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Ballynahinch residential area set to get 20mph speed limit

Published: August-29-2014 | Category: General News

A 20mph speed limit is likely to be enforced in one of Down District's largest housing estates. ...

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Horrendous weather leaves father and son stranded


SEARCH teams who battled in horrific conditions overnight to rescue a father and son stranded in the Mournes have been praised for their efforts to ensure they were brought to safety. ...

Emma's prize winning biscuits to hit the supermarket shelves


A TALENTED amateur baker from Ballyroney has wowed a panel of judges to win a nationwide competition that will see her biscuits sold on supermarket shelves. ...

Greencastle residents outline fears in meeting with Environment Minister


OBJECTORS to controversial plans to develop a cross-border ferry linking Greenore in the Republic of Ireland with the South Down hamlet of Greencastle, have met with Environment Minister Mark H D...

Facebook users tell police where to catch speeders


POLICE officers staged speed checkpoints on various roads across Down District last week, as part of a new initiative that allowed Facebook users to choose the locations. ...

Holidaymaker warns state of beach will damage tourist trade


NEWCASTLE may be a picturesque seaside town, but according to disgruntled holidaymakers, unless more efforts are made to keep the beach clean, the town's tourist industry will suffer. ...

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


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

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