Archive for: June, 2017

SRC future innovators recognised at BEST Awards

The biggest awards event in the Further Education calendar in Northern Ireland took place recently at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, County Down. Southern Regional College students topped the polls again winning four of the award categories. The BEST Awards recognise innovation in a wide range of areas ranging from creative industries, to visual […]

PSNI urge rural community to secure their farms

Many farms, by their nature, are in isolated areas of the countryside and the police are urging rural communities to work with them, and together, to prevent crime and deter criminals over the summer months. Supt. Brian Kee, PSNI Service Lead for Rural and Wildlife Crime, said, “It is important that we all work together […]

New soil sampling scheme opens for livestock farmers

Livestock farmers in Northern Ireland are being offered the opportunity to increase profitability through free soil sampling and analysis under the EU aid package scheme, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced. The EU Exceptional Adjustment Aid Soil Sampling and Analysis Scheme will be delivered by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute […]

Slieve Donard climbers have ‘summit’ to be proud of

The Mourne Mountains were awash with yellow recently as hundreds of local supporters climbed Northern Ireland’s highest peak in aid of local children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children. Over 260 people took on the charity’s annual Slieve Donard climb, hiking approx. 6 milesto raise funds for local children and young people diagnosed with cancer, […]

Newry surveyor commended by RICS head

Ruairi Miller from Newry, a newly qualified member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), the leading qualification when it comes to professionalism in land, property, construction, has received his diploma from Fiona Grant, RICS UK & Ireland Chair and Andy Tough FRICS, Chair RICS Northern Ireland. The diplomas were presented to several recently qualified […]

Owners of licensed premises reminded to renew liquor licenses before deadline

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is reminding all owners of licensed premises to renew their liquor licences before the 30th September 2017 deadline. Speaking to Newry Times, Chief Superintendent Stephen Cargin explained, “It is important that all owners of licensed premise ensure their businesses comply with legislation therefore we are encouraging everyone to renew […]

Brady issues stark Brexit warning at public meeting

Sinn Féin’s Mickey Brady has issued a stark warning on the perils of Brexit, alongside Martina Anderson MEP, at a public meeting organised by the party on Tuesday. Speaking to a packed hall of residents from Newry & Armagh at a Sinn Féin Brexit Update, Brady expressed concerns that the ‘undemocratic Brexit pursued by the […]

Part-time A-Levels now available in Newry SRC Campus

Southern Regional College has now added Part-Time A-Levels to its curriculum on the Newry campus across ten different subject areas. Students can now study part-time evening AS levels in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Accounting, Religious Studies, Government and Politics, History and Photography. For greater flexibility a full A Level (AS and A2) can also be completed […]

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone to be lifted

The avian influenza prevention zone in Northern Ireland, due to expire on 31st May 2017 will not be renewed, the Department has confirmed. The zone required bird keepers in Northern Ireland to put in place enhanced biosecurity measures prior to letting their birds outside, in order to reduce the risk of disease. The ban on […]

‘Hung parliament offers opportunity to take down the Tories’ – Eastwood

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said that every seat is now critical following a YouGov poll which predicts a hung parliament. Eastwood called on every voter who cast a ballot to remain in last June’s referendum to vote SDLP this June to take on and take down the Tories. He said, “This election campaign has […]


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