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The Westminster Election Hustings Debate In Downpatrick – First Session

The hustings debate between the seven Westminster election candidates for South Down was overshadowed by some brief but controversial comments from DUP candidate Jim Wells MLA. The link for this Down News report can be found below. This article focuses on extracts from the candidates on the other key bread…

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Burgess Pays Tribute To Late Lord Molyneaux

Councillor Robert Burgess, Group Leader for the Ulster Unionist Party in Down District Council, has paid tribute to the former Party Leader, Lord Molyneaux, who has passed away, aged 94. Cllr Burgess said: “The Ulster Unionist Party has today lost one of its greatest. Lord Molyneaux led the Party during…

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UUP Declare Eight Candidates For Council Elections in South Down

THE Ulster Unionist candidates handed their nomination papers in to the returning officer located at the Down District Council offices in Downpatrick for the new ‘super council’, the Newry, Mourne and Down Council. This new council will run in parallel with the current independent Down and Newry and Mourne District…

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Nesbitt Hopeful For Return Of Discount Parking

Strangford MLA Mike Nesbitt has said he is hopeful that his Ulster Unionist Party Colleague and Roads Minister, Danny Kennedy, could repeat the successful five hours for a pound offer that ran over the Christmas period. In an Assembly question to the Minister, Mr Nesbitt asked: ‘Given the minister’s huge success…

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Council Meetings May Be Streamed Live

DOWN District Councillors are warming up to the idea of their meetings being streamed live in the internet. The new Mourne Room, the Council Chamber, has a high-tech video system build into its infrastructure already to facilitate live streaming and since the Big Move in August 2012, teething problems have been…

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