FROM an Olympian athlete to a boxer and a former Miss World - these are just some of the supporters of Run In the Dark - a physical challenge inspired by Holywood’s Mark Pollock.
Bangor has won Gold in the Coastal (more than 12,000 population) category of the Britain in Bloom awards.
THE latest in a successful series of gigs in Coyles under the auspices of the BBA saw the French Invasion gig on Saturday night.
NORTH Down Council has been dragging its heels for a year over rubberstamping a deal with Bangor residents that could bring Vital-style gigs back to Ward Park.
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.
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.
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.
THE £11.5 million revamp of Bangor and Holywood town centres got the go-ahead from the council on Tuesday night.
THE VERDICT on the first step towards Holywood’s long-awaited multi-schools revamp will be in shortly, the Education Minister has revealed.