•  SERC Students Perform With Outstanding Results

    Level 3 extended diploma students from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) collected their results on Thursday 16 August and celebrated another year of superb results with many students achieving the equivalent of 3 A grades or higher at A level.  Many had an extra reason to celebrate by achieving the equivalent to 3A*…

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    Childline Advice Over Teenage Exam Fears

    August surge for anxious Northern Ireland teenagers reaching out to Childline with exam results fears.  *  1,298 counselling sessions delivered to children and teenagers in 2017/18 – a 15% rise on last year. *  Almost a quarter of these took place in August as young people receive their GCSE and…

    Read More: Childline Advice Over Teenage Exam Fears Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

    Kilmore Rec Hold East Belfast To Draw

    NAFL Division 1  League game. Kilmore  0  East Belfast result 0. Kilmore entertained East Belfast in this league encounter just days after losing out to their visitors in the Steel and Sons early rounds with a 2-1 score. After making a number of changes to the starting line-up, Kilmore were…

    Read More: Kilmore Rec Hold East Belfast To Draw Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

    Saintfield Community Centre Development Progresses

    Giant Step Forward for New Saintfield Community Centre. Plans for the new Saintfield Community Centre took a giant step forward as Newry, Mourne and Down District Council received the Letter of Offer from the Local Action Group and the construction process began on 10 August 2018. The new Centre will…

    Read More: Saintfield Community Centre Development Progresses Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

    Shannon Meets NI Water Over Saintfield Sewers

    NI Water Meeting at Grand Jury Road, Saintfield.  Strangford MP Jim Shannon was in Strangford last week and addressed a stink in the town… literally. He said: “There has been considerable angst about the sewers in Saintfield for some time with local residents reporting man-holes popping up, waste spilling all…

    Read More: Shannon Meets NI Water Over Saintfield Sewers Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

    Small Grants for Volunteering Now Open

    The County Down Rural Community Network is delighted to announce that the Department for Communities has managed to secure funding towards the Volunteering Small Grants Programme for 2018/2019. These small grants are a lifeline to the voluntary/community sector and we welcome this encouraging development.  Limavady Community Development Initiative Ltd (LCDI), acting…

    Read More: Small Grants for Volunteering Now Open Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

    Are You Performing In Your Business Well?

    How Well Do You Perform in Your Field? Newry Junior Chamber members invite individuals, local business representatives and sports teams to join them on Wednesday 19 September for their annual autumn event, ‘Perform in Your Field’ which will focus on the theme of performance. The event boasts a great line-up of…

    Read More: Are You Performing In Your Business Well? Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

  • Thrills And Spills At Downpatrick Racecourse

    Folly Dat trained by Keith Watson at Armagh made all the running to claim the Coors Hurdle.  A stewards enquiry was called as the Andrew Ring partnered winner appeared to hamper runner-up Shine In Dubai in the closing stages but after deliberations the result stood.  Watson said:  “She didn’t run…

    Read More: Thrills And Spills At Downpatrick Racecourse Monday, August 13th, 2018

    Ballynahinch Olympic Enjoy Win Over Immaculata

    NAFL Division 1 (League Game). Ballynahinch Olympic FC 2-1 Immaculata FC.   This match was another piece of history for newly promoted Ballynahinch Olympic. I t was their first home match in the top flight in front of a good crowd despite the very poor weather. The action, however, did not…

    Read More: Ballynahinch Olympic Enjoy Win Over Immaculata Sunday, August 12th, 2018

    Hazzard Welcomes Greenways Funding

    The Department for Infrastructure and the Public Health Agency have announced funding of £200,000 to develop plans for eight new Greenway schemes. The funding which includes thee schemes in County Down has been provided under Stage 3 of the ‘Small Grants Programme for Greenways’ and will award £25,000 for the…

    Read More: Hazzard Welcomes Greenways Funding Saturday, August 11th, 2018

    World Darts Player Daryl Gurney To Take On Down Throwers

    Attention all Darts Players DARYL GURNEY THROWS DOWN CHALLENGE TO CO. DOWN DARTS PLAYERS  AMATEUR darts players in County Down could win a unique opportunity to test their skills against one of the World’s best players, Daryl Gurney, as part of the first ever Four Star Pizza NI Darts Challenge. Currently…

    Read More: World Darts Player Daryl Gurney To Take On Down Throwers Thursday, August 9th, 2018

    Human Traffficing Is Ongoing In The North

    Human Trafficking is causing concern across Northern Ireland and here in County Down. The Department of Justice is appealing to everyone to help stop it and has launched a consultation on tackling modern slavery and exploitation. The Draft Northern Ireland Modern Slavery Strategy 2018-2019 seeks views and comments from individuals and…

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    Sinn Féin Calls For Witnesses To Step Forward

    Sinn Féin Calls For Attack Witnesses To Step Forward Following Newcastle Assault. Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan and Newcastle Cllr Willie Clarke have both called for anyone with information to come forward following a sexual assault in Newcastle which took place in Marrion Avenue at the weekend. Emma Rogan MLA…

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    Rebirth For North’s Fine Food And Drink

    Get a real taste of Northern Ireland with fine food and delicious drink. Whether you are just a foodie, or are someone who produces fine food, it is always exciting and refreshing to check out new pastures in fine food and drink. Northern Ireland has experienced a food and drink…

    Read More: Rebirth For North’s Fine Food And Drink Thursday, August 9th, 2018