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Still time for NI students to apply for a room in Queen’s Accommodation

With the first round of allocations for Northern Ireland students now complete at Queen’s Accommodation, local Queen’s students still have time to secure a room in the most sought-after student accommodation in the country. Elms BT1, Elms BT2, Elms BT9 and Queen’s Houses can offer you the all-important space to live and enjoy student life […]

Calls for International Maritime Festival in Newry

Newry SDLP Councillor Michael Savage has called for a major new festival to be created in the city that celebrates and showcases Newry’s unique waterways and its maritime history. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor said, “Last week both myself and Cllr Gary Stokes secured a motion to be debated at the RTS Committee […]

Drug paraphernalia found close to primary school

Slieve Gullion Councillor Terry Hearty has said that the discovery of drug-taking paraphernalia close to the Primary School in Glassdrommond had caused great concern. He has appealed to those involved to stop and think of the impact of drug use on themselves, their families and the community.     Speaking to Newry Times, the local […]

Power NI announces its biggest price increase since 2013

A typical Power NI customer will have to find a further £68 per year for their electricity, following Power NI’s announcement today of a 13.8% price rise from 1 October this year.  Speaking to Newry Times, John French, Chief Executive of The Consumer Council, said, “From October, a typical household using Power NI will see […]

Excitement builds for Giant Festival in Warrenpoint

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August, a sleeping 36-foot giant called Finn arrives in Warrenpoint in the hope that local residents and tourists can help wake him up.  Travelling across by ferry from Carlingford, giant Finn will move through Warrenpoint town centre as part of a noisy parade on Saturday 18 August at 4pm*, […]

Newry gym managers shortlisted for awards

Two gym managers from Newry have been shortlisted for Northern Ireland’s first ever Health and Fitness Awards. Declan Trainor from The GYM Newry and Derrick Harris from Newry Leisure Centre are both in the running for Gym Manager of the Year.     Over 200 entries were received and independently judged by a highly experienced […]

‘Where do I go from here?’: The ultimate guide to exam results

Students across Northern Ireland are receiving exam results and, depending upon the results received, asking themselves ‘Where do I go from here?’ Obtaining exam results is an exciting and important milestone in the life of a young person and making informed decisions about the various career options available is vital to effective career planning.   […]

Sick day cards to promote healthy kidneys

Did you know that some medicines should be stopped temporarily during any sickness that might make you short of fluids (for example-vomiting, diarrhoea or a high temperature)?  This is because they can increase the risk of kidney damage, known as Acute Kidney Injury or AKI, occurring during the illness.     Anyone living with a […]

Deadline for post-16 Child Benefit looms

Students who collect their GCSE results in two weeks and plan to stay in full time education or unpaid training are still eligible for child benefit – but their parents must inform HMRC of their plans so it’s not automatically stopped on August 31. Forms have been sent to more than 620,000 people whose benefit […]

O’Neill slams British Government over stop and search ‘duplicity’

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill has accused the British Government of duplicity over controversial new legislation which she said is “clearly preparing for a hard border in Ireland”. According to O’Neill, the legislation currently going through Westminster would see the creation of a one-mile border zone where members of the public can be stopped, […]


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