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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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Pictured L-R
Tech Europe Managing Director, Gary Crawford
Stepping Stones, Ellen Hill

Tech Europe donates £7,000 to Charity

Lisburn based tyre repair material manufacturer, Tech Europe, welcomed 2018 with a number of charitable donations to worthy causes.

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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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Oliver McAfee from Dromore was last seen on November 21

NI Jews using Israeli contacts in search for missing Co Down man Oliver McAfee

The Jewish community in Northern Ireland has launched a campaign to raise awareness in Israel about a Co Down tourist who has gone missing there.

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Family in emotional appeal for missing man

The family of missing Portadown man Norman Prentice have issued an emotional appeal for help in tracing his whereabouts.

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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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Police are investigating the break-in. (Stock pic)

Police investigate spate of burglaries

Detectives are currently investigating a series of over burglaries targetted those over 60 in the Lisburn/Castlereagh District area, which have been reported since the start of the year.

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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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Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP

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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Friends gear up for fundraising cycle

Friends gear up for fundraising cycle

Last year friend Aaron McGlade and Andrew Hamilton, whose grandfather Thompson Crossey is well known in Half Town, decided to engage in a demanding cycle trip from Munsters home ground at Thomond Stadium, Limerick to the Stade France in Paris - a distance of some 750km.

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Barry Williamson, recipient of the Grand Masters Award at last years Orange Community Awards

Nominations open for Orange Community Awards

Nominations are now open for this year’s Orange Community Awards – due to be held in Lisburn later this year.

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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.

Environment
Oliver McAfee from Dromore in Co Down has gone missing while on a cycling trip around Israel.

Israeli police: Dromore man Oliver McAfee is ‘still alive’

Israeli police say a missing Northern Ireland man who had been cycling in the southern Israeli desert is still alive.

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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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Elderly man struck with spade during aggravated burglary

Elderly man struck with spade during aggravated burglary

An elderly man was left severely bruised after being struck with a spade during a burglary on Tuesday.

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