Archive for: November, 2019

New Macmillan cancer information and support hub launched at Daisy Hill Hospital

A new Macmillan information and support hub has opened at Daisy Hill Hospital in partnership with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. Located on the ground floor corridor of the hospital as you turn left before the shop, the hub offers a wide range of advice and information on the issues which affect people […]

Community pharmacists to offer consultations and advice for minor winter ailments

92% of people who used the Pharmacy First service last winter say they felt more confident about managing their cold, sore throat or flu-like illness after speaking to their community pharmacist. The Pharmacy First service is a winter initiative by the health service which enables patients to have a consultation in a private area with […]

Southern Trust host “biggest ever health and social care 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. Around 1,000 young people from local post-primary schools, the Southern Regional College and the general public, dropped into the event at Newry Leisure Centre recently to see the […]

Excitement builds for Winter Gala Ball in Newry

On Friday 18 October, local Newry woman Sacha Donnelly and PIPS Hope and Support launched the upcoming Winter Gala Ball.   It will take place on Saturday 30 November in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry. Article continues below The event will see guests arrive to a champagne reception, followed by a 3-course meal, raffle and entertainment […]

Birds of prey to be safeguarded by new technology

Satellite tracking devices are to be fitted onto birds of prey and nesting site surveillance installed in the latest fight against wildlife crime. ‘Hawk-Eyes’, an advanced technology project, is being launched by the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Northern Ireland (PAW NI), alongside their ‘10 Years of Persecution’ Report. Article continues below The report […]

Newry Property Agents agree 5,000 Sq Ft office to Greenview Group

Local Property Agents Bradley NI have agreed a 5,000 Sq Ft office letting to Greenview Group on a ten-year term, in what is believed to be the largest office letting south of Belfast this year. The stand-alone office building located at Carrickbrackan Business Park in Newry will host up to 30 staff delivering support for […]

Carlingford Lough Greenway Completion ‘will increase Cross Border Cohesion’ – Brady

Newry and Armagh Westminster Election candidate for Sinn Féin Mickey Brady has said that the completion of the Greenway would mean that people could walk, run or cycle the more than 30 miles from Portadown to Carlingford almost completely off-road. Brady was commenting after attending the recent Carlingford Lough Greenway Consultation Event. Article continues below […]

Newry man Michael Savage vows to fill Remain void in Westminster

Local SDLP Westminster Candidate Michael Savage has said the decision by Lady Sylvia Hermon not to contest the election means the need for South Down to return a Remain Candidate who will take their seat is more important than ever. Speaking to Newry Times, he said, “During the last Parliament, Lady Sylvia was a lone […]

From Paramedic to Overhead Lines Apprentice: Newry man Ryan Morgan talks about career journey

The role of an apprentice, where you earn while you learn, has become a hot topic in the Northern Ireland employment market. In 2018/19 (up to April 2019), 4,354 young people aged 16-24 in Northern Ireland commenced an apprenticeship, with the total number of apprentices increasing by 3% in the current academic year. Article continues […]

Competition launched for independent Policing Board members

The Department of Justice has launched a recruitment competition for six independent members of the Northern Ireland Policing Board. The Policing Board, which includes ten political members and nine independent members, is responsible for ensuring the provision of an effective, efficient, impartial and accountable police service in Northern Ireland, and for holding the Chief Constable […]


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