Archive for: January, 2014

Newry police call for witnesses after city centre armed robbery

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information after a report of an armed robbery at business premises in the Upper Water Street area of the City last night, Thursday 30th January. At approximately 6.25pm it was reported that a man carrying a suspected firearm entered the premises and threatened staff. The man made off with […]

Watch and bracelet among stolen items in Newry burglary

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a burglary in Loanda Crescent. Some time between 8pm on Saturday, 25th January and 8am on Monday, 27th January, the front door glass panel of a flat was broken and removed. The property was then entered and a gold watch and bracelet were taken. Police are appealing […]

Newry golfers head to Portugal in quest for prestigious title

A pair of amateur golfers from Newry head off to Portugal next week after winning a place in the prestigious grand final of the HowDidiDo National Matchplay Championship. The expenses-paid trip to play at the world-class Quinta do Lago resort, on the Algarve, is reward for the duo’s efforts in battling their way through local […]

Newtownhamilton Community Safety Meeting

The people of Newtownhamilton and the surrounding areas had the opportunity to raise their concerns regarding community safety issues during a public meeting on the evening of Wednesday 22nd January in Newtownhamilton Community Centre. Sinn Féin councillor Barra Ó Muirí, who arranged the meeting, had invited representatives from the Housing Executive, the PSNI and the […]

National Citizen Service Graduation Ceremony for Newry Youth

A team of young people from Newry graduated from National Citizen Service (NCS) recently. The event, held at Titanic Belfast, was an opportunity to celebrate the fantastic journey that the young people have been on and the contribution that they have made to their local community. At the ceremony the graduates were entertained by local […]

Killean Playgroup Go Nuts for Birds!

Children and staff at Killean Playgroup recently got their hands dirty helping our local garden birds survive this cold snap. Danielle Begley, Biodiversity Officer for Newry and Mourne District Council visited the nursery to talk to the children about the importance of our garden birds. “The children got involved by making their own bird feeders […]

‘Non farming rural dwellers an integral part of country life’, insists Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has said that non-farming rural dwellers must have greater opportunities to build a home in their own townland. Speaking recently in the Assembly on a motion tabled by Boylan and two of his Sinn Féin colleagues he stated that; “Under the present planning policy PPS 21, there are limited opportunities […]

Rogers welcomes funding boost

South Down SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has welcomed funding from the Department of Environment to tackle areas blighted by dereliction along the South Down coastline. SDLP Environment Minister Mark H Durkan announced this week that Newry and Mourne District Council will receive £80,000 to improve individual derelict properties on arterial routes, or near town centres […]

Five people rescued from Newry fire

Five people have escaped a fire in Newry this evening. The blaze broke out at around 6.30pm this evening in St Mary’s Street, just yards from where a woman lost her life in a house fire a fortnight ago. Tonight’s fire broke out in a mid-terrace house which is believed to have been converted into […]

6 reasons why Newry businesses should join LinkedIn

In today’s world we’re offered so much advice about how to improve our small businesses that it’s nearly impossible to assess what could benefit us and what could be wasting our time. If you’re new to the term ‘social media’ chances are you don’t really know your tweets from your pokes or your shares from […]

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