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Man arrested in Cullybackey drugs seizure

Credit: PSNI Ballymena

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in Cullybackey and charged with possession of a class B drug.

Officers were carrying out a vehicle search and discovered he controlled substance in the vehicle.

The man is due to appear at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday 16 February.


NI Weather: A chilly start with some fog patches

A chilly start for many with some fog patches. Credit: UTV

A chilly start for many with some fog patches, however these clearing during the morning leaving sunny intervals. It will become cloudy during the afternoon and evening. Light southeast winds.

Maximum temperature 8°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mostly dry with only light spots of rain. Variable amounts of cloud with the best bright or sunny spells likely to be on Monday.

Becoming breezier on Tuesday.

Back-to-back wins as Glens prove too strong for Ards

Glentoran got the win as they set their sights on the league's top six. Credit: Pacemaker

Ards 1-3 Glentoran

Glentoran's bid to break into the top six received a boost on Friday night thanks to a 3-1 win over Ards at the Bangor Fuels Arena.

Two goals from Stephen O'Flynn helped give manager Gary Haveron back-to-back league wins to move the Glens to within a point of seventh placed Dungannon Swifts.

After missing an early chance, O'Flynn made the breakthrough on 12 minutes with a well placed shot which beat Ards keeper Aaron Hogg.

Seven minutes later and O'Flynn struck again to put the visitors in command as he nodded in a cross from Ross Redman.

Ards found a way back on 34 minutes thanks to a bit of good fortune as a cross from Kevin Bradley ended up in the Glentoran net.

There was little between the sides in the second half, Ards pressed for an equaliser while the Glens tried to add a decisive third goal and it finally came near the end when Curtis Allen was on hand to latch onto the loose ball after Hogg had spilled a shot from Aaron Harmon.


Ballymena boy set for life-changing surgery

A young boy from Ballymena who needs a double organ transplant is getting ready to set off for life-changing surgery in England.

Joe Lamont was born with kidneys which are too big for his body. They had to be removed, but he needs dialysis three times a week.

Joe’s mum Sarah is planning to donate a third of her liver and one kidney to her son in the hope of giving him a new lease of life.

As they head for Birmingham next week, UTV reporter Richard Cull has been to visit a business which was inspired by their story and is raising funds for the family.

Massive cannabis haul uncovered at Dublin Port

Garda made the discovery on Friday.

A cannabis haul worth £32.4m has been seized at Dublin Port.

The drugs are understood to have been hidden in farm machinery on board a ship which docked in the city.

A Garda spokesperson said: "This investigation resulted in the identification and interception of a consignment which arrived into Dublin.

"A subsequent search today has resulted in the seizure of 1,873 kilos (4,129 lbs) of herbal cannabis.

"The controlled drugs seized have an estimated street value of 37.5 million euro."

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