Archive for: March, 2014

Woman, 25, arrested after Newry supermarket theft


Police in Newry and Mourne have charged a 25 year old woman with theft. Police received a report of items being stolen from a supermarket on Downshire Road, Newry on Saturday night, 22nd March. A 25 year old female was arrested a short time later and subsequently charged. She will appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court […]

Magic at the Museum

Bagenal's Castle

Are you a fan of the flourish, a sucker for sleight of hand or dazzled by the discovery of the disappeared? Well then, on Saturday 12th April, Seedhead Arts will bring you up close and personal to all sorts of magic tricks and gasp-worthy moments. This involves a grand total of FOUR magicians trying out […]

‘Major house-building scheme required to tackle need’ – Brady

Mickey Brady

Sinn Féin Assembly Member Mickey Brady has said that a massive house-building programme is required to address the crisis in social housing. Speaking during an Assembly debate Brady said, “There is a growing list of people in housing stress between different generations of families living together, people in hostels and those on the street while […]

Markethill Great War event


The South Armagh Branch of the Ancre Somme Association has announced details of its first 2014 event to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. At its monthly meeting on Wednesday 26th March in Ballygorman Hall, Loughgilly the group discussed and finalised the educational evening, which promises to be of much interest for anyone with […]

Newry police investigate burglary


Police in Newry and Mourne are appealing for information following a burglary in the Benagh Road area of Mayobridge. Some time between 5pm on Saturday, 22nd March and 5pm on Monday, 24th March, entry was gained to an outbuilding at the rear of a house. A Kawasaki V-Twin quad bike, black in colour with red […]

‘Action needed on increased demand for foster services’ – Ruane


Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane said it was time for action from the Health Minister when it comes to dealing with the increased demand for foster homes. The South Down MLA was commenting after a motion to the Assembly welcoming the RQIA report on fostering services. The Sinn Féin MLA said, “This is the second […]

Casey discusses additional Newry bus service with Translink


Newry City Sinn Féin councillor Charlie Casey has met with Translink officials to discuss the feasibility of an additional city bus route to include areas such as Carney Hall, Cherrywood Grove and Ashfield Avenue. Speaking about this issue Councillor Casey said, “I have been approached by residents of these areas in relation to the lack […]

Game of Thrones Rostrevor landscape blighted by dumping


Sinn Féin candidate in the Crotlieve area Mark Gibbons has said it is extremely disappointing that an area of Rostrevor used for filming by the hit tv series ‘Game Of Thrones’ has once again been subject to illegal dumping. Speaking on the issue, Gibbons said, “Leitrim Lodge, the area where this dumping has occurred, is […]

Blind cord safety in spotlight during Family Safety Week


Accidents are the UK’s biggest killer of children, with under-fives being most at risk in the home. As part of the first ever ‘Family Safety Week’, which is running throughout this week, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone about the dangers of blind cords and is working in partnership with the Royal Society […]

Witnesses sought by Newry police after theft


Police in Newry and Mourne are appealing for information following the theft of a tractor. Some time between Monday, 17th March and Wednesday, 19th March, a Ferguson T20 Diesel tractor was taken from Mullaghgariff Road in Hilltown. Police are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to the theft or whereabouts of the tractor […]

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