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1 hr ago | UTV

Co Down fisherman gets tough on poachers

A Co Down fisherman, with the help of a young people's community organisation, has joined in the fight to tackle illegal poaching from Northern Ireland waterways to protect stocks for future generations.

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2 hrs ago | UTV

Schoolgirl recalls freak accident

A young Co Down schoolgirl, who nearly died after the handlebar of a bicycle damaged an artery in her leg, has spoken for the first time about her ordeal to UTV.

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5 hrs ago | Ballymena Today

Antrim A&E waiting times under microscope

Antrim Area Hospital, which caters for the Ballymen area, is once again in the spotlight over performance levels at its Accident and Emergency Unit.

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6 hrs ago | UTV

Trailer released for Fifty Shades of Grey

The official trailer for the new movie Fifty Shades of Grey has been released, featuring Co Down actor Jamie Dornan.

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7 hrs ago | Belfast Today

Archives reveal Bangor's WW1 donkey auction in aid of Belgium Relief Fund

Donkeys were auctioned off in Ireland as part of efforts to raise funds during the First World War, century-old public records have shown.

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9 hrs ago | Fermanagh Today

The Answer are just one of many bands performing at the festival

Organisers of Northern Ireland's alternative music festival Sunflowerfest, held since 2010 at Tubby's Farm in Hillsborough, have confirmed that Co Down natives The Answer and London electronica group The Orb will headline the fifth annual line-up alongside Mojo Fury, who will perform at the closing night.

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13 hrs ago | Lisburn Today

Take the four peaks charity challenge

Mencap is calling on all hikers, trekkers and mountain walkers from Lisburn to join the learning disability charity for its Four Peaks Challenge this August.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Newsday

Northern Ireland heatwave in photos

Northern Ireland has been basking in beautiful sunshine this week, and BBC News NI readers have been sending us photographs of what they have seen while out and about.

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Lurgan Today

Preview of this week's Lurgan Mail

In this week's 'MAIL' we bring you news of a boost for the leisure sector with a new eight screen cinema set for Craigavon next April.

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Lurgan Today

Kicked door of vehicle while out on his stag night

While he was out on his stag night a Lurgan man kicked the passenger door of a vehicle causing damage.

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IGN

Remaking a Legend with Dracula Untold

Last week we unveiled the first part of my visit to the set of Dracula Untold , Universal's upcoming retelling of the classic character's origin story.

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Independent.ie

Girl (11) nearly bleeds to death after being impaled on bicycle handlebars, mother reveals

An 11-year-old girl nearly bled to death after being impaled on her bicycle handlebars, her mother has said.

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Lisburn Today

Successful year for business network

Pictured at the final Lisburn Entrepreneur's Network event before the summer break in Hillsborough Castle are: Alderman Jim Dillon, Vice-Chair of the Council's Economic Development Committee; Billy Dixon, personal development and motivational speaker; Hazel King, Economic Development Manager, Lisburn City Council; Alderman Allan Ewart, Chairman of ... (more)

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Lisburn Today

Freeman presents picture to Lambeg lodge

Freeman of the City of Lisburn, Bro Ivan Davis, pictured presenting a framed picture of King Billy to Bro Albert Neeley snr., Worshipful Master and Bro Albert Neeley jnr., Deputy Master and members of Lambeg Temperance LOL No 912.

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Newsday

Highs and loans

When a New York investment firm agreed to buy the entire Northern Ireland loan portfolio held by Nama - the Republic of Ireland's state-controlled "bad bank" - it looked like the organisation's last hurrah north of the border.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Lisburn Today

Celebrations as Lisburn lady Linda turns a century

A Pond Park Road lady who was 100 on Tuesday, keeps herself young by reading newspapers every day and is an avid snooker and tennis fan.

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Lurgan Today

Man already on suspended sentence admits drug charge

A Waringstown man already under a suspended sentence for a drugs offence admitted a further charge last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

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Business Wire

ShopKeep Reinforces Customer Promise with New Branding

A former small business owner, Richelson started ShopKeep in the basement of his own wine store in 2008 after growing frustrated with the unreliability and excessive cost of his point-of-sale system.

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Larne Today

'A Party to Murder' comes to The Courtyard Theatre

Holywood Players are bringing their play 'A Party to Murder' to Newtownabbey's Courtyard Theatre from August 1 to August 2. The play is set at Halloween, when six people have been invited to a Murder Mystery party weekend at a rustic island cottage.

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UTV

McIlroy 'tremendous ambassador for NI'

NI's First Minister and deputy First Minister have met with Open winner Rory McIlroy to congratulate him on his golfing success.

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