29/05/2018

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Appeal Issued After Woman Bound With Cable Ties During Burglary

Police have issued an appeal for information after a 58-year-old woman was tied up and "dumped in a bath" during a robbery at her home in Carrickfergus.

It is understood that a gang of men broke into the woman's home and stole jewellery, including a new engagement ring.

According to police, the woman raised the alarm after she managed to free herself from the cable ties used to restrain her.

Three men involved in the robbery were said to be wearing dark clothing, with their faces covered and wearing gloves.

Police have appealed to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area between 11.30pm on Saturday night and 12.30am on Sunday, or who has any information that could help the investigation, to get in touch on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 69 of 27/5/18.

Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Road Improvement Schemes Announced For Carrowdore And Lisburn

Two new road improvement schemes have been announced in Carrowdore and Lisburn.

A £235,000 scheme on the C0252 Ballyblack Road East, Carrowdore is due to commence on Thursday, 07 June.
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The resurfacing scheme will improve the strength and surface quality of the carriageway on a 1.35km section of this important 'C class' road in Carrowdore. Work is expected to be completed by early July.

Elsewhere in Lisburn, a £173,000 resurfacing and reconstruction scheme has commenced on the Causeway End Road.

The scheme, to resurface a section of the road from Causeway End Park to Benson Street, will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface quality of the road.

To facilitate the resurfacing a lane closure will be in operation during weekdays. However, it will be necessary to implement a full road closure during 28 and 29 July weekend, to facilitate the laying of the surface course.

Road users may experience some delays and additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.

Hillsborough Woman Crowned Miss NI 2018

Katharine Walker, a 23-year-old nurse from Hillsborough, has been crowned Miss Northern Ireland 2018.

Walker took the Insanity Tan sponsored title from last year's winner Anna Henry at a gala event at Europa Hotel in Belfast.

It is understood that Walker impressed the judges with her "beauty, charm and personality, giving her the winning edge over the other finalists to acquire the coveted crown from Ms Henry".

The Miss Northern Ireland final was hosted by former competition winner Zoe Salmon-Corrie as well as UTV's Marc Mallett.

(MH/LM)

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