Archive for: April, 2012

Warrenpoint couple sentenced after £100,000 pensioner theft

The man appeared in court in Armagh

A Warrenpoint couple who admitted trying to steal nearly £100,000 from an 84-year-old widow who suffers from Alzheimer’s have been handed a 12 month sentence suspended for three years. Newry Times reported last week how James McPolin (46) and his wife Colleen (41) of Dallan View in Warrenpoint had admitted two counts of theft dating […]

‘Children can’t learn on an empty stomach’ – Rogers


SDLP Education spokesperson Seán Rogers has criticized the Social Development Minister for not taking greater notice of the Children’s Commissioner’s report on the impact of welfare reforms on children as well as a similar report from the Children’s Society last week. The South Down MLA was speaking after Patricia Lewsley-Mooney published her report. Speaking to […]

Alderside Farm – grow your own fresh vegetables

(Left to right) Frances Lockhart, Miceal McCoy (Chair of SOAR LAG), Claire Cunningham (Rural Development Officer, Newry and Mourne District Council) and Cllr George Savage (Chair of SOAR JCC)

Newry farmer Alan Lockhart is encouraging the people of Newry and Mourne to grow their own fresh vegetables, herbs and soft fruit. The creation of 20 kitchen-style allotments on his land complete with car parking, a water harvesting system and compost facility, has been made possible by an investment of over £8,000 from the Local […]

Ruane welcomes presentation on digital switchover

Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has welcomed a presentation on digital TV in the Assembly outlining the changes that will happen due to the digital switchover in October. Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MLA stated: “This informative presentation outlined what would happen come October when the analogue signal will be switched off permanently […]

2012’s Biggest Lunch is a worthwhile munch

Carla Smyth, NI Chest Heart & Stroke’s fundraising co-ordinator for Newry and Armagh joins TV’s Julian Simmons and Adrian Garvey of O’Brien’s sandwich bars at the launch of the charity’s Hearty Lunch

It’s Northern Ireland’s biggest lunch date of the year – and anyone taking part is has the chance to win a number of tasty prizes, including a cookery masterclass with TV’s Jenny Bristow. The ‘Hearty Lunch’, organised by health charity NI Chest Heart & Stroke (NICHS) and supported by O’Brien’s Sandwich Bar will be held […]

NIHE meet Clarke to discuss resolution to Linkside Park roadway

Councillor Clarke

Newcastle Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has met with Northern Ireland Housing Executive and DRD Roads officials to discuss repairing and adopting a piece of unadopted roadway and footpath leading from No.9 to 12 Linkside Park in Newcastle. Councillor Patrick Clarke was contacted by local residents who were unaware until investigations took place that the Northern […]

Carnbane midweek and weekend underage results


Midweek  results Under  11   Barcroft   2  –  4   Midway  Colts Rathfriland Colts  3  –  2  Valley Rangers  Colts Lisdrum  2 – 0  Rathfriland  Swifts Moneyslane  2 – 0  Rathfriland  Colts Under 12  Newry City  2 – 4  Damolly  Colts Ballybot Celtic   3 – 3   Damolly Colts  Annalong Rovers  0 – 2  Damolly Cubs Midway […]

MLA convenes meetings with PIPS, CCG and Public Health Agency


Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has facilitated two important meetings this week involving the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Newry’s community & voluntary sector. The first involved Dr Eddie Rooney, Chief Executive of the Public Health Agency and Seamus McCabe, Manager of the Newry branch of PIPS. Mr Brady outlined the importance […]

World Asthma Day: Newry politicians call for better strategies


Local political representatives in the Newry & Mourne area have called for more awareness and better strategies to be put in place to tackle asthma. The politicians were reacting after new data released today by Asthma UK found that a staggering 40% of people in Northern Ireland with asthma are deemed to be at a […]

Local football round up, 28th April 2012


Premier Division Windmill Stars shock midweek defeat to Killowen Celtic now gives the advantage to Newry Celtic in this year’s enthralling race for the title. Windmill recovered well on Saturday though with victory over a battling Rockview United at Olympic park. Stephen Daly gave Rockview the lead from a counter attack but Gareth White scored […]

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