Archive for: November, 2019

Man convicted of historical sexual offences at Newry Court

Detectives from PSNI’s Public Protection Branch have welcomed the sentence handed down to a man convicted of historical sexual offences. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, received a sentence of 15 years at Newry Crown Court this week following a trial. Article continues below He was found guilty of 10 counts of […]

Scam alert: HMRC issues warning to Self Assessment customers

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is warning millions of Self Assessment customers to be aware of fraudsters in the run-up to the 31 January filing deadline. Over the last year, HMRC received nearly 900,000 reports from the public about suspicious HMRC contact – phone calls, texts or emails. Article continues below More than 100,000 of […]

Help tackle severe acute malnutrition in Ethiopia this Christmas

Children in Crossfire have launched their 2019 Christmas gift cards. These cards highlight the life-saving work at the Therapeutic Feeding Unit for young children in a hospital supported by Children in Crossfire in Ethiopia. Under the theme ‘The Care Every Child Deserves’ the cards tell real-life stories of children, families and communities who are benefiting […]

‘Rising insurance costs an all-island issue’ – Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said increasing home, car and business insurances is an issue affecting every community on the island of Ireland and an all-island approach must be adopted to help relieve pressures on policyholders. McNulty was speaking at an event organised by Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth.  Article continues […]

Local staff and volunteers experience what it’s like to have brain injury

Over 50 staff and representatives from organisations who work with people affected by brain injury have participated in brain injury awareness training. Organised through the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, the programme ‘Reassembled and Slightly Askew’ was developed by Shannon Sickels, who created the theatrical training following her own experience with acquired brain injury.  […]

Stolen South Armagh tractor and low loader used in ATM machine attack

Police in Crossmaglen are appealing for information in relation to the theft of a Massey Ferguson tractor and a low loader from a property in the Concession Road area of Cullaville. It is believed that the vehicles were stolen sometime between 2.30 pm on Friday 15 and 2.40 am on Saturday 16 November. Article continues […]

Southern Trust celebrates nursing and midwifery success

The Southern Trust has hosted a celebratory event in recognition of those nurses and midwives who have completed university programmes over the past year. A total of 170 nursing and midwifery staff have completed full and part-time programmes including MSc, Specialist Practice, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Open University Pre-Registration Nursing and […]

Newry men encouraged to talk about mental health

SDLP South Down Westminster candidate, Councillor Michael Savage has urged men to talk about their mental health and emotional wellbeing. Councillor Savage said that Northern Ireland needs mental health services that support people experiencing trauma at the point of need. Article continues below Speaking to Newry Times, he said, “In communities across Northern Ireland, there […]

NSPCC Northern Ireland joins forces with local agencies to keep children safe from sexual abuse

A year-long campaign to help professionals, parents and carers from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area have simple conversations to help keep children safe from abuse has been launched. The Public Health Agency NI is supporting the delivery of NSPCC’s highly successful ‘Underwear Rule’ campaign, in partnership with the trust’s Promoting Wellbeing Division. […]

8 top tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

With an estimated £7billion to be spent in the UK this year on Black Friday, 29 November 2019, and Cyber Monday, 2 December 2019, The Consumer Council has issued essential guidance to ensure consumers know their rights and shop safely. Mark Crawford, Head of Consumer Empowerment and Protection at The Consumer Council, said, “As many […]

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