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Scrabo Tower 'closed for foreseeable future'

Published: April-22-2014 | Category: General News

Scrabo Tower, one of Northern Ireland's most iconic landmarks, has been closed to the public. The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) said the tower, near Newtownards, would be closed for the "foreseeable future". ...

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Mount Stewart library future secured


THE National Trust has announced that the important library at Mount Stewart, collected by various members of the Londonderry family for over two centuries, has been secured and will remain in it...

Seales and McCaughey sentenced over Strickland murder


A wealthy pig farmer will serve at least 15 years in jail for the murder of a man in County Down two years ago. ...

Brothers sentenced over Strickland murder


Two brothers have been told how long they must spend in jail for the murder of a man in Comber two years ago. ...

21 cats disappear amid Comber poisoning fears


CAT lovers in Comber have expressed concern for their pets after a reported 21 cats have disappeared, some confirmed to have been poisoned, during the past year. ...

Where's Jonny? Backpacker targets 100 countries!


NEWTOWNARDS-BORN traveller Jonny Blair has travelled to 85 countries, 560 towns and cities throughout the world. But Jonny’s not planning to leave it there. ...

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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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