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Shortlist of names for new council now down to three

Published: December-16-2014 | Category: General News

THREE names are currently in the running to be the title of the new council after shadow councillors met last week to deliberate on a shortlist of potential names.   ...

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Kilkeel man becomes second most senior Orangeman in Ireland

Published: December-16-2014 | Category: General News

A KILKEEL man has been elected to one of the top positions in the Orange Order.   ...

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New defibrillator provides an early Christmas present for Castlewellan

Published: December-16-2014 | Category: General News

A UNIQUE new lifesaving defibrillator will be available for the public to use in Castlewellan from next week onwards.   ...

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Job uncertainty as SuperValu in Ballynahinch plans to close

Published: December-12-2014 | Category: General News

STAFF at a supermarket in Ballynahinch are facing uncertainty on the cusp of Christmas.   ...

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Welcome arrival of new reindeers

Published: December-12-2014 | Category: General News

THE 'herd' of novelty reindeer on the Castlewellan Road has expanded its brood once again after it was targeted by thieves earlier this month.   ...

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Concern local bus services will be cut

Published: December-12-2014 | Category: General News

TRANSLINK, Northern Ireland's public transport operator, is remaining tight-lipped as to whether bus services in Newcastle, Downpatrick and Ballynahinch could be cut if draft budget proposals are agreed.   ...

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Time to tackle problem of outdated changing facilities

Published: December-12-2014 | Category: General News

INADEQUACIES in Newcastle's leisure facilities have once again been highlighted after players were forced to stand in the cold so a female referee could get changed in the Donard Park pavilion.   ...

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Fishermen's Mission stages fourth Christmas tree festival

Published: December-09-2014 | Category: General News

WOW! There's really no better word to describe the reaction from a number of small children who visited the fourth annual Fishermen's Mission Christmas Tree Festival at Kilkeel Presbyterian Church.   ...

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CD sends out a message of hope, healing and love

Published: December-09-2014 | Category: General News

THE stunning surroundings of The Lodge in Castlewellan will be the setting for a musical extravaganza in just a few days time.   ...

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Railway museum saves train from scrap yard

Published: December-02-2014 | Category: General News

AN example of a once popular class of train that was in danger of disappearing forever has been saved from the scrap yard by Downpatrick and County Down Railway.   ...

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Welcome to the Mourne Observer

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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.

Times are changing though. From being your main source of news and information, 24/7 satellite news and the internet has meant that we've had to look again at how we can bring our valued audiences the support and interest that you now need. Our weekly newspaper will proudly continue but will now be joined by a range of digital publications, including this website, email and the main social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.

But more than that, we're going to evolve what we do to be better at what we've always done - to provide you, the residents of County Down, with a stage, a megaphone, a gallery - in short we're going to try to help give you the voice to say whatever you want within your community. We're going to help you make a difference...

Welcome to the new Mourne Observer online. Your community, your voice, your local audience!

 

 

 

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