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Former Killyeagh RBL Building Saved From Arson

Another arson attack in Killyeagh has caused widespread concerns in the local community. An attempt to burn down the former Royal British Legion building in Catherine Street on Monday night has been condemned widely. To date in Killyleagh, damage through a number of arson attacks runs into several hundred thousands…

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Walker And Andrews Help Charities By Cycle Run

Rowallene Councillors Billy Walker (DUP) and Terry Andrews (SDLP) recently got on their bikes to support local charities. They have raised a fantastic £12,000 over the past two years for very worthy local causes in a number of ‘challenges’ ranging from a golf contest, eating a mega-SUB, a boxing match,…

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Rowallene Councillors To Cycle For MACS Charity

Two Rowallene Councillors will be riding high on  Saturday 10 December. Big hearted Billy Walker (DUP) and Terry Andrews (SDLP) – who maintain they are the best of friends – have already started passing jibes at each other but all in the best possible taste. To date they have held…

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Councillors Walker And Andrews To Row For Charity In Challenge Event

Once again the time is drawing near as ‘high noon’ approaches for Rowallene Councillors Billy Walker and Terry Andrews. They will be racing in St Ayles’ skiffs for two local charities… the RNLI and autism charity CAPAA. The gutsy councillors have to date raised significant funds for local charities in…

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Downpatrick Escapes Proposals To Cut Provincial Courthouses

A series of recommendations to rationalise the court estate in Northern Ireland have been outlined to the Justice Committee and Downpatrick court house is definitely NOT on the hit list. A Department of Justice spokesperson said: “On 29 January 2015 the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS) published a…

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Walker And Andrews Tee Up For Local Charities

The charity golf showdown between local councillors Billy Walker (DUP) and Terry Andrews (SDLP) eventually took place at Bright Castle Golf Club at the weekend and so far they have raised over £1800 for local causes. 65 golfers tee-ed up to take party in the event supporting the Down and…

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Walker Challenges New Independent Grouping On Council

DUP Councillor Billy Walker has challenged the new Independent grouping on the new Newry Mourne and Down District Council saying that their recent initiative is “overstated”. Two weeks ago five Independent Councillors and Councillor Patrick Brown, Alliance, decided to form a group of six, but this has upset several councillors…

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Walker Expresses Concern At Delay In Killyleagh Bus Shelter

Newry Mourne and Down District Councillor Billy Walker is campaigning for a new bus stop shelter in Killyleagh. He said: Last year I brought the issue of the lack of an bus shelter on Frederick St in Killyleagh to the previous Down District Council. “After debate and consultation it was…

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Walker Condemns Another Arson Attack In Killyleagh

Furious Rowallene Councillor Billy Walker has strongly condemned the recent arson attack in Killyleagh at the Bridge Centre. In the past two years, the public toilets have been destroyed, a public house badly damaged, a vacant private house formerly the Manse was  gutted, a pigeon loft by a top fancier…

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Walker And Andrews To Compete In Play Off At Bright Golf Course For Charity

They’re at it again! They best of friends, Councillors Terry Andrews (SDLP) and Billy Walker (DUP), have decided to follow up on their recent boxing match and have a contest on the golf course. Neither of the two have ever played the game of golf before so it will be…

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Walker Says Killyleagh Heritage Association Fun Day Is Great Success

Just before the Twelfth celebrations, Killyleagh enjoyed a special day of celebration as the Killyleagh Heritage Association ran its annual fun day in the Bridge Centre in the town. Councillor Billy Walker explained that this organisation was formed to ensure that the Killyleagh Twelfth bonfire was done in a “friendly…

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Walker Looks Back On His Term In Office As Council Chair

Councillor Billy Walker looks back on a whirlwind retm in office as the last chairman of Down District Council. The council has been subsumed into the new super council of Newry Mourne and Down District Council, and Billy, a DUP councillor,  cherishes the memories and achievements in his role as…

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Youth Badly Injured In One Punch Incident In Killyleagh

In Killyleagh on Wednesday afternoon (8 April 2015),  a police spokesperson reported that with holiday makers heading back home at the end of the Easter Break and with the warmest day of the year so far, Police were called to deal with an incident that could easily have led to the…

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Council Chairman Presents Honours At Inspirational Youth Awards

Recognising Achievement, Raising Aspirations, Realising Potential at the Inspirational Youth Awards 2015. Forty young people were honoured at Down District Council’s Chairman’s Inspiring Youth Awards at the spacious Downpatrick Racecourse function suite on Saturday 28 March 2015 with almost 300 guests. It was a superb afternoon of celebration, entertainment and…

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Walker Calls For Support For James Savage As UK Youth Parliament Candidate

Down District Councillor Billy Walker from Rowalllene area has asked people across the district to back Killyleagh teenager James Savage in his bid to be elected to the UK Youth Parliament. Voting closes on Friday 27 February. James Savage is a fifth year pupil at Blackwater Integrated College in Downpatrick…

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