• Ballyhornan Residents Protest Over New Sewage Scheme

    DOWN Councilor Cadogan Enright joined Ballyhornan Residents Association leaders in a recent protest outside the new Ballyhornan sewage scheme this week as local residents have labeled the scheme as “far too little far too late”. Residents representative Barry Mervyn said: “NI Water are telling us that the standards set by…

    Read More: Ballyhornan Residents Protest Over New Sewage Scheme Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

    Percy French Tribute Returns To Newcastle

    This weekend as Newcastle celebrates the Festival of Flight, the Newcastle Summer Season celebrates the life and work of the songwriter that made the town famous, with the return of Percy French – The Last Troubadour presented by the Donard Theatre Group and Newcastle Glee Singers on Friday 8 August…

    Read More: Percy French Tribute Returns To Newcastle Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

    Down County Manager Wee James Macartan Calls It A Day

    The Down manager has decided to call it a day. After a five year spell at the helm of the Red and Black, James Macartan has bowed out following a number of under par performances from the side. Wee James came close to glory at Croke Park in 2010 in…

    Read More: Down County Manager Wee James Macartan Calls It A Day Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

    Downpatrick And Ballynahinch Residents Meet Through Bric

    Residents’ associations from Downpatrick and Ballynahinch have been brought together in a ground-breaking cross community engagement evening. Facilitated by the EU PEACE III funded Building Relationships in Communities (bric) Programme, the event saw representatives from Downpatrick Community Collective and Ballynahinch based Langley Road Community Association join to discuss their experiences…

    Read More: Downpatrick And Ballynahinch Residents Meet Through Bric Monday, July 28th, 2014

    Coney Island Forms Community Association

    The residents of Coney Island have formed a local community association to address some of the issues they have been faced with in recent years. Almost every resident in Coney Island turned out for the inaugural meeting of the new community association. An executive committee was proposed including Kevin Lappin,…

    Read More: Coney Island Forms Community Association Monday, July 28th, 2014

    New Area Commander For Down Police

    Chief Inspector Gillian West has been appointed as the new Area Commander for Down. Chief inspector West takes up the post on 4 August, replacing Chief Inspector Bones who is moving to a position within the PSNI’s Service Improvement Department. Commenting on her new role, Chief Inspector West said: “I…

    Read More: New Area Commander For Down Police Monday, July 28th, 2014

    Get Your Eyes On The Skies Over Newcastle For The Festival Of Flight

    The world famous Red Arrows will make a welcome return visit to the skies over Newcastle on Saturday 9 August, trailing clouds of coloured smoke and glory, headlining the biggest ever B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight. Looking forward to the excitement, Councillor William Walker, Chairman of Down District Council, said:…

    Read More: Get Your Eyes On The Skies Over Newcastle For The Festival Of Flight Sunday, July 27th, 2014

  • New Hospitality Event Tent For Newcastle

    The Newcastle Revitalisation Group in association with Down District Council recently procured an exclusive ‘Event Tent’, through Department for Social Development (DSD) funding. The tent is the perfect event space to facilitate a wide range of festivals and activities. The ‘Event Tent’ will make its debut in Donard Park, Newcastle…

    Read More: New Hospitality Event Tent For Newcastle Sunday, July 27th, 2014

    PHA Highlights Importance Of Stopping Smoking During Pregnancy

    Smoking during pregnancy is the largest preventable cause of ill-health and death in young babies and infants. Statistics from the 2010 Infant Feeding Survey show that in Northern Ireland 28% of mothers smoked in the 12 months before pregnancy. It is encouraging that of those mothers who smoked before or…

    Read More: PHA Highlights Importance Of Stopping Smoking During Pregnancy Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

    First Trust Bank Launches Agri Food Support Programme

    Downpatrick, Newcastle and Castlewellan Agri-Advisor Gary Murray has been appointed by the First Trust Bank to be part of a new Province-wide team to deliver specialist support to local farmers and agri-businesses. First Trust Bank recently announced details of a new support package including a range of funding initiatives designed…

    Read More: First Trust Bank Launches Agri Food Support Programme Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

    Killyleagh Gets Set To Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of World War One

    Killyleagh is preparing to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The village is among the first in Northern Ireland to stage a series of community events to commemorate the outbreak of the war in August 1914. A programme of free events has been organised…

    Read More: Killyleagh Gets Set To Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of World War One Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

    Wedding Of The Year Play To Be Staged In Newcastle

    The annual Newcastle Summer Season programme welcomes The Bart Players with their comedy drama, Wedding of the Year by Norman Robbins, at 8pm on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 August at the Newcastle Centre, Central Promenade in Newcastle. Alison Murchison, at first glance, wouldn’t strike you as a typical heroine;…

    Read More: Wedding Of The Year Play To Be Staged In Newcastle Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

    Castlewellan Girl Airlifted To Hospital After Cycle Accident

    As thousands flocked on their way to the annual Castlewellan agricultural show on Saturday, a young local girl was playing on her bicycle in Castlewellan Forest Park with her friend when she sustained a near fatal injury. Alana fell off her bicycle and the handlebars gouged her leg severing veins…

    Read More: Castlewellan Girl Airlifted To Hospital After Cycle Accident Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

    Major Call To Support Petition To Keep NHS Free From Privatisation

    So, you don’t want to pay private medical insurance like they do in America and have a two-tier country of ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ when it comes to health care cover. The new People’s NHSni Campaign group, in conjunction with the Down Community Health Committee will be launching its local petition…

    Read More: Major Call To Support Petition To Keep NHS Free From Privatisation Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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