Archive for: February, 2018

Warrenpoint Town part ways with Matthew Tipton

Matthew Tipton has left Warrenpoint Town Football Club.  He has been appointed as Portadown manager on a two and a half year contract.     Following last night’s game, the Board of Warrenpoint Town agreed to part ways with Matthew Tipton. Speaking to Newry Times, Chairman Connaire McGreevy said, “After a conversation with Matthew last […]

Community urged to look after neighbours during the cold snap

The public are being asked to be good neighbours and check in on the elderly or vulnerable relatives as difficult weather conditions and sub-zero temperatures are expected for the rest of the week. The Met Office has confirmed there is no change at this stage to yellow weather warnings in place for Northern Ireland for […]

Newry’s Magnet Centre to benefit from £10,000 funding

Twelve youth projects in communities across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from £120,000 of funding to develop bespoke arts projects that promote positive health and wellbeing. The grants have been awarded in the second phase of the ARTiculate programme, a £600,000 project launched last year and supported by the Arts Council National Lottery Funds […]

Newry residents urged to explore options to avoid housing market squeeze

Newry residents are being encouraged to explore their options to avoid being squeezed out of the housing market. Co-Ownership Housing, a not-for-profit organisation seeking to help people in Northern Ireland into home ownership, says that whilst the housing market is becoming less affordable for many people, there are still options to get onto the property […]

Countdown under way to No Smoking Day 2018

It is just less than one month until No Smoking Day on Wednesday 14 March, with thousands of smokers across Northern Ireland today being urged to stub out their cigarettes and become ‘Proud Quitters’. The Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus NI have teamed up with pharmacy, community and HSC Trust stop smoking service […]

Old Bank of England £10 notes expire this week

The old paper £10 note will cease to be legal tender from 1 March 2018. The Consumer Council is urging consumers to hunt out their old paper Bank of England £10 notes and either spend or exchange them at the bank or Post Office, before they become worthless. week.     The paper Bank of […]

State of South Armagh roads on the agenda at meeting

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon will lead a delegation of Sinn Féin elected representatives who are meeting with Department of Infrastructure (DfI) Roads Southern Divisional manager Simon Richardson. The meeting is to discuss the state of the roads in the general South Armagh area.     The MLA, speaking prior to the meeting, said, “Myself […]

Final call for Excellence Awards 2018 nominations

Do you know a member of health and social care staff who has provided exceptional treatment and care for you or your relative? The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched the Excellence Awards for 2018 and is asking for members of the public to play their part and nominate a team or a […]

The Bank Bar in Newry named amongst NI’s Top 100 hospitality businesses

Seventeen County Down businesses have been named amongst the top 100 hospitality hotspots in Northern Ireland. The local businesses were announced as winners at Hospitality Ulster’s inaugural Top 100 Hospitality Business Awards at Titanic Belfast.     In Newry the Bank Bar & Bistro was honoured. Other Co. Down winners included: Curran’s Bar & Seafood […]

Southern Trust introduces new yellow name badges

New yellow name badges to help improve communication between staff and patients are now available on a pilot basis at the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. The new badges, which are one of the first of their kind in Northern Ireland, have been rolled out across the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Eye […]

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