Archive for: August, 2017

Appeal for witnesses after spate of Newry burglaries

Police in Newry are investigating a number of burglaries at people’s homes on Hospital Road in Newry. The burglaries occurred sometime between the afternoon of Saturday 19th and the afternoon of Sunday 20th.     Writing on the PSNI Newry & Mourne Facebook page police said, “Were you in the area at all? “Did you […]

Southern Trust staff take ‘virtual tour’ to understand Dementia

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has teamed up with training2care to give staff the opportunity to understand what it is like to have Dementia.  The Virtual Dementia Tour is a scientifically proven way of helping you to understand what people with dementia experience every day and is ‘your window into their world’.   […]

Exciting FREE event at Slieve Gullion

Slieve Gullion Courtyard Development is staging a unique event at Slieve Gullion Courtyard on Saturday 23rd September celebrating European connections with the region. The event, Failte Europe, will celebrate the contribution our European neighbours make to our local communities and highlight their musical, cultural heritage.     The free event takes place on Saturday 23rd […]

New walking guide reveals Northern Ireland’s geological wonders

The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI) has launched its new book, ‘Rambling on the Rocks: Walking Northern Ireland’s Natural Landscape’ at a family fun day in Belfast’s Colin Glen. The book aims to take walkers on a geological journey across all of Northern Ireland’s well-known, and some lesser known, natural landscapes.   Published as […]

Newry-based business opens Belfast Showroom

Leading Northern Ireland retailer Kukoon.com has taken another step in its growth after opening a brand new custom built, spacious showroom on 60 Boucher Crescent, just off the Boucher road in Belfast. The Newry-based firm (formerly The Rug House) has undergone a significant expansion in recent years and the modern hang and glide rails in […]

7.5% increase by SSE Airtricity is ‘unwelcome news’

The Consumer Council has described the 7.5% domestic tariff increase by SSE Airtricity as ‘unwelcome news’. They have encouraged consumers to be aware that savings can be made. In total over 200,000 (26%) households across Northern Ireland will be affected by this change.     The increase, which comes into effect on 1st October 2017, […]

Gold watches and medals taken in Newry burglary

Detectives are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at a house in the Mountain View area of Killeavy, Newry on Friday, 25th August. The house was entered sometime between 2.30pm and 4.00pm.     Two men’s gold watches and a number of medals were stolen. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable McAteer […]

Retail NI ‘disappointed’ over Rates Relief Scheme suspension

Retail NI has expressed disappointment with the news that the Empty Premises Rate Relief has been ‘effectively suspended’ as a result of the suspension of the Assembly. The scheme gave business owners 50% rates discount if they opened a new business in premises, which had been vacant for more than a year.     This […]

Southern Regional College celebrates its 10th birthday

Northern Ireland’s best performing college, Southern Regional College, is celebrating its 10th birthday this month. In August 2007, the 16 further and higher education colleges in Northern Ireland merged to create six new area based ‘super colleges.’  The birth of Southern Regional College incorporated the merger of the previously known Armagh College, Newry and Kilkeel […]

Newry police issue scam warning

Police are urging members of the public to protect themselves against fraudsters who claim to represent HMRC and trick them into making a bogus payment. Victims are being contacted in a variety of methods and, in some instances reported, the fraudsters ask for payment in iTunes gift card voucher codes because they can be easily […]

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