Archive for: January, 2018

357 arrested during winter drink drive operation

The number of drivers and motorcyclists detected drink driving during the 2017/18 winter anti-drink drive operation has increased by 15.5%, compared to the same period last year. According to preliminary figures, 357 drink drivers were arrested between 1 December 2017 and 1 January 2018, 48 more than during the same period in 2016/17.     […]

‘Karen Bradley must act to end DUP denial of rights’ – Fearon

Sinn Féin Equality spokesperson Megan Fearon MLA has said that the new British Secretary of State in the north, Karen Bradley, has a responsibility to bring what she described as ‘the DUP’s denial of basic civil and human rights’ to an end. Speaking to Newry Times, Megan Fearon said, “For far too long the LGBTQ […]

McNulty praises Christmas health care workers

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has praised those health care workers who worked over the Christmas period.  Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “At a time when most of us were spending time with our loved ones, many nurses, doctors and support staff in our Health Service were working around the clock […]

Bubbacue rolls into the Belfast burrito business

The original creators of the Boojum burrito, John and Karen Blisard, are rolling back into the burrito market with their American barbecue joint, Bubbacue.  The slow smoked barbecue restaurant, which opened in 2012, is expanding their menu to include a mouth-watering  ‘Bubburrito’ packed with their famous slow smoked meat. Bubbacue has been embraced by commuters […]

Ban on credit and debit card surcharges comes into effect TODAY

The Consumer Council wants to remind consumers that from today, Saturday 13 January 2018, businesses can no longer apply an additional charge (surcharge) to your order when you pay by debit or credit card. “There have been fears expressed that the ban on surcharges will lead to price increases as businesses seek to recoup their […]

Man, 62, dies after Bessbrook Road collision

Police have confirmed that a man who died following a one vehicle road traffic collision on the Bessbrook Road near Markethill yesterday (Thursday 11th January) was Arthur Patrick Lavery. Arthur was aged 62 and from the Poyntzpass area.     Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Michael McNee said, “The collision occurred just before 2.45pm when […]

Letters to the Editor ‘Concern thanks people of Newry for helping world’s poorest’

Dear Editor, On behalf of Concern Worldwide, I would like to thank the people of Newry and local volunteers for your kind support last year in helping some of the most vulnerable people living in the world’s toughest places.     Thanks to your commitment, children like five-year-old Yasmiin Hassan from Somalia are alive and […]

‘Fit4U 2’ programme for local adults with learning disabilities

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust ‘Fit4U 2’ programme aims to empower adults with learning disabilities to improve their health and wellbeing through participation in physical activity and sports. Activities include group exercise, boccia, kurling, archery, team games, ball skills, indoor golf, football, dance and badminton.      Activities take place during the day […]

Newry student’s stunning science success is celebrated

A former pupil of St Colman’s College in Newry has been named the winner of the prestigious Hans Sloane medal which recognises excellence in A level science. The Hans Sloane (Memorial Fund) Trust, in partnership with National Museums NI, was established in 1960 to commemorate the life and work of the celebrated Killyleagh physician, scientist […]

Call Employers For Childcare and you could be £4,000 better off in 2018

January can be hard for working parents—any form of routine has disappeared, the kids don’t want to go back to school, the dreaded bank statement and/or credit card bill arrives—and let’s not mention the five-week wait until payday! To help parents take stock of their finances in 2018, Employers For Childcare urges all parents to […]


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