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‘Daisy Hill investment acknowledges importance of facility’ – Brady

Local MP Mickey Brady has said that the new state-of-the-art Paediatric Unit in Daisy Hill Hospital is a huge boost to local health services for citizens in Newry and Armagh and across the Southern Trust area. The Newry Armagh MP was speaking following an open day to launch the new facility.     Speaking to […]

Call for traffic calming measures in Mayobridge

Sinn Féin councillor Oksana McMahon has received a number of complaints from Mayobridge residents in regard to road safety issues in the village, particularly during rush hours. “It’s been pointed out by the residents that a considerable amount of motorists don’t obey speed restrictions coming into the village and pose a danger to school children […]

£1.5m ‘pumped’ into Newry Wastewater Pumping Station

NI Water has “pumped” £1.5 million into an essential programme of improvements that has just been completed at Newpoint Wastewater Pumping Station, Warrenpoint Road Newry. The project got underway in February 2017 and involved upgrading the station by installing new pumps, screens and other essential equipment to increase capacity and improve services for customers.   […]

Newry residents parking concerns raised with Southern Regional College

Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said that the long standing issues of parking in the vicinity of the Southern Region College had been further compounded by the closure of the old Sports Centre Car Park. Murphy said it has impacted on local residents, especially in John Martin Gardens, John Martin Street, […]

Increased parking spaces for Carlingford Park

Newry City Sinn Féin Councillor Valerie Harte has welcomed the news that there will be increased car parking spaces in the Carlingford Park area. Speaking to Newry Times, the local councillor explained, “Local Carlingford Park residents have been frustrated for a long time with the lack of action by the Housing Executive and Roads Service […]

Search is on for community heroes in Newry and Mourne

Live Here Love Here is calling for the people of Newry and Mourne to nominate their community heroes for the Live Here Love Here Community Awards 2018.  In 2017 over 112,000 volunteers participated in Live Here Love Here clean ups throughout Northern Ireland.      The awards celebrate the tremendous efforts of these individuals and […]

SRC students through to final 5 in Young Designer of the Year competition

SRC Art students Cara McAleenan and Hannah Warwick have been selected among the top 5 finalists in the Young Designer of the Year 2018 competition run by Wedding Journal Ireland Magazine. The girls are both studying the BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at SRC.      Hannah is from Cookstown and […]

NI badger crime widespread in County Down, new report reveals

There were fifty-one incidents pertaining to badgers reported to the PSNI in 2015, according to a report which highlights the disturbance and destruction of badgers and their setts in Northern Ireland. The report has been published by the “Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime – Northern Ireland” (PAW), and has found that of these forty-one […]

McNulty renews call to abolish 15-minute call

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has renewed his call for the end of 15-minute Home Help Calls for those who need care in the community. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “This week we have again heard pleas for help from those on the front line who care for the most vulnerable […]

Warrenpoint stroke survivor adds voice to Lost for Words campaign

Warrenpoint stroke survivor Shane Fearon is one of the thousands of people living with communication difficulties after a stroke. Shane has aphasia – a common communication difficulty after a stroke. Aphasia can affect a person’s ability to understand, speak, read, write and use numbers; however it doesn’t affect a person’s intelligence.     Shane is […]


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