Archive for: October, 2018

New adult flu vaccines launched

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging all eligible people whose health could be seriously affected by flu to get the free flu vaccine. GPs across Northern Ireland are offering flu vaccination to everyone over 65, pregnant women, and people under 65 with underlying health conditions.     Last year, seasonal flu activity was the […]

Major investment for local Primary School

A new £1.5million accommodation has been officially opened at Killean Primary School in Newry. The major investment in the school includes a new multi-purpose hall with kitchen facilities, refurbishment of the main school entrance and office, additional car parking and roof repairs.     The scheme was delivered under the School Enhancement Programme which provides […]

Add some sparkle to your festive season with the Radisson Blu, Belfast

Stylish, sophisticated and with plenty of sparkle, Radisson Blu Belfast has a range of packages this Christmas and New Year to get your loved ones in the festive spirit. The hotel has festive lunches and party nights to make your Christmas and New Year’s sparkle, without the stress and worry that cooking for the whole […]

Last call for Newry entrepreneurs to be part of Propel Programme

The search is now on for the next generation of up and coming Northern Ireland tech start-ups and Ignite NI Propel is calling on applications from the Newry region to take part in their 2019 programme. Invest Northern Ireland’s Propel programme is looking for 20 of the brightest innovators from across Northern Ireland to take […]

Delight as Newry secures Pride Awards 2019

Local politicians have congratulated Newry Rainbow Community following their successful bid for Newry City to host the UK and Ireland Pride in 2019. SDLP Representatives Justin McNulty MLA and Councillor Pete Byrne both congratulated the Newry Rainbow Community.     Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “This is fantastic news for Newry and in particular […]

Man suffers head injuries during Newry burglary

Police in Newry are appealing for information after a report of an aggravated burglary. It happened at residential premises at the Nursery Drive area on Saturday morning, 27 October.     Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable McKeever said, “At around 5:30 am, it was reported that two unknown males entered a house in the […]

Thousands of dangerous medicines seized as part of global operation

Tens of thousands of illegally imported and unauthorised medicines have been seized in Northern Ireland as part of an international operation. During Operation Pangea XI, multiple packages containing some 60,000 tablets destined for addresses throughout Northern Ireland were intercepted.     They included diazepam, pregabalin and zopiclone. Operation Pangea XI took place between 9 – […]

Southern Trust celebrates 25 years of partnership in mental health

Mental health staff and service users throughout the Southern area are celebrating 25 years of working together. The Mental Health Forum was set up in 1993 as a way of sharing the views of service users with service providers.     Now 25 years on, the Forum is the official voice of the ‘lived experience’ […]

Former St. Colman’s College pupil named as one of 2018 Moffat Scholars

Former St. Colman’s College pupil Niall Smyth, 22, has been named as one of the 2018 Moffat Scholars. The student won a prestigious tourism and events scholarship at a Scottish university.     The annual awards are available to students on travel, tourism and events-related courses at Glasgow Caledonian University. The scholarships were established in […]

New Relatives’ Room for Daisy Hill Hospital

Thanks to generosity from the Friends of Daisy Hill Hospital, a new relatives’ room has been opened on the fifth floor of Daisy Hill Hospital. The Meadows Room, which is on the Medical floor of the hospital, offers a comfortable, private space for staff to discuss a diagnosis with carers or for families who have […]

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