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RSPB Introduces New Farmland Advisor For Down

The RSPB has appointed Seán Woods as Conservation Advisor to lead the ‘Farming Together with Nature’ project in East Down. Seán has been working for RSPB for four years, coming from a role that entailed working with landowners and other decision-makers for sustainable countryside management in the Lough Neagh and…

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McGrath Writes to Minister Over State of Roads

SDLP Councillor Colin McGrath has written to the Department for Regional Development Roads Minister over the state of the roads in Downpatrick and the wider Lecale area. The Downpatrick Councillor said: ‘The roads across South Down are in a poor state at present – much worse than they have been…

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Bell Welcomes Licence Extension For Taking Gas To East Down

Bell Welcomes Licence Extension For Taking Gas To East Down Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has welcomed the Utility Regulator’s decision to extend Phoenix Natural Gas’ gas conveyance licence to East Down. Jonathan Bell said: “The Utility Regulator’s decision to grant an extension to Phoenix Natural Gas’ licence…

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Hazzard Expresses Concern At East Down Housing Need

South Down MLA Chris Hazzard (Sinn Féin) has expressed concern at the outstanding need for social housing units in the East Down area. Mr.Hazzard said that more must be done to accommodate the need and added: “Recently I wrote to the Housing Executive in order to find out what exactly the need…

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Weather Creates Havoc Across East Coast Of Down

THE coastal area of east and south County Down has been severely battered by storms over the past two days and in the past day tidal surges have threated homes, businesses and local infrastructure such as roads, lighting, water and sewerage. Many roads have been closed and dangers to persons…

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