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Respond To The Health Consultations By 19th July

The deadline for the two health consultation by the Department of Health on stroke services and breast cancer care are imminent… so write, right now! The Department of Health Consultations into Stroke and Breast Cancer Assessment services close on 19th July. If you would like some information on how you…

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Red Arrows Back Again For Festival Of Fight

The Festival of Flight ready for take-off with Collins Aerospace Sponsorship. Global Aerospace Manufacturer renews sponsorship of much-anticipated airshow. Newry Mourne and Down District Council has announced Collins Aerospace as the official sponsor of its annual Festival of Flight, which will take place in Newcastle, County. Down on Saturday 22…

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Danske Bank Seminar To Power Up Your Brand

Power up your personal brand. Wed 19th June at 8.00am. Down Business Centre, Belfast Road, Downpatrick. Danske Bank, in partnership with Down Business Centre, will be running a FREE breakfast seminar on how to ‘Power up your personal brand’. Nicola McCleery, Head of Organisational Development at Danske Bank, will talk…

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Armstrong Calls For More Changing Places Toilets

Armstrong wants Changing Places toilets installed as standard for public buildings. Alliance Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong has said Changing Places toilets should be required in all planning applications for all buildings accessible by the public. The toilets are designed to help meet the needs of people with disabilities who need…

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Newry Southern Relief Road One Step Closer

Community consultation event on Newry Southern Relief Road. The Department for Infrastructure is seeking views and providing information on the development of the design of the Newry Southern Relief Road, one of the planned infrastructure projects set out in the Belfast Region City Deal Heads of Terms. This is a…

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Home Alone: Letter To The Editor From The NSPCC

Home alone: the summer holidays brings challenges to child care as parents and carers are stretched to get out to work. Dear Editor, The end of the school summer term is on the horizon  and while most children will be overjoyed, many parents with work or other commitments will have…

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Come Enjoy Down Royal Summer Festival of Racing

Down Royal Summer Festival of Racing set to attract the crowds. The Down Royal Summer Festival of Racing will be the highlight of the year for racing aficionados, socialites and fashionistas alike as Down Royal once again hosts an unprecedented weekend of entertainment on 21 and 22 June. Northern Ireland’s…

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Sinn Féin Address Downpatrick Fire Crew Attack

Condemnation for recent ASB in local estates in Downpatrick. South Down MLA Emma Rogan and Downparick Cllr Oonagh Hanlon have voiced concerns about a recent attack on the local Downpatrick Fire crew. The crew were responding to a call and on entering into the estate, a missile was thrown at…

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Event On Hate Crime And The Justice System

Monday the 24th of June at 6.30pm in the Saint Patrick’s Centre Downpatrick. Are you interested in learning how hate crime is treated by the criminal justice system?  Have you been a victim of hate crime? Inspector Darren Hardy of the Police Down Neighbourhood Team said: “This event will see…

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Gavin Malone Chats To Dan Gebski

From Zero to Hero – Cllr Gavin Malone – a blog by Dan Gebski. Someone once said: “Actions speak louder than words”. When I look at recently elected councillor Gavin Malone, he is an prime example of this quote. A community worker, a father, a family man, a people person…

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Respond To Health Consultations Says DCHC

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…

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Down High School New School Plans Progressing

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…

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Exploris Celebrates International Year Of Salmon

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…

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Auschwitz… Lest We Forget

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,…

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Hazzard Concerned Over A No Deal Brexit

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…

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