Archive for: November, 2017

UK Wide Recognition for Southern Trust Trauma and Orthopaedic Service

The Southern Trust’s Trauma and Orthopaedic Service is rated amongst the best in the UK for treating hip fractures.  With over 65,000 people aged 60 or older fracturing their hip in the UK last year, it is the most common serious injury in older people.     The Southern Trust Trauma and Orthopaedic service was […]

Northern Ireland population to reach 2 million by 2040

The population of Northern Ireland is projected to reach two million people by mid-2040.  This is one of the findings of the statistics published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).     The 25 year projections highlight that the Northern Ireland population is projected to increase to 2.003 million by mid-2041, an […]

Barcroft family injured in gas explosion

A family in Barcroft with four young children were ‘lucky’ to escape serious injuries following a gas explosion at their home. Five occupants, including a 34-year-old woman and four children aged between 6 and 12, were taken to hospital with burns.     Speaking to Newry Times, the Chairperson of Barcroft Community Association Darren Thompson, […]

Hilltown shop burgled twice in two weeks

Detectives are appealing for information following a number of burglaries at shops in Counties Down and Armagh. Thieves targeted premises on Main Street in Hilltown, Commons Road, Ballykinlar and Concession Road in Crossmaglen on 3rd November.     The Hilltown business was then burgled for a second time on 17th November. On all occasions a […]

Local Primary School tackles bullying

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon and Councillor Mickey Larkin have congratulated Dromintee Primary School for providing increased pupil support through the formation of a Pastoral Care Ambassador team selected by students at the school.     Nine pupils attended a course at Kilkeel which dealt with anti-bullying procedures and support structures for students. Larkin told […]

Fostering and Adoption information evening in Newry

With a rise in the number of children coming into care in Northern Ireland, the Southern Health and Social Care Trust is urging more caring people to come forward who are interested in becoming foster carers or adoptive parents. All children have a right to grow up in a safe, secure and caring family where […]

‘Ulster Bank must protect local banking services’ – Bradley

SDLP MLA Sinead Bradly has said that rural communities were being abandoned. She was speaking after Ulster Bank announced that they will close 11 branches across the North, leading to 40 job losses.     Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “I am deeply disappointed that Ulster Bank will close so many branches across the […]

Man stabbed in the chest in Newry

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following a report of an assault at a house. The assault took place in the Carrickateel Court area of Newry on Sunday 19th November.     Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable McKeever said, “At approximately 11:25 am it was reported to police that a man in his […]

Man, 33, charged after £160,000 Bessbrook drugs find

Detectives have charged a 33 year old man with possession of a class A controlled drug and possession of a class B controlled drug. He was also charged with possessing a class A controlled drug with intent to supply, possessing a class B controlled drug with intent to supply and possessing criminal property.     […]

Southern Trust Renal Services Top in the UK

The Southern Trust’s Renal Unit based at Daisy Hill Hospital has been ranked first in the UK Renal Registry for survival of dialysis patients aged 65 and above. The Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Roisin Mulgrew has hosted a Civic reception to pay tribute to the Renal Team and celebrate their success. […]

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