Archive for: April, 2017

Local couple donate wedding anniversary funds to cancer unit

Joe and Julia Murnin have donated £250 to the Mandeville Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital. The family are from the Newry and Banbridge area.   The couple recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and donated money received in lieu of gifts to their local cancer unit. Article continues below: Julia has thanked family and friends […]

Newry physio wants local stroke stars to be recognised

Sean Curran, a physio at Daisy Hill Hospital wants local stroke survivors, carers and health care professionals to enter the Stroke Association’s Life After Stroke Awards. Nominations for the awards are open to stroke survivors, carers, volunteers, fundraisers and professionals.   Sean himself won the Professional Excellence Award in 2016 at the Northern Ireland Life […]

Newry banking customers ‘could be missing out on savings’

The Consumer Council is launching a new current account comparison table to help consumers compare products currently available from banking providers in Northern Ireland. Speaking about this new resource, John French, Chief Executive of the Consumer Council said, “43% of consumers have told us they either don’t know or wouldn’t feel confident about comparing different […]

Higher level apprenticeship opportunities event in Newry

Southern Regional College in association with Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade is hosting an event on Wednesday 26th April at its Newry Campus from 5pm – 8pm. The event will highlight and promote the range of new higher level apprenticeship options available to A’ Level school leavers.   It will also provide information on […]

Campaign launched to help tackle agricultural and rural crime

As part of its ongoing commitment to tackling rural and agricultural crime, the Rural Crime Partnership (RCP) is spearheading a campaign aimed at reducing crime in rural communities. The Rural Crime Partnership which includes representatives from the Department of Justice (DoJ), Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), Department of Agriculture, Environment […]

Job vacancy: Litigation Solicitor/Barrister, County Down (5 years’ + PQE)

Location: Warrenpoint, County Down Job Length: Contract Date: 10/04/2017 Firm: Gary Matthews Solicitors Job Type: Full Time Salary: £34k+ rising on level of experience Email Address: email@gary.ie Practice Area: Litigation, Contract Law, Property / Conveyancing Web Address: www.gary.ie Your new company Gary Matthews Solicitors is a leading Company in the Plaintiff Litigation Services sector and […]

Anger at remarks over shooting of Newry IRA man

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has branded the comments of a DUP MP over the shooting of an unarmed IRA man 26 years ago as disgraceful. Colum Marks, who was originally from Newry, was killed by the RUC in Downpatrick in 1991. Last year a new investigation was launched into his killing after a new […]

Masked man attack in Bessbrook leaves man in 60s with facial injuries

Local police are appealing for witnesses following the assault of a man in his 60s in the Charlemont Square East area of Bessbrook. The assault happened just before 11pm last night, Wednesday 19th April.   Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Thomas Shields said, “This man was reported to be carrying a child’s carrycot, containing a […]

Southern Trust hold child neglect conference

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has hosted a conference focusing on child neglect. Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child’s basic needs and is the most common form of child abuse across the UK (NSPCC). The “Neglect under the Microscope: what works”, conference provided an opportunity for health and Social Care […]

‘Trips and falls due to unrepaired footpaths’ – McNulty

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has claimed that footpaths in town centres have deteriorated so much that he has had to report numerous incidents to the Department of Infrastructure locally.   McNulty told Newry Times, “Over recent weeks I have been contacted by quite a number of people regarding the state of […]

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