• Helping Hand Earns OCN Credits For Killinchy Teenager

    Extending the hand of friendship has helped Killinchy teenager Ryan Lindsay to chalk up valuable recognition from the Open College Network. Ryan, who is an enthusiastic Cadet Lance Corporal with the Hydebank Detachment of the Army Cadet Force in South Belfast, recently acted as a Mentor in the innovative Community…

    Read More: Helping Hand Earns OCN Credits For Killinchy Teenager Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

    Last Race Meeting Of Year At Downpatrick

    County Meath trainer, Gordon Elliott started where he left of when winning the opening maiden hurdle with Crown Theatre partnered by Paul Carberry – the trainer having registered trebles at the last two fixtures. The winner waited mid-division before moving third at the top of the hill and lead at…

    Read More: Last Race Meeting Of Year At Downpatrick Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

    Big Energy Saving Week Runs On 20-24 October 2014

    Now’s the time to take some effective steps to save energy and reduce heating and electricity bills. Noel Rice, Housing Executive Energy Conservation Manager explained: “We are encouraging all householders to consider the energy efficiency of their home. There’s information and advice available about the type of improvements that can save…

    Read More: Big Energy Saving Week Runs On 20-24 October 2014 Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

    UUP/DUP Pact Bad For South Down And Northern Ireland Says McCallister

    Following UUP leader Mike Nesbitt’s offer of an electoral pact with the DUP in at least two constituencies, Independent Unionist MLA for South Down John McCallister has described the proposal as further evidence of the “political exhaustion” of Unionist leaders. Mr McCallister said: “Electoral pacts cement sectarian, tribal politics in…

    Read More: UUP/DUP Pact Bad For South Down And Northern Ireland Says McCallister Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

    St Mary’s High School Lifts Prestigious United Nations Global Citizen Award

    Two Year 14 students from St Mary’s High School have been presented  with the United Nations Global Citizens Award. Aimee Straney and Leontia Maginn received the highly prestigious award from Sr Vianney on behalf of Sr Deidre Mullan, Director of the Mercy Global Concern at the united Nations in New…

    Read More: St Mary’s High School Lifts Prestigious United Nations Global Citizen Award Monday, October 20th, 2014

    Ancient Sea Creatures In Strangford Lough Can Sense Magnetic Fields

    There is so much to learn about our oceans… even in our own environmental gem on doorstep in Strangford Lough. New scientific evidence shows that primitive marine animals, called chitons, have an internal compass that can sense magnetic fields. Work by an international team in Queen’s University Belfast who have…

    Read More: Ancient Sea Creatures In Strangford Lough Can Sense Magnetic Fields Monday, October 20th, 2014

    Exploris Aquarium To Close For Refurbishment

    Ards Borough Council’s Policy and Resources committee on (16 October 2014), agreed to temporarily close the Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry in order for capital refurbishment work to take place. This decision is subject to ratification at the next Council meeting on Wednesday 29 October. Ards Borough Council will instigate its…

    Read More: Exploris Aquarium To Close For Refurbishment Monday, October 20th, 2014

  • Dromara GAC Present Cheque To NI Hospice Roadshow In Ballynahinch

    Northern Ireland Hospice held a ‘Building for Life’ Roadshow at the Market House in Ballynahinch on Thursday 16 October to update local supporters on current Hospice care services provided in Ballynahninch and the surrounding area and their plans for the future. Loretta Gribben, Director of Nursing and Patient Services at…

    Read More: Dromara GAC Present Cheque To NI Hospice Roadshow In Ballynahinch Sunday, October 19th, 2014

    Trust Launches Alcohol Toolkit In Emergency Departments

    A new alcohol advice tool for use by staff in the Emergency Departments in the South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust area has been launched by Health Minister Jim Wells. The Trust is the first in Northern Ireland to provide this advice tool in the Downe Hospital, Lagan Valley  and Ulster Emergency…

    Read More: Trust Launches Alcohol Toolkit In Emergency Departments Saturday, October 18th, 2014

    Terrifying Trails And Gruesome Tales In National Trust This Halloween

    Things get spooky at the National Trust whenever Hallowe’en creeps upon us. From terrifying trails and spooky story-telling to fearsome face painting and frightening fancy dress, you can experience spine-chilling thrills at some of the most hauntingly atmospheric houses and gardens across Northern Ireland. On the 18 to 19 October…

    Read More: Terrifying Trails And Gruesome Tales In National Trust This Halloween Friday, October 17th, 2014

    Ballynahinch To Be Restored As Market Town Says DSD Minister Storey

    The Ballynahinch Masterplan has been launched. Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey MLA has today launched exciting new plans that will see Ballynahinch rekindled as a vibrant market town. The Minister was attending the launch of the Masterplan which sets out a new vision for the town, including: capitalising on the…

    Read More: Ballynahinch To Be Restored As Market Town Says DSD Minister Storey Thursday, October 16th, 2014

    Majority Of People Think Welfare System Is Not Effective Says DSD Minister Storey

    Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey MLA has welcomed a new survey that suggests almost three quarters of people in Northern Ireland believe that the current welfare system is not effective in encouraging people to work. Acknowledging the findings of the latest Omnibus Survey, which provides a snapshot of the lifestyle…

    Read More: Majority Of People Think Welfare System Is Not Effective Says DSD Minister Storey Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

    Health MInister Wells Says We All Have Roll To Play In Fighting Drugs And Alcohol Addictions

    We all have a responsibility to tackle alcohol and drug addiction says Jim Wells, South Down MLA and the new Health Minister. That was the key message from Health Minister Jim Wells as he visited the Cuan Mhuire centre for individuals suffering from addiction and other related issues. Cuan Mhuire…

    Read More: Health MInister Wells Says We All Have Roll To Play In Fighting Drugs And Alcohol Addictions Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

    Weekend Of Great Music At Down Arts Centre

    A fantastic weekend of music beckons at the Down Arts Centre. On Saturday 25 October at 8pm, Knotty Pine String Band makes a welcome return with its energetic brand of Bluegrass and American Roots. And on Sunday 26 October at 8pm the highly acclaimed Neil Cowley Trio will make their…

    Read More: Weekend Of Great Music At Down Arts Centre Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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