Archive for: February, 2016

Newry-based MJM Group to buy former military base and create 100 jobs

First Minister, Arlene Foster MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA have announced their agreement to sell Shackleton, the former military base at Ballykelly, to Newry-based MJM Group. MJM Group plans to create over 100 jobs initially on the 621.5 acre site and provide a range of facilities benefitting the local community. Welcoming the […]

Education Minister addresses the NASUWT conference

Education Minister John O’Dowd has thanked teachers for their participation and challenge in developing the education system. Speaking as he delivered the opening address at the NASUWT annual conference in Belfast, the Minister commended them for their contribution to education over the years. He told them, “Since becoming Education Minister my clear priority has been […]

Tougher penalties to tackle animal cruelty

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill and Justice Minister David Ford will today warn those who are cruel to animals that they will face much tougher penalties under the law. The Ministers will together launch the Report of the Review of the Implementation of Animal Welfare Legislation in Belfast. The report makes 68 recommendations aimed at enhancing […]

100 calories extra a day could add up to 10lb of weight gain per year

On this extra day of the leap year, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is launching a new obesity prevention campaign making people aware of the consequences of eating ‘extras’. A new TV ad will be on our screens tonight [Monday] showing how eating just an extra 100 Calories each day more than your body needs […]

Man, 36, charged with Newry arson

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime have charged a 36 year old man with arson endangering life. The charge relates to an incident in Cleary Crescent on 22nd June, 2015. At around 9.15pm on the night in question, police received a report that an attempt had been made to set fire to the front door […]

Does your mum deserve a £300 treat from Buttercrane?

Buttercrane Shopping Centre in Newry have the biggest competition of the year for the best person in our lives; our mums. All you have to do is upload a PHOTO of your Mum to their Facebook page and tell them why she deserves to #Win. THE PRIZE: ** £120 Yummy Mummy Wardrobe makeover from Vila […]

Tree-mendous tree give-away greens South Armagh

Over 56km of hedgerows and 11,000 saplings were given away at Slieve Gullion recently to farmers, householders and community groups. The crisp winter’s day saw the culmination of the Gullion’s Green Woodland Scheme, which is being run by Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership together with the Million Trees in a Day project and the Woodland […]

Black Mercedes collides with woman in Newry

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a road traffic collision. At around 5.30pm on Saturday, 6th February, a black Mercedes car was in a collision with a female pedestrian. The incident happened close to the TK Maxx store on Merchants Quay. Article continues below: There were a number of people in the area […]

Narrow Water Bridge and Southern Relief Road backing from Martin McGuinness

Newry Councillor Charlie Casey has welcomed comments from Joint First Minister Martin McGuinness regarding the Southern Relief Road and the Narrow Water Bridge project. The Sinn Féin Councillor joined NMD Chairman Mickey Ruane for a meeting with Minister McGuinness following the Newry Chamber Business Lunch with the Joint First Minister in the Canal Court. The […]

‘Britain must remove armaments from Irish sea’ – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has said he is extremely concerned that live armaments are being washed up onto South Down beaches following periods of bad weather. Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard said, “It is well known the British Government dumped millions of tonnes of armaments into the Irish Sea after World War II and […]

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