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Newry school children’s ‘car of the future’ artwork buried in time capsule

A time capsule filled with Newry school children’s ‘car of the future’ artwork has been buried in celebration of Shelbourne Motors’£5m multi-franchise complex in Newry. The family-owned vehicle retailer invited children from neighbouring St Patrick’s Primary School and Mullaglass Primary School to draw or paint their car of the future.     The fantastic pieces […]

M&S volunteering in Newry aiming to bring community together

St Clare’s Abbey Primary School in Newry is one of 16 community groups across Northern Ireland to receive volunteer support from Marks & Spencer as part of a nationwide week of action to support young people. This week 10 volunteers from M&S Newry and M&S Banbridge Outlet stores joined St Clare’s Abbey Primary School to […]

Local parents feeling the heat over summer childcare

As we look ahead to the school summer break, Employers For Childcare is reporting that the cost of holiday childcare for school aged children has soared by £52 per week over the last ten years, and now costs £145 on average. The figures are revealed as the charity launched its 10th Northern Ireland Childcare Survey. […]

Newry MP welcomes investigation into PIP welfare benefits

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has welcomed the formal announcement that the Public Services Ombudsman is to begin an investigation into the administration of the welfare benefit PIP. “For too long there has been serious public concern expressed about many aspects of PIP but particular concern has been highlighted about the way in which […]

Translink launch new ‘Senior Moments’ on Be More Connected Day

Translink recently celebrated ‘Be More Connected Day’ with the launch of a new edition of its popular ‘Senior Moments’ guide. The handy travel companion highlights the many attractions across Northern Ireland that are easy to get to by public transport, especially for older people who are entitled to free travel with a 60+ or Senior […]

Applications open for new Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy

Twenty graduates are being offered the opportunity to join global innovation and transformation consultancy PA Consulting’s first Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy in Belfast. Successful applicants to the academy will gain the skills they need to become a digital engineer.     Funded by the Department for the Economy, the Assured Skills Academy offers a […]

Four new faces at Warrenpoint Town FC

Warrenpoint Town FC has welcomed the arrivals of Dermot McVeigh, Gavin Smith, Jake O’Connor and Kaleem Simon to the club. The new signings will start the 2019/20 season in the ‘Point colours, with Manager Stephen McDonnell absolutely delighted to have secured the services of all four players.     Speaking to Newry Times, McDonnell said, […]

Cyber-related sex crimes against children up to almost five every week

Children are increasingly being targeted on the web by sex offenders – with almost five cyber-enabled sex crimes being recorded each week against children in Northern Ireland. In 2018/19, a total of 243 recorded sexual offences against children were ‘flagged’ by the PSNI as having an online element, representing a 268 per cent increase over […]

Brady challenges Irish government over ‘legacy failures’

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has challenged the Irish government over its failures to deal with the legacy of the conflict and lack of proper investigations into the killing of Seamus Ludlow and the attack on Kay’s Tavern in Dundalk. The Newry and Armagh MP said, “At a meeting of the Oireachtas committee on the […]

Restoration of Newry’s Ivybrook House

Ivybrook House on the Southern Trust’s Drumalane Site in Newry has undergone a major transformation to restore its beautiful 19th Century interior. Originally constructed in 1800, the category B1 listed building was home to 15 Social Work staff but was not fully occupied.      With a number of new community based teams being set […]

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