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Tag Archives: Castlereagh Council

Clap trap and carve up claims at council

THE election of new leaders to Castlereagh Borough Council has led to a bitter spat, with accusations of a unionist carve-up being dismissed as “temper tantrums”. The less than harmonious Annual General Meeting on Monday saw Ulster Unionist Michael Henderson elected Mayor, with DUP Councillor Tommy Stanford his Deputy.

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Sit back and watch the peace break out

CASTLEREAGH Council has issues with planning applications, of that there can be no doubt.

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A night of firsts as councillors beat even the internet speeds

It was a night of firsts at this month’s meeting of Castlereagh Council.

It was the first time your reporter can remember being met with a smile by most councillors in the chamber, it was the first time he has seen a piece of correspondence on the agenda about the Irish language in the staunchly unionist borough and it was the first non-Christmas meeting on record as having finished quite early for a change.

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Tesco gets go-ahead in Carryduff

A major new supermarket for Carryduff will begin construction next year after plans backed by the Planning Service were passed by Castlereagh Council last week.

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