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Arts festival opens its doors

Published: August-01-2014 | Category: Entertainment

THE COUNTDOWN to a month-long festival of arts and culture is over as Open House opened its doors on Friday. ...

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Health team wins care award

July-30-2014

THE Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in Northern Ireland has recognised a Bangor GP practice for going above and beyond the call of duty in his care of patients. ...

Mayor Martin on mission to hunt down wartime’s enigma mystery machine

July-29-2014

MAYOR Peter Martin's on a quest to find a legendary wartime mystery machine – and help eradicate racism in the process. ...

They stink it’s all over ...

July-28-2014

DELAYS in the £3.5m project, which is intended to end the stink emanating from Holywood's controversial shorefront sewage treatment plant at the Kinnegar, has a local MLA crying foul. ...

Holidays in Spain - it’s a snip for hairdressers

July-27-2014

OH this year we're off to sunny Spain - and we don't have to worry about what it COSTAS! ...

Beauty treatment grant may improve town’s eye-line

July-26-2014

UGLY old eyesores in Holywood are now more likely than ever to be given a facelift with the help of some shapely figures - £90,000 to be precise. ...

Recruitment event provides jobs and work experience

July-25-2014

THE Department for Employment and Learning's Employer Engagement Branch recently organised a successful recruitment and work placement event which took place in the Marine Court hotel, Bangor. ...

Movin Targets get into gear for cystic fibrosis charity ride

July-24-2014

    OVER 60 scooters got into gear for Bangor's Movin Targets annual charity ride earlier this month. ...

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