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Police Appeal After Attack On Car Near Clough

Police are appealing for information following the report of criminal damage that was caused to a vehicle within the vicinity of the Newcastle Road in the Clough area of Downpatrick. Inspector Darren Hardy said : “It was reported that at approximately 1.35am on Friday 30 June, bottles and bricks were thrown…

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Pupils Design Shared Future For Dundrum Housing

Local Pupils have Designs on a Shared Future at new Dundrum Housing Scheme. More than 50 children from primary schools in Dundrum and Clough have taken part in a series of art workshops to help lay foundations for a new shared neighbourhood project in their local area. Clanmil Housing is…

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Seaforde Vintage Rally To Run On Saturday 15th October 2016

The Seaforde Working Vintage rural celebration is on despite having been cancelled over a period of weeks due to bad weather. Now country life fans can put on their wellies and enjoy the craic on Saturday 15th October. Rally chairman Michael McKibbin said: “As all vintage enthusiasts now know, due…

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Pedestrian Crossing At Main Street In Clough

Independent Slieve Croob Councillor Patrick Clarke has received a written ministerial response from Minister for Infrastructure Chris Hazzard regarding a pedestrian crossing at Main Street, Clough. Councillor Patrick Clarke said: “Back in July I, wrote to the Infrastructure Minister with responsibility for roads regarding the provision of a pedestrian crossing along…

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Craig Says Clough Bus Shelter Dropped Through Bad Council Policy

At a meeting of the Regulatory and Technical Services Committee for the Newry Mourne and Down District Council on Wednesday 17 June, the request for a bus shelter request in Clough village was withdrawn from the schedule TransportNI had no objection to the siting of the bus shelter and Translink confirmed…

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Local Supermarket Staff Give Their Time For Children With Cancer

A group of volunteers from local retailer EUROSPAR recently donated their time to help spruce up the gardens at a short break centre for children with cancer. Sara Quinn from EUROSPAR in Dromara and Sean McCaffrey from EUROSPAR in Clough in County Down were two of the dedicated team of…

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Ritchie Says Clough Pedestrian Crossing Is One Step Closer

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has indicated that DRD Roads Service following representations from her office has moved a step closer to the provision of a pedestrian crossing in Clough. Ms Ritchie said today:  “Following representations on several occasions to Roads Service regarding the need for a pedestrian crossing in…

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Kennedy Says £215,000 Road Improvements In Clough To Begin

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has announced that a £215,000 roads improvement scheme on the A2 Dundrum Road, Clough, is set to begin on Monday 5 January. The resurfacing scheme of around a 1 Km stretch of the road from the Blackstaff Road junction to the Knocksticken Road junction is expected…

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Early Morning Shooting In Clough Meets Widespead Disapproval

On the eve of the Twelfth celebrations to be held in Clough, County Down, an early morning shooting in the village has met with widespread condemnation. Detectives are appealing for information following a shooting incident in the Claragh Court area of Clough during the early hours of this morning, Friday…

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MP Welcomes Progress On Pedestrian Crossing In Clough Village

SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie has welcomed a commitment from DOE Roads Service that it is pursuing a pedestrian crossing at Main Street, Clough. Ms Ritchie said:  “I had raised the need for this crossing in view of the re-location of the Post Office in the village, which means that more…

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Supermarket Staff Collect Funds For Northern Ireland Cancer Fund For Children

STAFF of local supermarkets at EUROSPAR Drumaness and Clough are celebrating the success of their Christmas fundraising for local children’s charity, Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children (NICFC). The Drumaness and Clough teams raised a grand total of £310 and £426.31   respectfully by encouraging their customers to donate their…

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UKIP Representative Appeals To Fly Tippers

UKIP Representative Alan Lewis has appealed to people not fly tip beside recycling banks. Mr Lewis said: “It is becoming increasingly difficult to persuade local businesses to host recycling banks on their premises as unfortunately fly tippers see a recycling bank as a green light to discard any household item…

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Clough Old School Re-Opens After Extensive Renovation

THREE community groups are celebrating after their projects were launched after receiving key funding from the Down Rural Area Partnership. The projects will make a great contribution to the lives of residents in each of the communities of Clough, Annesborough and Saintfield. South Down MP Margaret Ritchie speaking at the…

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Police Warn Garages of Fuel Thieves On The Prowl

POLICE in C District are advising Filling Station managers and sellers of fuel to make sure their stock is well protected and caged off.   The advice follows three burglaries at garage forecourts and supermarkets in the Down area overnight from Friday 12 April into Saturday morning 13 April.  The first…

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