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Get help and support to quit smoking

Help is at hand for anyone who attempted to quit smoking this New Year, but fell back into the habit, according to the Public Health Agency (PHA). The agency’s comprehensive network of free Stop Smoking Support Services are offering tailored advice and support to help you quit for good.     “Giving up smoking is […]

Search begins for ‘Best kept’ in Newry area

The search has begun for the best kept schools, towns and villages, and healthcare facilities in the Newry area, following the launch of the Best Kept Awards, supported by George Best Belfast City Airport. The awards now in their 62nd year, run by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council, aim to recognise the outstanding contribution from […]

Warrenpoint murder: 26 year old man released on police bail

A 26 year old man arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder by detectives investigating the murder of Wayne Boylan in Warrenpoint last month, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. Wayne Boylan, 37, was enjoying an evening with friends at his friend’s home in Lower Dromore Road last month when two […]

Southern Regional College student makes National Student Chef Final

Kieran Cleverley, representing Southern Regional College, competed in the final of this year’s KNORR Student Chef of the Year 2019, at Waterford Institute of Technology. ‘Street on a Plate: a street food feast inspired by the food trucks, street stalls and farmers markets of Ireland,’ celebrates the evolving palette of the Irish population and its […]

South Armagh roads “an accident waiting to happen”

Local Councillor Terry Hearty has warned that the current cold winter conditions are making roads such as the Glassdrummond Road near Crossmaglen as “accidents waiting to happen”. The Slieve Gullion Councillor said, “When you live and travel on the Glassdrummond Road you know of the dangers of frost.     “The fine surface with areas […]

Anger after ‘disgraceful and selfish’ dumping

Slieve Gullion area Councillor Terry Hearty has described the dumping of rubbish on the Liscalgot Road as ‘a disgraceful and very selfish act’ and he has appealed to all to respect and be proud of the area. The local Councillor explained, “A resident on the Liscalgot Road had this dumped outside her house.     […]

£100,000 CCTV upgrade for Southern Trust

The Southern Trust has secured £100,000 to upgrade CCTV across its sites. The funding will be used across a number of hospital and community facilities as part of the Trust’s ongoing strategy to improve car park security, accessibility and traffic flow.     Welcoming the investment Helen O’Neill, Southern Trust Director of Finance, Procurement and […]

‘Sustained anti-social behaviour and vandalism’ in Carlingford Park

Newry, Mourne and Down Council is being asked to intervene in support of residents in the Carlingford Park area, according to Workers Party representative Dan Gebski, who said they are struggling to cope with sustained anti-social behaviour and vandalism. Speaking to Newry Times, Dan stated,  “This is a problem that has been going on for a […]

Newry MP raises Daisy Hill ward closure concerns

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey has said that he awaits a response from the Southern Health and Social Care Trust in relation to concerns raised about the closure of the High Dependency Unit at Daisy Hill Hospital. Speaking to Newry Times, the local MP said, “It has been reported that the High Dependency Unit at […]

“Make your voices heard” plea to young people and students

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said that Brexit will bring nothing but negativity for students and young people and she has urged all young people and students to ensure their voices are heard as the Brexit process reaches a critical phase. The MLA warned, “Brexit will be nothing but negative for […]


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