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Groomsport Is Ards and North Down’s First Inclusive Beach

Groomsport beach has taken delivery of the first phase of beach mobility equipment, making it the first inclusive beach in Ards and North Down. Thanks to work carried out by the Mae Murray Foundation, in partnership with Ards and North Down Borough Council, Hippocampe all-terrain wheelchairs that can move easily…

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Buy Local Produce And Reduce The Carbon Footprint

The Ulster Farmers’ Union says consumers who purchase local produce are helping to reduce food’s carbon footprint.  It is a no brianer… if we are to save the planet from overheating turning into a cinder in outer space, we need to act now before it is too late. UFU vegetable…

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Royal Black Set For ‘Last Saturday’ Parades

Upwards of 17,000 members of the Royal Black Institution will be on parade at six locations across Northern Ireland, for the traditional ‘Last Saturday’ demonstrations, held this year on August 31. Approximately 350 preceptories, most accompanied by bands, will take part in separate processions in Ballygowan, Ballymoney, Dungannon, Holywood, Garvagh…

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Come And Wake The Giant In Warrenpoint

Warrenpoint Gets Ready to Wake the Giant! The Wake the Giant Festival is back on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August in Warrenpoint – the last of this summer’s Giant Adventures in Newry, Mourne and Down for 2019.  Finn, the character at the heart of local folklore, is the star…

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Vote For The Mourne Heritage Trust

Martin Carey, Chief Executive of the Mourne Heritage Trust, is on a countdown and needs YOUR support. He said: “We are just over 24 hours away from the close of voting – midnight Wednesday 21st August – in the National Lottery 25th Birthday Awards, which carry a £10,000 prize and UK…

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NIAS Crews To Be Trained In Learning Disability

Learning Disability Training for NI Ambulance Crew The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) has announced that all Emergency Medical Technicians, who form part of every ambulance crew, are to receive learning disability awareness training with the charity Mencap NI.   The 85 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) will be trained to better…

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Invest NI Offer Brexit Workshops

With Brexit approaching we have secured the services of specialist advisers to help you understand how well prepared your business is. At workshops in Armagh, Belfast and Omagh we will cover the following important topics: Customs, tariffs and taxation: Transport and logistics: People movement and migration: Exploring new markets The…

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Police Appeal After Weekend Arson Attack

Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack on a car in the Mary Street area of Downpatrick during the early hours of this morning, Saturday 17 August. It was reported that at around 1.45am a car parked in the area was set on fire.  Police and NIFRS attended…

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Kelly Gets His Double At The Downpatrick Races

Draperstown handler Noel Kelly was again successful at his local course when Bracka Lily landed the long distance mares’ Molson Coors handicap hurdle writes Joe Kavanagh. The winner supplied a spare winning mount for Danny Mullins. He had replaced Conor Orr who was fined £600 from failing to turn up…

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Top Dogs Olympic Enjoy Win Over Killyleagh

The NAFL, Premier League Division. Killyleagh YC 3 Ballynahinch Olympic 5 Ballynahinch sent out a timely reminder that they are still the top dogs in local football writes Chris Hagan. They swept aside Killyleagh’s challenge at The Showgrounds on Saturday to make it an impressive three out of three wins…

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O’Neill Condemns Goading Of Victims

Unionist leaders must condemn deliberate goading of victims’ – O’Neill. Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill has called on the leadership of the main Unionist parties to condemn the ‘deliberate goading of victims’ which took place at last week’s Apprentice Boys Parade in Derry. Michelle O’Neill said: “The inclusion of…

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NI Small Business Conference To Focus On Growth

This year’s NI Small Business Conference will focus on the theme of ‘Delivering Growth’ for small businesses. Organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade, in partnership with Newry Mourne and Down District Council, the Federation of Small Businesses NI and Newry BID, it will be held in the Sean…

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Kitty’s Road Community Centre Opens in Kilkeel

The new £450,000 Kitty’s Road Community Centre in Kilkeel was officially opened on Friday 9 August by Newry Mourne and Down District Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey, along with local councillors and community representatives. The new centre consists of a main hall, two games rooms, office and toilet facilities, with the…

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Hazzard Issues Notice To Brexiteers

Brexiteers should take heed of economic warnings says Hazzard. Sinn Féin South Down MP Chris Hazzard has said Brexiteers should take heed of the economic warnings of the disastrous impact Brexit will have on the economy. He said: “The fact that the British economy has shrunk and recorded its worst…

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Warrenpoint All Set To Wake The Giant

Warrenpoint Gets Ready to Wake the Giant ! The Wake the Giant Festival is back on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August in Warrenpoint – the last of this summer’s Giant Adventures in Newry, Mourne and Down for 2019.  Finn, the character at the heart of local folklore, is the…

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