Tag Archives: Ashbourne News Telegraph

Leg 2 – 2.5 miles of bunting saved


Since my last blog the bunting donations have rolled in from local businesses and individuals. Last weekend we were on Windmill Lane on our eight mile route around the town having raised just over £200. The good news is that … Continue reading

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An 8 mile journey begins with the first 570 metres


  Eight miles of bunting! It sounds like a huge amount but just how far is that in Ashbourne terms. I had a look on a map and basically if you start at the office of the Ashbourne News Telegraph … Continue reading

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Go fund our bunting – 7.5 miles to go


Ashbourne’s bunting is a spectacular sight and something which has drawn the national press’s attention. In answer to the obvious “so what” question the benefits are in tourism and footfall in town from daytrippers. Every single shop, cafe, restaurant and … Continue reading

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Try Ashbourne First – 18: White’s of Ashbourne – the new friendly bistro


Every town needs variety in its restaurants and the disappearance of Carletto’s left a gap in the Ashbourne market. We have the magnificent Dining Room at the top end and excellent takeaways at the other. Lamplight is positioned for providing … Continue reading

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Test-driving Speedy Shop


Just last week, Peter Fox launched his Speedy Shop and his website at http://www.villagevending.co.uk. The story was picked up very quickly by all the national press – BBC, Sky News, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph as well as our own Ashbourne … Continue reading

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2014 – the year of the Town’Ard?


It’s a time for looking forward. Ashbourne had a rough year last year. Not much went right for the town. Decisions about our future were made which defied belief and it would be tempting to fall into the “there’s nothing … Continue reading

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Pancakes are for sissies; try an Ashbourne Shrovetide


The event of the year is almost upon us. Ashbourne Shrovetide seems to be having something of a resurgence at the moment – maybe fuelled by more extensive media coverage, some controversies both on and off the field, and the … Continue reading

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