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Man dies in scrambler crash

A 27-year-old man has died after he suffered fatal injuries in a scrambler crash in Lisburn yesterday evening. An ambulance was called to a lane close to the Sprucefield park and ride facility around 7pm last night following the incident in which an 18-year-old man was also hurt. His injuries aren’t thought to be life […]

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Police scrambler warning on black hacks withdrawn after RNU objections

WEST Belfast MP Paul Maskey has hit out at dissident republican umbrella group Republican Network for Unity after a black taxi ad campaign aimed at tackling the scourge of scramblers and quads was scrapped As well as billboards and bus shelter ads, the ad encouraging people to ring the police if they witness anyone illegally […]

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Fare play to big-hearted taximen

A GRANDFATHER and his friends have raised almost £1000 for South Belfast Charity Sólás as his grandson awaits diagnoses for autism. Taximen Jackie Stirling and his pal Sandy Ward held a 70s and 80s fancy dress disco in the Westbourne Glentoran Supporters club at the end of January, raising £905. “I used to be a […]

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Bedford Street hotel vision expanded

THE owners of the Europa Hotel have dramatically increased the scale of their plan for a new complex on the site of the Windsor House high-rise in Bedford Street. Announcing their vision of the new hotel, office, retail and hospitality complex in 2015, the Hastings Group envisioned 200 rooms for the hotel. But now a […]

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Antrim hurlers off to a flyer but footballers suffer second successive defeat

Allianz National Hurling League Division 2A Antrim 0-20 London 0-13 Allianz National Football League Division Three Offaly 0-23 Antrim 1-7   ANTRIM’s hurlers made a winning start to their Division 2A campaign when they defeated London by seven points in Corrigan Park yesterday. However, the Antrim footballers endured a 0-23 to 1-7 loss to Offaly […]

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Thoughtless car owners prompt a tightening of parking bye-law

EXTRA parking restrictions are to be implemented on the Hightown Road in Glengormley after complaints that inconsiderate drivers are forcing wheelchair users off the footpath. Last week Hightown man Martin McGurk, who has cerebral palsy, spoke of how he had to take a half-mile detour to get home in the evenings because drivers are parking […]

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