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PSNI urge public to report suspicious activity near ATMs

The PSNI has appealed to the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity near ATMs Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Superintendent Rowan Moore said, “Recently we have seen the positive result of the community and police working together to catch those we believe are responsible for the theft of ATMS.     “However, our […]

Tourism Ireland unveils final section of Game of Thrones Tapestry

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones has come to an end – with the season finale airing in May – and scenes from that final season have now been added to complete Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry. The new section of the tapestry – featuring some of the most memorable and […]

Pregnant women reminded to get the whooping cough vaccine

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding pregnant women to get the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine between 16 and 32 weeks of their pregnancy. Up to 19 June 2019, 44 cases of confirmed whooping cough in Northern Ireland have been reported to the PHA, of which just over one fifth were in infants under 6 […]

Bob & Berts invests in five new stores including Newry

Independent food and coffee shop chain Bob & Berts is investing in five new stores in Northern Ireland, including Newry. With new funding facilities from Ulster Bank, and the continued support of its existing investor BGF, Bob & Berts is investing in the opening of eight new stores in Northern Ireland and Scotland creating over […]

£1.5m cash seized and 13 arrested on suspicion of money laundering

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has arrested 13 people, including an arrest in County Armagh, and seized £1.5 million in cash during a UK-wide operation targeting suspected money laundering. 150 officers from HMRC executed 28 warrants across County Armagh, London, Bedfordshire, Wiltshire, Kent and Deeside, and arrested eleven men and two women on suspicion of […]

‘Hot’ Summer offers for all the family at The Lodge Hotel

If you fancy a little break away this summer with family, why not go to the Lodge Hotel and enjoy some family time. Renowned for its award winning food and accommodation, The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine is the ideal base for touring the North Coast. No need to jet off around the world to get that […]

£2m announced for Small Business Research Initiative Challenge Fund

£2 million is to be made available for 10 projects under the latest round of the Small Business Research Initiative Challenge Fund (SBRI). SBRI provides companies with the opportunity to develop new, innovative solutions and products to address challenges in the public sector.     Northern Ireland departments are seeking help from businesses to address […]

Government led forum ‘needed to protect Travellers rights’

One year on from the Human Rights Commission investigation into Travellers’ Accommodation not enough has been done by public authorities to improve the lives of Travellers in Northern Ireland. This is the findings of a twelve month progress report published by the Commission.     Chief Commissioner Les Allamby commented, “Twelve months on from the […]

Southern Trust’s new Electronic System improving patient diagnosis

A recent electronic upgrade in the way the Southern Trust undertakes urine testing is greatly improving the speed and accuracy of diagnosis. A total of 110 high tech Urinalysis machines have now been installed throughout Acute and Non Acute Hospitals, Health Centres and Outpatients Departments.      Thousands of patient urine samples are analysed in […]

Boys to join girls in HPV school vaccine programme

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding parents of children who will be entering year 9 in September that they will be offered the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine during the first school term, with boys now eligible to receive it for the first time. The vaccine is offered as part of the school-based vaccination […]

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