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‘BBC must end historic neglect of Gaelic games’ – Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has called on the BBC to end what she described as their ‘historic neglect of Gaelic games’ by extending their televised coverage of the GAA, including Club Championship games. The party’s Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson was commenting after launching her online petition ‘BBC, end the historic neglect of GAA […]

Southern Trust scoops four awards at the Best Kept Health and Social Care Awards

The Southern Trust excelled at the recent Best Kept Health and Social Care Awards, which were sponsored by George Best Belfast City Airport and presented by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council (NIAC). The Laurels Day Centre in Newry was crowned as the winner of the Best Kept Health & Social Care Facility in the Daycare […]

Appeal for witnesses after South Armagh theft

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of a mini digger from a property in the Low Road area of Meigh. It was reported that sometime between 12.30pm on Saturday 6 October and 9.30am on the morning of Wednesday 10 October a yellow coloured mini digger was stolen from an address in the area. […]

Commitment to tackle ‘boy racers’ on Old Dublin Road in Newry

Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has said a commitment by the PSNI to tackle the scourge of “boy racers” in the Old Dublin Road area will help ensure that the community and roads will be safer and that ultimately it will help save lives. The local Councillor explained, “Following on-going concerns raised by local residents […]

Newry schools urged to take part in ‘Trainers for the Trust’

Mary Peters Trust, Northern Ireland’s leading sporting charity, has launched a ‘Trainers for the Trust’ initiative in its continued race to raise £1 million ahead of Dame Mary Peters’ 80th birthday next year. The fundraising campaign, entitled ‘Mary’s Race to a Million’, is a direct investment in the future of sport in Northern Ireland, and […]

Warrenpoint Port launches fund to boost local community projects

Warrenpoint Port has launched a new initiative to provide a financial boost to local community projects. The Warrenpoint Port Community Fund is open to all groups, ranging from schools and sports teams to choirs and community centres.     Developed to support initiatives that enrich the community, social or environmental initiatives, the fund aims to […]

Daisy Hill Hospital staff take part in ‘Treat Me Well’ training

Staff from Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area hospitals have took part in a morning of learning disability awareness training. The training was organised as part of the Southern Trust’s drive to promote Mencap’s ‘Treat Me Well’ campaign which aims to improve the experience of people with a learning disability in hospitals.     Nursing, social […]

Second-hand cars ‘top complaint in Northern Ireland’

The Consumer Council has produced a new free guide for car buyers that explains your consumer rights, what to check before you buy and what to do if things go wrong. The guide also explains what to be mindful of if you are buying outside your country of residence.     Encouraging you to get […]

Local accountancy practice secures hat-trick of victories at UK Accountancy Awards

NI Headquartered independent accountancy practice, PKF-FPM, proved to be leading their sector when awarded with three of the most sought-after honours at the British Accountancy Awards Gala, which took place on 26 September 2018 in Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. The magnitude of taking home all awards shortlisted for, namely: Mid-Tier Firm of the Year, […]

Southern Trust staff raise over £3,000 for charities at annual ‘Pink Day’

The Southern Trust Referral and Booking Centre staff recently held their annual ‘Pink Day’. It was part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.     A successful coffee morning and various raffles raised over £3,000. The money will be shared between Breast Cancer Care, Pretty ‘n’ Pink and the Trust’s Charity of the Year PIPS.  The […]


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