Archive for: May, 2021

Companions introduced to help Southern Trust dementia patients | Newry Times

Dementia Companion team - Companions introduced to help Southern Trust dementia patients - Newry facebook

For people living with Dementia, admission to hospital can often leave the person feeling more vulnerable and their families worried.     In the Southern Health and Social Care Trust we have four Dementia Companions as part of our ongoing efforts to offer additional support for this group of patients.     As part of […]

Funding deadline approaches for projects to protect nature – Poots | Newry Times

Funding deadline approaches for projects to protect nature – Poots - Newry Times - newry news

Environmental projects that connect people with nature, improve our best habitats or help tackle threats facing our natural environment such as the decline of native species are being urged to apply for funding.     Environment Minister Edwin Poots said applications for the £2million Environmental Challenge Competition, one of three strands of the Environment Fund […]

More than 63,500 file Self Assessment on first day of tax year | Newry Times

More than 63,500 file Self Assessment on first day of tax year - Newry Times - newry newspaper online

More than 63,500 customers filed their 2020/21 tax return online on 6 April, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has revealed.     And with almost 950,000 online Self Assessment returns received so far this tax year, HMRC is urging others to do the same and file their tax returns early.     Each year, thousands […]

Nurse and mum Ali talks about breastfeeding and the COVID-19 vaccine | Newry Times

Nurse and mum Ali talks about breastfeeding and the COVID-19 vaccine - Newry Times - news newry co down

COVID-19 is affecting all our lives and there are a lot of changes we all need to get used to. If you are pregnant or you have just given birth, this can be a particularly worrying time as Ali, new mum to Nina explains.     Ali says, “When you become a mummy you learn […]

Weir outlines plans for exams and assessments in 2021/22 | Newry Times

Weir outlines plans for exams and assessments in 2021-2022 - Newry Times - newry news facebook

Education Minister, Peter Weir has announced a return to public examinations during the next academic year.     Young people will, however, have fewer examinations in 2022 and there will be significant reductions in assessment across the range of CCEA qualifications.     Speaking in the Assembly, Peter Weir said, “I am pleased to bring […]

Newry Fire: Man, 42, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder | Newry Times

Newry Fire - Man, 42, Arrested on Suspicion of Murder - newry breaking news

Detectives investigating a fatal house fire at the Parkview area of Newry have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.     The fire, which was reported to police at around 11:40 pm on Friday 21 May, is being treated as deliberate.     Shortly after 11:40 pm, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service attended […]

Northern Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Opens to Everyone Over 18 | Newry Times

Northern Ireland COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Opens to Everyone Over 18 - Newry Times - newry news online

The vaccination programme in Northern Ireland has today opened for everyone aged 18 and over.     More than one million people have now had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – over 70% of our adult population – and more than 625,000 (over 40%) have received two doses. Opening the booking system […]

SVP Launches Special Appeal As It Predicts A Wave Of Calls For Help | Newry Times

SVP Launches Special Appeal As It Predicts A Wave Of Calls For Help Newry Times - newry news latest

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has launched a special appeal for donations as it predicts a wave of calls for help in the coming months.     In the first three months of this year, SVP received more than 200 calls every week from individuals and families struggling to make ends meet […]

Newry City Park: Sinn Féin Delegation Meet DFA Officals to Dicuss Potential Funding | Newry Times

Newry City Park - Sinn Féin Delegation Meet DFA Officals to Dicuss Potential Funding - Newry Times - news newry northern ireland

A Sinn Féin delegation recently met with officials from the Irish Government’s Dept for Foreign Affairs, to discuss the Reconciliation Fund Strategy which came into effect on 15 March 2021.     Speaking following the meeting, Newry/Armagh MLA Liz Kimmins said, “We requested to meet officials from DFA to learn more about the Reconciliation Fund, […]

Stories and poems by Rockfield Nursing Home published as part of Pandemic Project | Newry Times

Stories and poems by Rockfield Care Home published as part of Pandemic Project - Newry Times - newry news online

Stories and poems created as part of c21 Theatre Company’s ‘Through The Glass’ The Reminiscence Project in 2020, which involved working with care home residents and day centre service users from Rockfield Nursing Home and across Northern Ireland, have been compiled and published into a special booklet.      Called ‘Through The Glass’ Reminiscence Stories […]

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