Archive for: January, 2012

Newry’s Lost Generation: A special report

Newrys Lost Generation Special Report

This Sunday, Newry will lose another six members of the community. Suitcases are almost packed, passports are stashed away safely, and money is changed into dollars. Like the recession of the 1980’s – when many of Newry’s twenty-somethings left the Emerald Isle to find work around Britain in cities like London, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff […]

Newry’s Lost Generation, with Kelly White

Kelly left Newry and moved to Australia

Name: Kelly White. Age: 25. Education/experience : Qualified Dental Nurse with an NVQ level 3 in Oral Healthcare and also a certificate III in business. What part of Newry & Mourne are you originally from? Temple Hill Road in Newry. When did you leave Newry? May 2010. Why did you leave Newry? I always wanted […]

Newry and Mourne Grassroots Development Centre hosts first coaches forum

Coaches at Grassroots Centre

Newry and Mourne Grassroots Development Centre this week hosted it’s first coaches forum at Newry City FC. The forum was held on Sunday 29th January and clubs represented were Camlough Rovers, Ashgrove, Damolly and Newry City. The the agenda at the event was the New Games Development Centre programme, Talent ID and Coach Education The […]

Kumon Tuition: Community based, child focused

Kumon tutor Gillian Graham (left) and assistant Tanya Copeland (right)

An innovative and unique angle on children’s after-school tuition has officially landed in Newry and Banbridge. Kumon is a unique method of study which aims to give each and every child skills that last a lifetime. Focusing on the vital subjects of maths and English, they can help your child to develop their learning skills […]

Finance Minister speaks at Newry business event

Sammy Wilson

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson this week spoke about the need to rebuild and rebalance the Northern Ireland economy. Mr Wilson was speaking at an event in the Canal Court Hotel hosted by the Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade. The Minister spoke of his need to speak directly with business men and women, “It’s important […]

Saval GAC, club business competition

Saval GAC

Saval Sponsorship Draw Ticket Price: £100 WIN 2 Years FREE Sponsorship on Saval Senior Team Jerseys Each ticket purchased guarantees free business advertising in the match programme for all of our Senior Team’s (Division 1) home fixtures in 2012. For More information contact Emma Lennon (Club Secretary) Email:

Health Minister warns Newry residents of letter scam

Edwin Poots

Health Minister Edwin Poots is warning people in Newry that letters warning them to evacuate their homes next month for radon gas testing are part of a scam. Mr Poots has said that the letters were not issued by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and that the signature on the letters […]

Environment Minister encourages local council reform

Attwood apologised

A series of meetings with local councils in Northern Ireland has started today. The meetings have been set up by Environment Minister Alex Attwood with the hope of enabling local government reform. The minister met with the ‘Voluntary Transition Committee’ in Newry. Minister Attwood said, “The reform of local government offers a once in a […]

Information sought following Cleary Crescent fire

The incident happened in the Cleary Crescent area

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a fire in the city. The fire happened at flats in the Cleary Crescent area at around 10pm on Saturday 21st January. The fire was discovered on a balcony of one of the flats and was caused by two mattresses that had been set alight. Police have […]

BBC documentary featuring Newry Times to air tonight at 10:35pm

Newry Times team during filming for BBC Spotlight

Earlier this month Newry Times announced that we would be taking part in a BBC Spotlight documentary. The documentary, which airs tonight on BBC One at 10:35pm, is presented by Mark Carruthers, who uncovers the challenges facing many of today’s young people – for ‘Lost Generation’, the first in a new series of Spotlight. The […]

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