Archive for: September, 2018

Fun for all the family at Red Squirrel Week events

Families are invited to help track down one of our much-loved, but endangered animals, the red squirrel, at Silent Valley on Saturday 29 September, as part of Red Squirrel Week celebrations organised by Ulster Wildlife. Starting at 10am, join Shanna Rice, Ulster Wildlife’s Red Squirrel Officer for the Mournes, on a walk to explore the […]

Southern Trust Staff encouraged to take the Flu Vaccination

The Southern Trust is supporting the seasonal flu vaccination programme by urging staff and in particular frontline staff to protect themselves, their patients, clients and families by getting the flu vaccination. Throughout the month of October health and social care workers can attend drop-in Flu Vaccination Clinics across the Trust.     Vaccinations will also […]

Savers to earn 50p for every £1 thanks to new Government backed saving plan

123,731 hardworking people on low incomes in Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a new Government savings account that offers a 50% bonus. Help to Save will reward savers with an extra 50p for every £1 saved, meaning over 4 years a maximum saving of £2,400 would result in an overall bonus of £1,200. […]

Call for Newry food lovers: Apply for BBC programme ‘Britain’s Best Home Cook’

BBC One’s brand-new cookery competition for home cooks, Britain’s Best Home Cook, has been recommissioned from KEO Films, and they’re looking for people from Newry to take part! The queen of home cookery, Mary Berry, returns with top chef Dan Doherty and produce expert, Chris Bavin, to judge more of the nation’s best home cooks […]

Tragedy in Slieve Gullion: Death of man during Storm Ali shocks local community

The local community is in shock today after the death of a man during Storm Ali. The utility worker died and another man was injured after a tree fell on them in Slieve Gullion Forest Park.     The tragedy happened on Wednesday afternoon at the entrance of the popular tourist attraction where the man […]

Landlords Rates allowance deadline fast approaching

Time is running out for landlords who want to benefit from an available allowance on their rate bills. Land & Property Services (LPS) is reminding landlords that their bills should be paid in full by Friday 28 September 2018 in order to receive a reduction on their bill.     If you are responsible for […]

Department announces new IFR process and improved access to new drugs

The Department of Health has confirmed changes to the Individual Funding Request (IFR) process, and explained improvements in access arrangements for patients to innovative new medicines for cancer and other conditions. The changes to the IFR process follow an extensive evaluation and public consultation exercise, and fulfil a Ministerial Commitment to place clinical expertise at […]

Weather warning – preparation for expected high winds

A multi-agency teleconference, chaired by local government, has been held to co-ordinate the response from departments, councils and utilities following an Amber warning for wind from early tomorrow morning. All agencies are preparing for any impacts resulting from the weather and the public are asked to take necessary precautions when travelling as there may be […]

Public urged to save lives by talking about organ donation

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is calling on people to get talking about organ donation and share their donation decision with their loved ones. The ‘Words save lives’ campaign highlights the need to tell your family you want to save lives through organ donation.     More and more people are supporting organ donation, but […]

Newry to celebrate Good Relations Week

Newry is set to mark Good Relations Week with a number of events taking place in the local area. Coordinated by the Community Relations Council (CRC), Good Relations Week runs from Monday, 17 September – Sunday, 23 September, with more than 180 events taking place across Northern Ireland.     The initiative, which supports the […]


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