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Bear Grylls backs campaign to save famous lifeboat

TELEVISION adventurer Bear Grylls has given his support to a campaign to save Ireland’s most famous lifeboat. His great grandfather, Sir Walter Smiles, was among 130 people who died in the Princess Victoria tragedy of 1953. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s volunteer crew at Donaghadee in Northern Ireland, aboard the Sir Samuel Kelly lifeboat, risked





Louts abuse junior footballers at match

‘GIVE sectarianism the boot’ – that is the message to local louts after ugly scenes erupted at a junior football match in Bangor last week. The Spectator understands a group of drunken youths subjected junior footballers with Donegal Celtic Youth Academy to sectarian and racial abuse during last Friday night’s (6th) match against Bangor FC Youth


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‘Mindless idiots’ vandalise new children’s haven

‘MINDLESS idiots’ have failed in their attempt to ruin the official opening of £415,000 worth of play facilities in Bangor yesterday – by vandalising them at the eleventh hour. The weekend attack by the thugs damaged the state-of-the-art play facilities provided for a hardpressed Bangor district which is home to many young families. But they