Archive for: March, 2015

Put a spring in your step in the brighter evenings

The clocks sprang forward over the weekend giving us the chance to get active in the brighter evenings and start getting more active. There are many ways to kick-start your journey to better health and wellbeing and the Public Health Agency (PHA) says that doing smaller bouts of activity, of 10 minutes or more, will […]

Excitement builds for Newry’s first Food Festival

Southern Regional College’s First Year Foundation Degree in Hospitality & Tourism Management and Travel & Tourism Management students are hungry for success! This year as part of their Events Operations module they are organising Newry’s First Food Festival in the Market in Newry on Friday 24th April from 12 to 6pm. The festival will consist […]

‘Tourism strategy could help local economy’ – Rogers

South Down MLA Seán Rogers has welcomed the newly launched Tourism NI strategy which aims to maximise the potential of Golf Tourism in Northern Ireland over the next five years. Speaking to Newry Times, Rogers said, “I am eager to ensure South Down features highly in this effort to attract more ‘high-spending visitors’. “The Irish […]

Cash and mobile phones taken in theft

Local police are appealing for information following a theft. On Tuesday evening, 24th March, a sum of cash and two mobile phones were stolen from a church hall on Greencastle Street during a function. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Paul Bloomer explained, “We would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to […]

éirígí Newry slam ‘reckless’ arsonists

The socialist Republican Party éirígí has slammed the actions of those responsible for an arson attack in the Derrybeg Estate in Newry on Saturday [March 21]. On the evening in question a garage was set alight in the Fifth Avenue area causing extensive damage to the garage and the contents inside. Living just a few […]

Friends of Daisy Hill Hospital host May Ball

The Friends of Daisy Hill Hospital are delighted to announce that their first ever Gala May Ball will take place on Friday 29th May at 8pm in the Canal Court Hotel. The charity has been fundraising for patient comforts for over 55 years and during this time has donated thousands of pounds to make improvements […]

‘Large crowd at Daisy Hill Hospital rally reflects community anger’ – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has said that the size of the protest in Newry on Saturday was testament to the anger in the community to any proposed cuts to services at Daisy Hill Hospital. Speaking after attending the event Hazzard said, “The size of the protest on Saturday reflects the anger in the community […]

Anger over South Armagh dumping

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called for those involved in the dumping of household and building waste in Jonesborough to cease what he described as ‘anti-community activity’. “I was shocked at what I found when responding to complaints from residents in the village,” he said. “An area below the market has been […]

Chief Constable updates Newry community on Police Service’s new look

The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, George Hamilton, has written to every home in Northern Ireland to explain what the forthcoming changes to policing will mean for the public. The letters are being delivered in Newry Mourne and Down to coincide with the April 1st deadline, which marks the beginning of […]

Man (25) arrested on suspicion of theft

A 25 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft and going equipped. The arrest follows a report just prior to 3pm on Wednesday 25 March that a quantity of alcohol had been stolen from a supermarket in the Newcastle Street area of Kilkeel. The man left the area in a car which […]

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