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Vandals cause thousands of pounds of damage to Kilkeel church

Published: July-21-2014 | Category: General News

SERVICES are shortly to resume as normal at a picturesque Catholic church which was attacked last week.   ...

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Councillors to enter the ring for charity

July-18-2014

POLITICIANS have a reputation for verbal sparring but very rarely for actually swapping punches.   ...

Kilkeel Seafoods create thirty-three new jobs in expansion

July-17-2014

A TOTAL of 33 new jobs are to be created in Kilkeel, it was announced last week.   ...

Newcastle woman hits out at state of Housing Executive flat

July-17-2014

A NEWCASTLE woman has said her Housing Executive home is a health hazard.   The ground floor flat at Dunwellan Park is "riddled with damp" and Ellen Holden said she has been driven to the ...

Crucial clues are uncovered about history of ancient cross

July-17-2014

THE discovery of old drawings has provided vital clues about what could be one of the most ancient High Crosses in Ireland.   ...

RNLI works with BBC to show dangers of inflatables at sea

July-17-2014

MURLOUGH Bay was the scene of a dramatic rescue last week, which saw local lifeboatmen and RNLI lifeguards rushing to save a visitor from drowning.   ...

Council staff take part in strike action

July-17-2014

COUNCIL services in both Down District and Newry and Mourne District were affected last week as some staff took part in industrial action over pay.   ...

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