Archive for: December, 2012

£4 Million investment in Newry watermains

NI Water has announced that work is due to commence on the construction of new watermains in Newry City Centre. The works form part of an ongoing £4.4 million investment by NI Water in the greater Newry area. The works will be located on Talbot Street, Sandys Street, Trevor Hill and Kildare Street. Work will […]

Car break-in witnesses sought by police

Police in Newry are appealing for information following the theft from a car in Mount Pleasant. Some time between 11pm on Monday, 17th December and 7am on Tuesday, 18th December, a green coloured Rover 25, registration HCZ 9703 was entered and a car stereo, teddy and a number of pashmina scarves were taken. Police are appealing to […]

Police call for witnesses to late night Newry assault

Police in Newry are appealing for information following an assault in the city. Around 11.30pm on Thursday, 6th December, a 38 year old man was attacked approaching a tunnel in Lower Water Street carpark.Three males approached him and one of them punched the victim in the face. The victim sustained a cut to his face and  […]

SRC launch ‘Employ Me’ programme

Southern Regional College has officially launched the ‘Employ Me´ and City & Guilds Level 2 Insulation and Building Treatments Course’ which focuses on the principles and application of external wall insulation (EWI) systems and is delivered at the Greenbank Campus in Newry. SRC is taking the lead in Northern Ireland in the development and delivery of […]

Police arrest two in counterfeit currency investigation

Police in Newry have arrested two males following a number of incidents in Newry, Portadown, Armagh, Fermanagh and Tyrone where counterfeit currency was passed. A 17 year old male and 20 year old male were arrested in connection with these incidents and previous incidents in Portadown, Armagh, Fermanagh and Tyrone. They are currently assisting police […]

Curran urges caution with oil tanks

Sinn Féin councillor Brendan Curran has urged caution when people are low on oil. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Curran said, “Families on low income and experiencing extreme hardship are being cautioned not to tip over their oil tanks. I have recently been contacted by tenants when, as a result of higher fuel prices and […]

Harte attends Justice in the Community Awards

Councillor Valerie Harte recently attended the Justice in the Community Awards Ceremony in Stormont with a delegation from the local Community Restorative Justice project. The awards were presented by the Department of Justice Minister, David Ford, in recognition of the achievement brought by community groups and individuals to the justice system. Councillor Harte stated, “As a […]

Police issue warning after phone scam

Crime prevention officers in the Newry and Mourne area are reminding members of the public never to give out personal details over the phone to unsolicited callers. The warning follows an incident where an elderly resident was phoned by a person who asked if she had a lifeline unit. When the resident confirmed this the […]

Announcement on Old Dublin Road welcomed

Sinn Féin councillor Packie McDonald and Newry and Armagh MLA Megan Fearon have welcomed the decision by Roads Service for the inclusion of the B113 Old Dublin road, Newry on the salted network.   Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor McDonald said, “I have been consistently campaigning for the Old Dublin road to be gritted as […]

Women want car accessories and men want beauty products – Christmas ´Wish List´ research shows

Extensive research of over 500 members of the British public has come up with some amazing insights into men and women’s lifestyle choices this Christmas. The key findings from the nationwide research outlined below, shows that men are spending more time on the way they look than women, whilst women take more pride in their […]

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