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Vandals target new play park

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

LOCAL politicians have condemned vandalism to the new play park at Bunkers Hill wood in Castlewellan.   ...

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Bye-law prohibits ball games in public square

October-21-2014

DOWN District Council is to introduce a new bye-law which will prohibit ball games in the Lower and Upper Squares of Castlewellan.   ...

The final countdown is on to 'Fright Night'

October-21-2014

IT'S only a matter of days before two of our local councillors step into the boxing ring for the much-anticipated big fight.   ...

New council wants to hear residents' views

October-16-2014

LOCAL people are being asked for their views on a range of issues related to the new council.   ...

Newcastle urged to lease Newcastle foreshore

October-16-2014

TALKS will take place later today which will decide whether or not the local council is to take responsibility for another section of Newcastle beach.   ...

Tour de Vince cyclists raise £33,000 for worthy causes

October-16-2014

A TEAM of amateur cyclists has raised over £30,000 for two charities.   ...

Kilcoo teenager comes first place at 12 shearing contests

October-16-2014

A YOUNG Kilcoo man has snipped and clipped his way to victory to clinch an astounding 12 sheep shearing competition titles this year.   ...

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