Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Passenger numbers halved at City of Derry Airport WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – June 15, 2019 Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Previous articleArranmore asks people in US & Australia to consider moving thereNext articleHarps ‘paid the price’ for not taking their chances – Horgan News Highland Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Passenger numbers using City of Derry Airport have halved over the last five years. The decline is reportedly linked to the withdrawal of Ryanair’s London-Stansted flights from Derry over two years ago.Figures show that that between 2013 and 2018, the numbers using the council-owned airport have fallen from nearly 385,000 in 2013, to nearly 186,000 in 2018.According to a spokesperson for the airport, the decline is a result of reduced capacity following the withdrawal of Ryanair’s London-Stansted service.Ryanair had been operating a route between Derry and Stansted but decided to axe the flights in March 2017.While operations of a double daily public service obligation route to London- Stansted commenced in May 2017, it offers more frequency but less capacity than the previous operator, the spokesperson said.In sharp contrast, two million more passengers used Belfast International alone in 2018 than in 2013. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
iStock/Thinkstock(UNION, N.J.) — It wasn’t a UFO — or bird, or plane — stalking the skies over northern New Jersey Tuesday night.The unidentified flying object was actually a police drone being used to search for two suspects who robbed a Home Depot, according to the Township of Union Police Department.Police received a 911 call around 5:49 p.m. Tuesday and reported that the suspects fled with stolen merchandise after one of them pulled a knife on a store loss prevention employee, the department wrote on Facebook.The Home Depot employee observed the suspects get into a Lexus and try to flee the scene.The suspects attempted to allude a marked police car that followed it and abandoned the vehicle after striking the curb twice near the entrance to the Garden State Parkway, according to authorities.Union Police Sgt. Dan Hanselmann was able to tackle the driver and took him into the custody, but the passenger jumped over a guardrail and headed toward the Kawameeh Swamp, prompting a large-scale search for him, police said.The man was not found after a search that lasted several hours in the heavily wooded area, police said.A video posted to Twitter Tuesday around 8 p.m. showed a device with blinking lights hovering over the Garden State Parkway.People were calling into the News12 New Jersey newsroom to report the possible UFO sighting, the station tweeted.The driver of the Lexus, identified as 45-year-old Rashon Plant, told Hanselmann that the other suspect was armed with a gun or knife and carjacked him, police said. Investigators determined that the driver was part of the shoplifting plan after reviewing the surveillance video from The Home Depot, police said.Police found about $2,000 worth of various tools in the truck, police said.Plant was charged with robbery, eluding police and “various drug charges” for possession of heroin and cocaine, police said.Investigators are still trying to identify the suspect who got away.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.