• Patient And Client Roadshow To Visit Downpatrick

    Mr Eamonn McGrady, Chairman of the Down Community Health Committee, leading the local health campaign for better services and a 24-hour, consultant-led A&E service at the Downe Hospital, is urging local people to attend the Patient and Client Council public meeting later in October. The Patient and Client Council, an…

    Read More: Patient And Client Roadshow To Visit Downpatrick Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

    Are You Struggling With Your Mortgage?

    Leading debt charity Advice NI fears that any increase in interest rates will leave thousands of homeowners struggling with debt. Advice NI’s Debt Action service launched its annual report on Tuesday 30 September  at an event in the Stormont Hotel. Debt Action NI helped over 5,200 clients deal with over…

    Read More: Are You Struggling With Your Mortgage? Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    St Mary’s High School Pupils Win Places In UK Universities And In FE

    Congratulations to St Mary’s High School students as they move on to University, Further Education or the World of Work. As the outgoing upper sixth students begin their journey into University, Further Education or the World of Work, School Principal Mrs Sheila Darling and staff of St Mary’s High, Downpatrick…

    Read More: St Mary’s High School Pupils Win Places In UK Universities And In FE Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    McCallister Lights Fuse Under New Health Minister Over Downe A&E Re-Opening

    NEW Health Minister Jim Wells, a South Down MLA, was put under pressure today in Stormont when he was faced with a question from his fellow South Down Independent Unionist MLA over the public demand to re-open the 24-hour A&E at the Downe Hospital in Downpatrick. Mr McCallister broached the…

    Read More: McCallister Lights Fuse Under New Health Minister Over Downe A&E Re-Opening Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    Shriek With Shrek In Free Open Air Movie In Banbridge

    SHRIEK WITH SHREK The Land of Far Far Away will be closer than you think when everyone’s favourite mean green thing Shrek bursts onto the big screen in Solitude Park on Friday 10 October at 7pm to kick start Banbridge District Council’s amazingly awesome Autumn Arts Programme. Shrek, a terrifying ogre…

    Read More: Shriek With Shrek In Free Open Air Movie In Banbridge Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    3G Pitch For Killyleagh Is Officially Opened

    Soccer development in the Killyeagh area has taken a gigantic leap forward. David Small, Deputy Permanent Secretary DARD, officially opened the Killyleagh all-weather, floodlit 3G pitch on Friday night to a delighted crowd of  club members, past players and supporters of Killyleagh YM football club. Mr Small, along with Jim…

    Read More: 3G Pitch For Killyleagh Is Officially Opened Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    Ballynahinch Harvest Fair Was Huge Success

    Crowds flocked to the Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch last weekend to enjoy a fantastic harvest and fine food festival in lovely autumn sunshine. A gargantuan effort by country fair supremo Albert Titterington and his hard working team once again pulled off a remarkable success by running a splendid country fair…

    Read More: Ballynahinch Harvest Fair Was Huge Success Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

  • Sheepland Coast Path Temporary Closure For Conservation And Safety Reasons

    The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and Down District Council today confirmed that members of the public will not have access to part of the public pathway which runs from Rocks Road to Sheepland Road for three weeks in October to allow sheep to graze and maintain the right conditions…

    Read More: Sheepland Coast Path Temporary Closure For Conservation And Safety Reasons Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

    Down Business Centre Casts Net For New Business Start Ups In Ardglass

    Have you got what it takes? People in Ardglass are getting the chance of a lifetime to step out of unemployment and step into a new exciting business venture opportunity. Down Business Centre is recruiting for an initiative aimed at helping people living within the fishing dependent community of Ardglass…

    Read More: Down Business Centre Casts Net For New Business Start Ups In Ardglass Friday, September 26th, 2014

    Prince Edward Visits Downpatrick

    HRH The earl of Wessex is in Northern ireland for a two day visit and on his first day arrived in Downpatrick. On arrival at the George Best Airport, he was greeted by Mrs Fionnuala Jay O’Boyle CBE, the new Lord Lieutenant of Belfast, before making his way to the…

    Read More: Prince Edward Visits Downpatrick Thursday, September 25th, 2014

    Acid Type Attack On Dog Causes Widespread Anger In Newcastle

    There has been widespread public anger after a small family dog in Newcastle was attacked by what appears to be a very corrosive liquid causing severe burns to its back.  The dog has been treated by a vet and is relatively comfortable despite its severe violent trauma. It is understood…

    Read More: Acid Type Attack On Dog Causes Widespread Anger In Newcastle Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

    Glenada Centre In Newcastle To Host A Meet Your MLA’s Event For Local Groups

    On Friday 3 October 2014, the Northern Ireland Assembly will be hosting a Get Involved event in the Glenada Holiday Conference Centre Newcastle. The event is part of the Assembly Community Connect (ACC) initiative which aims to help local community and voluntary sector groups work more effectively with the Assembly and its committees….

    Read More: Glenada Centre In Newcastle To Host A Meet Your MLA’s Event For Local Groups Monday, September 22nd, 2014

    Down PCSP Hold Packed Suicide Prevention Meeting In Newcastle

    Newcastle Leisure Centre was the venue for the latest Down Policing and Community Partnership (PCSP) public meeting held to encourage community conversation about suicide prevention and the services that exist to support people affected by suicide or attempted suicide. Those who attended had the opportunity to listen to presentations from…

    Read More: Down PCSP Hold Packed Suicide Prevention Meeting In Newcastle Monday, September 22nd, 2014

    Ropewalk Pathway In Killough Officially Opened

    There was plenty of excitement in Killough last Friday as South Down MP Margaret Ritchie officially opened the new Ropewalk Pathway project opening up the shore front in the picture postcard seaside village. Speaking at the launch, Jim Conlon who is on the committee for the Youth and Community Hall,…

    Read More: Ropewalk Pathway In Killough Officially Opened Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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