Archive for: September, 2014

Stop smoking in Stoptober!

Stoptober is back and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is supporting the campaign by urging all smokers to take part in the 28 day stop smoking challenge during October, as smokers who give up their habit for four weeks are five times more likely to stop for good. Gerry Bleakney, Strategic Lead for Tobacco Control […]

‘Worst case of Christian oppression in living history’ – Rogers

SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has described the current ‘persecution’ faced by Christian minorities in the Middle East and Africa as the “worst case of Christian oppression in living memory”. Speaking during an Assembly debate on what he described as ‘the persecution of Christians in Syria and Iraq’, the South Down assemblyman spoke of the inertia […]

‘Reducing benefit cap will punish the poor’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy has said British government plans to reduce the benefit cap would drive thousands further into poverty. He was speaking as plans to reduce the benefits cap from £26,000 to £23,00 were announced. The Newry and Armagh MP said, “Reducing the benefit cap to £23,000 would create increased hardship and drive […]

Big bus brings cancer services to Warrenpoint

Leading local cancer charity Action Cancer is bringing its Big Bus mobile unit to Warrenpoint next month as part of its ongoing tour of Northern Ireland. The Bus will be hosted by Gordon’s Chemist and will be located at The Square, Warrenpoint on Wednesday 8th October. The mobile clinic was launched in 2006 to help […]

Two women dead after car collides with police vehicle

Two women, believed to be nuns, have died following a two vehicle collision which occurred on the Belfast Road, Newry. The collision occured just before 9.25am this morning, Tuesday 30th September. One of the vehicles involved is a police vehicle. Three male police officers were in the vehicle at the time and none have sustained […]

‘Appalling’ burglaries at homes of elderly people in Newry

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has described two recent burglaries in Newry at the homes of two elderly people as ‘appalling’. Two homes in the John Martin Gardens and Ardgreen Drive areas of Newry City were recently burgled. The occupiers of these homes were elderly people. “Like everyone in our community I […]

Up to 60% off at Haldane Fisher’s Bathroom Sale

Fantastic savings at Haldane Fisher’s Bathroom Sale with up to 60% off selected ranges! Select gorgeous ceramic and pair with beautiful baths and innovative brassware from the most comprehensively styled bathrooms. Add a piece of luxury to your bathroom at more affordable prices with the Haldane Fisher sale including baths, showers, ceramics, brassware and furniture. […]

Family support local charity in memory of their mum

The McAteer family from the Newry area handed over a cheque for £1,500 to local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre in memory of their mum, Annie McAteer. The family had asked friends and family to make a donation to the charity in lieu of flowers at Mrs McAteer’s funeral and they would like to […]

Newry police warn public about counterfeit notes

Local police are reminding traders and members of the public to be wary of counterfeit notes. Sergeant Wendy Walker, Community Safety, is advising shops and other businesses that handle currency to check all notes and contact police if they suspect they have come into possession of any counterfeit currency. Sergeant Walker said there are a […]

Excitement builds as Oktoberfest returns to Belfast

Everyone is invited to join the celebration of food, beer and music at this year’s Oktoberfest held in Kings Hall. Oktoberfest is held every Friday and Saturday over three weekends from 26th of September – 18th October. In 2008 and 2009 Belfast played host to a small imitation of the Munich festival and after four […]

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