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Long lost medal returned to choir after 80 years

Published: June-27-2014 | Category: General News

IN its 82-year history Donaghadee Male Voice Choir have accumulated an impressive array of silverware which is kept in a cabinet. But until recently, one important piece of the choir’s early past was missing, a silver medal found by the roadside in east Belfast among broken glass - an item which members were utterly unaware existed until recently. ...

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Ards man steps up cancer drugs campaign


A NEWTOWNARDS campaigner has welcomed the first tenative moves made by the Health Minister to make available life-extending drugs to cancer patients in Northern Ireland. ...

Mount Stewart benefits from PSNI drugs haul


THEY were once used to grow illegal drugs, but now thousands of pounds worth of equipment has found its way to Mount Stewart, thanks to the idea of a Comber police officer. ...

‘Tremendous ambassadors for the borough’... tributes to work of outgoing Mayor


WITHOUT our community groups and volunteers, Ards would be a much poorer place and I would like to pay tribute to the work they do, outgoing Mayor, Councillor Stephen McIlveen outlined this week....

FOR SALE - old Kiltonga leisure centre on the market


IN the same week that a sign has gone up at Londonderry Park illustrating what Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has said will be a “£6.5million transformation of leisure facilities at Londonder...

'They've stolen someone's chance of life'


DAMAGE to an ambulance and theft of life-saving equipment from St John Ambulance premises at North Road in Newtownards has been condemned as a “heinous crime” and “disgusting and beneath contempt...

Wheels in motion for ‘termination’ of Exploris


THE wheels have been set in motion for the termination of Exploris aquarium in Portaferry, after Ards Borough Council agreed to commence a formal consultation process and an Equality Impact Asses...

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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.

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