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Lisburn Roadworks Scheme To Get Underway On 09 May

The Department for Infrastructure has announced a carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme on Largymore Drive and Lansdowne Park, Lisburn will commence on Monday 9 May 2022.

The resurfacing scheme will deliver significant benefits for road users and should be fully completed by 1 July 2022.

To facilitate the works it will be necessary to implement weekday road closures for the duration of the works from Monday 9 May 2022 until Friday 1 July 2022 between the hours of 8.00 am and 6.00 pm. Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times.

The Department has programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience, however, road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and are asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions. 

Subject to favourable weather conditions all work will be completed by 1 July 2022.

All work will be carried out in line with current public health and safety advice, with safe systems of working in place for staff and contractors.

DUP Report Attempted Intimidation Of Diane Forsythe

DUP Director of Elections Gordon Lyons has warned those circulating false material about South Down candidate Diane Forsythe that they have been reported to the police and anyone found to have shared the material will be pursued through the courts.
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Gordon Lyons said: "Diane Forsythe has been the victim of a libellous and malicious campaign to damage her good name and an attempt to bully a young female candidate as she attempts to put herself forward for public service.

"The latest misogynistic material which has been circulated is not only false but outrageously offensive. This vile material is motivated by an inherent misogynistic prejudice and designed to undermine Diane’s character. It is shameful that political opponents, unable to rival Diane’s intellect or political arguments, would stoop to this level.

"All South Down candidates should issue a clear statement of condemnation of this outrageous and sustained attack on Diane’s character.

"None of our candidates will be intimidated or meekly stand by whilst their character is attacked by faceless trolls.

The matter has been reported to the police but separate legal action will be taken against anyone sharing the material."

Shop Staff Threatened With Gun In Armed Robbery

The PSNI have issued an appeal for information following an armed robbery in south Belfast.

At about 9.10pm on Sunday 01 May, two men entered a shop on the Malone Road and threatened staff with a firearm. The men made off with a sum of cash and a small black safe, running in the direction of College Gardens. It is understood that the men fled the scene in a small red car, towards the Lisburn Road.

One man is said to have been wearing blue jeans, black trainers, a grey jacket, dark hat and gloves, while the second man was wearing blue jeans, a dark navy jacket and grey bobble hat. Both men were believed to be aged in their 30s.

Anyone with information about the robbery, or anyone who may have witnessed the men before or after, is asking to contact police.

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