Monthly Archives: September 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…

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Dundrum Man Convicted Of Benefit Fraud

A man was convicted at Downpatrick Crown Court on Tuesday  for claiming benefits he was not entitled to. Terence Moore (62) of De Courcey Way, Dundrum claimed Income Support and Housing Benefit totalling £49,904 while failing to declare capital. He was given a six month prison sentence suspended for two…

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Traffic Controls For Kilkeel As Wastewater Work Gets Underway

As part of an overall £600,000 investment in a new sewerage infrastructure for the Ballymartin area, NI Water’s contractor will have in place temporary traffic light controls on the Newcastle Road, Kilkeel operating from Monday at 8am to Friday at 5pm during October. This method of traffic control is being…

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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…

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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…

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Tragic Death If Young Woman In Portavogie

Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, has offered his sincere sympathies to the family of the young woman who died in Portavogie. Mr Shannon said: “I know the family from Killyleagh only moved down to Portavogie a few months ago. The circumstances of her death are still being investigated by the…

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DYFL Results And Fixtures

Fixtures 4th & 5th October 2014 Under 17 League Date Time Home Team V Away Team Venue 04/10/2014 10:00am Saintfield v Newcastle Saintfield 04/10/2014 9:30am Castlewellan Town v Celtic Bhoys Bann Road 04/10/2014 9:30am Rossglass County v Ballynahinch Olympic Dunleath 4 04/10/2014 9:30am Portaferry v Tollymore Strangford 04/10/2014 9:30am Coney…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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MediCare Downpatrick Thinks Pink for Cancer Focus NI This October

Pharmacy chain MediCare is supporting Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s Think Pink campaign, which is raising vital cash for potentially life-saving breast cancer research. During October, your local Downpatrick MediCare branch will be holding a Pink Party Day that will see staff hosting something fun like a coffee morning, dress pink…

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October Gaeltacht Meets Accomodation Hiccup

Tharla deacracht maidir le líostín don deireadh seachtaine sa Ghaeltacht 10-11 Deireadh Fómhair 2014.Is go Teach Jeaic a bheidh muid ag dul seachas Teach Campbell – is é €158 a bheidh ann don dá oíche leaba agus bricfeasta agus dinnéar amháin. Bheinn buíoch ag an am mall seo dá mbeadh…

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Councillor Kellie Armstrong Welcomes Modernisation Of Strangford Ferry Ticketing

Alliance Councillor Kellie Armstrong said the new Strangford Ferry SmartCard is a welcome change for regular passengers. Councillor Kellie Armstrong added: “The SmartCard will be available from Monday 6 October. The SmartCard will replace books of tickets with cost of travel remaining exactly the same. Cards can be purchased from…

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Ardglass Man Arrested For Alleged Hate Crime

Police in Downpatrick have arrested a man following an incident of criminal damage in the Ardglass area on Saturday 27 September, which police are treating as a hate crime. Constable Ryan Kendrick from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “At approximately 2.45am, damage was caused to the front door and…

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