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Thursday, 19 September 2013 13:44

Victorian railway to reopen as a cycle path?

Bangor's mayor thinks you should be on your bike – on a long-abandoned Victorian railway network.

Published in Travel
Thursday, 19 September 2013 13:41

Clandeboye Park hopes for October kick off

Bangor Football Club’s new synthetic pitch is on track to open in early October Throughout the summer work has been ongoing to refurbish and update Clandeboye Park, with a high spec 3G pitch as its centrepiece.

Published in Sport
Thursday, 19 September 2013 13:03

Football club has lots of bottle

Work on Bangor Football Club’s new 3G pitch has certainly kicked up a surprise - hundreds of glass bottles. Over the summer months work has been ongoing at Clandeboye Park, with workmen digging up the old grass pitch in order to lay a new synthetic one.

Published in Sport
Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Royal Naval Association sails into sunset

For sixty-five years the Bangor branch of the Royal Naval Association was a home away from home for brave ex sailors. After leaving a life on the ocean wave, the association provided a safe port for seadogs to reminisce about old times, enjoy a beer with shipmates or even bring the family down for genteel dinners and dances.

Published in Community
Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Artistic Daryl enjoys brush of success

Artisitic Glenlola Collegiate pupil Daryl Hinchcliffe has enjoyed a prestigious brush with success. The 18 year old was awarded the Cancer Research UK staff prize in a science competition jointly organised by Cancer Research UK and Queen’s University Belfast.

Published in General News
Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Flu vaccine for children

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is launching the first phase of a programme that will offer flu vaccine to all children aged two to 16 years inclusive.

Published in Health
Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Teacher hits out at academic selection

Newtownards teacher Stephen McCord has welcomed the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ new campaign to end academic selection.

Published in Education
Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Dragon’s Den enterprise gets local backing

Mayor of North Down Andrew Muir, has pledged his support for a new local enterprise led by a former Dragon’s Den contestant and backed by local businesses Denroy Plastics and Whale (Munster Simms Engineering), and supported by South Eastern Regional College (SERC) plus Invest NI.

Published in Business

THE first action plan dedicated to protecting and enhancing the biodiversity of Ards and North Down has been launched. Designed to guide how the area’s biodiversity – its plants and animals and the habitats in which they live – is conserved and promoted, the plan sets out priority habitats, from woodland, grassland and wetland to priority species which include red squirrels, bats, seals and light-bellied Brent geese.

Published in Local Government
Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Smoking fine stubbed out

A fuming smoker, who faced a fine of up to £2,500 for breaking a law that she did not know existed, has now had the threatened penalty stubbed out.

Published in Legal
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