Archive for: October, 2019

Southern Trust to host “biggest ever careers event” in Newry

The Southern Trust and Newry Mourne and Down District Council have teamed up to host the biggest ever health and social care careers event in the area. The event will take place on Wednesday 6 November in Newry Leisure Centre and is open to year 10 students upwards. Up to 1,000 young people from local […]

Newry’s older photographers urged to enter competition

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland’s popular Christmas photography competition is back, and this year the theme is Northern Ireland:  A Natural Beauty.  The photography competition is seeking older people from Newry, Mourne and Down to capture their own interpretation of what they believe to be naturally beautiful about the area in which […]

Household recycling rates “hit all-time high”

Households here are recycling and composting more waste material than ever before, according to the latest statistics. Today’s news reveals Northern Ireland has now exceeded its target of 50% recycling by 2020 – 18 months ahead of schedule. Article continues below “Householders are now recycling 50.6% of their waste – a huge achievement for all […]

‘Likely delay’ in childhood flu vaccination programme

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has been made aware that there is likely to be a delay in the supply of some of the Fluenz Tetra children’s vaccine due to arrive next month. The vaccine is procured by Public Health England on behalf of all of the UK. Article continues below The delay is due […]

Newry customers urged to “watch out for tricksters this Halloween”

NI Water is calling on customers across Northern Ireland to be extra vigilant during the Halloween period and aware of bogus callers. Bogus callers are an all too common problem, and their preferred course of action is to pose as staff seeking to gain entry to check the water supply in the customer’s property, or […]

Newry police call for witnesses after burglary at home of older person

Detectives are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at the home of an older person in the Foughilletra Road area of Jonesborough on Sunday night, 20 October. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Bell said, “It is believed that entry was gained to the property at around 10 am on Sunday. Article […]

New online service launched for those living with dementia

A new digital service offering support for people living with dementia and their carers has been officially launched by the Health and Social Care Board. The apps4dementia library, https://apps4dementia.orcha.co.uk, hosts a selection of safe and trusted apps which provide users with information and guidance on the condition, advice on self-care and how to carry on […]

£650,000 committed for outdoor recreation projects

DAERA has announced the commitment of £650,000 for projects to make it easier for people to connect with the natural environment. The projects will be delivered by not-for-profit organisations and councils working in partnership with local communities and landowners. Article continues below Announcing the funding, DAERA Deputy Secretary for Environment, Marine and Fisheries Group, David […]

Newry man Johnny Hanna appointed Partner in Charge at KPMG

Newry native Johnny Hanna has been appointed as the new Partner in Charge of KPMG in Northern Ireland, taking over the role from John Hansen who retires from the partnership at the end of October. The appointment comes as the firm experiences a period of considerable growth across its Audit, Tax and Deal Advisory divisions. […]

19% of parents “don’t know who to turn to” over sports safeguarding concerns

19 per cent of Northern Ireland parents with children active in sport would not know who to turn to if they had safeguarding concerns, a survey conducted by the NSPCC and polling company YouGov has revealed. The charity is encouraging parents to become more informed about their children’s sports during Parents in Sport Week 2019 […]

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