Archive for: March, 2018

Easter egg donation to children’s ward at Daisy Hill Hospital

Patients of The Blossom Children and Young People’s Centre at Craigavon Area Hospital and The Daisy Children and Young People’s Unit in Daisy Hill Hospital have had their Easter period sweetened after a donation of Easter eggs from Virgin Media Business. Over one hundred Easter eggs brought a smile to the faces of children when […]

Newry MP accuses unionists of ‘creating tension’ over Newry play park

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said that the Unionist motion to Council to remove the name of Raymond McCreesh Park, led by Councillor Henry Reilly, is a “deliberate attempt to create community tension through demonising the residents of Ballybot”. Speaking to Newry Times, the local MP stated, “This park was named after local […]

Newry firm signs £1bn deal with US Soccer Federation

A ground-breaking deal between the U.S. Soccer Federation and local performance data experts STATSports should see millions of registered footballers wearing performance technology similar to that used by the game’s top players within three years. The partnership will result in the world’s largest player data monitoring programme and is seen as a platform to identify […]

Newry school pupils’ chance to take on key role at Balmoral Show

Newry pupils in primary and secondary schools have the chance to take on one of the newest roles at the 2018 Balmoral Show. It’s the largest agricultural event in the Northern Ireland calendar and the search is on to find a budding young reporter up to the challenge of becoming the first Official Ulster Bank […]

Adults with learning disabilities host digital art exhibition

Service users of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust Day Opportunities service have hosted a digital artwork exhibition at the Millennium Court Arts Centre in Portadown.    The exhibition called ‘See OUR day’ was opened to the public and featured over 60 unique digital art pieces reflecting the artist’s personal experiences.     This therapeutic […]

Newry businesses encouraged to enter the 2018 Runway Run

Newry businesses are being encouraged to enter the 2018 Grant Thornton Runway Run, which has been launched in ceremonial style with a water cannon salute signalling that entries are open for the popular event. The Airport Fire appliances will return to the runway at George Best Belfast City Airport to repeat the eye-catching tradition for […]

Police charge five men after Newry shooting incident

Detectives investigating a shooting incident in the Altmore Gardens area of Newry on Monday 26 March have charged five men. The men, aged  23, 27, 28, 29, and 29 were charged with a number of offences, including Aiding and Abetting, Possession of Firearm in Suspicious Circumstances and Possession of an Offensive Weapon.     They […]

VIP shopper smart fob launched at Buttercrane

Buttercrane Shopping Centre has launched a new VIP Smart Fob with personalised offers and discounts for loyal shoppers. The limited issue Fobs, follow on from a pilot VIP programme last year – the first in the UK.     The new Buttercrane VIP Fob is lightweight and the software has been streamlined to offer personalised, […]

Appeal for community to help stamp out deliberate fires over Easter

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) is appealing for the help of the community in stamping out deliberate fire setting and other anti-social behaviours, particularly during the Easter school holidays.  Over the Easter period last year (10 – 23 April 2017) Firefighters dealt with 417 deliberate fires – a 67% increase from the Easter […]

‘No end in sight for pothole epidemic’ – Local Councillor

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has said that there is no end in sight for the pothole epidemic in South Armagh following a meeting with the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Infrastructure recently. Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “At a recent meeting with the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, the […]

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