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And breathe! Kellie with you this morning and I say "breathe" because Fusion Festival has (sadly) drawn to its close. What a busy and colourful couple of weeks it has been across the county. I was lucky enough to attend a few of the events and I honestly couldn't pick a favourite out of them. Each brought something new and exciting whether it be fire, magic or comically big heads - it was all brilliant. But don't start huffing and puffing that there's nothing on now that Fusion is over. There's plenty coming up and to make life super easy for you I've linked them all below.
In the news
Lee Usher ‘was the best lad’ – friends and colleagues mourn loss of Portadown student — www.armaghi.com
A major housing development in Banbridge has been given the go-ahead by planners. A total of 177 new homes are set to be built on the 19-acre site.
People who litter are to feel the “full weight of the law” as Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council pursues those who don’t pay their fines.
Councillors tear into Firmus MD over ‘despicable’ price hikes despite parent company’s billions
The driver of a red Volkswagen Golf, which crashed into a field in Armagh on Wednesday night, made off before police arrived at the scene.
A new Asian food restaurant is set to open its doors at Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon this May.
Twelve derelict and vacant commercial sites across the borough are set to be brought back into use as part of a £1.1 million Empty to Occupied Programme.
“Beyond our wildest dreams” is how local man Anthony Sloan has described Saturday’s fundraising climb for his wife Donna.
Thursday April 7, 8pm - One of Scotland's most skilled and imaginative folk acts, Breabach will take to the Studio Theatre at the Market Place.
Thursday April 7, 8pm - A beautiful production and expose of the life of Doris Day will be shown in the Market Place Theatre.
Friday April 8, 8pm - 'Flowers of Edinburgh' will be performed by the Mid Armagh Community Network. Tickets are still available.
Saturday April 9, 8pm - Ireland's most successful and longest running comedy showband, Clubsound make an appearance at the Market Place Theatre.
Irish country music mourns the loss of iconic drummer Brendan McGarrity — www.armaghi.com
Siblings who kept underweight dogs living in urine and faeces escape jail — www.armaghi.com
McElmeel Mobility Services host recruitment open day at Armagh City Hotel — armaghjobs.com
I kept this for the end as I didn't want to turn the newsletter into a self indulgent monologue - but I graduated yesterday (after a year long wait for the return of physical graduation ceremonies) with a First Class Honors in English and History - go me! Big thank you to Rikki and Micheal for allowing me to sneak out for the day. Have a great weekend everyone.