Archive for: July, 2019

Successful Summer Scheme held in Derrybeg

Derrybeg Community Association held a hugely successful summer scheme this week with a jam-packed programme of events that catered for over 100 children. Commending fellow community workers on a very busy week, the chairperson of Derrybeg Community Association, Stephen Murney, outlined just some of the ventures undertaken. Article continues below Stephen explained, “Activities began on […]

Call for witnesses after five burglaries in Newry and Mourne

Detectives in Newry are appealing for witnesses and information following five burglaries in the Hilltown, Rathfriland and Dundrum areas on Saturday 29 June. The incidents occurred at both commercial and private premises in the Rathfriland Road area of Hilltown, Drumlough Road and Caddells Lane area of Rathfriland and Church Avenue Dundrum in the late evening […]

Camlough phone box vandalism causes anger

Slieve Gullion area Councillor Oonagh Magennis has said the vandalism of a telephone box in Camlough has caused anger among local residents. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor said, “The Telephone Kiosk in the village was damaged at the weekend in what appears to be an act of wanton vandalism. Article continues below “It […]

New domestic abuse offence to be introduced in Northern Ireland

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A new domestic abuse offence for Northern Ireland is included in the Home Office Domestic Abuse Bill, which was introduced in the House of Commons this week. This will ensure that further protection is provided for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, reflecting the policy intent that was previously agreed by the Northern Ireland Executive […]

Newry business Around Noon continues investment and expansion

Newry-based ‘food to go’ manufacturer, Around Noon, is investing more than £500,000 in improving its facilities, enhancing its IT systems, and increasing automation, with support from Barclays. The innovative company has switched its banking to Barclays to assist it in making the important investments as it continues to grow the products and services it offers […]

Nearly 10,000 people sign up to become a life saver

Since February 2019, nearly 10,000 people in Northern Ireland have registered to become a stem cell donor as part of the Save Our Sunflower campaign. The campaign group was set up by friends and family members of Sharon McCloskey from Belfast and a mum of three young boys, who was diagnosed with leukemia this year. […]

PSNI urge public to report suspicious activity near ATMs

The PSNI has appealed to the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity near ATMs Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Superintendent Rowan Moore said, “Recently we have seen the positive result of the community and police working together to catch those we believe are responsible for the theft of ATMS.     “However, our […]

Tourism Ireland unveils final section of Game of Thrones Tapestry

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has come to an end – with the season finale airing in May – and scenes from that final season have now been added to complete Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry. The new section of the tapestry – featuring some of the most memorable and […]

Pregnant women reminded to get the whooping cough vaccine

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding pregnant women to get the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine between 16 and 32 weeks of their pregnancy. Up to 19 June 2019, 44 cases of confirmed whooping cough in Northern Ireland have been reported to the PHA, of which just over one fifth were in infants under 6 […]

Bob & Berts invests in five new stores including Newry

Independent food and coffee shop chain Bob & Berts is investing in five new stores in Northern Ireland, including Newry. With new funding facilities from Ulster Bank, and the continued support of its existing investor BGF, Bob & Berts is investing in the opening of eight new stores in Northern Ireland and Scotland creating over […]

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