Archive for: December, 2018

‘Wrap up warm for Winter’ – NI Water urges

The Winter wardrobe is back out for another year – coats, hats and scarfs at the ready to keep us warm.   It’s a timely reminder that our house needs to have a winter coat on too!     Frozen pipes can burst and cause flooding, so it is vital when we are wrapping ourselves […]

‘Reduce the risk of sudden infant death’ – PHA

Parents are being reminded about the importance of reducing the risk of sudden infant death, as a new survey commissioned by the Public Health Agency (PHA) shows that many adults are unaware of the main risk factors. The cause of sudden infant death syndrome is not known, but there are measures parents can take to […]

Call for witnesses after Bessbrook hit and run

Police are appealing for information following a report of a damage only hit and run incident in the Fountain Street area of Bessbrook. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Tom Nugent said, “Sometime between 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 27 November and 3.00 pm on Wednesday, 28 November, it was reported that damage had been caused to […]

86 check points and 3 arrests in anti-burglary operation

Officers from six Policing districts, continued to work with colleagues from An Gardaí Siochana, on proactive operations, which were primarily aimed at disrupting and preventing criminal activity, particularly burglary. Officers right across Lisburn and Castlereagh; Ards and North Down; Newry, Mourne and Down; Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Mid Ulster and Fermanagh and Omagh Districts , […]

M&S reveals mince pies is the favourite festive food in Newry!

Whether you’re mad about mince pies or crazy about Christmas pudding, everyone has their favourite festive food.  M&S has taken a look at its stores across the country to see what is proving most popular with their customers this festive season.     It’s a sweet treat all the way for Newry shoppers, with mince […]

Trust hosts Christmas celebration event for young people with disabilities

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust in collaboration with youth organisation YMCA Lurgan, have hosted a Christmas dinner and celebration event for young people with a disability who have taken part in a social development project. The event took place for the group known as the ‘Awesome Independers’ on the evening of 13 December […]

Police remind people to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas

In the run up to Christmas, police are urging homeowners to take steps to protect their property and reduce their risk of becoming a victim of crime this festive season. Police are also asking people to look out for vulnerable neighbours and relatives during the festive period.     Chief Superintendent Simon Walls said, “We […]

Research reveals County Down attitudes to Christmas

When it comes to Christmas, Northern Ireland consumers are sticklers for tradition, eager and well-organised, and keen to manage their spending, according to research carried out by Lidl Northern Ireland.  The supermarket, whose powerful low price, high-quality proposition confirmed it as Northern Ireland’s fastest-growing supermarket last Christmas, with highest-ever footfall and a record 16% sales […]

Competition invites schoolchildren to tackle marine litter with art

Schoolchildren across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to explore the growing problem of marine litter in our seas by creating a piece of artwork from everyday plastic items strewn across their local shores. The Marine Litter Art Competition, organised by Ulster Wildlife and the NI Science Festival, is part of an ongoing effort to raise […]

£2.1m investment for community pharmacists

A new Pharmacy First service has been launched in Northern Ireland this winter, which will enable patients to have a consultation in a private area with their community pharmacist for advice and treatment for sore throats, colds and flu-like illness. The service will be available from participating community pharmacies from 1 December 2018 until 31 […]

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