Archive for: December, 2017

Southern Trust Informatics Charity Event a huge success

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust’s generous Informatics Team has raised £1,073 for Chest Heart and Stroke. The team’s Charity Committee organised a festive coffee morning last Thursday.     The morning had a wide range of delicious treats donated by talented bakers. The team would like to thank everyone who supported their event […]

Puppy buyers warned of the risks of purchasing illegally imported dogs

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has reminded anyone buying pet dogs of the dangers of inadvertently purchasing animals which have come from outside the UK and have not been properly vaccinated. In a recent transaction a pup advertised on the Internet was purchased by unsuspecting buyers from a seller who arranged […]

£5m contract as Newry-based Around Noon grows UK and Ireland business

Newry-based Around Noon has secured a new £5million contract as the fast-growing company expands its business across the UK and Ireland. The deal with Topaz follows Around Noon’s recent acquisition of London-based company Chef-in-a-Box.     Around Noon has been in business for more than 25 years and employs over 300 people. It supplies a […]

Local mums graduate from Family Nurse Partnership Programme

A group of local, young and first time mothers recently graduated from the Family Nurse Partnership programme with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. The mothers who signed up to the programme in 2015 also celebrated the milestone of their babies’ second birthdays at the event which is supported by both the Department of […]

Concerns raised over X1 Service from Newry to Dublin Airport

SDLP Newry City Councillor Gary Stokes and Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty have met with senior representatives of Translink to discuss ongoing concerns about the X1 Service from Newry to Dublin and Dublin Airport.  Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Stokes explained, “The bus service between Newry and Dublin is a vital service and it […]

Christmas party for kids with Type 1 Diabetes

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes team along with parents hosted a Christmas Party for primary school aged children with Type 1 Diabetes. Around 90 kids, along with their parents from across the Trust area attended the event at the Segoe Parish Centre in Portadown.     The Party included […]

‘Just half of planning applications responded to on time’ – McNulty

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called on the Department of Infrastructure to allocate more resources to respond to planning application consultations.  McNulty recently met with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and sought clarification on the long delays in dealing with planning applications by Transport NI / Roads Service. […]

2018 Postgraduate Studentships competition now open for applications

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has called on postgraduate students to play their part in research and development by entering the 2018 Postgraduate Studentships competition. DAERA provides approximately £700,000 per annum to fund Postgraduate Studentships and is currently funding 36 PhD students to carry out specific research for the Department over […]

Newry company Bluezone Technologies recognised at business awards

Bluezone Technologies was recognised by the Northern Ireland business community recently at the UTV Business Eye Awards 2017.  The local business gained the title of highly commended Best Digital Company of the Year.     Now in their 11th year the awards took place at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast with over 600 guests from the […]

Newry businesses come out on top at UTV Business Eye Awards

Fast-growing Newry company Around Noon took the Company of the Year title at the 11th UTV Business Eye Awards in association with lead sponsors Emirates, and was also named Fast-Growth Company of the Year. The 17 category awards were presented at Belfast Waterfront recently in front of an audience of more than 600 business guests […]

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