Archive for: April, 2015

Fundraising success for pupils at St Joseph’s, Newry

A cheque for £1,350 was presented to Fr Tony Corr on behalf of Trócaire. It was presented by pupils from St Joseph’s HS, Newry from money that was collected through a series of fundraising activities. Fr Corr thanked the staff and pupils involved for their fantastic efforts. He explained that this money would certainly make […]

Public Health Agency issues ‘legal highs’ warning

The Public Health Agency’s (PHA’s) Drug and Alcohol Monitoring and Information System (DAMIS) has been receiving reports of people across Northern Ireland experiencing unpleasant and potentially dangerous side effects after smoking synthetic cannabinoids, with a number of users having been hospitalised. The PHA is using its early warning system to raise awareness of the risks […]

The future of sustainability, in Newry, Mourne and Down

“Sustainability is firmly on the new Council’s agenda” – this is the message delivered loud and clear at the Sustainability workshop that took place in Tollymore Forest on Monday 27th April. 50 delegates from across the Newry, Mourne and Down District gathered to describe what they were doing on sustainability and how it impacts their […]

Men charged over alleged cannabis plot after Camlough arrests

Four men have been charged with attempting to smuggle cannabis into Northern Ireland. The herbal resin was concealed within pallets of orange juice. Sold on the streets, it would have had a likely potential value of more than £800,000. Following a joint NCA and PSNI operation, three men in Camlough and a man in Birmingham […]

Two men charged over Camlough Road stone throwing incidents

Police in Newry have charged two men with riotous behaviour and attempted criminal damage. The charges relate to incidents on Camlough Road on Friday night, 24th April, when a number of vehicles were damaged with stones. The 19 year old man and 20 year old man will appear before Newry Magistrates’ Court on 20th May, […]

Anger over dumping at new Corrinshego GAA pitch

Sinn Fein Newry councillor Liz Kimmins has condemned those who are using the grounds around Corrinshego’s new pitch as a dumping ground. “While I was at Corrinshego’s first match on Sunday I noticed there was a lot of dumping at what is locally known as the Spricks,” she said. “This is all household items, wallpaper, […]

Durkan appeals to road users to take extra care over Bank Holiday weekend

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan is appealing to everyone to remain vigilant on the roads as we approach the Bank Holiday weekend. Durkan said, “Tragically, we saw a dramatic increase in road deaths over the Easter holiday period. “As we look forward to the upcoming long weekend, we cannot afford to be complacent. Collectively, as […]

Local person buying £500 of Apple products ends up with ‘two bottles of water and a newspaper’

Police in Newry are reminding the community to only purchase valuable items from reputable sources. The reminder follows an incident where a member of the public was approached by a male in the Armagh Road area on Tuesday, 14th April, and offered an iphone, ipad and laptop for £500. After discussion the sale was agreed […]

Police probe vandalism at new Newry Leisure Centre

Police in Newry are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage at the new leisure centre on Clanrye Avenue. At around 11.45am on Sunday, 19th April two panes of glass in the centre were smashed. A police spokesman told Newry Times, “We would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation […]

Warning of ‘deadly consequences’ after Camlough Road stone throwing attacks

Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Casey has said that there is grave concerns about the ongoing stoning of vehicles travelling along the Camlough Road by youths using Carnagat Hill as a launch pad. He was speaking after the most recent incident where the windscreen of a lorry was smashed after being attacked by a group of […]

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