Saturday, 8th November 2014


Posties deliver £3,000 for charity

 |  Friday, 11 October 2013 16:27

WELL known Holywood fundraiser Mal McGovern recently rallied a group of almost 40 big hearted posties from Royal Mail to get on their bikes - for two first class charities.

Inspirational Kilcooley young people get the right ‘START’

 |  Thursday, 03 October 2013 11:11

INSPIRATIONAL young people from Kilcooley are embracing education and employment opportunities thanks to a new START project. A number of local young people shared at last Tuesday (24th) night’s Kilcooley Community Forum annual general meeting.

Parking ‘hols up’

 |  Thursday, 03 October 2013 11:07

THOUGHTLESS shoppers, workers and even holidaymakers are driving this long suffering resident of Holywood town centre round the bend! Fed-up Ken Stacey can’t park at his own front door because others have left their vehicles there for hours to go the shops and work - or even days to go on holiday!

Heartfelt tributes paid to Pat Milliken

 |  Friday, 27 September 2013 12:02

‘A selfless, kind hearted, caring man who loved and lived life to the full despite his illness’. This was just one of the many heartfelt tributes paid to well known Bangor businessman Pat (Patrick) Wilson Milliken MBE, who sadly passed away, after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease, last Thursday (19th).

Royal Naval Association sails into sunset

 |  Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

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.

FASA opens Eden centre

 |  Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00

A new recovery and therapy centre has opened its doors in Ballywalter. Run by the Forum for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (FASA), Eden Village Recovery Centre aims to help people who have experienced drug and alcohol misuse or mental health issues.

Final help for a hero

 |  Friday, 06 September 2013 13:28

A Mission Impossible has been accomplished by a group of army vets to ensure that the highly decorated, loyal comrade-in-arms they fondly called ‘the gentle giant’ was granted his dying wishes.

Talented craftsman breathes new life into Laird’s memories

 |  Friday, 06 September 2013 00:00

A talented local craftsman has breathed new life into cherished memories of Bangor’s Laird’s boats. Transforming the dilapidated Laird’s A11 skiff was a labour of love for talented Andrew Gaskin, whose efforts were borne out of his own happy childhood memories aboard the boats.

Action group fights motorbike ban

 |  Friday, 06 September 2013 00:00

An action group has been started as a result of the decision to close the Whitespots Country Park Leadmines site to motorcyclists. The group has been created as a result of the concerns raised on a social media site in reaction to the ban on motorcycling that has been imposed at the Leadmines in Conlig.

Dangerous steps pose a ‘stroll’ lot of problems

 |  Friday, 06 September 2013 13:09

A concerned councillor and MLA says he intends to put his foot down over what he describes as unsafe steps which provide access to and from Ballyholme beach.

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