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Westlink Security Alert 'A Hoax

A security alert which resulted in the closure of the Westlink in Belfast has been declared a hoax. Army technical officers were called to the scene to examine three suspicious objects which were found between Broadway and the Grosvenor Road this morning. Traffic was severely disrupted by the security alert.

Four Charged Over Ballycastle Riot

Four men have been charged with a number of offences following rioting in Ballycastle at the weekend. The men, who are all in their twenties, face charges of riotous assembly, possession of offensive weapons and resisting arrest and are due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates Court on September 24. Nineteen people were arrested after a disturbance broke out in the Diamond area of the town in the early hours of Monday morning. Bottles and other items were thrown at police when a large crowd gathered in the area around 2am and two police officers were injured.

Banbridge 'Rio' Fest

Banbridge will come alive with a bevy of colourful costumes and Mardi Gras style music on Saturday, 11th September, 2-4pm as Banbridge District Council's newest cross-community event takes to the streets. It begins at Newry Street roundabout and culminates in Solitude Park. Expect a little bit of 'Rio' to wind its way through the streets with a marvellous Mardi Gras style parade including spirited Samba Bands, Chinese Dragon Dances, Cuban Salsa music and dancing plus Brazilian Drummers and dancers in full plumage. There's also a wide range of fun-filled activities and attractions such as salsa dancing and percussion workshops which will be located in all areas of the park to keep visitors of all ages entertained throughout the afternoon. The event is part-funded by the EU's PEACE III Programme.


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03 May 2019
L'Derry Security Alert An 'Elaborate Hoax'
A security operation which took place close to a polling station in L'Derry on Thursday has ended. Army bomb experts examined a suspicious object in the Moss Road/Fergleen Road area and declared it an elaborate hoax. The suspect device was left in the vicinity of St.
12 August 2019
Pair Arrested Over Omagh Assault
Two men have been arrested following an assault in Omagh over the weekend. A fight broke out at a house in the Hunters Crescent area shortly after 11pm on Friday night, 09 August. A verbal altercation between two males on the doorstep of a house is understood to have escalated into a physical fight.
02 August 2019
Coleraine Residents Evacuated Amid Security Alert
A number of residents in Coleraine have been evacuated from their homes due to an overnight security alert. Police seized a suspicious object for examination during the operation on the Drumtarsey Road. The route was closed in both directions following reports of the object on Thursday evening, 02 August.
22 July 2019
Homes Evacuated As Security Alert Sparked In West Belfast
Residents were evacuated from their homes earlier today, Monday 22 July, after a security alert was sparked in west Belfast. The police operation, which has now ended, saw roads closed and cordons erected at Glenalina Road and Glenalina Crescent while officers dealt with a suspicious object.
24 June 2019
'Suspicious Object' Sparks Belfast Security Alert
Police are dealing with a security alert in west Belfast this morning, Monday 24 June. An operation was sparked following the discovery of a suspicious object in the Old Colin area of Dunmurry. Parts of the Pantridge Road, the Stewartstown Road and Upper Dunmurry Lane have been closed.