Author Archives: Paul Flowers


Bangor’s RNLI busiest in Northern Ireland last year

Bangor’s RNLI busiest in Northern Ireland last year

RNLI lifeboats in Northern Ireland launched 261 times in 2014 bringing 281 people to safety, while the charity’s lifeguards helped 284 people on 10 beaches during the season. Bangor and Donaghadee launched 76 times saving 73 lives. Bangor was the busiest single site station launching 49 times and helping 51 people. Enniskillen RNLI, which operates from

Cadets compete for Colonel’s Cup

COUNTY Down Cadets have been collecting honours in one of the Province’s most prestigious Cadet competitions, The Colonel’s Cup, contested annually at Ballykinler Training Centre. The Army Cadet Force team, made up of representatives of Cadets from the Peninsula, Donaghadee, Gransha and Dundonald Army Cadet Force Detachments, were narrowly beaten into second place in the

Ch Supt Farrar uniform

Commander leaves as local policing reorganised

THE PSNI senior management team in North Down and Ards is to change to align with the new council structures effective from April 1, as part of the biggest shake-up in policing in Northern Ireland in years. Revealing changes to front-line service delivery across Northern Ireland, Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin yesterday (Wednesday) outlined response

Bangor Hospital front

Operation Shutdown

It’s official - plans for shutdown of Bangor 20-bed inpatient unit Plans are afoot to shut Bangor Hospital’s 20-bed inpatient unit, it has emerged - on the very day that consultations which the public hope will save it were announced. The Health Trust, which operates the hospital, revealed yesterday (Wednesday) that its prefered option is