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One year on... and now Exploris can start building for the future

Published: October-10-2014 | Category: General News

FOLLOWING a year of intensive lobbying the rebirth of Exploris aquarium in Portaferry seems imminent after North Down and Ards District Council rubber stamped Ards Borough Council’s decision to accept the Northern Ireland Executive’s offer of £914,000 capital and up to £120,000 annual revenue funding for the facility. ...

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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.

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