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  1. Brexit: Lady Sylvia Hermon expects to meet PM over dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Newsday

    Lady Sylvia Hermon has said she expects to meet Prime Minister Theresa May face-to-face to discuss her potential support for the draft Brexit deal. The Independent Unionist MP said she needed personal assurances from Mrs May before she would vote for the EU withdrawal agreement in the Commons.


  2. Fund for disadvantaged areas - did not operate transparently'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 8 |

    Concerns have been expressed by Northern Ireland's Auditor General over the governance of a fund set up by Stormont to help disadvantaged areas. The money was initially intended to be spent in the three years to March 2015, but many projects have been delayed and the SIF delivery period has been extended to 2019-20.


  3. Belfast City Region Deal investment falls short of expected 450 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 |

    But it fell short of the 450m Belfast and five other councils in the east of Northern Ireland had hoped for. The councils joined forces with universities and higher education institutions to pitch for an agreement they believe can deliver 20,000 jobs through a 10-year investment strategy.


  4. Holywood Halloween fireworks cancelled at last minuteRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 27 | Newsday

    Almost 8,000 people were left disappointed after Ards & North Down Council had to cancel fireworks at the last minute at Seapark, near Holywood. They were due to start at 20:00 BST on Saturday, but after a delay they were cancelled an hour later.


  5. NI councils at Westminster in final push for city dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 23 | Newsday

    Six Northern Ireland councils are in Westminster in a final push to get the go ahead for a city region deal. Despite Northern Ireland being without a power-sharing administration since January 2017, it should not hinder a city deal being given the green light.


  6. Ashers a gay cakea case should have been resolved through mediation, says Andrew MuirRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2018 | Fermanagh Today

    The man who hosted the gay rights event in 2014 for which customer Gareth Lee ordered the 'Support Gay Marriage' cake from Ashers says he'd have preferred if the case had never gone to court. Ards and North Down councillor Andrew Muir, Northern Ireland's first openly gay mayor, spoke out about the long-running legal battle after the UK's highest court ruled in favour of the bakery's Christian owners, the McArthur family.


  7. Six Northern Ireland councils bid to secure A 1bn for jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | Newsday

    Six councils in Northern Ireland have submitted proposals to the government which could create 20,000 jobs over 10 years. City deals are packages of funding and decision making powers which allow councils to boost the economy through large projects.


  8. Belfast tables 1bn - city deal' proposal ahead of Chancellor's BudgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | Yeovil Express

    Belfast has outlined its vision of a 1 billion-plus city deal to the Government amid hopes of securing the green light in this month's Budget. The city and surrounding council areas want Chancellor Philip Hammond to give the go-ahead for a bespoke investment deal similar to those secured by other urban centres around the UK.


  9. Rebel DUP man slams a bigotry and intolerancea faced by LGBT peopleRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2018 | Fermanagh Today

    A DUP councillor who broke party lines to back a pro-LGBT policy is "bitterly disappointed" his party colleagues could not "say to the LGBT community that we value you". Tom Smith has twice voted against his DUP colleagues over a proposal to light up Ards Town Hall in the rainbow colours for future Pride celebrations.


  10. UVF gun-running plaque criticised over wordingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 28, 2018 | BBC News

    A row has broken out over the wording of a plaque to commemorate a gun-running operation by the Ulster Volunteer Force . The plaque - which is understood to have already been manufactured with the wording - was created by the Ulster-Scots Agency and will be installed on Ards and North Down Borough Council property.


  11. How recycling can help save ratepayers' moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2018 | BBC News

    If waste isn't recycled properly, it ends up in landfill, and that is expensive for the ratepayer, says Clive Catterson, the council's waste recycling and minimisation officer. "For some of the other materials - like some of the metals and plastics and paper - there is actually a value and the council will get some of that value back again, which can be reinvested in services."


  12. New BVA President Simon Doherty champions vital role of veterinary communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | Somerset County Gazette

    Veterinary consultant and senior lecturer at Queen's University Belfast Simon Doherty was elected President of the British Veterinary Association for 2018/2019 at BVA's annual Members' Day at the National STEM Learning Centre in York on September 20. Simon graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Glasgow in 2000, after which he worked for five years in mixed practice in West Stirlingshire, Scotland, and in North Down, Northern Ireland. He was instrumental in setting up Veterinary Northern Ireland as a 'one-stop shop' for the local veterinary associations in Northern Ireland.


  13. Scotlanda s and Ulstera s historic links are explored today in Good Relations WeekRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2018 | Fermanagh Today

    Last Friday's preview here of Good Relations Week promised a closer look at today's intriguing event about Ulster-Scots History and Language, in Rathcoole Library, Newtownabbey. Most of us know something about the historic links between Scotland and Ulster - this is a chance to understand more! Yet, despite the expanse of the North Channel strait that lies between the north-east of Ulster and south-west of Scotland, both have shared close social, cultural and geographical connections for centuries.


  14. Do we still have "a dirty peace" in which investigation...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | Slugger O'Toole

    "Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman" , said associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Louis Dembitz Brandeis.


  15. Boundary Commission - the detailed projectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | Slugger O'Toole

    At Westminster level, five currently DUP-held seats are squashed into four - East Londonderry is replaced by the new seat of Causeway; most of North Antrim becomes Mid Antrim; South Antrim is split several ways, and the new seat with that name actually has more of the old Lagan Valley in it; the old Strangford largely becomes Mid Down. North Down loses Holywood to East Belfast but takes in the Ards Peninsula.


  16. Accountant who stole 250k from Belfast firm jailedRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2018 | Fermanagh Today

    As well as stealing a total of A 253,650.31 from his employers, Reid also stole around A 17,500 from North Down Hockey Club. Handing the 65-year old a sentence of two years and six months, half of which will be spent in prison with the remainder on licence when he is released, Judge Geoffrey Miller QC said the biggest concern for the court was the impact Reid's offending had on his fellow colleagues in S&R, who lost their jobs when the business was forced to close.


  17. Suicide strategy delayed by Stormont impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | ITV

    North Down MP Lady Sylvia Hermon expressed alarm that a strategy for suicide prevention had not been introduced because there are no ministers in Northern Ireland. House of Commons/PA.


  18. CIYMS: Nigel Jonesa praise for Premier League championsRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2018 | Fermanagh Today

    CIYMS celebrate Robinson Services Premier League trophy joy with David Robinson and Clarence Hills . Pic by PressEye Ltd. CIYMS captain Nigel Jones has played in the NCU for over a decade without winning a Premier League title - but that all changed last night when he led his side to a 42-run win over CSNI and with it the club's first championship crown since 2012.


  19. NI Green Party leader to quit amid anger at powersharing impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 |

    The leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland is to quit, part blaming the powersharing impasse at Stormont for sapping his drive for the job. Steven Agnew said he was "frustrated, despondent and angry" that he had been unable to perform his role as a legislator for 18 months, accusing Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionists of "betraying" the needs of local people.


  20. Steven Agnew to step down as leader of Green Party in NIRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | BBC News

    The leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland, Steven Agnew, has confirmed he will step down from the role in the autumn. The 38 year old, who has led the party for seven years, said the absence of devolved government at Stormont meant the "game has changed".