Archive for: July, 2016

Run on Water this Summer!

Summer holidays are well underway, and it’s important that we all stay hydrated while enjoying the free time and the better weather as best we can. Drinking a little more water every day really can have positive results. Water helps to reduce the risk of tiredness, increases concentration and vitality, and improves memory. It also […]

Three cars stolen in South Armagh burglary

Police in Crossmaglen are appealing for information following a burglary at business premises on Concession Road, Cullaville. It was reported that sometime around 2.20am on Sunday 17th July entry was gained to the premises and three vehicles were stolen; a blue VW Golf, a white Fiat Fiorino and a Silver Vauxhall Astra. Speaking to Newry […]

‘Stay away from reservoirs’, NI Water warns

Reservoirs and other water bodies can look like a perfect place to spend a beautiful day; this can be particularly so during the summer months. But that calm exterior can carry real danger that everyone should be aware of – a Quick Dip can very easily lead to a Quick Death. In order to help […]

‘Trident spending exposes hypocrisy of Tories’ – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said the British government’s planned spending on Trident nuclear submarines exposes the hypocrisy of their austerity agenda. Speaking to Newry Times, Brady said, “Sinn Féin is totally opposed to the British government’s plans to spend billions on replacing Trident submarines and on the proliferation of nuclear weapons. “For years […]

‘You need to bin it not flush it’ – NI Water

What really lurks in our sewers? The answer in the Newcastle and Mourne region is everything from nappies, to cotton buds, baby wipes and other inappropriate items, according to NI Water. Each year, NI Water retrieves millions of waste items from the sewerage network that simply shouldn’t be there – some of the more bizarre […]

Nurse-led care improves Dermatology Services

A team of Specialist Dermatology Nurses are helping to reduce waiting times for surgical procedures in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. There are around 7,500 new patients each year in the Southern area with skin conditions ranging from chronic psoriasis and eczema to acne, hair loss and skin cancer, which is rapidly increasing. […]

‘All private landlords should install carbon monoxide detectors’ – Ritchie

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the Government and NI Executive to require all private landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors in rented accommodation. Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “Around 50 people a year die of carbon monoxide poisoning in Britain and Northern Ireland. This is unacceptable. “As the representative of […]

Deadline fast approaching for Volunteering Small Grants Programme

The closing date for applications for the Volunteering Small Grants Programme, launched last month by the Department for Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA, is 12 noon Friday 29th July. The Volunteering Small Grants Programme provides grants of between £200 and £1,200 to help organisations throughout Northern Ireland recruit and support volunteers. To be eligible, organisations […]

‘Irish unity referendum needs to be on the agenda’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said that the proposal for a referendum on Irish unity needs to be on the agenda of any negotiations between the British and Irish governments and the EU. The Newry Armagh MLA was responding to comments by British Secretary of State James Brokenshire on a unity referendum. Conor Murphy […]

Save Hank inspired motion tabled at Newry, Mourne and Down Council

Alliance Councillor Patrick Brown has tabled a motion relating to animal welfare to be debated at Newry, Mourne and Down’s full Council meeting on 1st August. The motion, which calls upon the Council to put on record its opposition to ‘Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)’ was inspired by the plight of Hank the dog and his […]


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