Archive for: October, 2014

Newry business The Rug House, invests £350,000 to create Ireland’s largest rug store

The Rug House, Newry is taking its virtual business into the real world after an investment of £350,000 to go towards its first bricks and mortar store in Newry. The thriving local business ships an impressive 150,000 rugs per year to 30 countries across the world and is capitalising on its major online success, which […]

Witness appeal after Camlough incident

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident near Camlough on the evening of Saturday 11th October. Police were at the car park at Keggall View Point, Keggall Road, Camlough, at around 10.30pm when a female sustained an injury which required treatment at the scene by paramedics. A spokesman for the Police […]

Kimmins welcomes commitment from Chancellors Hall builders

Newry City Sinn Féin councillor Liz Kimmins has been involved in a number of meetings with residents from Chancellors Hall and builders. The development has been left unfinished for some time but now it is hoped that the residents’ concerns will be dealt with promptly. Speaking about the news Cllr Kimmins said, “I have been […]

‘Past needs to be dealt with during Talks’ – Bradley

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Dominic Bradley has said that the murder of John Mallon 40 years ago underscores once again the need for the past to be dealt with comprehensively during the current talks process. “The issue of collusion is a serious one and one which underscores the need for issues of the […]

Halloween Safety Appeal – a Night for Treats not Tragedies

Last Halloween night (31st October 2013) Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received 166 calls and attended 124 incidents across Northern Ireland. This is the lowest figure recorded for 31st October and represents a decrease of 7% on incidents attended during Halloween 2012. NIFRS would like to see this trend continue and is appealing […]

25,000 people offered free benefit check

Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, is writing to 25,000 people in Northern Ireland to offer them a free benefit check. Launching the initiative at a Belfast City Council ‘Winter Warmth Clinic’ Minister Storey explained that 25,000 people would be contacted directly to check if they were getting all the benefits they were entitled to. […]

Information sought after spate of Rostrevor burglaries

Police in Warrenpoint are appealing for information after a report of burglary at residential premises at the Killowen Old Road, Rostrevor area. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Megan Hillen said, “Sometime between Monday 2nd September and Friday 26th September, it was reported that a number of personal hygiene items were taken from a house in […]

New video explains all about breast screening

A new video that shows women what to expect when they attend for breast screening has been produced by the Public Health Agency (PHA). It covers the whole process of screening – from receiving the invitation letter to getting the results. The video is aimed at women who have never attended for breast screening or […]

Free accredited course on Irish history at Newry Museum

Newry and Mourne Museum is offering members of the public the opportunity to obtain an OCN Level 1 qualification whilst studying Irish history between the Act of Union in 1800 and the Partition of Ireland in 1921. Those attending will be able to examine events such as the Home Rule Crisis, the sinking of the […]

300 fixed penaty notices issued by local police

Local police have issued more than 300 fixed penalty notices during a four week road safety operation. Running from 29th September to 25th October, two dedicated road safety teams patrolled roads across Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon and Newry and Mourne to prevent and detect careless and dangerous driving and educate motorists about road safety. E District […]

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