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Man dies in A1 crash at Banbridge

The collision involved a Ford Focus car and a Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck. Credit: Pacemaker

A man has died following a serious road crash on the A1 dual carriageway at Banbridge.

He died at the scene while another man was taken to hospital and is in a critical condition

The collision happened at around 12.30pm on Tuesday.

The road remained closed for a number of hours before re-opening late on Tuesday evening.

Serious road crash closes A1 at Banbridge

The crash happened on the dual carriageway at the Outlet, Banbridge. Credit: Pacemaker

The A1 dual carriageway is closed in both directions at Banbridge following a serious road crash.

The collision involving a Ford Focus car and a Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck happened on Tuesday afternoon.

Credit: Pacemaker

Police are diverting traffic northbound and southbound off the carriageway, which is expected to remain closed for a significant period of time.

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Local celebrities feature on Derry buses

The people of Londonderry have chosen three local celebrities to feature on Translink buses in the North West.

Actress and Hollywood producer Roma Downey, international footballer James McClean, and songwriter Phil Coulter now have their faces on the sides of the The Foyle Legends Bus.

They were chosen from a shortlist of six in a public vote - and the bus is already in service, as our North West Correspondent Mark McFadden reports.

Belfast City Council votes in favour of taxis in bus lanes

The council will now write an official letter of support to the Department for Infrastructure Credit: Presseye

Belfast City Council has passed a motion in favour of allowing taxis to use bus lanes for an additional six months.

It comes amid a current twelve-week trial which permits taxis to use the Belfast Rapid Transit bus lanes.

As part of the trial, Class A taxis had been allowed to use lanes on the East and West Belfast Rapid Transit routes, and the 12-hour bus lanes in the city centre which link the two routes.

On Wednesday night, Councillors passed a motion in favour of extending the length of the trial period, permitting all taxis to use the Belfast Rapid Transit bus lanes, for an additional six months and expanding this out to include all Belfast bus lanes.

It was passed with only one vote against.

The council will now write an official letter of support to the Department for Infrastructure, asking to reverse the decision to end the trial period on 15th May.

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