Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

News in Brief: Plea after burglaries

A SPATE of burglaries in the Aghalee and Ballinderry areas have prompted councillor Thomas Beckett to appeal to the public to report suspicious activity to police over the holiday period.

A SPATE of burglaries in the Aghalee and Ballinderry areas have prompted councillor Thomas Beckett to appeal to the public to report suspicious activity to police over the holiday period.

Heating systems were taken from empty houses in the new housing development in Lower Ballinderry and there were other burglaries and attempted burglaries.







Councillors go back to school



IT'S back to school for members of Lisburn council's leisure services committee who are to attend a workshop in the autumn.

They are to consider a review of its community support grant scheme.







Praise for extra street lighting



THE Roads Service has been praised by the chairman of Cookstown District Council Patsy McGlone for providing extra street lighting on two stretches of roadway in the Loughshore area.

Mr McGlone who is also an SDLP MLA for Mid-Ulster, said that residents along Mullan Road in Ballinderry and Aneeter Road at Moortown appreciated the lights.







Gold honour for Canon's donation

ONE of Cookstown's top blood donors is the Church of Ireland rector Canon Norman Porteus.

He is the holder of a gold badge having given 50 units of blood.

The next blood transfusion session in Cookstown is at the Burnavon Centre on Wednesday, August 31.







Sporting request for Downpatrick

SINN Fein has asked Down council to ensure sports facilities are provided for the Flying Horse and Model Farm areas of Downpatrick.

Councillor Liam Johnston said: "In an area that has suffered much over the years it is important that Down council maximises the support available to young people who play soccer and Gaelic sports."

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