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Home-Start suffers major funding blow

Published: April-17-2014 | Category: General News

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

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Newcastle beach passes test for water quality


THE tide is turning for Newcastle beach, which has achieved a 'guideline' status in the Marine Conservation Society's Good Beach Guide 2014. ...

Newcastle singer returns from Far East adventure


A NEWCASTLE man has just returned from what he described as "the trip of a lifetime" to China and Hong Kong, during which he performed in some of the country's leading concert venues. ...

A little Superman


THEY say a picture paints a thousand words and judging by these images Billy Douglas is a little 'superman.' ...

Improvement work completed at Bloody Bridge amenity area


LAST Friday marked the launch of two of the final projects along the Mourne Coastal Route - the Bloody Bridge amenity area and the adjacent National Trust coastal path. ...

Planning permission granted for Mourne Esplanade project


PLANNING permission for improvements to a popular amenity area in Kilkeel has been secured. ...

Rostrevor will host major pipe band contest next year


ONE of the biggest pipe band contests in Ireland is coming to Rostrevor next year. ...

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