Archive for: May, 2019

Samaritans go online for new local suicide awareness campaign

Samaritans has launched a new online media campaign as part of a renewed effort to tackle the issue of suicide in County Down. Samaritans said the social media campaign was developed to ensure more people were aware of the help available and the local support which it provides.     The social media campaign kicked […]

Local woman volunteers for Cancer Focus NI

Local woman Heather Eves has said that she got huge satisfaction from volunteering for cancer charity Cancer Focus Northern Ireland and has encouraged other people to sign up to help. Cancer Focus NI, which is celebrating its 50th year, says a big thank you to all their wonderful volunteers for all the invaluable work that […]

New Parkinson’s Cafe coming to Newry

A new early-onset Parkinson’s café will take place in Newry in June. Parkinson’s UK Northern Ireland launched its first early-onset Parkinson’s café in Belfast in June 2017.     The monthly get together offers people of working age living with Parkinson’s, as well as their family and friends, the chance to meet and chat while […]

Newry company Around Noon presented with prestigious Fast Track award

Food-to-go manufacturer, Around Noon, has been presented with its prestigious award for securing a place in the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table for the second year in a row. The Newry-headquartered business is one of a small number of companies to make the esteemed ranking two years in succession.     […]

Newry volunteers join Clean Coasts Week

Local Charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is calling for volunteers across Northern Ireland to get involved in Clean Coasts Week, running from 1 -9 June with a series of litter picks and cleanups.  Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful want to inspire and create a Clean Coasts Community to take action and help preserve the coastline for […]

“Kill Your Speed, Not Our Residents” campaign continues in Newry

Newry Mourne and Down Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has said that the campaign for the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to introduce traffic calming measures on the main Forkhill Road which runs through Cloughoge remains a high priority for her. The Sinn Féin representative made her comments after members of the local Toal / Harte […]

Waterbus brings lessons about the ‘Water Cycle’ to Bessbrook Primary School

The Waterbus from NI Water recently visited Bessbrook Primary School, Bessbrook, Newry, to tell pupils about the water cycle. During the visit, the children learned about what can and can’t be put down the toilet; only flush the 3 Ps: pee, poo and paper; what NI Water does to clean the water and how sewage […]

Newry’s Around Noon collects Fresh Innovation Award

Newry based food-to-go company Around Noon picked up a highly commended award in the Excellence in Regional Delivery category at the Henderson Wholesale Fresh Innovation Awards held during the Balmoral Show. The awards celebrate Henderson’s fresh food suppliers, farmers and growers and reward their product innovation, accessibility of goods and sustainable practices.       Pictured […]

Newry health and fitness industry invited to enter 2019 awards

Following the huge success of the inaugural event last year, the 2019 Northern Ireland Health & Fitness Awards sponsored by Centra are back and promise to be even bigger and better than before and organisers are once again seeking entries from individuals and organisations in Newry.   Last year’s winners included Declan Trainor from The GYM […]

St Mark’s, Warrenpoint digs deep to help plant 15,000 trees

Children and adults recently helped to tackle Northern Ireland’s lack of woodland cover by planting thousands of trees as part of the Woodland Trust’s free tree’s scheme. The Woodland Trust want to make sure that everybody in the UK has a chance to plant a tree, so are giving away hundreds of thousands of trees […]

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