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Crossgar woman celebrates 100th birthday

Published: September-19-2014 | Category: General News

THE postman will be making a few special deliveries to a house near Crossgar this morning as one of the district's oldest residents is celebrating her 100th birthday.   ...

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Andrew aims to raise vital funds for charity


A DUNDRUM boy will raise vital funds for a children's charity when he takes part in a challenge along Newcastle's seafront this weekend.   ...

Local author's delight as she prepares to launch second book


THE thrills and spills of life at a local riding school are the basis for a flourishing author's latest book.   ...

Plans to breathe new life into Newcastle parks


PLANS are being developed to transform Islands Park and Castle Park in Newcastle.   ...

Kilkeel woman finds a false widow on her car


IMAGINE being, in your own words, "absolutely petrified" of spiders and then encountering one of the UK's most venomous of the creatures as you are about to do the school run...   ...

St Columban's College celebrates success


AT a special assembly to launch the new school year in St Columban's College, the school principal, Mr P Hannon, welcomed all of the pupils back and shared with them his delight at the very succe...

Success for local beekeepers at annual honey show


LOCAL beekeepers enjoyed the sweet taste of success at the recent annual honey show staged byDromore Beekeepers.   ...

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