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Strabane Woman Convicted Of Benefit Fraud

A 57-year-old woman has been convicted of claiming benefits she was not entitled to at Strabane Magistrates' Court.

Brenda McGurk, of O'Kane Terrace, Strabane claimed Income Support and Jobseeker's Allowance totaling £19,102 while failing to declare an Occupational Pension. She was given a two year Conditional Discharge.

The fraud was uncovered following an investigation by the Department for Communities.

Ms McGurk is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department.

Two-Car Collision In South Belfast

An investigation has been launched following a two-car collision in South Belfast.
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Police have reported that two cars collided on Park Road, off Ormeau Road, at approximately 12pm today, 27 July.

It is understood that there are no reports of serious injuries.

The scene was closed for examination causing traffic delays in the south of the city.

Translink Unveils Portrush Train Station Redevelopment Plan

Translink have announced a £5.5 million redevelopment plan for Portrush Train Station.

The transport company said that the redevelopment would be completed in time for the Open Golf Championship in 2019.

A public consultation on the proposed redevelopment has been launched, which includes plans for the full modernisation of the site for the expected large number of passengers the town will attrack.


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