Archive for: October, 2015

‘Profit by poison’ in South Armagh condemned

Slieve Gullion Sinn Fein Councillor Mickey Larkin has condemned the latest dumping of diesel waste at Dromintee. “Our beautiful countryside and natural heritage has been desecrated by those who put profit by poison above the wellbeing of their own community,” he said. “This is the first incident of this nature for some time. The residents […]

Old and vulnerable in Newry warned about bogus callers

As Hallowe’en, the season of trick and treat, rolls round, NI Water is calling on all our customers to be extra vigilant and beware of bogus callers, following a number of recent incidents involving older or vulnerable customers and criminals coming to their door claiming to be from the company. The general pattern of events […]

Newry employee targeted by fraudsters

Police are warning businesses to be vigilant after two businesses in Tandragee and Newry were targeted by fraudsters. In both instances secretaries of the businesses were contacted by their managers by email with requests for money transfers to bank accounts. While the emails appeared to be sent from the manager’s email accounts they were not. […]

Saval Gaelic4Mothers launch ‘Every Penny Counts’ fundraising campaign

Saval Gaelic4Mothers and Others football team will be raising much needed funds not just for themselves but more importantly for the Southern Area Hospices Services. Coordinator Imelda Fearon explained the unique fundraising initiative to Newry Times. “We have purchased money tins which we will sell for £5, the buyer in turn fills the tin with […]

Murphy to meet with DFP on rates issue

Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy has backed calls from the north’s Retail Consortium for a review and reform of the north’s Business Rates system. “Sinn Féin have been calling for fundamental reform of the Business Rates system here since the latest evaluation saw local business facing enormous hikes in their rates bills,” he told Newry […]

Are you the brainiest workers in Newry?

The Brain Injury Foundation in co-operation with the Brass Monkey is holding Newry’s second annual quiz to find the brainiest workplace in Newry on Tuesday 18th November at 8pm in the Brass Monkey. The winners of last year’s first annual Brainiest Workplace in Newry were a team of workers from the then Newry and Mourne […]

‘Stay safe this Halloween’ – Police, NIEA and NIFRS urges local community

Police are urging members of the community to stay safe this Halloween. While bonfires themselves are not illegal, disposing and burning waste tyres on a bonfire is an illegal activity. Bonfires can be a source of considerable annoyance and are potentially a dangerous source of pollution. Police would encourage everyone to ensure all bonfires are […]

Buttercrane launch GoTo shop trolley for children with special needs

Buttercrane Centre Management is the first Shopping Centre in Northern Ireland to purchase a GoTo Shop Trolley to suit older children with special needs. Buttercrane Shopping Centre Manager Peter Murray said that it was part of their recent commitment to be a centre ‘for everyone’ and follows on from investments in a Sensory Zone, New […]

World Stroke Day 2015: Reduce your risk of stroke

Today is World Stroke Day and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to take simple steps to reduce their chances of having a stroke. A stroke can strike at any time and everyone can reduce their risk of stroke and think FAST if they see the symptoms. Top tips: • Know and manage […]

Woman assaulted in her home by burglar

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in the Newcastle Street area of Kilkeel on Tuesday night, 27th October. It was reported that at approximately 7.45pm a man entered a house in the area and assaulted the female occupant, aged in her 50’s, and demanded money. The intruder remained in the house for a […]

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