Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

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Hugely successful WW1 exhibition in Ballynahinch

Published: March-03-2015 | Category: General News

BALLYNAHINCH took a step back in time last week when the town's Market House was transformed into a military museum.   ...

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Farmer jailed for one of the worst cases of animal cruelty


TWO local farmers have been sentenced to prison for neglecting the cattle on their farm.   ...

Down Leisure Centre project pushed back until 2016


BUILDING work on Downpatrick's new leisure centre will not take place until January 2016 - at the very earliest - due to budget constraints.   ...

Plans for Warrenpoint baths unveiled


THESE computer generated pictures show how the new Warrenpoint Baths could look following a £2m revamp project, official plans for which are due to be submitted to planners next month.   ...

Plans outlined to improving traffic flow in Downpatrick


LOCAL politicians have welcomed a preliminary briefing on traffic management in Downpatrick ahead of a final report in the summer.   ...

Pupils praised for taking part in disability inclusion project


JUNIOR Ministers Jonathan Bell and Jennifer McCann have congratulated the pupils of Newcastle PS and St Joseph's PS Tyrella on taking part in a project to develop understanding and respect for pe...

Traffic study to be conducted in Warrenpoint


SOUTH Down MP Margaret Ritchie has said an in-depth study will examine the traffic situation in Warrenpoint.   ...

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