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    Chipo’s mountain adventure

    Local landscape provides perfect setting for health-kick which also benefits Zambian orphanage...   Chipo Lawlor set himself a personal challenge when he made a spur of...

    ‘Children just love being outdoors!’

      A LOCAL school has made the outdoors and nature a special focus of its curriculum this year. St Colman’s Primary School in Kilkeel has done...

    Appearing on America’s Got Talent is a dream come true for Sophie

    A TALENTED local teenager has proved she has a global reach! Mayobridge’s Sophie Lennon last night appeared on America’s Got Talent, having been scouted for...

    Renewal of approval for hotel in Newcastle being sought

    By Ryan Sands   RENEWAL of planning permission for the construction of a 41-bedroom hotel on Newcastle’s Central Promenade is being sought. In June 2019, the four-storey...

    Tea party to say thank you

    A VERY special tea party took place in Newcastle recently, when some of the town’s older residents were made to feel like VIPs. Just days...

    Call for sewerage problem to be ‘fixed urgently’

      By Ryan Sands A SOUTH Down MLA has said that the sewerage infrastructure at Annalong Harbour “needs fixed urgently”. Diane Forsythe (DUP) made the comment in...

    Rapid rise in life-changing cataract surgery

    THE number of patients who have had cataract surgery carried out in the Downe Hospital has soared, with approximately 3,500 patients treated every year.  The...

    Being a nurse means everything to Kate

    AN inspirational local woman is still caring for patients over half a century after embarking on her incredible career in nursing. Seventy-one-year-old Kate Hamill, from...

    Shimna College students praised for ‘making a real difference’

      THE last week of term was a busy one for Shimna College students and staff as they partnered with Newcastle Lions Club in a great environment project. Students from Year 8...

    Organisations call for dog walkers to ‘take the lead’ in the Mournes

      THE National Trust and Mourne Heritage Trust are amongst the organisations calling for dog owners to ‘take the lead’ and keep their pets under...

    A RECENT visit to the Western Front was particularly poignant for a local man.

      Clough resident James Glencross was part of a group from this part of County Down who travelled over to visit some of the World...

    South Down has its say in Westminster poll

      FOR the third consecutive general election, South Down has returned Chris Hazzard as its MP. The Sinn Féin representative first claimed the local seat in...

    Controlled explosion on beach

    By Lisa Ramsden   A CONTROLLED explosion was carried out on Murlough beach last week. Coastguards from Newcastle and Kilkeel assisted the PSNI and army bomb disposal...

    100 years young!

    100 years young   Newcastle Bowling Club president Eamon Lennon shows no signs of slowing down as he reaches milestone birthday   THERE aren’t many 100-year-olds with a...

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