Archive for: February, 2020

New Newry and Mourne class aims to ‘help older people stay steady’

The Southern Trust and RoSPA have teamed up to help prevent falls in older people.   The ‘Stay Steady’ classes focus on strengthening your legs to make day-to-day life easier and improve mobility.  Article continues below   The classes feature simple activities and exercise techniques that help improve balance and reduce the risk of falling. […]

Southern Trust hold ‘Restart a heart’ training

The Southern Trust held its most recent HeartStart training on Valentine’s Day. On the day known for celebrating hearts, participants learnt vital emergency life-saving techniques. Article continues below The course, supported by the British Heart Foundation, includes recognising the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, how to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and how to […]

Appeal for witnesses after Bessbrook collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in the Mill Road area of Bessbrook on Thursday night, 13 February. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Quigley said, “It was reported that, at around 8.20pm, a black Volkswagen Golf being driven in the area collided with a stone wall and an electricity pole. Article […]

Share your decision on organ donation, Newry community urged

The Southern Trust is encouraging people to ‘have the chat’ with those you love and share your decision about organ donation. There are currently around 137 people waiting on a transplant in Northern Ireland. Article continues below Edel Livingstone, Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation for the Southern Trust said, “Despite the great advances in organ […]

Warrenpoint Town FC to host open night for fans and volunteers

Warrenpoint Town FC is hosting an open night for fans and volunteers of the club to discuss the next stages of the club’s development.  The event will be held in Warrenpoint Town Hall at 6:30pm on 26 February. Article continues below Speaking to Newry Times, Connaire McGreevy, Chairman, said, “This is an opportunity for the […]

Hatchet-wielding men ransack Newry house during ‘terrifying’ aggravated burglary

Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in the Talbot Street area of Newry on Friday 21 February are appealing for witnesses and information. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Johnston said, “We received a report at around 9pm that three men, one of whom was armed with a hatchet, had forced their way into a property […]

Consumer Parliament coming to Newry

Newry, Mourne and Down consumers will get the chance to ‘have their say’ on a range of topics at The Consumer Council’s Consumer Parliament. John French, Chief Executive of The Consumer Council, said, “Over the last four years our Consumer Parliaments have allowed us to hear from consumers about issues that affect them. Article continues […]

Dickie Callan celebrates retirement in style

Colleagues, friends and family gathered recently in Canal Court Hotel, Newry to mark the retirement of one of ABP’s longest-serving employees Dickie Callan. Dickie began work with ABP in Ravensdale back in 1966. Article continues below Over the next thirty years, as the company expanded around Ireland in many diverse areas of the Agri-Food sector, […]

Number 2 to become Number 1 priority? DNA testing for Newry dog fouling to be discussed

Alliance Party representatives have announced their innovative plan to tackle the widespread issue of dog fouling. The initiative, which will be brought forward as a motion at next month’s Council meeting reads as follows: ‘Recognising the extent of dog fouling across the District and the need to consider innovative solutions to tackle this problem, the […]

Agencies prepare ahead of weather warning for rain

Multi-agency partners have met to discuss preparations underway following weather warnings for rain and wind over the next few days. Given the recent wet weather, low lying ground is saturated and road flooding and local traffic disruption is possible, especially rural roads in the West. Article continues below   Trees may also topple at relatively […]

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