Archive for: February, 2016

Appeal for information after theft in South Armagh

Police are appealing for information following the theft of parts from a digger which was parked in a sports ground in the Dorsy Road area near Cullyhanna. Sometime between 4.30pm on Saturday 13th February and 4.30pm on Sunday 14th February, a number of parts including orange ram linkages, an orange bucket ram, an orange lift […]

Health Care Management success for Southern Trust

A number of Southern Health and Social Care Trust staff have been recognised at the prestigious Institute of Health Care Management Awards recently. The Institute of Healthcare Management is the leading independent membership organisation for health and social care managers. The Institute supports personal development and promotes the improvement of health and wellbeing through quality […]

Finnish health officials visit Southern Trust

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has been sharing how they are helping more older people to live at home independently with a delegation of Senior Officials from the Finnish Health and Welfare Service. The officials travelled from North Karelia, an eastern external border region in Finland which, similar to the Southern Trust has […]

Man dies following collision between Rostrevor and Kilkeel

A man has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision on the Killowen Road between Kilkeel and Rostrevor this morning, Friday 26th February, police have confirmed. Police received a report of the collision shortly before 6.30am this morning. Two other men have been taken to hospital for treatment for injuries that are not believed […]

PHA reminds people of importance of flu vaccine

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is again reminding people in “at risk” groups and others who are eligible, to get the winter flu vaccine, with a warning about the deadly dangers associated with catching the flu. As in previous years, influenza H1N1 (often known as “swine flu”) is one of the strains of flu circulating […]

Irish FA aims to boost disability football

The Irish Football Association is developing a new Disability Football Plan so that more young disabled people can enjoy the game. The plan, which will cover the period 2016-2020, aims to provide more strategic support to clubs and organisations involved in disability football or who would like to get involved. Irish FA Disability Manager Alan […]

Major moves under way for health service to go smoke free

To mark one month to go before Northern Ireland’s health and social care sites go smoke free, Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride and Public Health Agency (PHA) Chief Executive Dr Eddie Rooney have demolished a smoking shelter at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, which will be replaced by a bike shelter. From No Smoking […]

‘Minister needs to clarify status of New Innovative Fund’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has called on Health Minister Simon Hamilton to clarify the position on the New Innovative Fund, which was supposed to have opened in January to assist charities. “The New Innovative Fund was supposed to open in January to assist charities through funding over a three or five-year period but as […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Concern Worldwide thanks people of Newry for support’

Dear Editor, On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would sincerely like to thank the readers of the Newry Times for your support during 2015. Last year, the people of Newry donated £204,027 to help us tackle hunger, poverty and injustice in some of the toughest places of the world. Every day, more than 3,000 Concern […]

Witnesses sought after Armagh Road burglary

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a burglary from business premises. At around 2am on Sunday, 7th February, entry was gained to the premises on Armagh Road. A window was broken during the burglary. A cash box containing a sum of money was taken and two males were seen in the area around […]

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