Wednesday, 20th August 2014


Foaming in Ward Park triggers pollution alert

Published: August-20-2014 | Category: General News

THE mysterious appearance of a 'white foamy substance' in the picturesque ponds at Bangor's Ward Park, sparked eco-concerns this week. ...

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‘Here, is that yer woman?’


"HERE, is that yer woman?" a young man asked, pointing at North Down MP Sylvia Hermon. ...

The golden girl


BANGOR'S golden girl Marie Devine helped the Northern Ireland Transplant team scoop the coveted Rosebowl trophy with her impressive medal haul. ...

Historic First World War auction photo sparks public appeal


A PHOTOGRAPH of North Down's generous First World War relief efforts, has sparked a public appeal - 100 years after it was first taken. ...

Hobo goes from dogs’ death row to a home sweet home


THIS is the loveable old four legged friend who has been saved from 'wuff' justice - on doggie death row! ...

Arise Sir Rory?


A CALL for Rory McIlroy to be knighted is among the many tributes that have poured in for the world's number one golfer after Sunday's stunning victory in his fourth Major. ...

North Down YMCA open doors of pod drop-in centre


NORTH Down YMCA wwas delighted to open the doors of its new seafront pod drop-in centre, earlier this week. ...

Helping local young people build good police relations


INCREASING young people's confidence to report crime and building good community relations with local police, were the aims of a recent research project. ...

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