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Tag Archives: Newtownabbey

Planning issues are raised with minister

Newtownabbey Alliance party representatives met with Stormont ministers this week to talk about housing issues in a Glengormley estate. Assembly member for the area David Ford and councillors John Blair and Lynn Frazer met with Environment Minister Alex Attwood and Regional Development Minister Danny

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Controversy over inaccurate water test certificates

The spa in the main fitness suite at the Valley Leisure Centre has been closed as a precautionary measure while water safety tests are carried out, Newtownabbey Borough Council said this week. The move comes amidst controversy over inaccurate laboratory certificates issued to the Council by a firm contracted to test the water at the leisure centre for the potentially deadly bacteria which cause legionnaires disease.

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Council waives fee for pro-Israeli lobby group

A pro-Israeli lobby group will hold an event at Newtownabbey Borough Council headquarters next month free of charge after the council voted to waive the fee normally charged to outside groups. The Friends of Israel group had applied to the council to hold a showcase event in March and show a film on the history of the Jewish people in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Attempt to bring 1971 team back together

A photograph recently discovered in a local house has led one Newtownabbey man to embark on a quest to find where the players in his renowned school football team are now.Danny McLoughlin played left-back for the Stella Maris Primary School team in 1971, a year the school made history by having its first and second teams defeat all comers before competing against each other for the Newtownabbey Schools’ Cup.

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Newtownabbey DUP keeps SF off policing body

A DUP decision to shut republicans out from the Newtownabbey policing partnership is simply a return to the dark days of gerrymandering, Sinn Féin said this week.

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