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Choral directors in tune with Downpatrick

Published: March-31-2015 | Category: General News

A group of 20 choral directors from the United States was in Downpatrick recently.   ...

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Delay in scrapping roaming charges frustrates mobile users


MOBILE phone customers in South Down have reacted with frustration to the recent decision by the European Union to delay plans to scrap international roaming charges. ...

Rewards and recognition for Newcastle drama academy


STUDENTS from Newcastle's Class Act Drama Academy showed off their skills to family and friends at a recent event.   ...

Newcastle lady celebrates her 103rd birthday


ONE of Down District's oldest residents, Newcastle woman Mrs May O'Hagan, celebrated her 103rd birthday at the weekend.   ...

Castlewellan GAC hosts charity breakfast


CASTLEWELLAN GAC hosted a charity breakfast to raise funds for the local branch of the Buddy Bear Trust.   ...

Services hit as public sector workers stage strike


TRANSLINK services ground to a halt and local hospitals could only provide emergency cover as public sector workers held a 24-hour strike last Friday.   ...

Archbishop of Canterbury is special St Patrick's Day guest


THE Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was given a warm welcome to Downpatrick yesterday, where he participated in the annual St Patrick's Day celebrations.   ...

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