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Cannabis worth £400,000 recovered in Co Tyrone

Detectives from the PSNI Organised Crime Branch have today recovered cannabis with an estimated street value of £400,000.

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Police have issued advice on online scams

Police: Scammers have slithered out of the gutter again

Police have warned members of the public to stay safe online after scammers 'slithered out of the gutter again'.
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Dromore Cathedral, Church Street, Dromore. Pic by Google

Grieving dad expresses ‘extreme gratitude’ to those who tried to save his beloved daughter

The father of a Dromore schoolgirl who died suddenly last week has thanked school staff and paramedics who tried to save his daughter’s life.

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Grieving mum makes asthma awareness video

The mother of a young man who died after a severe asthma attack has made a moving video to highlight how serious the condition can be.

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Drunk crash motorist gave Good Samaritan verbal abuse

Drunk crash motorist gave Good Samaritan verbal abuse

A drunk motorist, who crashed his car and left it on its side in a field and then told a helpful passer-by to ‘f**k off’, has been banned from driving for 15 months and fined £300.

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Inspirational Moy artist launches debut exhibition at the Ranfurly

Inspirational Moy artist launches debut exhibition at the Ranfurly

Moy artist Paddy O’Connor has launched his debut exhibition, Finding A Place, showcasing paintings inspired by the stunning landscapes of Sligo and Tyrone.

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Police keen to speak to van driver about hit and run RTC

Police keen to speak to van driver about hit and run RTC

Police officers investigating a hit and run road traffic collision near Draperstown have appealed for a van driver who may have witnesses the crash to come forward.

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Raymond Hughes with cousin Briege

Well respected local journalist passes away

Tributes have been paid to a highly respected journalist who has passed away aged 53.

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Dromore Cathedral, Church Street, Dromore. Pic by Google

Funeral of Dromore schoolgirl to take place on Sunday

The funeral of popular Dromore schoolgirl Isobel Anderson is due to take place at Dromore Cathedral on Sunday, September 24.

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Police appealing for information

Pet cat shot and wounded in Maghera

A pet cat has been shot and wounded in Maghera, according to police.
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Fentanyl is being mixed with heroin, the PSNI has said. The synthetic opioid is linked to two deaths in Northern Ireland.

Killer drug hits NI shores amid rise in heroin abuse

A health official has revealed a “concerning” rise in heroin use in Northern Ireland following police confirmation addicts are at risk from the killer drug ‘fentanyl’ being mixed in.

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Ulster in Bloom 2017
 Small Town winner was Randalstown (Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council)

Flower power: 2017 Ulster In Bloom winners announced

The Province’s most ‘horti’-cultured cities, towns and villages were honoured today at the annual Ulster in Bloom awards.

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Raymond Hughes with cousin Briege

Respected journalist Raymond Hughes dies aged 53

Tributes have been paid to a highly respected journalist who has passed away aged 53.

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Credit: Spencer Griffiths

McAvoy secure £8.2 million 630 place primary school contract

The McAvoy Group, based in Dungannon, has been awarded an £8.2m contract for the design and offsite construction of a new 630-place primary school for Concordia Academy in Romford, Essex. The building will be manufactured in McAvoy’s factory in Northern Ireland.

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Woman arrested following spate of thefts

A 45-year-old woman has been arrested following a search in Co Tyrone related to a series of thefts across the region.

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Dromore Central Primary School.

School community left heartbroken by sudden death of popular pupil

The principal of Dromore Central Primary School has expressed her “profound sadness” at the sudden death of P7 pupil Isobel Anderson.

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Hannah Molloy, 18. Pacemaker.

Mourners at funeral for girl, 18, killed in crash urged to never forget their friendship

Friends of a teenage girl killed in a car crash in Co Tyrone have been urged to always remember her and to “include her friendship” as a reason to remain friends with each other.

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Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years. Picture posed by model

Civil Service sickness levels worst in five years

Around one in eight civil servants had at least one absence spell lasting an average of almost three months in 2016/17, new figures have revealed.

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The Met Office issued the warning on Wednesday morning.

Met Office issue severe weather warning for NI

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for Northern Ireland.

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VIDEO: Humanoid robots a step closer as synthetic muscle developed

Humanoid robots are a 'strong' step closer after engineers developed synthetic muscle that can lift a thousand times its own weight.

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