Archive for: February, 2021

Police reveal Christmas domestic abuse figures | Newry Times

Police reveal Christmas domestic abuse figures - Newry online

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has this week released figures on domestic abuse incidents over the Christmas period.     The aim of the campaign, entitled ‘Speak Out’, which ran from 9 December until 17 January, was to encourage the reporting of domestic abuse incidents and make victims aware they can come forward to […]

‘Partnership working will deliver Narrow Water Bridge’ – Sinead Bradley | Newry Times

narrow water bridge warrenpoint - 'Partnership working will deliver Narrow Water Bridge' - Sinead Bradley | Newry Times

SDLP South Down MLA, Sinead Bradley has welcomed a joint meeting of Councils and said that partnership working, led by SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon, will deliver Narrow Water Bridge.     The South Down MLA commented, “I was delighted yesterday to see SDLP Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon, meet with elected representatives from Newry, Mourne […]

5 Top Tips to Quit Smoking During ‘No Smoking March’

‘Commit to Quit’ this March with local Stop Smoking Services - Newry online

We are fast approaching No Smoking Month and the Public Health Agency (PHA) and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are urging people to ‘Make March Your Month to Quit’.     Colette Rogers, Strategic Lead for Tobacco Control with the PHA, says, “During the COVID-19 pandemic our health is more important than ever and we are […]

Single Application window to open on 1 March 2021 | Newry Times

Single Application window to open on 01 March 2021 - Newry Times

Applications for the 2021 Basic Payment Scheme and Entitlement Transfer Service will open on 1 March 2021, Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons MLA has announced.     Welcoming the launch, Minister Lyons said, “I am pleased to announce that the 2021 Single Application and Map Service and Entitlement Transfer Service will open on 1 March 2021. […]

Swann announces expansion of asymptomatic testing | Newry Times

Swann announces expansion of asymptomatic testing | Newry Times Coronavirus Covid19 Newry news

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced a number of new initiatives to test people who do not have symptoms for Covid-19.     This expanded ‘asymptomatic testing programme’ will substantially increase testing for Covid-19 to the benefit of many sectors across Northern Ireland. The programme will use new tests currently available, for example, Lateral Flow […]

Half a million vaccines administered in Northern Ireland | Newry Times

Half a million vaccines administered in Northern Ireland | Newry Times -Covid-19 vaccine - Coronavirus Newry

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has now reached a milestone of over 500, 000 doses delivered to eligible people in Northern Ireland.     478,825 first doses and 31,345 second doses have now been administered. Health Minister Robin Swann welcomed this week’s landmark figure and praised the dedication of all involved in the vaccination programme.   […]

Mallon ‘committed to pressing ahead on Narrow Water Bridge’ | Newry Times

narrow water bridge warrenpoint - Mallon 'committed to pressing ahead on Narrow Water Bridge' | Newry Times

The Minister for Infrastructure met this week with Newry, Mourne and Down Council and Louth Council to discuss the way forward in delivering the iconic Narrow Water Bridge.     At the meeting, both councils and the Minister affirmed their commitment to the New Decade, New Approach project and committed to working in partnership to […]

Concerns about drug and alcohol use ‘soar since start of pandemic’ | Newry Times

Concerns about drug and alcohol use 'soar since start of pandemic' - Newry Times - Newry headlines

The number of people calling the NSPCC Helpline with concerns about parents’ use of drugs and alcohol has increased by 66% since the start of the pandemic, according to new NSPCC data.     The Helpline provides adults with a place they can get advice and support, share their concerns about a child or get […]

Self-Employed: File tax returns now to prevent penalties | Newry Times

File tax returns now to prevent penalties - Newry Times - Newry business news

Self Assessment taxpayers have less than one week to submit their late tax returns to prevent a £100 penalty, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has urged.     While 10.7 million taxpayers filed their return by 31 January, more than 1.5 million taxpayers missed this deadline and are still to file their tax return.   […]

Health Minister announces £1.5m grant funding to improve dental patient throughput | Newry Times

Health Minister announces grant funding to improve dental patient throughput - Newry Times - Dentist Newry

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced funding of £1.5million to help improve patient throughput at dental surgeries in Northern Ireland.     The risk of Coronavirus transmission in dental practices has been minimised using strict infection control measures but these have significantly reduced the number of patients that dentists can see each day.     […]

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