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Local businesses triumph at BEFTAs Awards

It was a successful evening for Newry businesses at the fourth annual Business Eye First Trust Bank Small Business Awards, known as the BEFTAs, which recently took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, hosted by television personality Marc Mallett.  The awards, which are organised by Business Eye magazine and supported by First Trust Bank, shine […]

Missing: Police renew appeal for man last seen in Hill Street, Newry

Police in Newry are renewing an appeal to the public for their help in locating missing 44-year-old man Thomas Harte.     Thomas was last seen in the Hill Street area of the city in the early hours of Sunday, 10 June. He is described as being 5’6″ in height of medium build with brown […]

‘Future broadband investment must prioritise rural areas’ – Fearon

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has said that future broadband investment must prioritise rural areas. The South Armagh MLA made her comments following the recent Broadband Report launch at Stormont.     Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “Rural areas are disadvantaged in terms of access to high speed broadband. “As a […]

Newry PSNI and SRC celebrate #SoberingMoment 2018

PSNI and Southern Regional College, Newry, are working together to encourage young people to think carefully about the consequences of their actions and to avoid having a #SoberingMoment. PSNI Corporate Communications Department, PSNI Newry, Mourne & Down and Southern Regional College (SRC) joined forces at the beginning of the academic year to take part in […]

Stolen car leaves “scene of destruction” after Newry crash

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said that it is a miracle that no one was killed following an incident along the Armagh Road in Newry. He was speaking after a car crashed and caused severe damage.     The MP, who lives close to where the incident happened, stated, “I understand that a […]

New artwork revealed at Daisy Hill’s Children and Young People’s Unit

A series of wall murals designed by local students has been unveiled at the Daisy Children and Young People’s Unit at Daisy Hill Hospital. A total of 14 pieces of art designed by secondary school students have been installed around the unit on the sixth floor of the hospital which opened earlier this year.   […]

‘Everyone has part to play in fight against plastic pollution’ – Boylan

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Cathal Boylan has highlighted the need to cut down on needless plastic use in our society. Speaking to Newry Times, the Newry and Armagh MLA said, “We all have a responsibility for the planet and plastic pollution is a human-made problem, we all need to take […]

Don’t be put on the “Suckers Lists” during scam awareness month

The month of June has been designated Scams Awareness Month. During this month Trading Standards and The Consumer Council will be joining with other organisations to raise awareness and encourage people to report and talk about the issues.     Scams Awareness Month is an annual campaign bringing together organisations and consumers across the country […]

World Cup 2018 – get active and snack healthy

With less than one week to go to the start of the World Cup in Russia, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging people to use the competition as inspiration to kick off some healthy habits. Mary Black, Assistant Director for Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement at the PHA, said, “The World Cup will see […]

Drumalane car parking issues ‘out of hand and causing chaos’

Newry City Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Casey has said that there is growing frustration in the Dromalane area amongst many local residents, pedestrians and motorists about the issue of car parking. “The situation is getting completely out of hand,” the local Councillor told Newry Times.     “Cars are being literally abandoned by owners and […]


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