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.
Laure Prouvost named winner in Derry
Help save lives of babies around the world
Lights on and market opens in city
Pubs, clubs and parties
Comparing Sony and Microsoft's latest consoles
Animals snapped in Belfast Zoo contest
Photographs from Belfast, Northern Ireland
Edward Hopper's East Wind Over Weehawken has fetched 40.5 million US dollars (£24.7 million) at a sale in New York - an auction record for the artist.
Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes and two people have been killed after a powerful Atlantic storm hit the UK.
A man allegedly involved in an industrial-scale cannabis growing operation won hundreds of thousands of pounds as a professional poker player, the High Court heard today.
England's clubs will be missing from next season's Heineken Cup after confirming that they will not participate in any competition run by European Rugby Cup.
Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has asked referees' chief Mike Riley for an explanation of how Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam was not sent off on Wednesday night.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has pledged his immediate future to the club suggesting there will be no transfer window drama in January like there was in the summer.
Amanda Holden has lent her support to a charity that helps to prevent deaths in childbirth in developing countries.
Nigella Lawson told a court "If you want to put me on trial, put me on trial" today as she repeatedly denied being a "regular cocaine user".
Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag have surprised the Chelsea Pensioners with a performance and a chance to dance with them at The Dairy Council's Christmas event.