Archive for: June, 2017

SRC supports First Derivatives in attracting local talent

Southern Regional College (SRC) recently hosted a Careers Information Evening on behalf of local leading company, First Derivatives. Senior staff from First Derivatives outlined exciting job and career opportunities for graduates as well as for current aspiring students who are keen to secure a future position at the global company. They indicated what skills and […]

Traffic and congestion solutions at Slieve Gullion welcomed

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has welcomed the response from Council to issues relating to access to and from the wood. “Over the recent bank holiday weekend residents found themselves either trapped in their homes or unable to return due to the vast number of visitors to Slieve Gullion. “Cars were parked in […]

Fast-growing Newry-based company leads way in UK sandwich industry

A fast-growing Newry-based company has cemented its credentials as one of the UK and Ireland’s leading food-to-go manufacturers. Around Noon, which employs over 200 people at Green Bank Industrial Estate, beat competition from the likes of Marks & Spencer, Tesco, and Waitrose to collect an unprecedented three awards at the Sammies – the leading accolades […]

‘Consumers should exercise caution when shopping online’ – Trading Standards Service

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has issued a reminder to consumers to take extra care when shopping online. Each month Consumerline receives hundreds of telephone calls, emails and posts from consumers, many of whom have had a bad experience shopping online. The complaints cover a multitude of problems concerning goods and services. They can vary from […]

Record turnout at Slieve Gullion as Giant Adventures season gets under way

Thousands of visitors from across Ireland flocked to Slieve Gullion recently for a packed weekend of family fun and adventure as part of this year’s Footsteps in the Forest festival. Featuring a host of make-believe characters, storytelling and a bustling schedule of activities, Footsteps in the Forest kicked off the first of five free summer […]

Free health checks and advice as part of ‘Men’s Health Week’

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is running a number of free events to encourage males to engage in healthier active lifestyles as part of Men’s Health Week (12-18 June 2017). Events include a ‘Trash the Ash’ Free Quit Smoking advice and Lung Age Testing on Monday 12th June from 9.30am-4pm at the Health […]

Fraudsters scam £1,650 from local day nursery

Trading Standards Service has warned businesses and organisations to be on their guard following a recent incident. A County Down nursery lost £1,650 as a result of an elaborate scam. The scam, which involved an email from a seemingly legitimate source, invited applications for a Government grant to fund advertising and marketing and included links […]

Men’s Health Week: Watch your waistline – belly fat is a danger

The dangers of belly fat are being highlighted during Men’s Health Week (12th – 18th June) as the Public Health Agency (PHA) encourages men to think about the size of their waistline. Having a waistline of 37 inches or more for a man can put you at greater risk of developing heart disease, some cancers […]

Police return to scene of fatal collision

Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a motorcyclist in a road traffic collision on Sunday 28th May have returned to the scene on the Kilkeel Road in Ballymartin today, Sunday 11th June in a bid to gather new information about the crash. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Paul Connolly said, “The collision happened […]

Patient and Client Council roadshow coming to Newry

The Patient and Client Council will be heading down the highways and byways on a roadshow around Northern Ireland this June. The health and social care organisation is on a new drive to get people involved in shaping their future healthcare services in Northern Ireland. The roadshow will arrive in Newry on Thursday 22nd June […]

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