• 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

    Curran Welcomes Essential Sewer Improvement Works In Downpatrick

    NI Water is pleased to announce that work is progressing well on an essential £2.6 million package of improvements to the sewerage infrastructure in Downpatrick town centre. A new pumping station with storm storage and increased pumping capacities, new pumping mains and sewer upgrades are currently underway in the town….

    Read More: Curran Welcomes Essential Sewer Improvement Works In Downpatrick Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

    Rising European Stars Set For Circuit Of Ireland Rally

    With the countdown to the Circuit of Ireland International Rally gathering pace the organising team are pleased to confirm today that two of Europe’s brightest young stars, Craig Breen of Ireland and Dutch driver Kevin Abbring, will be in a rapidly growing entry list. With just three weeks to go…

    Read More: Rising European Stars Set For Circuit Of Ireland Rally Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

    Sinn Féin Launch Local Election Manifesto In Downpatrick

    Members of the public and Sinn Féin activists gathered in Downpatrick in Denvir’s Hotel on Monday evening to launch the parties local election manifesto. The three candidates for those areas, Naomi Bailie, Éamonn McConvey and Eddie Hughes, explained some of the key points of the manifesto to the audience explaining the…

    Read More: Sinn Féin Launch Local Election Manifesto In Downpatrick Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

    SERC Spearheads Technological Innovation With Enrolment Online

    With 77% of UK households online and a 16% growth in online shopping over the last year, the internet offers an opportunity for local companies to provide an improved customer experience. A local college has taken advantage of this opportunity by spearheading the introduction of a fully integrated online application…

    Read More: SERC Spearheads Technological Innovation With Enrolment Online Monday, April 14th, 2014

    Winners Announced At Down District Council Chairman’s Charity Awards 2014

    THE selflessness and devotion of our district’s unsung heroes was celebrated at Down District Council’s Chairman’s Annual Awards 2014. A total of 36 local stalwarts, who have dedicated every spare moment to a host of causes over the years were rewarded for their hard work and commitment at a gala…

    Read More: Winners Announced At Down District Council Chairman’s Charity Awards 2014 Saturday, April 12th, 2014

    Round Two Consultation Report By First Flight Wind Published

    First Flight Wind Consultations… First Flight Wind has published its Round Two Consultation Summary Report. This latest report outlines the results of the second round of consultations with members of the community about the offshore wind project, which involved information days and community presentations from the 9 September until 31…

    Read More: Round Two Consultation Report By First Flight Wind Published Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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