• Ballynahinch Epilepsy Volunteer Wins Major Award

    The tireless voluntary work of a Ballynahinch woman has been recognised by national charity Epilepsy Action. Aislinn Carlile picked up the Volunteer of the Year accolade at the first Epilepsy Action Awards, held in Leeds this week for her inspirational work. The Epilepsy Action Awards recognise and celebrate the efforts…

    Read More: Ballynahinch Epilepsy Volunteer Wins Major Award Thursday, May 24th, 2018

    Shining Light Community Volunteering Awards 2018

    The Confederation of Community Groups (CCG) this week announced details of the nominations received for the Community Volunteering Awards of 2018. The ‘Shining Light’ Community Volunteering Awards were established by the Confederation in memory of our esteemed colleague Patricia Graham, and this year marks the 10th Year of the Awards. …

    Read More: Shining Light Community Volunteering Awards 2018 Monday, May 14th, 2018

    Fieldmotion Expands Workforce By 14 In Newry

    Fieldmotion is expanding its workforce in Newry as part of an investment targeting additional US sales. The company is benefiting from Invest Northern Ireland assistance to recruit 14 new jobs, almost half of which are already in place. Fieldmotion has a growing network of UK and US based partners licensing its…

    Read More: Fieldmotion Expands Workforce By 14 In Newry Monday, May 14th, 2018

    Visit Geopark Project Open Day On 2 June

    Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Hosts ‘Geopark Project Open Day’ Are you fascinated by volcanoes or curious about earthquakes? If you love the world around you and would like to know more about how it has been formed then get yourself down to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s…

    Read More: Visit Geopark Project Open Day On 2 June Monday, May 14th, 2018

    Armstrong Calls Better Autism Screening

    Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has called on Departments to help improve identification of autism earlier after a report showed its prevalence within young people here had grown. The Department of Health’s survey, which looked at school age children in Northern Ireland, stated autism’s occurrence increased from 1.2 per cent in…

    Read More: Armstrong Calls Better Autism Screening Friday, May 11th, 2018

    Search On For Young Irish Country Sports Writer Of Year

    Irish Countrysports and Country Life magazine and the Great Game Fairs of Ireland are looking for a talented young person to share their love of country sports and the countryside with a massive readership. There are wonderful prizes up for grabs and who knows where publication of the winning story…

    Read More: Search On For Young Irish Country Sports Writer Of Year Friday, May 11th, 2018

    Spotlight On Mental Health Awareness Week

    The coming week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is using it as an opportunity to raise awareness about stress and the steps we can take to tackle it. Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 14-21 May and this year shines a spotlight on how we can…

    Read More: Spotlight On Mental Health Awareness Week Friday, May 11th, 2018

  • Housing Market Unchanged In South And Mid Down

    The Northern Ireland housing market has continued to experience a steady rate of price growth in Q1 2018 despite a slight decrease in sales volume, according to Ulster University’s latest Quarterly House Price Index report. Ulster University’s research is produced in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Progressive…

    Read More: Housing Market Unchanged In South And Mid Down Friday, May 11th, 2018

    Whitewater Brewery Is A Business With Bottle

    The Castlewellan-based Whitewater Brewery has secured new customers in Spain, Japan and Russia as part of efforts to increase traction in international markets. This success follows an investment to build a new, state-of-the-art brewing facility to support the company’s continued growth in the global craft beer market. Welcoming the company’s progress,…

    Read More: Whitewater Brewery Is A Business With Bottle Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

    Southern Schools Progress In Enhancement Programme

    Permanent Secretary, Derek Baker, has announced that 25 schools have been successful in the 2nd call of the School Enhancement Programme across Northern Ireland and four schools in the southern area are still about the process for a major capital investment. Special Schools Knockevin Primary School in Downpatrick and Killsborough…

    Read More: Southern Schools Progress In Enhancement Programme Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

    Condemnation For Downpatrick Arsonists

    South Down MLA’s have totally condemned the actions of setting fire to a pensioner’s home at Ballymote Park in Downpatrick.  The fire which potentially could have resulted in a fatality, was attended by the NI Fire and Rescue Service )NIFRS) who got the blaze quickly under control. A spokesperson for…

    Read More: Condemnation For Downpatrick Arsonists Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

    Big Investment To Newry Collaborative Workshop

    £250k invested in community-driven collaborative workspace initiative. A Newry-headquartered property development and investment firm has invested a quarter of a million pounds in a shared, community-driven and fully serviced Coworking office space initiative. Flexi Work Space in Newry was officially launched by Parker Green International, following its major investment in…

    Read More: Big Investment To Newry Collaborative Workshop Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

    Beware Of Scamsters Warn Police

    Police remind public to be vigilant of scammers as one victim is conned/defrauded  out of almost £50,000 Police are appealing for vigilance after reports of fraud involving scammers phoning the public purporting to be from computer broadband and search engine providers. Over the past weekend one victim alone lost almost…

    Read More: Beware Of Scamsters Warn Police Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

    Final Countdown To Holywood’s Merry May Day

    Preparations for one of Holywood’s highlight events of the year are reaching final stages for the big day on Monday 7 May, Merry May Day. Ards and North Down Borough Council and Holywood District and Community Council have partnered once again to present the annual festivities. This year, the Holywood event…

    Read More: Final Countdown To Holywood’s Merry May Day Tuesday, May 1st, 2018