Talented student Beth Malcomson has scooped the educational chance of a lifetime - a free education at Queen’s University.
Bangor and Ards are among the areas to get new interurban coaches. A £4.5 million investment has led to the introduction of 23 new interurban coaches for use on key Ulsterbus routes.
The G8 summit is to blame for Bangor’s road chaos. That’s according to the government anyway, who this week said that they couldn’t carry out local roadworks over summer because the meeting of world leaders in Fermanagh in June held up their repair plans.
Bringing our children's imagination to life is all in a day's work for Bangor's BAFTA winning talent Colin Williams.
Under-fire councillors have angrily shot down claims that they are to waste £1/2m of ratepayers’ money by funding a private gun club in the basement of a new community hall in Bangor.
Holywood Cricket Club are champions of the Ulster Bank NCU Section Two League. The 1sts won the title last Sunday with an eight wicket win away at Drumaness to finish on 62 points from 18 matches, two points ahead of North Down rivals Bangor.
Local traders and motorists alike have hit out at the ‘crazy’ roadworks carried out in Groomsport village this week. The busy village Main Street was closed for around 12 hours on Monday (16th) and Tuesday (17th) as essential resurfacing work was undertaken.
Should this be the new face for Bangor instead of the council’s plans? That’s what local architect Iain Halliday thinks. Disgusted with the official £8m revamp scheme, he set about creating an alternative vision for the town.
What is one to make of Rory McIlroy? An unsatisfactory season was seemingly disintegrating in humiliating circumstances when he finished 13 over par after the first two rounds of the BMW Championship last week.
THE eyes of the footballing world will focus on Bangor sports vision expert Susan Park when she travels to Qatar in the run up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. For the talented eye specialist with SVEYE has been invited to the Middle East to set up a sports vision clinic in Aspetar, a leading sports medical facility.
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.
Thanks for that. Amended now.
The issue is coming up before the council tomorrow night and, at this stage anyway, it...