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Howell Calls For Improvement To Waste Ground In Castlewellan

A clear easy solution that solves two problems says Cllr Howell. Castlewellan Cllr Rósín Howell has requested that a patch of overgrown ground in Castlewellan be resurfaced and made into a number of parking spaces. The Sinn Féin councillor said: “This is only a very small patch of ground that…

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ASDA Downpatrick Supports Fountain Foodbank

Local supermarket’s foodbank drive – store colleagues help launch Asda’s Fight Hunger Create Change programme.  A supermarket in Downpatrick has teamed up with a local foodbank to collect food for local people facing hunger. Colleagues at Asda Downpatrick have helped launched the drive to collect food donations at the store,…

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Armstrong Slams Boris Johnson’s Bridge Project

Alliance Strangford MLA for Strangford and party infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong has slammed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson after media reports indicating he supports building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland. Following a report in the the Belfast Telegraph,  the Foreign Secretary has indicated his support for the £15 billion…

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Latest Report On NI Greenhouse Gases

Northern Ireland greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2016 statistical bulletin released. A statistical bulletin on greenhouse gas emissions for Northern Ireland during the period 1990-2016 has been published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The statistical bulletin outlines key Northern Ireland figures from the Greenhouse Gas Inventories…

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NI Tourism Visitors Numbers Up In Strangford Says Shannon

Jim Shannon ,MP for Strangford, has welcomed the record-breaking numbers of visitors to Northern Ireland and is particular to Ards and Strangford. £930million spent in Northern Ireland in the last year up 9% on the year before. Tourism will soon be worth £1billion to the NI economy. In our own…

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Council Announce Further Geopark Community Events

An exciting programme of geopark-themed public community events has been announced by the Geopark Project team at Newry Mourne and Down District Council for 2018. The team will have a presence at a number of annual festivals and events that are scheduled to take place over the coming months.  From…

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Beach Cleans Take Place On Ards Coastline

NI Water had a busy day on Donaghadee beach, carrying out a clean-up of historic debris washed onto the rocks over recent weeks.  The debris is thought to have been disturbed from the seabed and washed ashore over the last month or so. NI Water’s Gavin McCready said: “The debris that…

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NI Water Need To Inform People Of Planned Works Says McGrath

South DownMLA Colin McGrath (SDLP) has said that NI Water need to better inform people about planned and routine maintenance works especially when it involves switching off their water supply. Commenting the South Down MLA said:”‘There was planned works to the water network in Downpatrick over the past weekend and…

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Register For Anti Bullying Week in Schools

LOCAL SCHOOLS AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS URGED TO REGISTER FOR  ANTI-BULLYING WEEK 2018 AND TAKE PART IN CREATIVE COMPETITION.  RESPECT is at the heart of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week.  Registration for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week 2018, which runs from 12 November 2018, is officially open and schools and youth organisations across Northern Ireland are…

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Man Utd Social Club Presents Cheque To NSPCC

David Keating, Treasurer of Downpatrick Manchester United Social Club and Sam York, also from the club, present Vikki Methven of NSPCC’s Newcastle Committee with a donation to the charity. This money was raised from a recent Night at the Races event. Sam has recently been honoured with  British Empire Medal ( BEM) in the…

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Bryson Energy Cools On Fuel Poverty Figures

Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Figures Released – Bryson Energy Urges Caution! Bryson Energy, part of Bryson Charitable Group, has welcomed the publication of the NIHE 2016 House Condition Survey.  The survey has shown a significant reduction in the number of households living in fuel poverty in Northern Ireland.    Bryson Energy…

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Universal Credit – Its On Its Way

Universal Credit to introduced in the first Belfast areas.  Universal Credit will begin  its rollout across Northern Ireland in the first areas and Social Security Offices (SSO’s) of Belfast from Wednesday 13 June. It will reach Ballynahich SSO between September and December. Universal Credit will be available for new claimants in…

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Are You Ready For a Break On Love Island?

Is Northern Ireland a nation of holiday romancers? Almost 1 in 3 NI holidaymakers have enjoyed a holiday romance, and over 35% have enjoyed more than one romance in a single holiday says research by the travel partner of Love Island, Jet2holidays!  With this year’s Love Island contestants taking part in…

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World Cup Penalty Shoot Out For Mens Health Week

World Cup 2018 Penalty Shoot-Out Raises Awareness For Mens Health Week. Newry Mourne and Down District Council’s Downpatrick, Rowallane and Slieve Croob District Electoral Area (DEA) Forums in association with County Down Rural Community Network (CDCRN) have organised a fun World Cup Penalty Shoot-out event on Thursday 14 June from…

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Bright GAC Club Notes For 10th June 2018

Bright Senior  match report. Final score   Bright 5-20 Newry Mitchels 0-5. Bright played some scintillating football throughout their encounter with Newry Mitchels. Matthew Burns settled Bright into the game early with a well taken free kick. In fact his free taking was perfect all evening scoring 5 out of 5….

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