Page last updated at 08:36 GMT, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 09:36 UK

M1 motorway re-opens after security alert

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The M1 motorway has re-opened between Lurgan and Moira after a suspicious object was declared a hoax.

A security alert on the railway line near Lurgan is over.

The line was closed between Lisburn and Portadown and a bus substitution was in place. Enterprise services are now operating as normal.

On Monday, families had to leave their homes in Rathenraw estate, Antrim in a separate alert. It was later declared a hoax.

The Army carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious object at Norfolk Square.

Residents were moved to a nearby community centre but were able to return



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