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Clean bill of health for beaches

Published: April-17-2014 | Category: General News

NORTH Down's gold coast has been give a clean bill of health in the latest Good Beach Guide survey, carried out by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). ...

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Model railway exhibition gets on track


NORTH Down is getting on track for the largest model railway exhibition in the province - at a brand new location next week. ...

Go exploring in the museum


KEEN young explorers will soon have the chance to take park in an exciting new adventure. ...

Race to plug £80,000 hole in council coffers


A RACE-against-time is underway to fill an £80,000 black hole in the coffers of North Down's new council before it meets in shadow form for the first time after local government elections in May....

Historic harbour ‘transfer’ hoped to be plain sailing


A MAJOR change of direction has been floated for historic Donaghadee Harbour which could have big implications for the future of the picturesque facility. ...

Policing plan targets crime concerns


TACKLING ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour, burglary, road safety and illegal drug use are local crime concerns targeted in this year's policing plan. ...

Feast of town centre projects tabled at business breakfasts


OVER 120 local business people recently tucked into many of the major issues affecting the commercial hearts of both Bangor and Holywood - over breakfast. ...

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