Archive for: October, 2014

Local community warned about telephone scam

Local police are warning residents to be vigilant of telephone scams following a recent incident. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Robbie Jeffers, South Down Neighbourhood Policing Team, explained, “Recently a local resident received a call from a male who claimed to be Detective Constable Dave Warren of London Police. “He told the resident that her […]

Residents express concerns over Hickey’s Lane sale proposals

Newry Sinn Féin councillors Charlie Casey and Valerie Harte organised a site meeting at the request of residents of Drumgullion and Lisgullion regarding proposed sale of land at Hickey’s Lane. Speaking about the meeting Councillor Casey said, “Local residents had contacted me to voice their concern at the proposed sale of land at Hickey’s Lane […]

Ladies Night: Shopping, pampering and well-being in aid of PANDAS

PANDAS Co. Down and Armagh Support Group is holding a ladies night on Wednesday 5th November from 7-9.30 pm in The Golf Inn, Forkhill Road, Newry. Admission is £5 per person, payable at the door and everyone is welcome. PANDAS (pre and post natal depression advice and support) is a charity which supports families suffering […]

Improved care for stroke patients at home

To achieve the best possible outcomes for stroke patients, the Southern Trust aims to provide shorter intensive care in hospital followed by tailored support at home, says Angela McVeigh, Director of Older People and Primary Care Services at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. “Getting specialised intensive care in hospital following a stroke can […]

Great War event set for South Armagh

The South Armagh Branch of the Ancre Somme Association has announced details of its next event locally. Following on from a very successful evening earlier this year in Markethill High School, and participation in several War related events in Crossmaglen, Cavan and Dundalk; Branch Chairman Quincey Dougan has revealed the next venue to be Newtownhamilton […]

Appeal for information over ‘terribly neglected’ Newry dog

The USPCA are appealing for help from the local community after this dog (pictured right) was brought to the USPCA Animal Hospital today from the Ballyholland area of Newry by a concerned member of the public. The USPCA are appealing for help in identifying a possible owner for this animal. This Dog was presented to […]

McAteer welcomes Commons vote to recognise Palestine

SDLP Newry councillor Kevin McAteer has welcomed a vote in the House of Commons which calls on the recognition of Palestine as a state. Speaking to Newry Times, Cllr McAteer said, “The recognition of Palestine as a legitimate state is the first step on the long road to finding a resolution to a conflict which […]

Police probe South Armagh theft

Police in Newry are appealing for information following the theft of gas cylinders. Constable Colin Jamieson, Newtownhamilton Response, explained, “Around 2am on Saturday, 4 October, a silver Ford Transit vehicle pulled into the forecourt of a Spar store on Forkhill Road. “An occupant of the vehicle broke open the gas storage cage and took between […]

Smoking is harming your vision – stub it out!

Smokers are at significantly greater risk of losing their sight than non-smokers, yet awareness of eye damage from smoking is worryingly low according to the Public Health Agency (PHA). Fewer than 10% of smokers realise that smoking can affect their eye health. This compares with 92% associating smoking with lung cancer and 88% identifying a […]

‘Need for more women in public life’ – Fearon

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said there is a need for more women in public life. Speaking after addressing a ‘Women in Politics’ event at Stormont on Wednesday morning, the Newry and Armagh MLA said, “For too many young girls growing up the only role models they see in the media conform to the […]


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