14/03/2019

Other News In Brief

Six Released Unconditionally Over Bessbrook Death

Six people arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in Besbrook, County Armagh, have been released unconditionally.

The decision follows a post-mortem examination, which led police to determine that the death can no longer be treated as murder.

The three men and three women had been arrested after the body was found in the Acorn Hill area of the village on Wednesday morning, 13 March.

M1 & M2 Bus Lanes Now Operational

A scheme to extend the hard shoulder bus lanes on the M1 and M2 Motorways in Belfast has now been completed and became operational on Monday 11 March 2019.
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The new Belfast bound lanes will operate between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Friday, and are available for use by buses and coaches with 28 or more seats. A maximum bus lane speed of 40mph will apply. Variable message signs will advise when the bus lanes are in operation. At all times the hard shoulder will remain available for use in an emergency.

Priority signals for buses will operate on the M2 at the Fortwilliam and Duncrue Street junctions.

On the M1 Belfast bound, there will be a revised road layout on the approach and exit to the Lisburn Services (Applegreen), with slip roads lengthened to allow buses to continue on the hard shoulder and merge with traffic leaving and re-joining the motorway.

Drivers and motorcyclists using these Applegreen services should take extra care as they become familiar with the new layout by checking for buses in the hard shoulder and only merging when it is safe to do so. 

Sydenham Bypass Reopened After Crash

The Sydenham Bypass has reopened following a crash earlier today, Thursday 14 March.

Motorists had been asked to avoid the Dee Street area, but police have since advised that the route is fully operational again.

It is understood a lorry was obstructing the junction towards Belfast City Airport at around 10am this morning, with knock on delays as a result.



(JG/CM)

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