Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hamilton Welcomes Marine Task Force To Castle Espie

THE Deputy Chair of Stormont’s Environment Committee Simon Hamilton has welcomed the Northern Ireland Marine Task Force (NIMTF) to a seminar at Castle Espie… Downpatrick Railway Backs Tourism Plan THE Downpatrick and County Down Railway has offered its backing to Down District Council’s ambitious plans for tourism in the district. A…

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Internet Campaign To Tackle Rising Tide Of Child Abuse

A leading child psychologist has said that one in five children experience severe maltreatment in their childhood. New National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) figures show people in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust wait at least a month to report child abuse once…

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Marine Bill Causes Waves Of Reaction

Action to protect species native to Northern Ireland seas took a major step forward with progress of the Marine Bill being debated at the Northern Ireland Assembly, last week… CROSSGAR singer/songwriter Eoghan Johnson is making a name for himself. Already well known as a rock musician for a number of…

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Thief Steals Quad Of Top Down Rider

A BARE-FACED and heartless thief has stolen a high spec quad under the noses of participants and spectators at a racing event on Saturday (10 March). Young quad star and one of County Down’s top racers, Emma McQuaid, had her quad stolen at the practice session at Tinkerhill race track…

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People Power Saves Ballymorran Bay

RESIDENTS from Killinchy have proved ‘People Power’ can achieve great things when it comes to lobbying Government, writes Kathleen Rice… THE birth of Hans Sloane in Killyleagh in April 1660 will again be celebrated this year in the town with a number of exciting events from a chocolate ball, a…

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EU Threatens Assembly Over Strangford Lough

THE natural assets of Strangford Lough are being destroyed claimed environmental groups following a recent debate in the Assembly… ENVIRONMENTAL groups have claimed the natural assets of Strangford Lough are being destroyed following a debate at Stormont recently. The management of Strangford Lough has come under review by the European…

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De La Salle Lip Dub Goes Viral

It’s  sweeping America and Europe and now it;s in Downpatrick. The latest craze of  lip dubs has come one step closer as pupils from the De La Salle High School in Downpatrick make their own fantastic lib dub You Tube video. DOWN FM105 welcomed Jayne Trimble and Julia Reeder to the…

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Warden Appeals To Dog Owners

A DOG warden in the Down District area has appealed to dog owners to update their details regularly in order for the new microchipping legislation to work, writes Kathleen Rice… SAINTFIELD woman Gemma Mullan will be running for Friends of the Cancer Centre in the 2012 Belfast Marathon on Bank…

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Robbers Attack 91-Year Old Woman

A NEW Down Rose will be selected at the Canal Court Hotel in Newry on Wednesday evening (4 April). It is a huge honour for a Rose to represent their county and the contestants will pass through the final stages before a final winner is crowned at the Canal Court…

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Many Losing Out Due To Flawed System

FAILURE of Departmental decision makers to secure key GP medical evidence before making decisions are causing many people to loose their entitlement to Employment Support Allowance, claims Sinn Féin MLA Willie Clarke, writes Anne O’Hare. Rogue anglers may be forced to shoot protected seals who are decimating their fish stocks…

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Melmoth the Wanderer Woos Audiences At Lyric

IF there is one play you see this year, it should be Melmoth the Wanderer at the new Lyric Theatre in Belfast. It is a performance typical of the Big Telly Theatre Company, employing all the tricks in the theatrical book to great effect… THE SDLP’s newest South Down MLA,…

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Down Get Back To Winning Form

THE victory over Dublin on Monday (18 March) served as a reminder of the sweet success manager James Macartan acheived when he faced them as a player in the All Ireland final in 1994, Macartan scoring the only goal of the match… THE SDLP’s newest South Down MLA, Seán Rogers,…

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Friends Go Extra Mile For Cancer Charity

SAINTFIELD woman Gemma Mullan will be running for Friends of the Cancer Centre in the Belfast Marathon this May Day Bank Holiday. And she is inviting YOU to put your best foot forward for this cancer charity too. And she is inviting YOU to join her and put your best foot forward…

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