• Respond To Health Consultations Says DCHC

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    These two important health consultations must be responded to says the Down Community Health Committee. The Down Community Health Committee (DCHC) has urged local people to send written responses to the Department of Health Consultations on the future of breast assessment and stroke care as soon as possible. A DCHC…

    Read More: Respond To Health Consultations Says DCHC Sunday, June 16th, 2019

    Down High School New School Plans Progressing

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    Plans are moving ahead for the new school development for Down High School in Downpatrick. A spokesperson for the Education Authority (EA) said: “The EA has been working with an Integrated Consultancy Team to develop the design of new state‐of‐the‐art educational facilities for Down High School in Downpatrick. “The new…

    Read More: Down High School New School Plans Progressing Friday, June 14th, 2019

    Exploris Celebrates International Year Of Salmon

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    Come see the salmon display at Exploris. The Exploris Aquarium at Portaferry have opened a new display to the public to celebrate and raise awareness of the International Year of the Salmon (IYS) 2019. Working alongsideThe Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland (DAERA), the new display…

    Read More: Exploris Celebrates International Year Of Salmon Friday, June 14th, 2019

    Auschwitz… Lest We Forget

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    A visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps near Krakow in Poland. This week I paid a trip to Krakow in Poland on a Peace 1V supported programme for good relations and diversity organised by the Clanrye Group in Newry. There will be an official report on this trip coming out soon,…

    Read More: Auschwitz… Lest We Forget Thursday, June 13th, 2019

    Hazzard Concerned Over A No Deal Brexit

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    Report shows devastating impact of no-deal Brexit – Hazzard. South Down Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the mounting evidence of the devastating impact a no-deal Brexit would have on the North highlights the need to maintain the backstop. This growing fear follows the publication of an economic report…

    Read More: Hazzard Concerned Over A No Deal Brexit Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    Young Ambassador Spends Week With Down News

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    Six young people from across the United States have been working on placements across the Down area and have been getting a flavour of life on this side of the pond. For the past week, Alexis Nieman, who is a media student from Albany near New York, has been with…

    Read More: Young Ambassador Spends Week With Down News Friday, June 7th, 2019

    Call For Donations Of Old School Uniforms

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    Support The School Uniform recycling Scheme. Do you have school uniform items that your child no longer needs? If so, you can donate them to one of the schools participating in the School Uniform Recycling Scheme. We all know that rising uniform costs can cause a financial strain on families,…

    Read More: Call For Donations Of Old School Uniforms Thursday, June 6th, 2019

  • Get Down To The Downtime SummerFest

    Come enjoy the four day community festival in Downpatrick! Marking the start of summer, Downpatrick’s four day community festival,Downtime SummerFest, funded by Newry Mourne and Down District Council, has just launched, and it unveils an action-packed,four-day line-up of activities. Taking place on the 13-16th June in Downpatrick, this year’s DowntimeSummerfest…

    Read More: Get Down To The Downtime SummerFest Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    Down Groups Gets Awards For All Grants

    County Down groups given grants boost from National Lottery Awards for All. Community groups across County Down are celebrating after being awarded National Lottery funding. Mind Your Mate and Yourself is amongst the 104 groups across Northern Ireland who are sharing £906,303 from The National Lottery Community Fund’s Awards for All…

    Read More: Down Groups Gets Awards For All Grants Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    Newry Resident In Court Over Animal Offences

    Newry Resident Disqualified from Keeping Animals for Five Years. A Newry resident was disqualified from keeping animals for five years after being found guilty of animal welfare offences. Kevin Doyle, a resident of Carrick Vista, Bessbrook, appeared at Newry Magistrates Court on Monday 21 May 2019 charged with causing unnecessary…

    Read More: Newry Resident In Court Over Animal Offences Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    Tooth Whitening Can Pose Threat To Oral Health

    Public Warned of Dangers of Illegal Tooth Whitening Practices. A shocking video showing a young woman with bleeding gums, swollen lips and sore teeth is a stark reminder of the dangers of illegal tooth whitening products and services. (See video link below.) The video, produced by the Department for the…

    Read More: Tooth Whitening Can Pose Threat To Oral Health Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    Dan Gebski’s Blog – No 4

    “We all smile in the same language”. We all smile and why would we not do it when we do feel happy? Celebration is about being happy and contented. There are numerous different kinds of celebrations and let me try to break them down from a multicultural point of view….

    Read More: Dan Gebski’s Blog – No 4 Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    Grants Available For Sustainable Christmas Trees

    Expression of Interest Exercise – Newry, Mourne and Down Sustainable Christmas Tree Scheme 2019. Summer may be warming up but give a thought to your communities sustainable Christmas tree this year! Following on from the positive outcomes of the pilot scheme which enabled the provision of six sustainable Christmas Trees…

    Read More: Grants Available For Sustainable Christmas Trees Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

    Clarke Welcomes Council Move On Vending Machines

    Mournes Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke speaking following tabling a motion in relation to the introduction of healthy options vending machines be provided in Council buildings, said: “As a council, we are committed to promoting good health and want to do as much as we can to make it as…

    Read More: Clarke Welcomes Council Move On Vending Machines Wednesday, June 5th, 2019