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Crossgar Student Lands Eurocamp Work Placement

Twenty year old Maria Dougherty from Crossgar has been offered a once in a lifetime work placement opportunity at the outdoor holiday centre Eurocamp in France for ten weeks. Former Assumption Grammar School student Maria applied for Eurocamp online before being invited for a skills assessment. The process was then…

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Crossgar Man Wins Silver In British Polio Games

Northern Ireland has claimed the runner-up spot in the Boccia Class 1 at National Indoor Games. There was a record attendance for the second year running at The British Polio Fellowship’s Leicester-based events as  Crossgar man Joe McVeigh secured silver in the Boccia Class 1 at Games held at the Leicester…

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Hazzard Welcomes New Kilmore Bridge

Today finally should see the completion of the £500,000 replacement bridge over the river Rann in Kilmore. Kilmore Bridge is located on the edge of Kilmore village, Crossgar, and provides the main link between Kilmore and Crossgar across the Annacloy River writes Pat McGreevy. Residents and the large numbers of…

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Hazzard Announces £100,000 Ballywillan Road Resurfacing Scheme

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that work on a £100,000 resurfacing scheme for Ballywillan Road, Crossgar is now underway. The scheme will involve the resurfacing of a 1.0 km stretch of the C277 Ballywillan Road from the B6 Manse Road to the Jericho Road junction. The Minister said: “This…

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Police Appeal After Crossgar RTA

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the report of a road traffic collision on the Killyleagh Street in Crossgar. Constable McNerlin said : “It was reported that between the hours of 10.00am and 5.00pm on Wednesday 23rd November, extensive damage was caused to a blue Mini parked on…

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Clanmil Housing Plans New Homes In Crossgar

Clanmil Housing Group has purchased a vacant site on Downpatrick Street at the centre of Crossgar. The association is currently progressing plans to develop the site to provide much needed new homes to help address housing need in the area. Quality architectural design will ensure that the new homes are…

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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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Cat Loses Leg After Air Rifle Attack In Crossgar

It is believed the cat was shot with an air rifle sometime between Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th May in the area of Kilwood Crescent in Crossgar. As a result, the cat had to have one of its legs amputated. Constable Claire Gilmore said: “This was a particularly nasty attack…

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Bells Crossgar In Running For Auto Express Driver Power Dealer Of Excellence 2016

It is a case of onwards and upwards for Bells of Crossgar who have been nominated as the ‘Auto Express Driver Power – Dealer of Excellence 2016’ by Groupe Renault UK- the UK operation of the French carmaker that encompasses the Renault and Dacia brands. Bells Crossgar are one of…

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Crossgar Trainer McBratney Enjoys Success At Down Royal

Crossgar trainer Colin McBratney recorded the sole local training success at the North Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal last weekend writes Joe Kavanagh. The County Down handler sent out two runners in the Beginners Chase with Topper Thornton and Quickasyoucan, and it was the first named that prevailed…

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Assumption Pupils Make Huge Effort For Refugees

This week, Assumption Grammar School pupils Aileen Gallagher and Orlaith Clinton have raised £400 in school for the recent Refugee Crisis. They have as gathered boxes of clothes, toiletries etc to the Crossgar refugee aid drop-off point. Aid has been streaming in from all quarters across the district and the…

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Residents Protest Over Playpark Arson In Crossgar

Residents in Crossgar joined in a protest on Tuesday morning following the arson attack on their new state-of-the-art playpark just built in January 2014. Local politicians and community activists gathered in The Green to support the residents demonstrating their absolute disgust at the arson outrage. Councillor Terry Andrews (SDLP) condemned…

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New Crossgar Playpark Closed After Weekend Arson Attack

The new state-of-the-art playpark in Crossgar which was opened in January 2014 at a total cost of £130,000 of public money, has been severely damaged in an arson attack. The central tower, the main feature, was set alight around 2am in the early hours of Saturday morning. As yet the…

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Crossgar Area Community Association Holds Successful AGM

The lifeblood of many rural communities in County Down is a healthy local community association. In Crossgar last Friday evening (30 January), a fairly well well-attended fourth annual general meeting of the Crossgar Area Community Association was held in Crossgar Community Centre. It is not always easy to get the…

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Ritchie Presses For Safety Crossing At Westlands In Crossgar

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie along with Rowallane SDLP Councillor Terry Andrews met with Roads Service Officials to highlight residents’ concerns about road safety on the Downpatrick Road / Westlands junction on Crossgar.  Speaking after the site meeting with Roads Service the MP for the area Margaret Ritchie said: “Cllr Andrews…

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