Saturday, 23rd August 2014


A trip down memory lane proves a ‘Tonic’

Published: August-23-2014 | Category: General News

OUR readers have been sharing their memories of Bangor's most celebrated picture house, the Tonic Cinema, after viewing largely forgotten archive film footage of the venue in its heyday. ...

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Adam swims into the history books


ADAM Walker has achieved his dream of becoming the first British swimmer to complete, on the first attempt, the Ocean's Seven – the world's toughest open water challenge. ...

The local Young Fixer helping to fight trafficking


A GROUP of young people, shocked by the growth of human trafficking in Northern Ireland, are campaigning to protect vulnerable people. ...

Lifeboat crews thanks Flatliners


BANGOR Lifeboat crew has thanked members of the Flatliners Motorcycle Club for hosting a charity rock music evening at Bangor Football Club. During the evening motorcycle club members and guests...

North Down houses now worth an average £169,485


THE average sale price for a house in North Down has risen to £169,485, according to the latest survey conducted by the University of Ulster. The overall average sale price is up significantly o...

Foaming in Ward Park triggers pollution alert


THE mysterious appearance of a 'white foamy substance' in the picturesque ponds at Bangor's Ward Park, sparked eco-concerns this week. ...

‘Here, is that yer woman?’


"HERE, is that yer woman?" a young man asked, pointing at North Down MP Sylvia Hermon. ...

The golden girl


BANGOR'S golden girl Marie Devine helped the Northern Ireland Transplant team scoop the coveted Rosebowl trophy with her impressive medal haul. ...

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