Archive for: April, 2019

Excitement builds for Buttercrane’s Easter Peter Rabbit themed Eggstravaganza

From the 19 – 28 April Buttercrane will have lots to keep the kids entertained. Peter Rabbit the movie will run on mall as well as the local shopping centre hosting a Peter Rabbit Picnic on Mall.      There will also be an Easter themed Petting Farm (with lots of cute bunnies) too during […]

PSNI makes further appeal to public in wake of ATM thefts

The PSNI have made a further appeal to the public to report suspicious activity in wake of recent ATM thefts. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Chief Inspector David Henderson said, “As the weekend approaches, I want to reiterate our appeal to people across Northern Ireland to remain vigilant and alert to any activity that is […]

Southern Trust issues reminder about smoking on site

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is reminding everyone that smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted anywhere on Trust sites. The policy applies to all staff and volunteers, patients, visitors, contractors and anyone who enters the Trust’s hospitals, buildings and grounds.     New parents, Blàithnid and Paul Hughes recently welcomed […]

Northern Ireland consumers ‘paying more for car insurance’

The Consumer Council is urging drivers to shop around for better deals on their car insurance, as the latest figures from reveal Northern Ireland motorists pay more than the UK average. The average fully comprehensive car insurance premium in Northern Ireland increased by 7% per year to £931.     However, in the UK […]

New Diabetes Prevention Programme launched across NI

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A new programme to tackle the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes has been launched by PHA. The programme has been developed as part of Northern Ireland’s approach to providing innovative services which have a focus on prevention and has been supported by investment from the transformation fund.     Approximately 96,000 people are living […]

Digital-first census for Northern Ireland in 2021

Plans for Northern Ireland’s 2021 Census have been published by the Northern Ireland Research & Statistics Agency (NISRA). Subject to legislation, the next Census is due to take place on 21 March 2021.     People in Northern Ireland will be encouraged to fill out their census questionnaire online. Paper questionnaires and support will be […]

Search is on for Newry’s next top model

Do you have what it takes to be Newry’s next top model? Do you love fashion and clothes? Do have something important to say and you need a platform?     Do you want to improve your confidence, self-belief and social skills? Then Buttercrane wants to hear from you as they launch their search for […]

Southern Trust launches ‘Clean Hands, Save Lives’ campaign

The Southern Health Trust has launched a new campaign to encourage staff, patients and visitors to practice good hand hygiene. ‘Clean Hands, Save Lives’ is a distinctive coral poster and signage campaign, designed to highlight the importance of the clean hands habit.     The Trust’s Medical Director, Dr Maria O’Kane said, “Patient safety is […]

Call for Newry’s over 50’s to share experiences of working

A new partnership project aimed at improving career choices for people over 50 is calling on people in Newry to share their experiences of working in later life. Age NI, Business in the Community and the Department for Communities are inviting local people aged 50+ to come forward and share their thoughts and experiences on […]

Newry MLA encourages people to register to vote

Newry and Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has encouraged people to ensure they have registered to vote before the 12 April deadline. And she urged people who will be away from home on the day of the election to apply for a postal or proxy vote.     The Sinn Féin MLA said, “I would encourage […]


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