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Local business Fearon Bros scoops prestigious award

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Local kitchen firm Fearon Bros from Jonesborough, Newry has recently been awarded ‘Best of Design 2017′ on Houzz, the leading online platform for home renovation and design. The 38-year old kitchen design firm was chosen by more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise of more than one million active home building, home improvement […]

Increase in early detection of skin cancer in men

Dr Miriam McCarthy, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at the Public Health Agency

New statistics from the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry show that there has been an increase in the number of men diagnosed with the most serious skin cancer, malignant melanoma. However, the good news is that more cases were detected early, when there is a greater likelihood of successful treatment. In 2015 there were 209 cases […]

Film making workshop for local young people

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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust recently organised a film making workshop for young people who use the Autism Spectrum Disorder and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Connect Service.   Over 30 young people took part in the workshop which focussed on developing career and social skills as well as learning about the tools […]

St Patrick’s Day 2017 in Newry: Events happening today


DEPARTING FROM THE QUAYS SHOPPING AND LEISURE CENTRE, ALBERT BASIN | 12.00NOON | FREE This cross-community event, the centrepiece of the celebration, will be a spectacular cavalcade of floats, bands, fancy dress and lots of attractions! This year’s theme will be ‘Myths & Legends’.   ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS | NEWRY AND MOURNE MUSEUM | […]

Traffic and parking arrangements for St Patrick’s Day in Newry


Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has advised the public of the following traffic and parking arrangements which will be in place in Newry to facilitate the St Patrick’s Festival. Road Closure and Re-opening times – Friday 17 March • Fathom Line to Dublin Bridge Junction will be closed from 7am to 1pm approximately (Entrance […]

Death of young Killeavy man: Local MLA expresses condolences


SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has expressed his deep sadness and sympathies to the family of a young Killeavy man who died in the Camlough area this week. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “We are all stunned and heartbroken at this tragic news.   “A young life lost, a young family […]

Know your limits if drowning the shamrock this St Patrick’s Day

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As people get ready to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging anyone who chooses to drink to keep an eye on their alcohol intake, emphasising the dangers of binge drinking and the effects that excess alcohol can have on our health and our safety. The PHA’s Drugs and Alcohol lead […]

‘Go Blue’ for WaterAid this World Water Day

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Most of us take water for granted, but our lives would be pretty blue without it – nothing to drink, nothing to wash in, nothing to flush the toilet with. Yet for all too many people in the world today, that ‘blue’ existence is very real – our blue planet may be covered in water, […]

Newry student Jane McAteer celebrates success


Jane McAteer, from Newry, has celebrated success at the Ulster University Business School. A Student on the BSc (Hons) Business Studies degree course, Jane has won the Industrial Practice prize for being the best placement student.   The award was presented by Catriona Donnelly from sponsors at the annual Ulster University Business Schools’ student awards […]

‘Healthy Legs Classes’ held in Newry and Mourne

Healthy Legs Lynne Whiteside Clinical Lead PHYSIO and Silvia Aulds BESSBROOK

A new service to help improve leg health for patients who experience swelling due to circulatory problems or obesity, is now available on a pilot basis to people across the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area. Patients referred by their GP will be clinically assessed before beginning the four week group based education and […]

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