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The search is on for Newry’s unsung heroes

Unsung Heroes

The search is on for Newry’s unsung heroes. The 2017 Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards have just been launched and judges are looking for who you think best captures the Spirit of Northern Ireland in 2017. This annual awards ceremony, which will again be televised by UTV, seeks to honour all those who make a […]

Allotment Scheme plants community spirit in Derrybeg


The Housing Executive are helping to sow the seeds of community cohesion with the investment into a new allotment in Derrybeg. Working closely with members of the Derrybeg Community Association, a disused playpark at Third Avenue has been transformed into a community allotment through the Community Grant Fund. The Housing Executive land has been leased […]

£33,500 worth of drugs seized in Newry and Mourne


Almost £33,500 worth of drugs have been seized in South policing area, which includes Newry, Mourne & Down since 27th February. This was as part of Torus operation which is part of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s response to the sale and supply of illegal and harmful drugs in our communities.   Detective Chief […]

Burglars ‘spoke to elderly woman’ while robbing her South Armagh home


Police in Newry are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at a house on Church Road in Forkhill on Sunday 26th March. Police received a report that two men entered the house of an elderly woman sometime around 5pm on Sunday afternoon.     It is believed that the woman is aged […]

Positive start for 2017 online Single Applications


The online Single Application window opened on 1st March 2017 and to date more than 1,400 farmers have taken advantage of the benefits offered by DAERA’s online service to submit their applications early, with approximately 45% switching to online for the first time. For those who have yet to submit their Single Application, DAERA is […]

Team Niall take on Belfast Marathon in memory of local man Niall Quinn

Team Niall 2

Team Niall are stepping up to the Belfast City Marathon challenge in memory of their dear friend, loving dad and husband, Niall Quinn. On the 1st May 2017 an incredible team of 25 will walk, run and relay to show their love and support to the Quinn/Higgins family and other people suffering from chest, heart […]

Is your business ready for the new £1 coin?

New £1 coin

With the new £1 coin being introduced tomorrow (28th March), Retail NI has urged retailers and the wider business sector to be aware of the changes. Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said, “This is a very significant change and we would urge retailers and the wider business community to make sure they are ready.” […]

Road closed in Newry after multi-vehicle collision


There has been a multi-vehicle road traffic collision outside the Eurospar on the Forkhill Road in Newry.   The road is expected to be closed as a result. Article continues below: Emergency services are in attendance.   There are no further details at present. For all the latest news in Newry & Mourne click here. […]

Time to change clocks and check your locks


With this weekend seeing the clocks change on Sunday 26th March, and the start of brighter evenings, the Police Service of Northern Ireland is urging people to check their properties are secure against opportunist burglars. The message is check your locks, not only on your house but on any outbuildings, garages and sheds in order […]

Man dies in house fire

Fire Engine

Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has described news of the death of a man in a house fire last night in Armagh city as tragic. 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at a house in Culdee Drive.   “I understand that a local man has lost his life in this incident and my […]

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