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Man critically injured in Newtownstewart crash

A man is in hospital following a serious road traffic collision in Newtownstewart.

Police said the pedestrian, aged in his 40s, was struck by a black Vauxhall Vectra on the Strabane Road at around 6.35pm on Monday.

His condition has been described as critical.

Police added that the driver of the car has been spoken to and said the road remains closed to traffic in both directions.

Any witnesses have been asked to come forward.


Arrests after dissident searches in west Belfast

Police investigating dissident republican activity have carried out searches in the west Belfast area.

Two men aged 37 and 48 and a 35-year-old woman have been arrested, while a number of items have been taken away for forensic testing.

The searches were carried out at Foxes Glen in Dunmurry and Hamill Street in Belfast and police said “there are no further details atpresent”.

Health minister to set out 'clear vision for radical reform'

A major report into the future of health care in Northern Ireland will be made public on Tuesday.

Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has been looking at the findings of an expert panel, led by Spanish professor Rafael Bengoa, on reforming the health service here.

She has told UTV she plans to set out a clear vision to transform, radically, the way care is delivered.

Ms O’Neill said: “I've spent the past five months trying to get to grips with all the challenges we have in the health service - of which there are many.

"What I'm going to do tomorrow is set out a very clear vision of how we're going to actually tackle those issues that need to be changed."

  • Hear more from the health minister on View from Stormont at 10.45pm.


Crusaders back in IRN BRU Cup

Alan Lithgo was ineligible, the SPFL said. Credit: Pacemaker

Crusaders are back in the IRN BRU Cup after Livingston were found to have fielded an ineligible player.

A disciplinary hearing said the suspended Alan Lithgo played the full 90 minutes of the Scottish side’s 2-1 win earlier this month.

Livingston have been fined £4,000 and ordered to replay the game on 1 November at Seaview.

SPFL Chief Executive Ian Doncaster said: “In the interests of sporting integrity and fairness to both sides the game will be replayed.”

Major fire at Portadown industrial unit

A major fire has been reported at an industrial unit in Portadown.

The blaze has broken out at the unit on the Drumnacanvy Road.

Fire services are at the scene, with the blaze having broken out on Monday afternoon.

Residents in the area have been advised to keep their windows and doors shut.

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