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North Down’s new police chief ‘comes home’

Published: October-30-2014 | Category: General News

FOR North Down and Ards police chief Gerry McGrath taking up the reins of command is 'like coming home'. ...

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Scourge of the jellyfish!


AN 'INVASION' of jellyfish, including some so venomous they can sometimes induce heart attacks in people with their stings, are swamping North Down's coastal waters in their thousands. ...

Hunt for farmyard firestarter heat up


A STRING of more than 30 malicious fires, which recently struck fear into North Down's farming heartland of Craigantlet, have become a burning issue in Northern Ireland's corridors of power. ...

Tributes paid on minister’s retirement


FOR the members of Ballycrochan Presbyterian Church the past weekend was full of reminiscences as their minister, Rev Douglas Bradley, retired after 27 years' service. ...

Kids work gaming mojo at Coder Dojo


BANGOR'S budding computer experts are being given the chance to create the next gaming hit at a new club for teenagers. ...

Veterans unfurl Wings Appeal


Members of the RAF Association joined the Mayor of North Down Peter Martin to launch the Annual Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Battle of Britain Wings Appeal at the Town Hall, Bangor earlier...

Bangor author’s fundraising ‘Ramblings of an Old Codger’


A BANGOR author has written a fundraising book The Ramblings of an Old Codger to raise funds for Dundonald's Ulster Hospital. ...

Betty marks centenary with afternoon tea


BETTY Callender celebrated a 100th birthday at her home in Dorothy Avenue, Bangor, with afternoon tea in the company of family, friends and carers. ...

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