract to Irish Waste Services for the collection, processing and treatment of waste from its three household recycling centres.

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Moira burglary: Police appeal for men to come forward

Moira burglary: Police appeal for men to come forward

Police investigating a burglary in the Castlevue area of Moira are keen to speak to two men who were seen in the area offering to clean driveways.

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Armed man threatens pharmacy staff

Armed man threatens pharmacy staff

Detectives are investigating a possible link between an attempted robbery at a chemist’s shop in the Moss Road area of Lisburn and an armed robbery at a pharmacy in the Mount Eagles Square area of west Belfast.

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Burglary at home of elderly woman condemned as ‘absolutely disgusting crime’

Burglary at home of elderly woman condemned as ‘absolutely disgusting crime’

Police are hunting heartless thieves who stole cash and jewellery after breaking into the home of a woman aged in her 90s in Dromore, Co Down last night.

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Pictured unveiling the new secure cycle parking compound at Lisburn Train Station are Translink's Gary Dunlop and Claire McLernon from Sustrans.

Translink invests in new facilities for cyclists

New secure bicycle parking compounds have been unveiled at Lisburn and Holywood train stations as part of Translink’s efforts to improve facilities for cyclists at NI Railways and Ulsterbus stations across Northern Ireland.

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Police keen to speak with tractor driver in relation to RTC

Police keen to speak with tractor driver in relation to RTC

Police investigating a road traffic collision in the Carryduff area have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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Lagan Valley constituency could be axed under boundaries shake-up

Lagan Valley MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has declined to comment on speculation that his parliamentary constituency could be abolished under proposals to redraw electoral boundaries here.

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Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the council's Leisure and Community Development Committee, promotes the new  'Developing Place - Sharing Space' Community Fund for projects in the Maghaberry area.

New funding scheme being piloted in Maghaberry

The council is piloting a new scheme in the Maghaberry area which will see the award of grants to help local organisations ‘Develop Place and Share Space’.

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Pictured at the launch of the Lisburn and Castlereagh Business Games Challenge 2018 are: Kevin Madden, Sports Development Officer; Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the council's Leisure and Community Development Committee, and Alderman Allan Ewart MBE, Chairman of the council's Development Committee.

Businesses invited to take on sporting challenge

This year’s Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council ‘Business Games Challenge’ is now open for team entries from businesses across the council area.

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Dozens of tyres illegally dumped on a rural road on the outskirts of Lisburn.

Surveillance measures being used to catch fly-tippers

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council says it has introduced “a number of surveillance measures” in order to combat the problem of illegal dumping.

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Fr Gregory Cormican.

‘He was a man with a gift for friendship’

Tributes have been paid to Glenavy priest Fr Gregory Cormican, who passed away on January 14 after a long battle with illness.

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Behind the Masc will offer young men a safe place to come together and talk about mental health issues.

New support group to help young men look after their mental health

Two friends from Lisburn are preparing to launch a new support group that will offer young men a safe place to come together and talk about mental health issues.

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Police investigating break-in in Aghalee

Police investigating break-in in Aghalee

Detectives investigating a burglary in Aghalee on Monday, January 15 have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

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Roads disruption: Long tailbacks on White Mountain heading towards Lisburn on Tuesday morning. Pic courtesy of Graham Service

Snow likely to continue causing disruption for local schools and drivers

The sleet and snow that disrupted several local schools and left road conditions in many areas treacherous is likely to cause further disruption tomorrow.

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Alderman James Tinsley, Chairman of the council's Leisure & Community Development Committee, launches the council's Royal Wedding Celebration Community Grant Fund for local groups and organisations to celebrate the forthcoming Royal wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Celebrate the Royal wedding in style

Local community organisations planning events to celebrate the upcoming Royal wedding are being invited to avail of grant funding.

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Winston Pinkerton RSPBANI President. Pic by John Kelly

Touch of Tartan to support BHF

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch (RSPBANI) will present the President’s charity concert - ‘A Touch of Tartan’ - in the Island Hall, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn on Friday, February 16 (8pm).

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Fr Gregory Cormican.

Popular priest passes away after long illness

Mourners will gather at St Joseph’s Church in Glenavy on Wednesday (January 17) for the funeral of popular priest Fr Gregory Cormican.

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Creevy Road. Pic by Google

Planning permission refused for new quarry

Full planning permission for a large quarry on land between the Saintfield Road and Creevy Road near Lisburn has been refused.

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Alderman Allan Ewart MBE (left), Chairman of the Lisburn and Castlereagh Fairtrade Steering Group, and Dr Chris Stange, Secretariat of the All Party Fairtrade Group at Stormont promoting the Fairtrade products available at the Coffee Dock in Lagan Valley Island.

Council seeking to retain Fairtrade City status

The council has urged local residents to make a New Year’s resolution to purchase Fairtrade products during 2018 as part of their weekly shopping.

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