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Friday, 30 August 2013 07:11

Road to Hell

Hardpressed North Down is on a seven week road to hell yet again for the local commuters who travel through it in some 50,000 vehicles every weekday! Fed-up motorists are gearing up for another period of ‘disruption’ on one of Northern Ireland’s busiest routes, the main Bangor to Belfast A2, as another stretch of it is resurfaced.

Published in Travel

A stylish new Bangor restaurant, which has been tantalising the town’s tastebuds, is facing a major difficulty that other eating houses could only dream about - it’s too popular. Corin, in High Street, has become so successful in just its first four months that its eager customers are having to wait up to 12 weeks to get a table - and they are finding that hard to swallow.

Published in Business

A dream life on the ocean wave has taken passionate sailors Geoff and Jane Murdoch to the end at last of a 9,500 mile trip of a lifetime - around the high seas!

Published in General News

“I want women who are going through the same thing to know they are not alone.” These are the heartfelt words spoken by brave Newtownards woman Patricia Finlay who is raising awareness about postnatal depression.

Published in Community
Friday, 30 August 2013 06:48

Royal North hosts UK championships

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club hosted the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite UK National Championships last week. The event attracted competitors from across the UK, some travelling from Cowes in the Isle of Wight and was sponsored by Brewin Dolphin, North Down Tourism and Charles Hurst Aston Martin/ Jaguar. Even Tayto Crisps helped out.

Published in Sport
Friday, 30 August 2013 06:41

Going, going, gone!

It was a case of going, going, gone for Bangor’s historic sycamore trees this week. Local environmental lobby group Greenspaces Bangor told the Spectator they were saddened to learn some of the trees had been felled.

Published in General News
Friday, 30 August 2013 06:34

Local veteran receives Arctic Star medal

Bangor man Sydney Waller, 92, formerly a Chief Petty Officer in the navy, has just received his Arctic Star awarded for Second World War Service North of the Arctic Circle.

Published in General News

On Monday, hundreds of Christians in Bangor had the opportunity to witness a unique act of reconciliation as an Israeli and a Palestinian expressed a unity that transcended their national backgrounds.

Published in General News

This is the Bangor man calling on the government to chop back overgrown trees blocking the few streetlights on a dangerous road. Robin Ballentine lives on Rathgael Road, close to the junction with the A2 dual carriageway. That area only has pavement and lampposts on one side of the street – and tall trees are obscuring the light from several of them.

Published in General News
Friday, 30 August 2013 06:08

Seasiders keep up goal rush

Bangor traditionally find it hard going at Inver Park, but a 4- 0 win last Saturday sent Seasiders players and supporters home happy as they savoured a fine display and three more points in the bag to make it two League wins in succession.

Published in Sport
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