On the grapevine - January 19
The North Down Alliance Association held its AGM on January with party leader David Ford MLA in attendance.
Strangford DUP MLA Simon Hamilton has welcomed confirmation that the Northern Ireland Housing Executive is seeking planning approval to remove green areas at Lismara Place in the Scrabo estate and replace them with wider roads and additional car parking space.
Two North Down firms, Glastry Foods and McWhinneys Butchers, are among the 14 food and drink companies being assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to expand exports at two international shows.
Asthma UK Northern Ireland is urging parents of children with asthma to have their children vaccinated against flu.
Health Minister, Michael McGimpsey has launched the draft budget for health, social services and public safety for public consultation.
A coast guard union spokesman has appealed to local people to contact their MLAs and MPs in a bid to save Bangor coastguard.
Nine-year-old Bangor girl Hannah Shannon is in the pink after her bedroom got a special make-over from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
New political party Community Partnership Northern Ireland (CPNI) has called on North Down Council’s town clerk to resign after a Rathgill community worker went without pay over Christmas.
The north Down man tasked with leading the Green Party forward has said that town centre planning is top of the local agenda.
Only two weeks remain for local people to nominate their Ards ‘women of achievement’.
An ectopic pregnancy which led to the death of the mother and her unborn child was dismissed as a urinary tract infection for months, a court heard yesterday.
Translink is preparing to cut back vegetation to maintain safety along the Bangor railway line.
A record number of dogs was abandoned over Christma, ending up at Assisi Animal Sanctuary in Conlig.
Strangford MLA Michelle McIlveen has called for improved road safety around the Cloughey play park following a dramatic road accident last week which resulted in a car crashing through the play park fence and turning onto its roof.
North Down Alliance Councillor Andrew Muir is holding a Public Meeting concerning the proposed sale of Reservoirs across North Down.
Ards Borough Council is offering sponsorship for tourism events, including a ‘premium award’ of up to £20,000 for an event of world class standing.
Play with fire and you will get burnt goes the old metaphor that reminds us that every action has a consequence.
A Bangor teenager was left bruised and shaken when, he claims, he was “struck by a police officer” after asking three officers to go easy on a man who had just been attacked by three men.
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