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Portavogie shocked as roads claim another young life

Published: August-15-2014 | Category: News

THE Ards Peninsula community is shocked and saddened by the sudden death of a young Portavogie woman whose life was tragically cut short as the result of a road traffic accident at Portaferry Road, Newtownards on Sunday night (August 10) just days before receiving her A Level results. ...

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Local tourist attractions set for closure?


A BALLYWALTER man who has just taken up a twelve week employment contract with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) based at Scrabo Tower is devastated to find he is one of 57 local agency ...

All safe after Lough rescue drama


EMRGENCY services have been praised after a major rescue operation took place on Strangford Lough during a boat race. ...

Exploris rescue offer ‘accepted in principle’


THE offer made by Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, of almost £1million to rejuvenate the Exploris aquarium in Portaferry has been accepted in principle by Ards Borough Council who are awaitin...

'Page 1' shuts up shop in Newtownards


ONE of Newtownards’ longest established family businesses which had a reputation as the largest specialist newsagency closed its doors for the last time this week  as the owner of Page 1 in ...

Long lost medal returned to choir after 80 years


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...

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. ...

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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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