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Tractor crash death: Police renew appeal for witnesses

Police investigating the death of Dromore man Philip Capper have renewed their appeal for information about the road traffic collision that claimed his life.

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One of the young men who built the bonfire at Ballymacash in Lisburn keeps watch at the site ahead of the Eleventh Night celebrations

Massive Eleventh Night bonfire draws visitors from around world

The organisers of one of Northern Ireland’s biggest Eleventh Night bonfires are expecting thousands of people – some who’ve travelled from overseas – to attend today’s celebrations.

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Philip Capper, 29, was a popular member of Battlehill Pipe Band. Pic: John Kelly

Tractor crash victim Philip Capper ‘a much-loved character’

Tributes have been paid to a young Dromore man who was killed in a road traffic collision on Friday night.

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Alderman William Leathem, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council; Richard Rogers, Alpha Programme; Mairs Stevenson, Chaplain of Stoneyford Orange Lodge; Andrew Wright, Lodge Treasurer and John Farr, Minister of Stoneyford Parish Church.

Orange hall to get £10k upgrade

Repair and refurbishment work is to get under way at on Orange hall in Co Antrim in a bid to bring the building back into use for the local community.

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Dunmurry Manor scandal: Council seeks answers over ‘dreadful catalogue of events’

The “dreadful catalogue of events” that took place at Dunmurry Manor care home must never be allowed to happen again.

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Tiziana O'Hara of Co-operative Alternatives with Ballymacash Sports Academy directors Chris Finlay and Laura Turner, and Nigel McKinney from the Building Change Trust at the launch the Lisburn-based sports academy's community share offer.

Sports academy share offer a first for Northern Ireland

Members of the public are being given the chance to invest in Northern Ireland’s first community-run sports academy.

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Lisburn fun run bomb: ‘It was horrific. It really was just like a bad dream’

Three women who were in Lisburn when the IRA murdered six off-duty soldiers with a booby trap bomb 30 years ago have recalled their experiences of that terrible night.

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Lisburn fun run bomb: Survivor tells how IRA has caused her 30 years of suffering

A woman who survived an IRA bomb attack that claimed the lives of six soldiers has said she can’t forgive those responsible for the atrocity which “ruined” her life.

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The scene of devastation at Market Place, Lisburn in June 1988 after an IRA bomb exploded under an Army transit van killing six soldiers. Pic by Pacemaker

Memorial service to remember victims of IRA bomb attack 30 years on

Survivors, armed forces representatives and former emergency services personnel who were on duty in Lisburn on the night of the June 15, 1988 bomb attack will be among those in attendance at a special service to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the atrocity.

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Cllr Uel Mackin and Cllr Amanda Grehan.

DUP councillor confirmed as city's new mayor

DUP councillor Uel Mackin has been elected mayor of Lisburn and Castlereagh.

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Cllr Scott Carson, Cllr Nathan Anderson, Julie-Anne Jackson of Seymour Hill and Conway Residents' Association and Cllr Jonathan Craig outside Rathmoyne House, Seymour Hill.

Housing forum raises concerns about tower block ‘decommissioning’

A council body that deals with housing issues in the Lisburn and Castlereagh area has called for a meeting with the chief executive of the Housing Executive over proposals that could see the demolition of NIHE tower blocks.

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DUP councillors Jonathan Craig and Scott Carson want to see the former MoD houses refurbished as soon as possible

Transfer of former Ministry of Defence houses on hold

The Department for Communities has said it is considering how it can proceed with the transfer of nearly 60 former Ministry of Defence (MoD) homes to a housing association, without the approval of a Stormont minister.

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Kevin Kirkham MBE.

Kevin braves the shave for cancer charity

Lisburn man Kevin Kirkham MBE has had his hair and beard shaved off to raise funds for local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre.

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Members of Stoneyford Somme Association and guests at the service to rededicate the village's war memorial

Stoneyford’s new-look war memorial unveiled

Members of Stoneyford Somme Association were joined by invited guests for the official unveiling of the village’s new-look war memorial.

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A number of signs carrying road safety messages in English and Irish, and the Sinn Fein logo, have been erected in Glenavy.

Illegal road safety signs are a Sinn Fein PR stunt, claims DUP man

A DUP councillor has accused Sinn Fein of “politicising children and their safety” after road safety signs carrying slogans written in Irish, and the party’s logo, were erected in Glenavy.

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‘I was literally shaking when they called my name out’

Hillsborough girl Katharine Walker has said she’s still in a state of shock after being crowned the winner of this year’s Miss Northern Ireland competition.

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Pictured at Sister Lizzy Hanna's 100th birthday party are Lisnagarvey WLOL 207 members - Back row, l-r: Sister Jenny Palmer, Sister Marie Dean, Sister Dorothery McCallister, Sister Lyndsay Donaghy WM, Sister Joanne Lavery, Sister Rachel Keenan and Sister Norma Coulter. Front row, l-r: Sister Winnie Ferguson, Sister Lizzy Hanna, Sister June Dalzell and Sister Marlene Smyth.

Lodge members hail centenarian Lizzy ‘a true ambassador for the institution’

Members of Lisnagarvey WLOL 207 got together recently to help Sister Lizzy Hanna celebrate a remarkable milestone, her 100th birthday.

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Hillsborough nurse wins Miss Northern Ireland title

A nurse from Hillsborough has been crowned the winner of this year’s Miss Northern Ireland competition.

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Ethan Anderson with his sisters Chloe and Sophie.

WATCH: Ethan (6) voices support for charity that taught him to speak

A six-year-old deaf boy from Lisburn is encouraging people to raise money for the charity that taught him to speak.

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The five-star Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa.

Lough Eske Castle: A tranquil haven for rest and relaxation

I’ve been fortunate enough to have stayed in some of the top-rated hotels around Ireland and further afield, but the experience hasn’t always been what I’d hoped.

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