Monthly Archives: July 2017

Come Join The Polar Explorers Bible Base Camp

Leaders from Downpatrick Presbyterian Church are preparing for the ‘Polar Explorers’  Holiday Bible Club which will take place from 10.30 am- 1.00pm on  Monday 14th to Friday 18th August in the Church Hall, Fountain Street, Downpatrick. Each day children will learn about a character from the bible and find out…

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Help Eliminate Hepatitis Says PHA

Help eliminate hepatitis On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the Public Health Agency is supporting the World Hepatitis Alliance campaign message to eliminate hepatitis. In May 2016, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis 2016–2021. This calls for the elimination of viral hepatitis…

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Boyle Calls On DUP in Ards To Step Up To The Plate

Ards and North Down Councillor Joe Boyle has spoken out about his image being attached to a bonfire in Portavogie. He said that he holds no grudge or ill thinking towards those young and maybe not so young people who created an effigy of him hanging on this year’s Twelfth…

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Shannon Meets With Eustace And Lakeland Dairies

Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford, has thanked DEFRA Minister George Eustice for so quickly meeting with himself and his constituents Tim Acheson, Managing Director from Lakeland Dairies’ Pritchett Site in Newtownards along with Lakeland Dairies Chief Executive Michael Hanley, Dermot Farrell, General Manager, Foodservice Division. Mr Shannon said: “There is…

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Slans Graveyard Opened Up With Community Trail

A new community trail has been officially launched to formalise public access to Slans Graveyard and its incredible panoramic views overlooking Cloughey, the surrounding countryside and County Down coastline. Jenny Ingram, Ards and North Down Borough Council Countryside Recreation Officer, expressed her delight at the new access to the locally…

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Chocks Away For Ballynahinch Air Cadets

Looking forward to a thrilling line up for the 2017 Festival of Flight on Saturday 5 August, headlined by the world-famous Red Arrows, are some of the Ballynahinch Air Cadets who will be on duty at the region’s favourite celebration of all things aeronautical. Organised by Newry Mourne and Down…

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Castlewellan Farmer Scoops All Ireland Prize

Joe Milligan, a young farmer from Castlewellan, has been named runner-up in the AIB / Teagasc All-Ireland ‘Best Farm Business Plan’ competition. Receiving a prize cheque for €1,000, Joe is the first farmer from Northern Ireland to win an award at the final of the prestigious competition. Joe, who recently…

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Dundrum Take The Honours At Skiffie Festival In Strangford Lough

Hundreds lined the shores of Stanford Lough last weekend to watch the Skiffie Racing Festival.  Hundreds of spectators flocked to Strangford Lough on Saturday and Sunday to watch an exhilarating two-day festival of Skiffie races. More than 250 competitors from Ireland, Scotland and further afield took part in a busy schedule of…

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Ardarragh Day Centre Scoops Saintfield Show Prize

Members of the Ardarragh Day Centre Art Class recently won the Watercolour Trophy and the Handicraft Perpetual Cup at the Saintfield Show with their art work. The Ardarragh Day Centre provides day time activities such as arts and crafts for adults with a learning disability. The artists were delighted with…

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Police Appeal After Kilkeel Orange Hall Flag Theft

Police are appealing for witnesses following a theft of a flag from an Orange Hall in Kilkeel sometime during the early hours of Sunday morning, 23 July. It was reported that sometime between 1am and 5.30am a Union flag was removed from a flag pole on the Orange Hall on…

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Armstrong Slams Trust Over Elderly Care

Alliance Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong has said the South-Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT) is failing to provide appropriate domiciliary care for older patients along the Ards Peninsula. Ms Armstrong said she had been approached by several constituents who were concerned about older family members being left without such…

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Neighbourhood Watch Comes To Newcastle Community Cinema

South Bank Playhouse makes a welcome return to Newcastle on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 July with Alan Ayckbourn’s critically acclaimed, ‘Neighbourhood Watch’, a comedy about a community taking justice into their own hands. Meet Martin and Hilda Massie, the unassuming new residents of Bluebell Hill Development in search of a…

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Police Arrest Man In Ards Following Attempted Armed Rrobbery

Detectives investigating an attempted armed robbery at commercial premises on East Street in  Newtownards today, Saturday, 22 July, have arrested a 33-year old man. He is currently in Police custody. Detective Sergeant Bell said: “It was reported that a male entered a commercial premises at approximately 11.40 am and demanded…

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Come Enjoy The Skiff Racing This Weekend

At Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh. SATURDAY 22nd JULY Coastal Rowing Skiff Racing From 10 – 5pm. Race Village & Food Village at the Shore 10am- 5pm. Live music, Food Village, Kids arts & crafts (make your own boat), Ulster Wildlife, Cuarrach, RNLI, Wood turning & Traditional Rope Making demonstrations, Wood…

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Council Staff Perform Murder They Baked At Canal Court

Murder They Baked, had the Adam’s Apples of the diners gulping as the who-dun-it mystery unfolded! On Friday 7 July, Newry Mourne and Down District Council and the Canal Court Hotel and Spa presented ‘Murder They Baked’, a new murder mystery dinner experience. Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson,…

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