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Nuala McKeever opens window on comic genius - with burglary, drugs and suicide

Nuala McKeever opens window on comic genius - with burglary, drugs and suicide

TO CRAFT a perfect comedy show, you’ve got to have the right ingredients – how about loneliness, home invasion, drugs and suicide? That might sound like an unlikely list, but they’re all at the centre of Nuala McKeever’s acclaimed black comedy In The Window. Having scored five-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and a much-praised

£600k to upgrade sheltered housing

ABBEYFIELD and Wesley Housing Association has joined forces with Choice Housing Ireland Ltd to renovate a seven bed supported sheltered house for older people in the Bangor area. The property, located at 111 Hamilton Road, Bangor, is currently undergoing an extensive £600k refurbishment programme and is scheduled for completion early 2016. Geraldine Gilpin, Chief Executive


International recognition for Grey Point

GREY Point Fort at Helen’s Bay received a prestigious award on Saturday in what represents a major first for Northern Ireland. Committee member Colonel B. Clements handed over the Fortress Study Group’s Pembroke College, Oxford, plaque in recognition of the restoration and reuse of the monument which is under State care. It is only the

M31-09-07 Kilcooley Womens

‘Government cock-up means we could close in two weeks’

A VITAL service helping women back into work could close in just two weeks because of a government cash cock-up. Kilcooley Women’s Centre in Bangor is currently under threat, centre heads told the Spectator, because the government hasn’t handed out tens of thousands of pounds the centre is owed in EU money. Staff haven’t been

M1-02-07 Positive futures garden

Garden of memories

A LEADING charity’s garden makeover for a Helen’s Bay family has become a poignant reminder of its beloved eldest son, after he died earlier this year. Oisin Fitzgerald, who was 18 and had a severe learning disability, died as Positive Futures was planning the makeover with the help of charity partner Sainsbury’s in Bangor. They