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Woman Convicted Of Benefit Fraud

A woman has been convicted for claiming benefits she was not entitled to at Newtownards Magistrates' Court.

Denise Jeffries claimed Jobseeker's Allowance totalling £5,081 while failing to declare employment. She was given a 12 month conditional discharge.

She is also required to repay any outstanding money wrongfully obtained to the Department for Communities.

Construction Work To Start On Resurfacing Project In Omagh

Construction work is to start on a £300,000 road resurfacing project in Omagh on Monday, 19 February.

The work on the B122 Tattyreagh Road is expected to be completed by 10 March.

Resurfacing of the 2.2 kilometre stretch of road will improve the structural condition of the carriageway, enhance the running surface and reduce maintenance costs.

The Tattyreagh Road will be closed daily between 8am and 5pm from 19 to 24 February and from 05 to 10 March.

Diversions will be clearly signposted via the B46 Carnlea Road and the B83 Seskinore Road and vice versa. Local access will be maintained.
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Alliance Encouraged By Customs Union And single Markets Report

Alliance Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has said he is encouraged by reports suggested the EU draft withdrawal agreement will see Northern Ireland remain in the Customs Union and Single Market after Brexit.

The reports suggest the UK is expected by the EU to sign-off on the text, which will see Northern Ireland continue to participate in both after the transition period. Dr Farry said it was "the logical outworking" of the commitments made in the first phase of negotiations.

"It would be better in every respect if the UK as a whole remained within both the Customs Union and the Single Market. The UK Government's own economic analysis reinforces the catastrophic economic consequences of a hard Brexit or no deal situation.

"However, if necessary, a Northern Ireland-only approach would be the next best alternative. This is important not just to defend the current economic situation but to allow Northern Ireland to grow and flourish. Alliance has set out our own proposals and rationale for this in the paper entitled 'Bridges not Borders'."


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