05/11/2019

Other News In Brief

Appeal As Teen Reported Missing In Bangor

Police in Bangor are appealing for information on the whereabouts of Daniel Rodger.

Daniel, aged 17, lives in the Co Down town and has been reported missing to police.

It's believed he may be wearing a dark blue tracksuit. He has short brown hair, is described as slim and around 5'6" in height.

Anyone who has seen him or has information that may assist the investigation is urged to call 101 quoting reference 1553 of 02/11/19.

Plans For Dundonald Ice Bowl Redevelopment Move Forward

Proposals have been announced to redevelop Dundonald International Ice Bowl in Co Down.

The revitalised plans would see the current building demolished to make way for a new state-of-the-art facility.

The new development would consist of a new olympic-sized ice rink with spectator seating; ten pin bowling facility; children's soft play and adventure play; party rooms; gymnasium; cafe and coffee shop; healthcare centre including a pharmacy; multi use community rooms; offices and general support accommodation; and Parkland with Adventure and Community Play.

A central triple height atrium will form the main public entrance lobby and circulation zone.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council will look to submit a planning application shortly for the redevelopment.
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This scheme has some similar elements to plans which were approved for the site in 2015. The new application is smaller with a re-configuration of the internal facilities layout, and a significant re-design of the external building and site layout.

The Council is now carrying out a pre-application community consultation to allow locals to have their say on the development.

Those interested in submitting comments on the development can do so at public exhibitions or via an online feedback survey.

The deadline for feedback on the scheme is Monday 25 November at 6pm.

Closures Scheduled As £220m Works Progress On A6

A major programme of works is moving forward on the A6 Glenshane Road near Drumahoe, Co L'Derry.

This will see the route closed in both directions at its junction with Tirbracken Road from 7pm on Friday 08 November to 5am on Monday 11 November. It will allow a deep excavation to take place for a culvert installation across the A6 as well as a water main installation.

These works are being delivered as part of the £220 million Dungiven to Drumahoe Dualling scheme, which will see the construction of 25.5 kilometres of new high standard dual carriageway.

Road users are advised to leave additional time for their journeys in this area and to follow the diversions in place or to use alternative routes when travelling to or from the north west and Donegal.

The signed diversion will be in place on the A6 from its junction with the B118 Tamnaherin Road via A2 Clooney Road to Altnagelvin Roundabout and vice versa.



(JG/CM)

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