Archive for: August, 2018

Newry police issue appeal after local theft

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a report of the theft of a number of items at the Blaney Road area of Newtownhamilton on Friday 10 August. Sometime between 9 am and 8 pm on Friday 10 August, it was reported that a number of tools were stolen from the property.     […]

New crane arrives at Warrenpoint Port following £3m investment

Work has started on the construction of a new crane at Warrenpoint Port following a £3 million investment. The investment forms part of a bid to facilitate further growth ahead of Brexit and beyond at Northern Ireland’s second largest port.     The crane, which is supplied by Finnish manufacturer Konecranes, will significantly improve efficiency […]

Have you pounds ‘a round’ to cash in?

The Consumer Council is encouraging consumers to check their homes for old round £1 coins, following the announcement that 169 million of the coins remain unreturned. Round £1 coins were replaced by the 12-sided, two-tone version in March last year, and round coins ceased being legal tender from October 2017.     However, round coins […]

Big Lottery Fund awards £402,720 to TinyLife charity

Local Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has welcomed and thanked the Big Lottery Fund for awarding £402,720 to TinyLife, a charity dedicated to premature babies, for their five year-year Positive Minds for Premature Parents project. Speaking to Newry Times, the Newry Armagh MP commented, “I wish to congratulate the Big Lottery Fund for awarding this […]

Survey confirmed after High Street, Bessbrook concerns raised

Newry, Mourne and Down Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has confirmed that a survey will be carried out by Transport NI in the High Street, Bessbrook area after concerns were raised with the Department in relation to pedestrian and motorist safety. The local Councillor was speaking after a meeting attended by local residents, Transport NI Officers and […]

Stolen tractor found in Newry by police

A tractor which had been stolen in the Dungannon area was recovered in the early hours of Friday morning, 10 August by Police in Newry. The theft of the New Holland tractor from a field in the Killycanavan Road, Dungannon was reported stolen to Police in Mid Ulster at around 3 am that morning.   […]

Still time for NI students to apply for a room in Queen’s Accommodation

With the first round of allocations for Northern Ireland students now complete at Queen’s Accommodation, local Queen’s students still have time to secure a room in the most sought-after student accommodation in the country. Elms BT1, Elms BT2, Elms BT9 and Queen’s Houses can offer you the all-important space to live and enjoy student life […]

Calls for International Maritime Festival in Newry

Newry SDLP Councillor Michael Savage has called for a major new festival to be created in the city that celebrates and showcases Newry’s unique waterways and its maritime history. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor said, “Last week both myself and Cllr Gary Stokes secured a motion to be debated at the RTS Committee […]

Drug paraphernalia found close to primary school

Slieve Gullion Councillor Terry Hearty has said that the discovery of drug-taking paraphernalia close to the Primary School in Glassdrommond had caused great concern. He has appealed to those involved to stop and think of the impact of drug use on themselves, their families and the community.     Speaking to Newry Times, the local […]

Power NI announces its biggest price increase since 2013

A typical Power NI customer will have to find a further £68 per year for their electricity, following Power NI’s announcement today of a 13.8% price rise from 1 October this year.  Speaking to Newry Times, John French, Chief Executive of The Consumer Council, said, “From October, a typical household using Power NI will see […]

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