THREE local primary schools have backed a Rotary Club initiative to aid people caught up in the Philippines typhoon and other disasters.
WITH Bangor Men's Hockey Club's firsts having got back to winning ways the previous Saturday against Antrim and showing character to come from behind to draw with the PSNI midweek, they travelled to top of the table Portadown for a second round clash in the Irish Trophy.
PUPILS and police officers took to the roads outside Rathmore Primary School this week to highlight instances of bad or dangerous parental parking.
MAYOR of North Down Andrew Muir has joined with mayors and dignitaries from Italy and France to commit to a European culture route based on the travels of Saint Columbanus.
THE SPECTATOR would like to introduce the next person to take the reins at Bangor Grammar School – Elizabeth Huddleson. On Friday (28th) Mrs Huddleson was revealed at the grammar’s next principal, taking over from long-standing head Stephen Connolly when he retires at the end of this year.
GLENLOLA Collegiate was left reeling this week after the sudden death of teacher Claire Brook.
What can you do about budget cuts that could leave 14 of North Down’s primary schools thousands of pounds worse off and have sparked public outrage? Last week the Spectator revealed that proposed changes to the way schools are funded would mean a net loss of £180,000 to North Down’s primary schools sector.
BANGOR is to get a new theatre.
THE best of North Down’s companies were celebrating on Friday night at the end of another successful Bangor Business Awards. The 2013 awards - the 13th annual competition - saw a first with the inclusion of businesses outside Bangor but within North Down. And Holywood in particular made the most of the opportunity to pick up several awards.