Archive for: May, 2019

Newry award finalists show beauty of business is booming

Six of Newry’s spas, hair and beauty salons and aesthetics clinics have been announced as finalists for the first ever Northern Ireland Beauty Excellence Awards, which take place in June. The shortlist in its entirety has been whittled down from hundreds of entries, and the Newry contingent join over 80 other companies announced as finalists […]

‘One-Stop’ Recruitment Open Day to increase number of care workers

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched a new campaign to increase the number of domiciliary care workers helping people to live in the comfort of their own homes.  A career in domiciliary care is ideal for a compassionate person who has had experience of caring for someone.     The campaign involves […]

FinTrU Financial Services Academy opens to graduates

FinTrU Assured Skills Academy is offering 20 training places in financial services for graduates in Belfast. Funded by the Department for the Economy, the latest FinTrU Assured Skills Academy will provide successful applicants with six weeks of industry-relevant pre-employment training at Belfast Metropolitan College and Ulster University.     Participants who complete the training successfully […]

Discover the beauty of the Silent Valley with extended opening hours

With sunny spells and high temperatures expected this Summer, NI Water has announced extended opening hours at the breath-taking Silent Valley Mountain Park.  The park offers true peace and tranquillity whilst housing the most picturesque, and Insta-worthy, scenery in Northern Ireland.     Speaking to Newry Times, Stewart Walsh, Park Manager, commented, “Silent Valley is […]

New code to help farmers reduce air pollutant

A new guide to help farmers improve the environment by reducing ammonia emissions has been launched by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The ‘Code of Good Agricultural Practice for Reducing Ammonia Emissions’ has been produced in collaboration with the farming industry.     It provides farmers with a range of practical […]

Cross border families could benefit from new change in childcare support

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Cross border families may benefit from a change in the law that allows eligible parents using a registered childcare provider in the Republic of Ireland to access support through Tax-Free Childcare or Tax Credits. The law came in to effect on 21 March 2019 and could save families £100s on their childcare bill.     […]

More than 3,400 people in Newry, Mourne and Down living with AF

Local charity Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke (NICHS), in partnership with local retailer MACE, has launched a new awareness campaign highlighting the major risk of stroke for people who have Atrial Fibrillation, or AF, which increases your risk of stroke by five times. AF is a heart condition that causes an irregular and often […]

Waterbus visits St Patrick’s Primary School

The Waterbus from NI Water visited St Patrick’s Primary School, Crossmaglen, 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.     They also learned what NI Water does to clean the […]

Local NSPCC volunteer details her experiences of supporting children giving evidence in court 

A Co Down woman has told a major conference in Belfast about her volunteering experiences helping support young people giving evidence in court. Judith Smyth, from Newcastle, has been volunteering with the NSPCC’s Young Witness Service, for almost 16 years.     She addressed the charity’s recent Young Witness Service conference in Belfast which was […]

Relocation of Community Dental Service announced

From Thursday 20 June, the Community Dental Service which ran one day a month from Newtownhamilton Health Centre will no longer operate. All Community Dental clients who normally attend Newtownhamilton are being directly notified and have been given the option to attend Victoria House, Tower Hill, Armagh or John Mitchel Place in Newry for their […]

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