Archive for: January, 2020

A decade of bizarre excuses and expense claims

Every year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receives some imaginative excuses and expense claims following the 31 January Self Assessment deadline. To wrap up the decade and with two weeks to the deadline, HMRC has highlighted 10 of the most weird and wonderful ones we have received from customers who missed the deadline over the […]

Parkinson’s café returns to Newry

The next Parkinson’s UK NI early-onset Newry Cafe will take place on Wednesday 29 January at 7.30pm at Costa Coffee, Damolly Retail Park in Newry. The monthly get together offers people of working age living with Parkinson’s, as well as their family and friends, the chance to meet and chat while accessing support in an […]

Women encouraged to take up life-saving cervical screening

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has highlighted the importance of women taking up the invitation to have cervical screening. Statistics show that between 2013 and 2017, there was an average of 83 women diagnosed with cervical cancer each year in Northern Ireland. Dr Damien Bennett, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the PHA, said, “Between […]

Appeal for information after BMW car theft in Newry

Detectives are appealing for information following the theft of a car from the Newtown Road area of Cloughoge, just outside Newry, in the early hours of Thursday, 16 January. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable Middleton said, “It’s reported that the car – a grey BMW 640D Sport – was stolen at around 3.30 am. […]

Important car parking information for Daisy Hill Hospital

From Monday 27 January, car parking enforcement at Daisy Hill will be extended to a small area around the waste compound at the back of the hospital. Parking enforcement was introduced at Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area hospitals to deter people from parking in drop off zones, disabled spaces and blocking emergency routes. Article continues […]

Appeal for information after 4 Newry and Camlough burglaries

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following reports of four burglaries in the Newry and Camlough areas on the evening Tuesday 22 January. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable McGaffin said, “We are treating these burglaries as linked. Article continues below “Did you see anything suspicious in the Larchmount area of Newry or in […]

Newry police welcome sentencing of four men after horrific aggravated burglary

Detectives from Newry have welcomed the sentencing of Niall Lynch, Alan Stewart, Ruairi Walls and Stephen Magennis in Downpatrick Crown Court. Detective Constable Ritchie said, “We welcome the sentencing and hope this delivers some form of closure for their victims.” Article continues below Niall Lynch was sentenced to a 12 year extended custodial sentence, followed […]

Fines and warnings dished out as police visit Newry ‘car cruise’

Newry police recently arranged an operation following reports from local residents groups in relation to car cruise events organised to take place in the area of Damolly Retail Park, Newry. Police said reports have been received of anti-social driving and dangerous driving, which caused concern to the local community. Article continues below Speaking to Newry […]

International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife launched

Nurses and midwives have a vital and central role to play in building a better health service, Minister Robin Swann has stressed. The Health Minister was speaking at a launch event for the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Article continues below This designation for 2020 was made by the World Health Organisation and […]

Education Minister sets out key priorities

Every child deserves the best start in life and to be nurtured and supported to help them reach their full potential, Education Minister, Peter Weir has said. The Minister has outlined his key priorities during visits to two schools which will benefit from the School Enhancement Programme (SEP). Article continues below Riverside Special School in […]

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