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Proposals For Newcastle Generator House

South Down SDLP MLA Colin McGrath and local Councillor Laura Devlin have met with Gemma Lyttle of Outdoor Recreation NI (ORNI) to look at their proposals to develop the Generator House at the Harbour in Newcastle. The Generator House was part of the old WWtW adjacent to the harbour which…

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SERC Wins Best Variety Award At Skills NI Show

Staff and students from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) recently attended the two-day Skills NI Show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast and engaged with thousands of young people from across the province to showcase the range of vocational education courses on offer. Skills NI is an interactive and…

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Visit Downpatrick and Newry Light Switch Ons

Newry Mourne and Down District Council get ready to fill the district with some Christmas Magic with a series of Switch On Events happening from 22 November until 7 December 2018. It all kicks off with the flagship Light Switch Ons in Newry on 22 November and Downpatrick on 23…

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Sinn Féin Announce Slieve Croob Council Runners

Sinn Féin have announced a strong team to contest the May 2019 council election for the Slieve Croob District Electoral Area. Sitting councillors Róisín Howell and John Rice will be joined by Drumaness woman Cathy Mason to contest the Slieve Croob DEA area Council election. Speaking at the announcement today…

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Killyleagh Remembers The Fallen With Beacon Of Light

A specially designed beacon was lit in Killyleagh on Sunday night to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Local man Martin `Tina’ Charters, (97), one of Northern Ireland’s last survivors from the Second World War, lit the gas beacon of light at the front of Killyleagh Castle to mark…

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Giants Devour Panthers In Elite League Clash

Elite League. Saturday 10th November. Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham. Report by Mark Brooks. Nottingham Panthers   0     4   Stena Line Belfast Giants. Giants Claw Panthers To Stay Top Of Elite League  The Stena Line Belfast Giants defeated the Nottingham Panthers away on Saturday, beginning a weekend on the road with a…

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Mason Says Drumaness Fly Tipping Is Serious Health Risk

Slieve Croob Sinn Féin Local Government spokesperson Cathy Mason has described fly-tipping in Drumaness village as “a serious health concern which must be removed as soon as possible. She added:  “This fly tipping which has occurred in Drumaness village is incredibly worrying and totally irresponsible by those who carried it…

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Comber’s Roads To Get £90,000 Road Improvements

£90,000 road improvement scheme at Park Way/Park Crescent, Comber.  A £90,000 carriageway and footway improvement scheme at Park Way/Park Crescent, Comber is due to commence preparation work on Monday 12 November 2018. The resurfacing scheme will greatly improve the surface quality of both the carriageway and footways on a 0.25…

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Farry Attacks DUP Over Committment To NI

DUP narrative is not defending or representing Northern Ireland, says Farry Alliance Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has the DUP is not “defending or representing” Northern Ireland after the party criticised a potential Brexit backstop. Dr Farry was speaking after Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to DUP leader Arlene Foster…

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Shaun Looks Back Over His Experience With AANI

It was a bright Sunday afternoon on 20th August 2017, when Shaun Attwood (55) was enjoying a leisurely motorbike ride through the County Down countryside. Then in an instant, a tragic accident meant that his onward journey would be by air rather than road. After a relaxing day touring on…

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Portico’s Neil McClure Wins Heritage Angel Award

This year’s Heritage Angel Award winners have been announced and Portico’s Neil McClure has won the award for the Best Rescue of an Historic Building. The Heritage Angel Awards Northern Ireland, funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Department for Communities, celebrates the efforts of people who go…

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Casting Shadows Of Remembrance At Ballykinler

Remembrance commemorations have taken on an even deeper significance for local Cadets this week as they have become custodians of ten commemorative silhouettes of WW1 soldiers. The acrylic silhouettes have been created as part of the national ‘There but not There’ art installation which remembers the Fallen of the First World War….

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Ardglass Driver Is Streetrod Champion Runner Up

Ben Carvill (21) from Ardglass loves to burn up the rubber in his old 1.2 stripped down Renault Clio. But Ben is not dodgy road racer, instead he was runner-up in the Streetrod Irish championships at Ballymena Showgronds in October this year. “This is quite a new motor sport and…

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Business Activity Slowing Down Says IoD

Despite sturdier growth, business activity looks ‘set to lose steam’ – IoD. Responding to latest official GDP statistics for the UK, showing growth in Q3 rose to 0.6%, Tej Parikh, Senior Economist at the Institute of Directors, said: “Despite sturdier growth in the third quarter, there remains no room for complacency. “Quarterly…

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Down Reps Take Part In Cancer NI HPV Conference

Men’s Health Conference calls for urgent action on HPV vaccine for NI boys. The urgent need to introduce the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for local boys was highlighted at the annual Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Men’s Health Conference. Unless an implementation plan for the vaccine’s roll out is made…

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