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Wide spread support for scheme to meet the needs of disabled visitors

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

DOWN District Council has supported a councillor's call to introduce a Shopmobility scheme in Newcastle.   ...

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Complaint about camper vans occupying car parking spaces


A local man has hit out at "thoughtless" camper van owners for hogging premium car parking spaces during the Festival of Flight.   ...

Vandalism at heritage railway


THE Downpatrick and County Down Railway has been targeted by vandals for the second time this month.   ...

'Gutted' organiser rejects claims made about Kilkeel Gaza demonstration


THE organiser of a Kilkeel demonstration against the conflict in Gaza has strongly refuted allegations made by a local MLA that republicans staged the event.   ...

Higher fence will not end late night disturbance at play park


FOR years the lives of residents of Downs Road in Newcastle have been disrupted by late night noise from a nearby play park.   ...

Deep dismay over damage to church


VANDALS have struck at a Castlewellan church.   ...

Restrictions in place for annual Kilkeel parade


A parade due to take place in Kilkeel this weekend has once again been prohibited from entering Greencastle Street on its return route. ...

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elcome to the new website of the Mourne Observer! The Observer has been bringing news and views to the local communities of County Down in Northern Ireland since 1949. We've been with you through all the good times and the bad, the happy and the sad. We've advised you, laughed with you, cheered you on and we've been there when you needed a helping hand. The Observer is for the people of County Down and, ultimately, by the people of County Down.

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