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Warrenpoint business steps up investment

Local Business First Steps Nursery is set to take up residence in a new 6,500 square facilities later this month on the Burren Road, Warrenpoint, following investment in developing a dedicated new nursery facility by local business owners and First Steps Directors Barry Gray and Colin Dalton. The new larger facility, managed by Karen Fegan, […]

New water stations at Newry school thanks to Warrenpoint Port funding

New drinking stations have been installed at a Newry school thanks to funding from Warrenpoint Port. The project, which provided bottle filling docks at Our Lady’s Grammar School in the city, will enable students to access drinking water and reduce the use of plastics within the school.     The initiative is among the first […]

Employers urged to sign up to Active Travel Challenge

Employers across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to sign-up to the Active Travel Challenge for a healthier and more environmentally-friendly commute. The Department for Infrastructure, Public Health Agency, Sustrans and Translink have joined forces to launch the new initiative.     Throughout June, employers are asked to encourage staff to leave the car at home […]

Parent’s Parliament gives Newry mums and dads a voice

National charity Parentkind hosted the third of its regional “Parent’s Parliaments” recently at Rathore School, Newry, where parents, politicians and education stakeholders came together to discuss school policies that impact families directly.  Parentkind enables parents to take an active role in their child’s education.     It has been running a series of Parent’s Parliaments […]

Top tips for a spring clean

While most people’s spring cleaning to-do lists have more to do with mops and brooms than safety precautions, the Public Health Agency (PHA) and local councils in Northern Ireland are urging people to take steps to improve home safety when carrying out the spring clean. Hilary Johnston, Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Manager with the […]

Excitement builds for Buttercrane’s Easter Peter Rabbit themed Eggstravaganza

From the 19 – 28 April Buttercrane will have lots to keep the kids entertained. Peter Rabbit the movie will run on mall as well as the local shopping centre hosting a Peter Rabbit Picnic on Mall.      There will also be an Easter themed Petting Farm (with lots of cute bunnies) too during […]

PSNI makes further appeal to public in wake of ATM thefts

The PSNI have made a further appeal to the public to report suspicious activity in wake of recent ATM thefts. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Chief Inspector David Henderson said, “As the weekend approaches, I want to reiterate our appeal to people across Northern Ireland to remain vigilant and alert to any activity that is […]

Southern Trust issues reminder about smoking on site

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is reminding everyone that smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted anywhere on Trust sites. The policy applies to all staff and volunteers, patients, visitors, contractors and anyone who enters the Trust’s hospitals, buildings and grounds.     New parents, Blàithnid and Paul Hughes recently welcomed […]

Northern Ireland consumers ‘paying more for car insurance’

The Consumer Council is urging drivers to shop around for better deals on their car insurance, as the latest figures from reveal Northern Ireland motorists pay more than the UK average. The average fully comprehensive car insurance premium in Northern Ireland increased by 7% per year to £931.     However, in the UK […]

New Diabetes Prevention Programme launched across NI

A new programme to tackle the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes has been launched by PHA. The programme has been developed as part of Northern Ireland’s approach to providing innovative services which have a focus on prevention and has been supported by investment from the transformation fund.     Approximately 96,000 people are living […]


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