Archive for: October, 2017

Demand for traffic calming measures in Cloughogue

Newry, Mourne & Down Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has said that there is a need for Transport NI to address concerns as soon as possible. She was commenting after she and her colleague Megan Fearon MLA met with Transport NI Officials to discuss issues of concern relating to the demand for traffic calming measures […]

Nothing but the Best for Southern Area Hospice

Ulster and Ireland rugby star Rory Best recently paid a visit to the Southern Area Hospice in Newry to help with the relaunch of their Lottery Draw.  During his visit Rory witnessed first-hand the work that the Hospice does. He met with staff and volunteers to gain an understanding of the range of services the […]

Reinstatement of Carrickore services welcomed

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has welcomed confirmation from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust that the short breaks services at Carrickore Respite Centre in Newry are to be reinstated immediately.     McNulty, who has been working closely with the families concerned in recent months explained, “Confirmation that […]

Get the shingles jab if you are aged 70 or 78

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine. Every year in Northern Ireland, around 1,000 people in their seventies will get shingles. The vaccine will help protect against this common and painful disease and its complications.     The […]

Push to tackle modern slavery

Modern slavery is happening in Northern Ireland and the Department of Justice (DoJ) is calling on everyone across society to be aware of the possible signs that someone may need help and to report suspicions quickly and confidentially.     To help raise awareness about the criminal activity of modern slavery, the Department has launched […]

Landcruiser and cash taken in burglary

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the report of a burglary at a house in St Malachys Bungalows in Kilkeel. It was reported that sometime between Sunday 15th October and early hours of this morning, Saturday 21st October, entry was gained to the property.     A sum of cash and a red coloured landcruiser […]

Road users advised to take extra care as clocks go back

As the clocks go back this weekend, the Department for Infrastructure is advising all road users to be extra attentive on the roads. Over the last five years the period from November to February has seen a higher proportion of road fatalities during the hours of darkness than any other four month stretch – 46% […]

Warning issued for bogus callers during Halloween

With Hallowe’en on its’ way, you can probably expect kids knocking on your door tricking and treating for some seasonal fun.  However, not all such callers have harmless intent; some are more tricksters than treaters, preying on older or more vulnerable customers while claiming to represent NI Water. Trickster bogus callers are an all too […]

Southern Trust Health Care Staff amongst the best in Northern Ireland

Allied Health Professionals from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust have been recognised amongst the best in Northern Ireland at the 2017 Advancing Healthcare Awards. Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) is the name given to the group of professional health care staff distinct from nurses and doctors, who offer a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic […]

Roads Service work welcomed by local councillor

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has welcomed work carried out by the Roads service on the Foughilletra Road at Jonesborough. “I have been lobbying the Department for many months to secure remedial works on this road,” he told Newry Times.     “The potholes along the full length of this road were making […]

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