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Special needs children being ‘sacrificed’ in education

Published: July-02-2015 | Category: General News

CHILDREN with special needs in the South Eastern education area are being ‘sacrificed’ for the sake of money after their nursery hours have been cut, according to parents. Parents of special needs children from across Ards and North Down say they have been left worried over the future of their children’s education after they discovered the hours the nursery...

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Church burgled in Comber


DISGUST has reverberated around Comber after communion silver was stolen and £5,000 worth of damage caused when the town’s Second Presbyterian Church property was broken into towards the end of l...

Comber’s in the pink for the Gran Fondo!


COMBER will turn ‘pink’ early this Sunday morning (June 21) as the Gran Fondo Giro D’Italia rides into town and Comber Commerce & Development Group has ensured a warm welcome for the influx o...

New counselling service planned for Newtownards


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The royal seal of approval from Prince Charles at Mount Stewart


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Newtownards woman is Northern Ireland’s top nurse


A CANCER nurse from Newtownards has won the RCN Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Award 2015. ...

Statistics show rising tide of crime in Ards


Recorded crime in Ards rose by 8.4% during the 12 months up until March 31, 2015 figures published by the PSNI show, with the number of incidents rising from 2,686 to 2,911 – well above the repor...

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Welcome 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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