AROUND 50 members of the Downriders Motorcycle Club (Mcc) will be once again hitting the road for a good cause as they take on their third yearly NSPCC charity ride-out.
THERE have been calls for further road markings and signage around Clandeboye Primary and its accompanying nursery unit amidst concerns about increased traffic in the area.
MAYOR of North Down Councillor Andrew Muir visited Clandeboye Estate to find out more about the recent planning application made for an eco energy anaerobic digester within the grounds of the Clandeboye Estate, Bangor.
Bangor 0, Institute 1
THERE was no comfort for Bangor as the Seasiders fell to their first home defeat since the new artificial surface was inaugurated last October and indeed it was the first time Bangor had failed to record a victory in those five months.
A goal after just 10 minutes was enough to secure three valuable points for title-chasing Institute and, to add insult to injury, Bangor had two players sent off in the second half - forward Stephen O'Neill and defender Tommy Wray - as well as suffering injuries to a couple of attacking players - striker Ethan Boylan and winger Jordan Forsythe - in the first half.
Bangor are now back to two Saturdays of cup action.
This week (March 1) the seasiders are away to Qyeen's University in the quarter final of the Irish Cup at 3pm.
The following Saturday (8th) sees another away match, this time against Ballymoney in the quarter-final of the Intermediate Cup.
A 'DEATHTRAP' junction on Bangor's busy ringroad is finally gearing up for the drive which will make it safer for the hundreds of schoolkids who use it every day.
THE culture and creativity of Northern Ireland will be ably represented in Europe this weekend by award winning writer Colin Bateman from Bangor.
CLOSED doors surrounding education chiefs must be smashed down and schools bodies placed back into publicly accountable hands.
A DISPUTE has taken off between Belfast City Airport and North Down Borough Council over Holywood's annual Halloween fireworks spectacular at shorefront Seapark.
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...