A council is to write to Allied Irish Bank (AIB) to protest over the “scandalous” decision to close its last branch in Co Armagh this November. Last month, AIB, formerly known as First Trust, announced plans to close eight branches, including one in Lurgan, in November.
Official government statistics suggest that significant mental health problems could have increased by over a third last year - but have now reverted back to normal levels. The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has released results of surveys based on the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12).
A Co Down mum whose son went missing over a year ago has found her child after he was discovered sleeping rough in Lapland. Nial Atkin (26) went missing in May last year, leaving his mother Maura Roberts, from Bangor, distraught after she was unable to establish his whereabouts.
A man has been taken to hospital following a collision on the Sydenham Bypass last night. The emergency services were called to a two vehicle collision at the Dee Street exit of the bypass in East Belfast at around 10.55pm last night. The road was closed heading in the Bangor direction by police while they dealt with the incident.
Bangor bound traffic is being forced to divert off the by-pass Police, firefighters, and paramedics have been called to a major Belfast road following a collision. The emergency services were called to the Sydenham By-pass not far from City Airport just after 11.15pm. Pictures emerging from the scene show at least two fire engines, police cars, and ambulances blocking the road.
A man who was pursued whilst driving a stolen van on the A55 last month has been jailed. Shortly before 9am on Monday 21 June, the North Wales Police Control Room were notified that a Transit van on false plates had entered North Wales via the A55. Officers caught up with the van which was travelling westbound near to Penmaenmawr and they continued to follow.
If you want your young tot to make their onscreen debut, here's your chance Many of us have dreamed about giving ourselves or our young ones the chance to shine in spotlight - even if it's only an extras role - and thanks to the sheer amount of filming taking place in Northern Ireland in recent years, that's become a reality for many.
Arfon MS Siân Gwenllian attends Bangor arts centre opening day A new arts, culture and community hub at the Grade II listed former St Mary’s Church in Bangor opened its doors to the public yesterday. Nyth will be Cwmni Frân Wen’s latest headquarters, a theatre company that aims to form an ‘exciting, challenging and inspiring theatre for the young.’
Thick smoke was seen billowing from the windows of the recently-refurbished building Phone and internet services have been restored to most people after a fire cut the connection for huge numbers overnight. A massive blaze ripped through a ground floor plant room at the BT exchange in Deiniol Road, Bangor, on Thursday afternoon - sparking outages across North Wales.
Phone and internet services have been restored to most people after a fire cut the connection for huge numbers overnight. A massive blaze ripped through a ground floor plant room at the BT exchange in Deiniol Road, Bangor, on Thursday afternoon - sparking outages across North Wales.
In the Maine city where "Pet Sematary" author Stephen King resides, a cemetery is allowing humans and their pets to be buried together. Mount Hope Cemetery in Bangor also happens to be featured in several scenes of the movie adaptation of the horror novel. So it seems fitting that this year, the cemetery began allowing the cremated remains of pets to be buried alongside their people – in a specific "whole family lot" portion of the cemetery.
Bangor cafes and restaurants that lost outdoor seating need urgent Stormont intervention, says council
Ards North Down councillors state Stormont has to intervene on street seating this summer before it's too late Co Down cafes and restaurants that lost outdoor seating need urgent Stormont intervention, a council has said. Ards North Down Council has called upon Stormont to urgently allow the use of on-street parking spaces in Bangor for cafes, pubs and restaurants - before they go bust.
All landlines have now been reconnected after a fire at a BT building left customers in parts of north Wales without broadband and phone services. Firefighters were sent to the blaze at the building on Garth Road in Bangor, Gwynedd, at 17:40 BST on Thursday. BT said nobody was hurt and the fire was quickly put out.
Conwy council phone system affected by fire at BT centre in Bangor COUNCIL phones were down in Conwy following a fire at an BT exchange centre in Bangor. Noth Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent four crews to the incident on Garth Road on Thursday evening. The fire service and North Wales Police warned residents across the region that their broadband connection could be affected.
Fire at BT building in Bangor causes internet and phone problems A FIRE at a BT building in North Wales is causing internet and phone issues across the region. Firefighters are currently battling a blaze at the BT site in Bangor - which is having effects on people's broadband connectivity and landlines across North Wales.
Crews tackle fire at BT building in Bangor Breaking FIREFIGHTERS are battling a blaze at the BT building in Bangor. A spokesperson for the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said there are currently four fire engines at the fire on Garth Road North Wales Police is warning of potential disruption to telephone services across the region.
Firefighters were sent to the site in Deiniol Road after smoke was seen pouring from windows Residents across North Wales have been warned to expect disruption to telephone services after a fire broke out in Bangor’s Telecoms building. Four fire engines were sent to the BT exchange in Deiniol Road after smoke was seen pouring from windows at around 5.40pm.
Some service users in North Wales may not be able to use their landline and others have reported problems with their internet services, following a fire at BT’s customer service centre in Bangor. North Wales Fire service were called to the incident on Garth Road in Bangor at 17:40hrs this evening, 29 July.
Firefighters are tackling a blaze in the centre of Bangor where black smoke has been seen pouring from a building. A spokesperson for the fire service said there are four fire engines in Garth Road near the city's main bus station. The fire service was called to the scene at 5.40pm.