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Car Tech Company Welcomes Tougher Action On Mobile Phone Use In Cars

The Chief Executive of car technology company Bluesona, Mel Morrison, has welcomed the introduction of tougher action on mobile phone use while driving as an important step in improving safety. Downpatrick-based Bluesona works with insurance companies to provide a system, LoopMatics, that tackles distraction driving caused by mobile phone calls. “The changes to The Road Traffic Offenders (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) Order...

Mayor opens virtual Book of Condolences for Captain Sir Tom Moore

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Messages of condolence can be left at the following web link www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/BookOfCondolence
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has opened a virtual Book of Condolences following the sad passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore. Mayor, Councillor Peter Johnston, said: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore. “Captain Sir Tom was an inspiration to the entire nation during what has been a very challenging time. “I thank him for his words...

Council withdrawing staff from Larne Port duties amid serious concerns for safety

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The move was unanimously agreed by the Council’s Group Party Leaders at an emergency meeting on Monday afternoon
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is immediately withdrawing its staff from inspection duties at Larne Port over concerns for their safety and welfare. The move was unanimously agreed by the Council’s Group Party Leaders at an emergency meeting on Monday afternoon and agreed at Full Council. It follows an upsurge in sinister and menacing behaviour in recent weeks, including the...

MEA United calls for level playing field on stadia funding

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Ballymena United, Carrick Rangers and Larne FC joined forces with Council in 2020 to launch the ‘MEA United’ funding campaign, aimed at securing up to £25m of much-needed investment in local facilities
MEA United - a group consisting of Mid and East Antrim's top three football clubs - says regional funding for sports stadia must be allocated fairly and equally. Ballymena United, Carrick Rangers and Larne FC joined forces with Council in 2020 to launch the ‘MEA United’ funding campaign, aimed at securing up to £25m of much-needed investment in local facilities...

Detectives from PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit have welcomed the sentencing of six people at Belfast Crown Court

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PHOTO CAPTION; Some of the seizure by Detectives from the PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit
Detectives from PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit have welcomed the sentencing of six people at Belfast Crown Court this morning (January 29th).  Five men and one women were sentenced after being convicted in the conspiracy to supply a class B controlled drug namely cannabis. Abkar Mohamud (40) was sentenced to two years, suspended for three years Fa Yau Lee (61), was sentenced...

House in North Belfast searched by PCTF

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Detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF), investigating criminality linked to West Belfast UDA, assisted by Officers from the Tactical Support Unit and Neighbourhood Policing Team searched a house in the North Belfast area earlier today (Wednesday, January 20th). During today’s operation a number of items were seized for further examination. A 35 year old male has been arrested. Detective...

Detectives welcome increased sentence for Christine Connor

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Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch have today welcomed the decision by the Court of Appeal to increase Christine Connor’s sentence for the attempted murder of a police officer in 2013 by a further five years. In August last year the convicted terrorist was sentenced to 20 years in custody with an extension period of 4 years under licence....

Detectives welcome sentencing of two men for drugs offences

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Detective Inspector O’Neill from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Paramilitary Crime Task Force has welcomed the sentencing of two men at Belfast Crown Court today, 15th January, following a substantial seizure of drugs. 35 year old Ryan Tosh was sentenced to 5 years custody as a combination of the following: 40 months for  possessing cocaine with intent to supply40 months for...

Security Alert, Wattlebridge Road, Newtownbutler – Update

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Police are investigating a security alert in the Wattlebridge Road area of Newtownbutler. In response to claims from violent Dissident Republicans that shots were fired at a police helicopter on Thursday, 14th January, during these searches, Fermanagh and Omagh District Commander Superintendent Alywin Barton said: “I can confirm that no police aircraft, deployed in the area, was required to take evasive...

Culture Night Belfast Presents Showcase Event with Out to Lunch Festival 2021

Northern Ireland’s talent will be highlighted to the world as Culture Night Belfast continues to support local artists in collaboration with Out To Lunch Festival supported by The Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels and Arts Council NI. 'A Taste of Belfast and Brussels' will be broadcast as part of the Out To Lunch festival and features musicians...

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