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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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09 December 2019
Man Charged Over Double ATM Theft
A 26 year-old man has been charged in connection with the theft of a double ATM machine from a supermarket in Antrim. Thieves used a digger to steal the unit from Tesco in the early hours of Friday morning, 06 December. The unit was later recovered by police.
29 November 2019
Man Charged Over Strabane Mortar Bomb
A 28 year-old man has been charged in connection with a mortar type device discovered in Strabane. The bomb was found aimed at a police station in Church View on Saturday 07 September. The New IRA was found to have been behind the attack, which was designed to attack serving police officers, the PSNI has said.
28 November 2019
NI Man Charged With Drug Smuggling In Dublin
A Northern Irish man has appeared in court in Dublinon a charge of drug smuggling. The 28 year-old was arrested after revenue officers seized approximately 1kg of suspected MDMA, worth an estimated €60,000, at Dublin Airport.
02 December 2019
Pair Charged Over Co Armagh Security Alert
A man and woman are due in court over a security alert in Tandragee, Co Armagh. The blast bomb device was made safe after it was discovered during a police search in Woodview Park on Saturday 30 November. A 20 year-old woman and a 21 year-old man have been charged to appear before Newry Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Monday 02 December.
07 March 2019
Security Alert Ongoing In Belfast's Botanic Area
A security alert is ongoing in the Botanic area of south Belfast this afternoon, Thursday 07 March. Police have closed the Cromwell Road following the discovery of a suspicious package.