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Holywood schools' revamp to get go-ahead?

Published: October-08-2013 | Category: Education

THE VERDICT on the first step towards Holywood’s long-awaited multi-schools revamp will be in shortly, the Education Minister has revealed. ...

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Schools budget cuts: Our jargon-busting guide to making sure your voice is heard


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...

Community tensions high after vicious stabbing


A VICIOUS gang forced their way into a Kilcooley house and stabbed a man a number of times in a brutal early morning attack. The Spectator understands community tensions are now running high in t...

Introducing Bangor Grammar’s new head


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 prin...

Year’s delay means park and ride quick fix could be too late


IT COULD take the government a year to put in a ‘quick fix’ to problems with this car park – by which point they might be in the middle of building a multi-storey on the site. ...

North Down Businesses in Celebration Mood


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 i...


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