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Man to appear in court after Larne burglary

Commenting on the incident, a PSNI spokesperson said: “The man has been charged with the offences of burglary (dwelling). 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/crime/man-appear-court-after-larne-burglary-2035234

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NI public transport at risk of ‘imminent collapse’ | ITV News

Public transport in Northern Ireland is at risk of “imminent and serious collapse”, according to a Department for Infrastructure budget briefing. The Department has warned that action in this budget is essential otherwise bus and rail services will be unable to continue in their current form. Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs is calling for the Northern Ireland Executive to take action and ensure funds are secured in order to prevent such a collapse. “Due to the low level of subsidy for transport over the past number of years, Translink have indicated that they have drained their reserves and cannot continue to provide the current bus and rail services with the current level of public subsidy,” he said. “Public transport enables the community to get to work and to school. It is also important in avoiding social isolation and in fighting climate change. “The Northern Ireland Executive must ensure that essential … Continue reading

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More than 1,700 fines for dodging fares on Glider public transport

More than 1,700 fines for fare evasion on Belfast’s Glider transport service have been handed out. Most were on the west to east route, operator Translink disclosed. Penalties averaging around £50 for riding without a ticket have been issued since the rapid transit link began operating in September 2018. Anne Madden, from sustainable transport charity Sustrans, said: “It is unfortunate that people would try to jump on for free because public transport is already very underfunded and fare evasion is something that will have a detrimental effect on all of us.” A total of 1,740 fines were imposed, according to an FoI response from Translink. Average penalties were £52.10 or £51.60 depending on the service. Ms Madden, policy and communications manager at the charity, said inspectors frequently checked passengers on the Glider and that had helped to minimise the amount of fare avoidance. Read More Related Articles Belfast Glider bus … Continue reading

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Driving instructors seeking measured return to work

With a digital subscription, you can read more than five articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.newsletter.co.uk/subscriptions now to sign up. 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.carrickfergustimes.co.uk/business/driving-instructors-seeking-measured-return-work-2850971

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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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