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East Antrim MLA challenges minister over ‘slow progress’ on return of MOT centres

In response, a Department for Infrastructure spokesperson said: “Since the Covid-19 outbreak, the minister has prioritised the safety of the public and staff. As announced at that time, from March 20, in the interest of public safety and to tackle the spread of Covid-19, the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) suspended all driving tests at all DVA testing centres for three months, until June 22. Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/people/east-antrim-mla-challenges-minister-over-slow-progress-return-mot-centres-2883421

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‘Unsuspecting shoppers’ caught out by new Larne parking charges

In a statement issued to the Times, a Smart Parking spokesperson said: “To counter high levels of parking abuse, in October we introduced a new state of the art ANPR parking management system to insure genuine customers can always find a place to park. Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.larnetimes.co.uk/news/people/unsuspecting-shoppers-caught-out-new-larne-parking-charges-2016700

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Beggs warns of ‘undemocratic forces’ behind threats to politicians

Mr Beggs, who also served on the former Carrickergus Borough Council with Mr Hilditch, a DUP representative, said “I have known David for many years, and he has served the East Antrim area as a public representative for decades. I condemn those faceless individuals who see fit to threaten David, and he has my support. Parliamentary reports show first speaker only – follow this lnk for the full transcription. Articles may come from parliamentary reports, various public news feeds and Google News Search. Content is republished here for context. Copyright is respected and remains with the original author at all times. Original Article:https://www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk/news/crime/beggs-warns-undemocratic-forces-behind-threats-politicians-2859131

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UDA blamed for Larne, County Antrim, ‘rampage’

Image caption A house was damaged in Knockdhu Park in Larne during overnight trouble A senior police officer has blamed a faction of the loyalist Ulster Defence Association (UDA) for an overnight “rampage” in County Antrim. A crowd of up to 100 people, many of them masked, gathered in a residential area of Larne on Sunday night and attacked police, residents and homes. ACC George Hamilton said one man had been seriously hurt, an officer had an eye wound, homes and cars were damaged. Houses were attacked in Ferris Avenue and Knockdhu Park. The injured resident is in a stable condition in hospital. The policeman, who suffered a glass injury to his eye according to ACC Hamilton, has been discharged from hospital. ‘Recent arrests’ A police vehicle was damaged as officers attempted to deal with the crowd that had gathered in Sallagh Park, Larne, just before 21:00 BST. Media captionA … Continue reading

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8,000 Northern Ireland road repairs waiting to be done as officials blame coronavirus for lack of action

Almost 8,000 road repairs in Northern Ireland have yet to be carried out, with those in Fermanagh and Omagh in the worst shape over the lockdown period, according to new figures. Some 1,339 were reported in Fermanagh and Omagh, followed by 1,302 in Mid-Ulster, from the beginning of April, and were not recorded as being repaired by the middle of June, the Department for Infrastructure revealed in a written Assembly answer. The department said the Covid-19 crisis has had an impact on both response times and the recording of information, but added that “contractors have now for the most part returned to work and are working towards our target response time”. Response times range from one day for serious defects to the next work programme for the least serious, the department said. In total, 7,801 defects on roads across Northern Ireland were recorded since April 1 and were not noted … Continue reading

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