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    Council throws support lifeline to Kircubbin harbour campaigners

    New report will set out local authority’s restoration options   By Julie Waters   ARDS and North Down Council has pledged to leave ‘no stone unturned’...

    Inflation and public protests hit council’s playground revamps

    Upgrade prices rise 40% while saved facilities add to budget pressures   By Iain Gray   RUNAWAY inflation costs and repeated public outcries over closure plans is...

    Cordeners to reopen!

    FIRE HIT FIRM TO REOPEN   By Sarah Curran A NEWTOWNARDS business, devastated in a fire almost four months ago, is preparing to reopen. Cordner’s shoe store was...

    Exercise tests man overboard emergency

      AN exercise to test the response to a man overboard emergency with Strangford ferry took place at the weekend. Portaferry lifeboat and the town’s Coastguard...

    After 50 years in the classroom Herbie is set to retire – maybe

      By Annie Stewart AT THE end of this academic year a local teacher will have been educating children for 50 years. Herbie Barr began teaching in...

    Comber author’s research tells woman how her dad died on D-Day

    By Ruth Dowds A COMBER author has uncovered a remarkable and previously unknown story about the D-Day landings, which has led to an elderly woman...

    Officials confirm flyover is crumbling but say its safe

    Comber bridge ‘deteriorating’ By Annie Stewart THE Department for Infrastructure has accepted that a prominent bridge in Comber is deteriorating. Concern has been expressed for some time...

    Peninsula pair taking to mountains for charity

      By Gabrielle Swan TWO LOCAL TRADESMEN will be tackling the seven highest peaks of the Mourne Mountains this weekend as they strive to raise funds...

    How Vikings washed and soap made from conkers as pupils experiment 

    Carrickmannon children take part in major science event MAKING soap from conkers was part of a local school’s participation in a major science event last...

    Council appoints new chief exec

    MEET the new boss of Ards and North Down Council - Susie McCullough. A senior official on the council for the last seven years, she’s...

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