cds+John Smith tour

Folk troubadour hits North Down – twice in one week

IT’S UNUSUAL for an internationally acclaimed musician to put Bangor on his touring schedule, much less Holywood – but John Smith is about to hit both. World-weary troubadour, heir to the English guitar tradition of Nick Drake and Martin Carthy, earthy singer-songwriter and owner of the most un-Googleable name for a musical act since ‘The


cds ++ Stewart Memorial House 2jw

Nursing home campaigners tell First Minister of fight against closure

RESIDENTS of a Bangor nursing home earmarked for closure have told First Minister Peter Robinson of their campaign to keep its doors open. Residents of Stewart Memorial House made their concerns clear when they met with Northern Ireland’s First Minister during his visit to the Downshire Road home recently. Stewart Memorial House provides nursing and



Keith Gillespie

Case against soccer star is dismissed

 THE former Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer Keith Gillespie had a charge of breaching a restraining order against his former partner dismissed at Ards Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The former star, aged 40, from Ballycrochan Avenue, Bangor, was listed to contest a charge of contacting Claire Munn in breach of harassment laws, on June