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It takes more than Eric Pickles, Patrick McLoughlin and NBE16 to stop a lap-dancing club


Imagine Ashbourne in twenty year’s time. It’s a very different place than we have now. Overlooking the whole town centre is a 12-storey block of flats built on the edge of the Rec. It was a very efficient way of … Continue reading

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Young Ashbourne…seen but not heard


Currently, the direction of Ashbourne for the next generation is being decided by people who are least affected by it. Worse still, it is in danger of being steered by people worried about house prices and personal business interests. That … 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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