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Newcastle man's bid to help epilepsy patients

Published: May-13-2015 | Category: General News

RENOWNED dog trainer Neil Powell is no stranger when it comes to helping people.   ...

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Rural transport provider warns of reduced services


A COMMUNITY transport scheme provider which provides door-to-door services for the elderly and disabled across South Down has warned that it will be forced to reduce its provision following budge...

National Trust responds to concerns about dog 'risk' to ground nesting birds


THE National Trust is to erect new signage at Murlough Nature Reserve warning dog owners to keep their pets under control at all times.   ...

Get in the swing of it at the Irish Open Fringe Festival


NEWRY, Mourne and Down District Council has been working in partnership with the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce to bring a fantastic range of locally produced artisan food markets to Castle Park o...

Over 900 people attend 'Strictly New Beginnings' fundraiser


AFTER several months of planning, 'Strictly New Beginnings' proved extremely successful, with over 900 people attending the charity fundraiser on Monday 4 May in Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle. ...

Charities benefit from 24-hour tennis marathon


THERE was huge community support for Newcastle Tennis Club's 24-hour tennis marathon, which took place over Friday and Saturday at the Bryansford Road courts.   ...

Plans are unveiled for Kilcoo Community Centre


EXCITING plans have been devised for a new community centre in Kilcoo.   ...

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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.

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