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Sea Bangor To Host Armed Forces Day This Weekend

Bangor, Co Down, is the venue for free, family fun this weekend (24 and 25 June 2017) when Northern Ireland Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the same weekend as the Council’s popular maritime Sea Bangor Festival. Visitors to the town will be able to enjoy a programme of military…

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Fallen Lights To Inspire Down To Mind Your Mind

The Midlands based quartet, Fallen Lights, are getting set to embark on their mammoth 32 days, 32 gigs in 32 county tour of Ireland during May and June 2017 to inspire everyone they meet along the way to ‘mind your mind’.  As part of part of the tour, the band will…

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Police Appeal For Missing Downpatrick Teenager

Police in Downpatrick are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing 14-year old Katie Lilburn. Katie was last seen in the Bangor area on Saturday 11 February. Katie is described as being around 5’4” tall, of slim build with long blonde hair with dyed red tips and was wearing…

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Local Competitors Enjoy British Transplant Games In Liverpool

The 29 athletes representing Northern Ireland at the British Transplant Games in Liverpool at the weekend returned to Belfast City Airport this afternoon with a tally of 54 medals: 17 gold, 20 silver and 17 bronze.   2. Sisters Karen (left) and Jenny Keery from Bangor. Karen won 2 silver…

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VC Recipient Barry Bingham To Be Honoured At Bangor Castle

Ards and North Down Borough Council will host a special event to remember and pay tribute to Victoria Cross recipient Edward Barry Stewart Bingham (or Barry as he was known). Barry who was born and lived in what is now the Town Hall in Bangor, will be honoured by the…

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The Frying Squad In Bangor Win National Award

The Frying Squad in Bangor, County Down, has won the Staff Training and Development Award after frying out on top at the 2016 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish. The Frying Squad was crowned the winner of a UK-wide award which recognises fish and chip businesses that excel…

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National Award For Trust’s Sexual Health Team

The Sexual Health Team in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust has been awarded ‘Clinical Team of the Year’ at the recent national General Practice Awards ceremony in London. The award was presented to Dr Fiona Carey, Consultant Physician in Sexual Health for the team’s success in developing…

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Remembrance Day Services In Ards And North Down

This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and a number of Acts of Remembrance will be taking place across the Ards and North Down Borough. Mayor of Ards and North Down, Alderman Alan Graham said: “We in the Ards and North Down Borough have a long history of supporting our armed forces, both…

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More Tickets Released To Sold-Out Aspects Shows

Due to popular demand, more tickets have been released for the incredibly popular Virginia Ironside and Alf McCreary events at this year’s Aspects Festival which is taking place in Bangor from 25 – 28 September. Virginia’s hilarious one-woman show is based on her book ‘Growing Old Disgracefully.’ The show, which…

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Aspects At The Seaside In Bangor

OnTuesday 22 July the Curve Gallery, Carnegie Library is the place to be. Today in the beautiful surroundings of Ward Park, guests enjoyed a traditional day out to Bangor and given first glimpse of this year’s programme. This year’s Festival will run from 25- 28 September and will definitely appeal…

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PEACE III Funded Historical Talks On The 1900–1920’s Period in Ireland

DOWN County Museum is inviting people to attend a series of free historical talks which are based around the ‘decade of centenaries’, the period from 1900 to the 1920’s in Ireland. Between 1910 and 1922, County Down was engulfed by the political turmoil which prevailed in Ireland and affected by…

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Orange Order Releases Details Of Twelfth Parades in Down

COUNTY Down will be buzzing again on the Twelfth as Orangemen and women don their sashes and march behind their lodge banners. The south Down coastal venue of Dundrum will stage a picturesque Twelfth parade for the first time in over 10 years. The village, which last hosted such a…

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Ballynahinch Firm Secures £500,000 Deal For Outdoor Gyms

POST-Primary Schools in Down are benefitting from new fitness facilities being set up to promote health and well-being. Outdoor fitness is set to take on a whole new meaning at six post-primary schools across Northern Ireland, with the launch of new state-of-the-art outdoor gym facilities. The platinum-sized outdoor gyms are…

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