Latest Newtownards Stories

2008-10-11 09:00:17

By Maureen Coleman Northern Irish television viewers were today urged to get voting as two local talents prepared to put on the performances of their lives. Pubs in Dungiven are expected to be packed out with punters tonight, cheering on schoolboy Eoghan Quigg in his first live outing on the X Factor. The 14-year-old is one of 12 finalists who will get the chance to sing live on the ITV show tonight in a bid to win over the judges and the voting public. And on BBC1, Newtownards girl...

2008-07-04 06:00:58

July 3, 2008, peacefully, at Movilla Private Nursing Home, Newtownards, beloved son of the late John and Annie Hopkins, dearly- loved brother of the late Jonny, Edward, Thomas, William, Sadie and Edith. Formerly of Loughash, Donemana. Funeral Service in Earlsgift Parish Church, Donemana tomorrow, Saturday, at 2.00 p.m. followed by burial in Uppercumber Cemetery. Donations in lieu, if wished, to Cancer Research N.I., c/o Mrs K Campbell, 18 Caw Park, BT47 6LZ. Deeply regretted by his nieces,...

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  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
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