Aspects Literature Festival
25 – 28 September
It’s that time of year again! Aspects is almost upon us and this year’s programme will not disappoint!
Now in its 23rd year, this year’s festival highlights include; Falkland’s War Veteran Simon Weston OBE in conversation with Gerry Kelly, Tara West will read from her critically acclaimed novel ‘Poets Are Eaten As a Delicacy in Japan’, Michael Smiley revisits his popular series ‘Something to Ride Home About’ and broadcaster Martin Bell in conversation with Gerry Kelly and so much more!
Tickets on sale now!
For full programme details visit aspectsfestival.com
McNarry says reshuffle a missed opportunity
David McNarry MLA, UKIP’s leader in Northern Ireland, has said that the latest DUP ministerial reshuffle was a missed opportunity to build unionist unity.
“Peter Robinson talks about unionist unity but when an opportunity comes along to build confidence in that idea, it gets conveniently forgotten. By appointing a Minister from another party, the DUP could have created the kind of atmosphere in which unionist unity could be fostered.”
“Moving the chess pieces about within his own party is all very well but it lacks the stamp of a really big idea. It, quite simply, does not fire the imagination.”
UKIP North Down Councillor John Montgomery has today expressed his sadness at the wanton destruction in Main Street, where a large number of businesses had their property damaged.
Commenting, Cllr Montgomery said:
” At a time when many local businesses continue to struggle day on day, the very last thing they need is this sort of mindless attack being thrust upon them. Aside from the obvious disruption to their day to day trade whilst having this damage repaired, there may be additional costs through any insurance claim.”
Commenting further, Cllr Montgomery said:
“Locally, our businesses need all the support that they can get. To that end, I would urge anyone with any information to please get in touch with the Police.”
“People, however are asking the question; where were the Police while this sustained attack was happening; did they not hear anything? Indeed, whilst security cameras are helpful, it is feet on the ground that will deter this sort of activity.”