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Independent Patrick Clarke Makes Last Call For Votes

Many candidates are asking:  ‘Why has this election only now triggered the debate on the need for change in our politics?’ Independent Assmebly candidate for South Down Patrick Clarke said, a former Newry Mourne and Down District Councillor, said: “Why haven’t those parties who have been in power for years…

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Alliance Backs Plans For New Community Centre In Ballykinlar

Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has praised the group of women who have come together in Ballykinlar and who are determined to ensure a former primary school is transformed into new community centre. Councillor Clarke, who is a member of the Recreation committee at Down District Council, believes Ballykinlar village needs…

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McCausland Faces Widespread Criticism Over NIHE Announcement

WAS this a political red herring to get the public focus off the scent of the current flag row or was it a mis-timed but  well-intentioned gaff by the DSD Minister Nelson McCausland to attempt to modernise the housing administration in Northern Ireland? Whatever  the reasons why he chose to…

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Clarke Welcomes One Call Service for Bereaved

ALLIANCE Newcastle Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed the new ‘one call’ service to help bereaved relatives check if they are eligible for help with funeral costs. The new Bereavement Service, offers relatives a single point of contact for reporting a death to the Social Security Agency, and also helps them…

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Record Numbers Attend Claragh Bridge Show

RECORD numbers of vintage vehicles and visitors attended the ninth annual cross-community Claragh Bridge Vintage, Classic, and Agricultural show. Despite the showery weather, visitors to the show enjoyed a day packed of vintage vehicles, and many attractions at Drumaroad on Saturday 28July. BBC Radio Ulster made an early morning visit…

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