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Hero award for consumer watchdog Linda

Published: July-23-2014 | Category: General News

RADIO presenter Linda McAuley has been congratulated by the Trading Standards Institute for winning the TSI Media Hero Award at its conference in Harrogate. ...

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Drivers rev up for a second century of Craigantlet race


  HIGH-SPEED daredevils descend on the Craigantlet hills next month as one of the country's biggest racing events accelerates into its second century. ...

Gay cake Nazi slur


NORTH Down's ex-mayor has been accused of behaving like a Nazi over this week's gay cake row – by a fellow councillor. ...

Life saving at the heart of Kilcooley community


LIFE saving is at the heart of the Kilcooley community, after the local forum office received a defibrillator this week. ...

New housing services manager appointed


LONG-SERVING Housing Executive official Philip O'Flaherty has been appointed as its new housing services manager for North Down and Ards. ...

Help cancer survivors serve up sizzling charity success


HELP two North Down cancer survivors serve up a sizzling summer fundraising success, by supporting a charity barbecue campaign. ...

Woodturners to display skills in walled garden


THE Wood in the Walled Garden event will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden at Bangor Town Hall on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July from 11-4pm. ...

Looking out for Loki


STARSTRUCK Bangor was on the lookout for Loki this week as the film world rolled into town. ...

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