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Newtownards Chronicle

25 Frances Street, Newtownards, United Kingdom



The Newtownards Chronicle, established in 1873, is the foremost regional weekly newspaper serving the communities of Newtownards and the wider Ards Peninsula in Northern Ireland. Your community, your voice, your local newspaper...



It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s 80% of the world’s population of Brent Geese returning to the shores of Strangford lough! With expert guides, photography and live sketching workshops, face painting and music there are lots of ways to get up close and learn about these beautiful animals. Full details inside this week’s What’s On section.

“All we could do was watch the shocking scenes of horror unfolding outside.” Conlig couple celebrating a 30th birthday recount their lockdown experience during the Las Vegas attack. Full story in this week’s paper.

Inside this week’s Chronicle we look at the Killyleagh newlyweds caught up in the Las Vegas mass shooting, children’s safety concerns on the busy Scrabo Road and the musical treats lined up this season at Portico plus much more! Out now!

In this week's Chronicle we look at DUP Leader Arlene Foster MLA officially opening The Ballybeen Men’s Motivation Group Men’s Shed. This is the most recent project completed by the BMMG in addressing health and well-being issues in the Ballybeen area. See the full report on Thursday!

Not sure what to do with the kids this weekend? Or where to go out for dinner? Problem solved! Check out our weekly What’s On Section, from guided walks searching for red squirrels, kids ceramics classes and ballroom dancing to exclusive dinner & drinks deals we’ve got you covered.

Sadly a cyclist has died following this afternoon's crash on the Newtownards Road near Conlig. A car was in collision with several cyclists around 2pm. Seven emergency vehicles attended the scene and two more people are being treated in hospital. Our thoughts with the family...

LATEST: Newtownards Road near Conlig closed in both directions due to a serious collision. Diversions: Bangor-bound traffic via Conlig & Newtownards-bound traffic via Green Rd.

Update on the Scrabo Tower situation - now confirmed the tower will be opening from Friday, July 7th after the completion of pre-opening works.

The colour TV turns 50 years old on July 1st... but TV Licensing figures show 12 Newtownards homes are still watching in black and white... anyone know one of them?

Donaghadee partial building collapse this afternoon... thanks to Paul Stubbs for sending the pic...

There's been a partial building collapse at High Street in Donaghadee. Police and services on the scene now and the road is likely to be closed. No reports of any injuries yet but it seems several cars could have been extensively damaged...

Scrabo Tower will remain closed for the foreseeable future after plans to reopen the famous visitor attraction were unexpectedly cancelled... The tower closed its doors to the public in 2014 but had been due to reopen tomorrow (Friday). Now the Department for Communities has announced on twitter that 'due to unforeseen circumstances' the landmark would not open as planned...


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