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Ritchie Presses DARD Minister To Intervene On Pig Farmers Incomes

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has urged the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development to undertake investigations and negotiations to ensure pig prices in Northern Ireland are matched with those in Britain. Ms Ritchie said: ‘”Last week the average price paid per kg in Northern Ireland was £1.32, whereas in…

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Narrow Water Bridge Set to Boost South Down Region

SOUTH Down has been given a majot boost with the news that funding for the Narrow Water Bridge has finally been given the green light by Sammy Wilson, NI Finance Minister. Speaking following his approval of the Narrow Water Bridge funding package, NI Finance Minister Sammy Wilson said: “Funding of…

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Roads Chaos Leaves Many Down People Stranded

LAST night a large number of people were stranded in Belfast and could not get home due to icy and treacherous conditions. Late in the evening and into the early hours of the morning, many workers, shoppers and visitors to Belfast had to abandon the cars between Saintfield and the…

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