• Ritchie Says Immediate Action Needed To Make Sellafield Waste Safe

    A critical nuclear environmental issue facing future generations around the coast of County Down and around the Irish Sea and beyond has been highlighted by South Down MP Margaret Ritchie (SDLP). She said she is shocked by the contents of an Environment Agency report which indicates that the UK’s Cumbria…

    Read More: Ritchie Says Immediate Action Needed To Make Sellafield Waste Safe Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

    Enright Enters Election Fray Again As Independent

    Community leaders from villages across the Lecale turned up to support Independent Downpatrick Councillor Cadogan Enright’s re-election bid on Tuesday at the official signing and handing in his nomination  nomination papers at Down District Council’s Ardglass Road headquarters.  He is hoping to be one of the 41 councillors in the…

    Read More: Enright Enters Election Fray Again As Independent Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

    Tensions In Newcastle After Travellers Camp In Car Park On Good Friday

    In Good Friday in Newcastle at least twenty large caravans parked in the Down’s Road car park in the town and placed their vehicles sideways across numerous car parking spaces.  As visitors and tourists began to flock to the seaside town at one of the peak times at the start of the…

    Read More: Tensions In Newcastle After Travellers Camp In Car Park On Good Friday Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

    Tiny Toons Playgroup Celebrates Its First Twenty Years

    THE Tiny Toons playgroup is celebrating a successful twenty years at Bishopscourt. The long haul to develop a top class facility began with the efforts of a brave few and determined mothers who wanted more for their children. Patricia Curran, Chairman and founder member, said: “We started off on the…

    Read More: Tiny Toons Playgroup Celebrates Its First Twenty Years Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

    UKIP Says Cumran Primary Set To Loose Sixty Pupils

    UK Independence Party (UKIP) representative Alan Lewis has called on the SEELB and education department to keep Cumran Primary School’s funding at the same level for the next three years to allow the school to adjust to the dramatic loss in pupils. Mr Lewis said: “With the 2 Rifles Regiment…

    Read More: UKIP Says Cumran Primary Set To Loose Sixty Pupils Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

    Closing Of Play Parks At Easter Weekend Causes Furore

    WHEN parents and children turned up to council playparks during Easter weekend across Down District they were met with locked gates. Immediately anger rose that children were locked out of new state-of-the-art playparks and local councillors were soon receiving calls from irate constituents and parents complaining. The sun was shining and…

    Read More: Closing Of Play Parks At Easter Weekend Causes Furore Sunday, April 20th, 2014

    Exciting Line Up For International Bread Festival At Castle Ward

    The global bread tour at Castle Ward returns on Bank Holiday Monday 5 May as the International Bread Festival prepares to tantalise your taste buds with breads and foods from around the world. The magnificent National Trust place near Strangford will welcome for the first time, celebrity chefs Angela Harnett…

    Read More: Exciting Line Up For International Bread Festival At Castle Ward Friday, April 18th, 2014

  • Complaints Fly After Dogs Foul New Playpark In Saintfield

    Several months ago Saintfield received a new state-of-the-art playpark which the community was proud of. Now dog owners have allowed their pooches into the play area and dog fouling has caused fur to fly. A number of complaints have been made to local councillors. Councillors Billy Walker and Terry Andrews…

    Read More: Complaints Fly After Dogs Foul New Playpark In Saintfield Friday, April 18th, 2014

    Just Live A Little Ltd In Portaferry Celebrates First Year Of Success

    A Portaferry company specialising in breakfast cereal is celebrating its first year in business. Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster and Finance Minister Simon Hamilton have congratulated local company Just Live a Little Ltd run by David and Jill Crawford on a successful first year in business. The company,…

    Read More: Just Live A Little Ltd In Portaferry Celebrates First Year Of Success Friday, April 18th, 2014

    UUP Declare Eight Candidates For Council Elections in South Down

    THE Ulster Unionist candidates handed their nomination papers in to the returning officer located at the Down District Council offices in Downpatrick for the new ‘super council’, the Newry, Mourne and Down Council. This new council will run in parallel with the current independent Down and Newry and Mourne District…

    Read More: UUP Declare Eight Candidates For Council Elections in South Down Friday, April 18th, 2014

    DUP Team Hand In Nomination Papers For Shadow Council Election

    The South Down council election DUP team handed in their nomination papers yesterday (Wednesday 16 April) for the new Newry, Mourne and Down Council elections.  They will be fielding seven candidates over the Rowallene, Slieve Croob, Downpatrick, the Mournes, Crotlieve and Newry City district electoral areas. Strangford MP Jim Shannon said: “We…

    Read More: DUP Team Hand In Nomination Papers For Shadow Council Election Thursday, April 17th, 2014

    Replica High Cross Re-Installed For Easter In Downpatrick

    A Mourne granite replica of the Downpatrick High Cross has been successfully put in place at the east end of Down Cathedral . This followed the removal of the original cross to Down County Museum for conservation and display in a new gallery to open next year.  The cross was…

    Read More: Replica High Cross Re-Installed For Easter In Downpatrick Thursday, April 17th, 2014

    Saul Student Grainne Branagan Looking Good For The Rainbow Child Foundation Beauty Pageant

    SAUL girl Grainne Branagan (20) has been shortlisted for a prestigious international beauty pageant in aid of the Rainbow Child Foundation charity which was founded by XFactor and Dancing On Ice star Chico Slimani. If she is successful in the next stage, Grainne will be whizzed off competing against four other…

    Read More: Saul Student Grainne Branagan Looking Good For The Rainbow Child Foundation Beauty Pageant Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

    Health Minister Poots Faces Increasing Pressure From Health Campaigners

    THE Down Community Health Committee has brought its campaign into the heart of Down. On Tuesday 15 April Minister Poots visited Downpatrick and received the 20,000 signature petition from Anne Trainor of the Down Community Health Committee at the Downshire Civic Forum. He later held a meeting in private with…

    Read More: Health Minister Poots Faces Increasing Pressure From Health Campaigners Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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