Archive for: October, 2014

Information sought after Chancellors Road theft

Police in Newry are appealing for information following the theft of an articulated trailer. Constable Chris Wolfe, Newtownhamilton Response, explained, “On Sunday, 19th October, around 10.30pm the 45ft, amber yellow, trailer was taken from a yard on Chancellors Road. “The trailer bears the logo ‘Currie European Transport’ written in white and also has a distinctive […]

Newry accountants awarded Investors in People accreditation

Michael Goss & Co Ltd, an accountants based in Newry which employs six staff, is among 40 organisations from across Northern Ireland celebrating their Investors in People (IiP) accreditation. Derek Baker, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Employment and Learning, congratulated all the organisations receiving the prestigious business award at a celebration event held in […]

Hamilton encourages Northern Ireland to go online

Finance Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has encouraged citizens to go online. The Minister was speaking during UK Get Online Week at an event in Portaferry Library. It was one of a series of events organised as part of the Department of Finance and Personnel’s Go ON NI campaign, which aims to inspire people to get […]

‘Men do not need to suffer domestic abuse in silence’ – Wells

Men do not need to suffer domestic abuse in silence. That was the key message from Health Minister, Jim Wells, as he officially opened the Men’s Advisory Project (MAP) new premises in Belfast. MAP provide confidential counselling, information and referral services to men experiencing domestic abuse and relationship breakdown in Northern Ireland. It also provides […]

Mulgrew urges caution on country roads

Fews area councillor Roisin Mulgrew has urged vigilance for vehicles travelling on country roads. Cllr Mulgrew explained, “I have been contacted by several people in recent days to warn about the dangers of animals straying onto country roads and endangering the lives of motorists. “On one specific incident an animal was killed and a vehicle […]

Make sure you don’t get ‘tricked’ this Hallowe’en!

As Hallowe’en, the season of trick and treat, dawns again, NI Water is calling on customers across Northern Ireland to be extra vigilant and beware of bogus callers, following a number of recent incidents involving elderly or vulnerable customers and criminals coming to their door claiming to be from the company. The general pattern of […]

Play safe, stay safe this Hallowe’en

With the Hallowe’en holidays upon us and young people taking time to enjoy the fun and celebrations outdoors, NI Water is reminding parents and young people about the dangers of playing near treatment works, reservoirs and construction sites. Michael Bergin, Health and Safety Manager at NI Water, explained, “Understandably, natural curiosity will draw children and […]

Meigh to host Halloween extravaganza

Meigh Community Association has launched their first ever Halloween Program of events following a successful funding application to the Newry and Mourne PCSP. Speaking about the news Councillor Liz Kimmins said, “This programme aims to provide the Meigh community with a more positive experience of Halloween, which will be enjoyed by everyone. “I would therefore […]

Witness appeal after Newry burglary

Police in Newtownhamilton are appealing for information following a burglary. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Des O’Sullivan explained, “Some time between 2.30am and 3.30am on Thursday, 9th October, entry was gained to a shed at the side of a house on Chancellors Road, Cloughreagh. “Lawn mowers, power washers, chainsaws, a set of four car wheels, […]

Last chance for budding Newry photographers to enter competition

Newry and Mourne District Council and the Ring of Gullion AONB project are calling on all budding photographers to get their photos in before the competition deadline of the 4th November. The theme this year is ‘Why the Ring of Gullion is important to me’, which photographers are free to interpret any way they choose. […]

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