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Crowds enjoy Easter period in Newcastle

Published: April-22-2014 | Category: General News

THOUSANDS of people flocked to Newcastle for the Easter Monday Bank Holiday.   ...

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A special year for Ballynahinch run


THE town of Ballynahinch will be buzzing this Saturday as hundreds take part in what will be the 25th 10k Race and Fun Run.   ...

Australian sisters finally see the Mourne house they were born in


TWO Australian sisters have finally been able to return to the house which they were born in after 50 years.   ...

Canine search team called out to check collapsed building


NEWCASTLE'S specialist canine team was called out at the weekend when a derelict building collapsed in Banbridge. ...

Saul Centre officially opened


THE newly named Saul Centre was officially opened at the weekend. ...

Home-Start suffers major funding blow


THE leading family charity, Home-Start, said it is in "real danger" after hopes of securing further "slippage funding" failed to materialise. ...

Huge numbers visit mountain bike trails


AS many as 26,000 people used the new mountain bike trails in Castlewellan in the past nine months. ...

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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...

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