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Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh South Down Warrenpoint

NMD Refuse Collection Bank Holiday Arrangements

Waste Management and Household Recycling Centres  Refuse Collection All refuse collection and commercial waste collections will take place as normal on the Bank Holiday Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July 2022.  PLEASE PLACE YOUR BIN AT KERBSIDE FOR 6.00AM TO ENSURE COLLECTION, NO EXCESS BAGS OF WASTE WILL BE COLLECTED.  If due to unforeseen circumstances, […]

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Constituency Downpatrick Government Health South Down Stormont

McGrath Welcomes Trial of Body-Worn Cameras for Ambulance Staff 

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has welcomed a trial of body-worn cameras for ambulance staff. Mr McGrath said it was deeply regrettable the trial had been introduced after a rise in assaults on staff. He said that any measure that would increase protection by discouraging the abuse of staff should be considered. South Down MLA […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Politics South Down Warrenpoint Westminster

Ordinary People Paying Price for Tory Chaos – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said people in the north are ‘paying the price’ for Tory chaos and told the British government to stop giving cover to the DUP to block a government being formed. The South Down MP said: “Ordinary people and businesses in the north are paying the price from the uncertainty […]

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Constituency Downpatrick Government Politics South Down Stormont

Patrick Brown MLA Elected Vice Chair of All Party Group on Animal Welfare

Patrick Brown MLA welcomes his appointment as Vice Chair of the All Party Group on Animal Welfare following its first meeting at Stormont last week commemorating the reconstruction of the group. Mr Brown said: ‘I am delighted to have been elected as Vice Chair of Stormont’s APG on Animal Welfare, joining colleagues Chair John Blair […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Government Politics South Down Stormont

Patrick Brown MLA Opens Downpatrick Constituency Office

Patrick Brown MLA held the opening of his constituency office Saturday 25th June, with opening hours starting this week. Mr Brown said: ‘I am delighted to have my constituency office and team in place so that we can start delivering for everyone in South Down. Thanks to the support and hard work of everyone involved, […]

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Community South Down Downpatrick Newcastle Constituency

Police Appeal For 14 Year Old Missing Girl

Police are very worried about Lucy aged 14. Lucy hasn’t been seen for 5 days. She is described as 5’6″ in height, slim build, long black hair usually tied in a bun, blue eyes and wearing grey shorts and a grey hoody. We believe she is in the Ballynahinch area. If anyone has any information […]

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Community Council Downpatrick Government NMD Council Politics South Down

DUP Councillor Hasn’t Been to a Single Meeting Since February!

Rowallane DUP Councillor William Walker has not attended a council meeting since February whilst continuing to claim a council wage. Clanrye News and Sport can reveal via a freedom of information request that the elected representative last attended a council meeting on the 21st of February 2022. Mr Walker came under fire recently when a […]

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Community Downpatrick Government South Down Stormont

Patrick Brown MLA Wants to Prioritse the Restoration of the Quoile River

Patrick Brown last week met with a number of coarse fishermen campaigning as part of the Restore the Quoile community group, who want to ensure the river can thrive as a safe and accessible community angling hub. Mr Brown said: ‘The Quoile River has the potential to be a treasured and valuable resource for our […]

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Crime Downpatrick South Down

Co. Down Man Sentenced Following Cannabis Hid in Bales of Hay

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit have acknowledged the sentence handed down to Nathan Greene at Downpatrick Crown Court, Thursday 19 May. Greene, aged 34, was sentenced to serve nine months in custody and nine months on licence, having pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B controlled drug with […]

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Crime Downpatrick South Down

Man Charged With Drug Offences Following Newcastle Search

Detectives have charged a 45-year-old man with drug-related offences including possession with intent to supply a Class B controlled drug. He is due before Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, 23rd June. As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service. The charges relate to a search in the Pinewood View area of Newcastle on Thursday, 26th […]