Sunday, 25th January 2015

Community Login


The local game company rolling its way to the top

Published: January-15-2015 | Category: General News

With 2014 being hailed as an extremely successful year for board game sales, two local men have seen their game beat off some of the biggest names in the business after winning a prestigious award, and 2015 looks to be even better. ...

0 : Comments Not rated yet Tweet More

Mark's beard gets British seal of approval!


A BALLYBEEN man has found himself in the ‘bizarre’ world of beards after he was admitted into a UK-wide club dedicated to all things facially grown. ...

Last orders to be called at historic Carrowdore pub


NEWS that the historic pub in Carrowdore, where the United Irishmen once met is to go has sparked outcry and as “a central hub to the entire village” - residents have expressed their anger and se...

'Last post' project brings Portaferry together to commemorate First World War


THE bugle played as the room stood to attention and focused their minds on the efforts of Portaferry men who fought in the Great War 100 years ago, their names printed on two banners at the front...

Chronicle cutting helps find two unknown WW1 soldiers


THE organisers of The Last Post thought they had listed the names of all the Portaferry men who went to fight in the First world War but a surprise twist of events found two more names to add to ...

The Portaferry connection to a top New Zealand department store


AMONG the things which Portaferry is known for, a New Zealand luxury department store isn’t the first thing which springs to mind. ...

Keep 'er lit! The story of Ballydorn Lightship


SOMETIMES we look but we don’t really see or appreciate what we are looking at and for many who visit Whiterock near Killinchy this may be the case as we admire the ‘the big red boat’ moored at B...

Latest Comments

“I am disappointed that the DUP leader Peter Robinson has declared his support for Paster James McCo...
Thanks to all Chronical readers who supported me and my Alliance colleagues during the election. I a...
real good news,hope he makes full recovery.


Digital Newspaper

Want to read a digital version of our weekly newspaper for your smartphone or tablet?
Only £1!!!

Click here to buy your copy now!


Online Community


Join Ard's largest online Community and have your say on everything that matters!

  • Comment on the news
  • Start discussions
  • Ask questions
  • Write your own blog
  • Share photos & videos

Click here to get started...




Classified Ads

Our Classified Ads are currently not available, please check back soon

Thank you for your patience.


Local Services Directory

Looking for a local tradesperson, retail store, services supplier or even a venue for your next great night out?


Click here to check it out...


Latest Readers' Blogs

That way FUT 15 Coins the aggregation
The player uses a two-shot, crosscourt pattern to dominate her opponent
Virtually any leading zapatillas nike nike roshe run for sale free sports

Photo Sales

Is there a photograph of you or someone you know in a recent edition of the Chronicle? Wondering how to order a copy?


Click here for details...


Editor's Blog

Chronicle Editor
2 post(s)
This is me - Dad of the Month!
In case you missed it, I was dad of the month in last week's Junior section...   1. Who makes up your family? Me (Mark), wife Louise, Rowan (14), Gina (12) and Leo (7) 2. What is your job and...
Continue Reading...
Rate this blog entry:

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!

Copyright Spectator Newspapers ©  2014
D E Alexander & Sons Ltd, 91 Main St, Bangor, Co Down BT20 4AF
Tel: +44 (0)28 9127 0270 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.