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Arrest After Discovery Of Armagh Cannabis Factory Worth £12K

A man has been arrested following the discovery of a cannabis factory in Darkley, County Armagh.

Cannabis plants with an estimated value in excess of £12,000 were seized by officers during a planned PSNI search at a property on Main Street on Monday 17 December.

Cultivation equipment was also seized in the raid.

The 27-year-old man remains in police custody at this time.

Hundreds Left Without Power As NI Battered By Strong Winds

Hundreds of properties across Northern Ireland were left without power this morning, Tuesday 18 December, after a night of strong gales.

A yellow weather warning was in place until 9am, along with a flood warning for homes and businesses in coastal parts.
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The greater Belfast area is believed to be the worst affected by the power cuts, with issues stretching to Newry and Magherafelt.

Northern Ireland Electricity was working to restore power to all affected premises throughout the region.

County Antrim Shield Semi-Final Postponed For A Second Time

The semi-final of the County Antrim Shield between Ballymena United and Linfield has been postponed for a second time due to adverse weather conditions.

The game was set to go ahead on Tuesday evening, 18 December, at the Ballymena Showgrounds but was called off following a pitch inspection.

It had originally been scheduled for Tuesday 27 November but was postponed after heavy rain left the Warden pitch waterlogged.

Ballymena's Premiership game against Institute on Saturday 15 December was also postponed following more rain, and the pitch remains unplayable.


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