Archive for: June, 2018

Consumers urged to shop around following Click Energy price increase

27,000 Click Energy customers across Northern Ireland will be affected by a 9.68% electricity price increase. The Consumer Council says this is unwelcome news, and are encouraging all consumers to review whether they are on the best deal for their electricity. The increase, which comes into effect on 12 July, will see a typical customer’s […]

Local schools receive recognition at Green Flag event

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin, welcomed local schools to Warrenpoint Town Hall for the Chairperson’s annual ‘Green Flag’ reception. The reception recognises the achievement of local schools which have obtained their Green Flags as part of the Eco-Schools Programme. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin said, […]

New website for consumers with parcel delivery problems

Northern Ireland shoppers are set to benefit from a new website to report delivery problems with online orders. The Consumer Council has said the website, www.deliverylaw.uk, will also educate consumers about their rights and help them make a complaint to retailers. Speaking to Newry Times, Kellin McCloskey, Head of Postal Services at The Consumer Council […]

Warrenpoint Port joins local schools for tree planting

Warrenpoint Port recently joined seven local schools to plant a variety of trees as part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing the environment. In total, 1,100 trees and shrubs have been planted by the Port at The Gut area along the harbour’s boundary, including Rowan and Crab Apple trees, following a £55,000 investment. The schools […]

New law will disregard abolished homosexual offences

The Department of Justice today announced a change to the law which will allow convictions for abolished homosexual offences to be disregarded and pardoned. The new law, agreed by the Assembly in November 2016, facilitates the removal of convictions for such offences from police and court records. Convictions that are disregarded will be considered as […]

FREE tennis sessions in Warrenpoint for all the family

With Wimbledon just around the corner national sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up a first for Northern Ireland by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions hoping hundreds of people across the Warrenpoint area can make a racquet at Milltown Tennis Courts.  In an exciting partnership with the Newry, Mourne and […]

‘Commonwealth Youth Games have become collateral damage’ – McNulty

SDLP Sports and Communities Spokesperson Justin McNulty MLA has said that it is a sorry indictment of our stalled political process following the news that Northern Ireland will no longer be able to host the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2021. McNulty stated that both the DUP and Sinn Féin must reflect on this decision and […]

£1m investment brings innovative office development to Newry

A new shared serviced office development has opened in the heart of Newry City Centre.   Following a million pound redevelopment project to the former sporting goods shop, Smyth’s, Granite Exchange will offer both serviced offices and meeting rooms from its Kildare Street base. Jonathan McKeown, Owner of Granite Exchange, commented, “We wanted to create a […]

Newry parents urged to apply for education support allowances

Sinn Féin Newry and Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has encouraged parents to apply for education support allowances for uniforms, meals and transport.    The Sinn Féin elected representative made the call after her party met with the Education Authority (EA) to discuss the operation of these key supports. Speaking to Newry Times, the local MLA commented, […]

Griffin signs for Warrenpoint Town FC

Warrenpoint Town FC have announced the signing of 27-year-old striker Marc Griffin from Glenavon. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Griffin has had spells at Dundalk, Derry City, Bohemians, Drogheda United and most recently with Glenavon. Marc is a highly-rated, pacey striker who has played for some top clubs and is a known goal scorer.     […]

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