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Ballynahinch’s Magheraknock Rd Gets £225,000 Road Improvement

£255,000 resurfacing scheme on A49 Magheraknock Road, Ballynahinch.  A £255,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the A49 Magheraknock Road, Ballynahinch will commence on Monday 22 October 2018. The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 1.25 kilometres from its junction with the Langley Estate, Ballynahinch towards Lisburn. The scheme will…

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Police Inquiry After Body On Newcastle Beach

Police Inquiry Begins.  A police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body on a beach in Newcastle is ongoing. The body was found by a member of the public shortly before 5am on Thursday 11 October. Detective Sergeant Bell said: “We have carried out a number of…

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Cannabis Medicinal Products Soon To Be Available In NI

Cannabis-based medicinal products are to be made available in Northern Ireland.  The Department has announced it will be taking measures to enable patients to be prescribed cannabis-based medicinal products without a licence. This mirrors similar changes which will occur in England, Wales and Scotland and will come into force on…

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Ballynahinch Couple To Star In New TV Series

A Ballynahinch couple are to star in a new UTV series about married life. Bongi and Claire Lolwana from Ballynahinch are one of ten married couples in the new six part series called ‘With This Ring’ which start next Thursday.  They will be sharing their views on the trials and…

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Smokefree Homes Launched In Downpatrick

SMOKEFREE HOMES Smokefree homes is an exciting concept, now being launched in the Downpatrick area. Its primary aim is to improve the health of local families, by encouraging people not to smoke in the home. As most people are now aware, tobacco smoke is one of the greatest single causes…

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Work Going Well On Newry £60,000 Storm Drain

Work ahead of programme on £60,000 Investment to provide new storm sewer for New Street / Canal Street, Newry. NI Water together with its appointed contractor Conwell Contracts Ltd. commenced work on this new storm sewer on New Street / Canal Street, Newry in September 2018. Works are progressing well…

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Dip Into The New Well-Being Spa In Ards

A new lavish retreat nestled in the heart of Newtownards promises to be a peaceful haven for all to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The brand new luxury spa is being made available as part of the Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex. It will boast an…

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Police Appeal For Mini Digger Taken Near Meigh

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a mini digger from a property in the Low Road area of Meigh. It was reported that sometime between 12.30pm on Saturday 06 October and 9.30am this morning, Wednesday 10 October a yellow coloured mini digger was stolen from an address…

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21 Homes On Way For Dromore £2.5 Million Scheme

Seventh Developments Begins Work On 21 New Homes In £2.5million Development In Dromore. Seventh Developments, a new local home building company, has started work on a £2.5million development in Dromore that will create 35 jobs and 21 new homes. Founded by Jamesy Hagan, who has over 14 years of experience in…

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SERC Quality Assured For Higher Education

SERC commended by quality assurance agency for Higher Education. Following a rigorous two-day inspection by an independent external assessor, South Eastern Regional College has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for the quality of their Higher Education provision. The report identified several good practice areas…

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Hospitality Sector To Benefit From AR

Learn How Augmented Reality Can Benefit Tourism and Hospitality Sector An innovative new collaboration, led by Newry Mourne and Down District Council, entitled Digital NMD, will be the subject of a free event on 18 October in the Carriage Rooms at Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch, from 10am-1pm. The collaboration, which…

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Killyleagh Snatch Victory Over St Patrick’s

NAFL League Division One A. Saturday 6th October 2018. Report by Chris Hagan. St Patrick’s YM 2   Killyleagh YC 3.   NIALL Walsh was the unlikely goalscoring hero for Killyleagh with a late winner against bottom side St Patrick’s at the Larne venue on Saturday.   Just when it looked…

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More Schools Opt In For Shared Education

More Schools Than Ever Participating In Shared Education Says EA.   Schools across Northern Ireland will be taking part in a series of events to mark the first ever Shared Education week. Today the number of schools involved in sharing continues to grow with over 60,000 pupils from 600 schools currently…

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Down Cadets Excel In Their Achievements

Down’s Star Performers.  County Down Cadets have turned into star performances to earn prestigious certificates of achievement, presented recently by Gillian Bingham, High Sheriff of County Antrim. In addition to three talented teens earning Cadet 4 Star Awards, conferred in recognition of outstanding achievement and commitment within the Cadet movement,…

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Hazzard Asks EA To Address Parent’s Concerns

Sinn Féin’s South Down MP Chris Hazzard this week met with concerned parents of pupils at St Paul’s PS, Cabra located between Castlewellan and Hilltown to discuss the need for emergency repairs to a P3 mobile classroom. The mobile classroom requires a new roof following serious damage caused during the…

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