28/02/2020

Other News In Brief

Niall Horan Announces Belfast Gig

Niall Horan will bring his Nice to Meet Ya 2020 tour to Belfast.

The former One Direction star will play for local fans at the SSE Arena on October 27.

It comes as he releases new album Heartbreak Weather.

Tickets for the popular concert go on sale next Friday, 06 March, at 9am from Ticketmaster.

New Bins To Aid Fight Against Drug Use In Co L'Derry

A series of new bins have been installed across Coleraine and Limavady in a bid to combat drug use.

The RAPID (Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs) initiative aims to remove prescription and illegal drugs from streets.

Since 2010, over 100,000 tablets have been deposited in Belfast RAPID bins alone. Prescription or over-the-counter medication makes up 90% of the contents, but illegal drugs have also been deposited.

Following the scheme's success in Belfast, the Causeway Coast and Glens Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) collaborated with the PSNI to install the bins locally and explore further ways to combat drug abuse in the area.

The scheme is also being rolled out across Northern Ireland.
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Down Village Undergoes Resurfacing

Work is progressing in the County Down village of Saintfield to improve a footway.

Approximately £30,000 is being invested to resurface a footway in Todds Hill and Windmill Road.

Work began on Monday 24 February and will run until Friday 13 March.

For the first phase it will be necessary to close Todds Hill on weekdays from 9am to 4.30pm from 24 February to 06 March. The diversion route will be signed with traffic being diverted via the A7 Crossgar Road, Carsonstown Road and B6 Station Road. For the second phase Windmill Road will be closed on weekdays from 09 March to 13 March from 9am to 4.30pm. The diversion route will be via A7 Belfast Road and B6 Todds Hill, Saintfield. Access for residents and to the Business Park will be maintained.

To help ensure the safety of road users and road workers the public are asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to exercise care when travelling through, or in the vicinity of, the works.



(JG/CM)

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