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Teenage cancer patient comes home

Teenage cancer patient comes home

THE family of teenage cancer sufferer teenager Joshua Martin from Donaghadee are thrilled to have their brave son home two weeks after major surgery. So thankful are they for the many thousands of messages of love and prayers, Joshua’s dad and mum Tim and Kim and younger brother David were happy for the Spectator to

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‘Super-weeds’ choke footpaths

SUPER-WEEDS, some of which are several feet tall, are overrunning roadside verges and central reservations across north Down, but urgent steps will not be taken to kill them off, a local politician has claimed this week. MLA Gordon Dunne says the unwelcome greenery is also taking a firm root in many public footpaths across the

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Petition launched to save Northfield from closure

ADD your name to the list of people demanding that Northfield House stays open. That’s the message from these three politicians, who came together to launch a petition backing the care home on Monday (8th). MLA Alex Easton joined councillors Bill Keery and Mark Brooks at the threatened care home, where all three encouraged the

Fuel ‘mix-up’ leaves angry drivers fuming

UP to 75 drivers across Bangor have been left fuming after a suspected fuel ‘mix-up’ at one of the town’s busiest filling stations. Unsuspecting motorists pumped unleaded fuel they now fear had become contaminated with diesel into their vehicles at the Tesco forecourt in Bloomfield shopping centre on Saturday. A string of vehicles subsequently broke

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Dee Masterplan ‘positive step’

SOCIAL Development Minister Mervyn Storey has launched a Masterplan for Donaghadee town centre. It will provide strategic guidance for the promotion, implementation and timing of regeneration initiatives in the town centre over the next 15 – 20 years. The Masterplan sets out the vision and plan for the town centre. Proposals include: • redevelopment of