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'Legal high' craze taking hold across Newtownards

Published: September-19-2014 | Category: General News

NEWTOWNARDS’ ‘legal high’ problem is so bad that one drug user has told the Chronicle it is ‘worse than meth.’ ...

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Ards pilot hailed a hero after Florida plane crash


TWO North Down men were seriously injured and are being treated in an American hospital after their plane crashed into a public park in Florida. ...

'BANKS FOR NOTHING!' Outcry as Kircubbin set to lose Danske branch


‘ANGER’, ‘disappointment’ and ‘shock’ have been the reactions to the news that Danske Bank will close its Kircubbin branch on December 5. ...

Famous Ards estate features in new Dracula movie


MOUNT Stewart is one of a host of iconic National Trust places in Northern Ireland set to feature in Dracula Untold, one of the biggest films to be released worldwide this autumn. ...

DOH-NUTTERS! Safety fears over Portavogie 'boy racers'


PEOPLE in Portavogie have almost been hit by ‘boy racers’ while others have reported witnessing near accidents, Ards councillor Robert Adair has warned, underlining it was important people felt s...

How a funeral for a cat raised £3000


CATS Protection in Newtownards has raised over £3000 at a memorial service for one of the centre’s long term residents. Staff had organised a memorial service for the centre’s veteran mascot b...

Newtownards rallies to help little Ellsa


PEOPLE across Newtownards have rallied behind a local couple whose 20 week old daughter has been diagnosed with a rare form infantile epilepsy unresponsive to treatments currently available in th...

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Welcome to the Newtownards Chronicle Online


elcome to the new website of the Newtownards Chronicle! The Chronicle has been bringing news and views to the local communities of the Borough of Ards in Northern Ireland since 1873. We've been with you through all the good times and the bad, the happy and the sad. We've advised you, laughed with you, cheered you on and we've been there when you needed a helping hand. The Chronicle is for the people of Ards and, ultimately, by the people of Ards.

Times are changing though. From being your main source of news and information, 24/7 satellite news and the internet has meant that we've had to look again at how we can bring our valued audiences the support and interest that you now need. Our weekly newspaper will proudly continue but will now be joined by a range of digital publications, including this website, email and the main social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.

But more than that, we're going to evolve what we do to be better at what we've always done - to provide you, the residents of Ards, with a stage, a megaphone, a gallery - in short we're going to try to help give you the voice to say whatever you want within your community. We're going to help you make a difference...

Welcome to the new Newtownards Chronicle online. Your community, your voice, your local audience!

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