Monthly Archives: August 2017

Killyleagh Dealer Launches Amazone Catros Compact Disc Harrow

Killyleagh farm machinery dealer William Lindsay, an authorised representative for the Farmhand range of equipment, has announced the arrival into his showroom of the all-new Amazone Catros 3003 compact disc harrow. Selling at a price £2,300 below the existing Catros 3001 – the new 3003 is designed for shallow and…

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Go Ahead For Strangford Road Improvement Scheme

A £151,000 road improvement scheme on the A25 Strangford Road, Downpatrick, is due to commence on Monday 4 September 2017. The resurfacing scheme, which will include drainage works, will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of a 1.1km stretch of the A25 Strangford Road from the Saul Mills Road…

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DUP Attacks Sinn Féin’s Dundrum Bonfire Claims

DUP representatives visited the site of the 11th July bonfire in Dundrum following allegations made in the media by Sinn Fein’s Willie Clarke. Councillor Glyn Hanna said:  “Our visit to the De Courcy Way area of Dundrum painted a very different picture to that which Willie Clarke outlined in the…

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Housing Executive Says Oil Club Is A Success

Homes involved in the Oil Buying Club Scheme across Northern Ireland have received 5 million litres of home heating oil, thanks to the Housing Executive. The Housing Executive funded scheme and managed by Bryson Energy aims to reduce fuel costs by encouraging bulk buying and lowering the carbon footprint through…

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Enjoy Haydn, Beethoven And Chopin At Portico

Young-Choon Park – Pianist Saturday 2nd September at 7.30pm  £15 (Under 25’s £5). The South Korean born pianist Young-Choon Park has toured extensively, giving over 50 concerts each year in Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa and the United States. She makes many return visits to major concert venues including the Birmingham…

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Five Parties Support Irish Language Act

‘Standing Together for a Stand-Alone Irish Language Act’. Five Parties come together to support the community call for an Irish Language Act with a ‘Historic majority’ of MLA’s (50/90) now supporting the campaign.  Paula Bradshaw MLA (Alliance), Steven Agnew MLA (Green Party), Gerry Carroll MLA (PBP), Nicola Mallon MLA (SDLP),…

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Killough Artist Kieron Black Signs Book Deals

Internationally renowned Killough artist and illustrator Kieron Black has signed a deal to publish two children’s books. Kieron, a professional Killough-based artist known around the world for his illustrations, has signed a deal with Shrine Bell, the award-winning fiction imprint of Vertebrate Publishing, to write and illustrate a two-part children’s…

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Teconnaught Woman Makes Advances In Health Care

Childhood Experiences Are Linked To Physical And Mental Health Outcomes. Teconnaught woman Deirdre McLaughlin, has set up a new venture called Connected For Life with business partner Marie Blaney in an exciting new area pushing the boundaries out in social and health care. A highly experienced social worker and former…

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Invitation For Public To Attend Crucial Health Meeting

Public Invited To Attend Crucial Health Meeting The Department of Health is seeking to cut £70 from the budgets of the local health trusts around Northern Ireland. The Downe Hospital and other services are likely to be affected.

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Trackars On Track For Cancer Fund for Children

Trackars Healthcare, a healthcare company based in Downpatrick, Crossgar and Belfast, has raised £551 for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children. Members of staff from the company, along with friends and family, completed a sponsored walk around the lake in Castlewellan Forest Park this summer. The money will be…

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Driver Arrested After Elderly Man Killed In Newcastle RTA

There has been a road accident fatality in Newcastle. A elderly man has has died following a one-vehicle road traffic collision which occurred on South Promenade in Newcastle, Co. Down, shortly before 11pm last night (Thursday, 24 August). The victim was Geoffrey Cartwright (78 from the local area. An 18-year-old…

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Anger After Pig’s Head Left At Newtownards Mosque

A Newtownards mosque has been attacked by graffiti and a pig’s head was left at the front of the building. Strangford MP Jim Shannon has called the attack on the mosque and the Islamic Centre in Newtownards “totally unacceptable and outrageous” He said: “This despicable crime has insulted not only the…

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Live Performances Running At Down Arts Centre

New Season of Live Performances at Down Arts Centre ‘Knowing the Dance’ kicks off the new season of performances at Down Arts Centre on Saturday 9 September. This show is a thought-provoking sequence of poems simultaneously performed by poet Olive Broderick and dancer Paula Guzzanti with musician Martin Devek. Music…

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County Down Cadets Live Out Life Of Adventure

Teenagers from across County Down have been answering the call of the wild this Summer, taking part in an adventure-filled Summer Camp in Altcar, Liverpool. While many of their schoolmates were catching up on their rest or marking time on social media, these energetic Army Cadets were making their mark…

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Pamela Tunes Up For UTV Life Music Extravaganza

UTV host Pamela Ballantine’s next UTV Life show promises to be a real hit with music lovers. It includes former Westlife front man Shane Filan, and country legend Charley Pride both making a welcome return to UTV, as well as artists from the musical ‘Halfway to Paradise – The Billy…

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