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Spate of burglaries in South Armagh

Detectives are investigating a spate of burglaries in south Armagh. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Bell said, “A total of six burglaries were reported in the space of just a few hours on Saturday night, 29 September.     “Four of the properties were on Father McFadden Terrace in Crossmaglen, while another in St […]

Augmented Reality technology event for tourism and hospitality businesses in Newry

An innovative new collaboration, led by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, entitled Digital NMD, will be the subject of a free event on 18 October in the Carriage Rooms at Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch, from 10am-1pm. The collaboration, which brings together Southern Regional College, South Eastern Regional College, has partnered with the BCS (British […]

Newry MLA meets parking officials about local parking enforcements concerns

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has met with representatives of the Department of Infrastructure in Newry about concerns around parking enforcement by NCL Parking Attendants. McNulty was accompanied by Sinead Forde and Eamonn Connolly, MD of Newry BID to a meeting with Aidan O’Callaghan of the Parking Enforcement Unit and Ciaran McKenna, […]

Relocation of Outpatients and GP Out of Hours at Daisy Hill Hospital

From Monday 22 October the General Outpatients Department and GP Out of Hours Service at Daisy Hill Hospital will be based at Bernish House (the old Nurses Home).  The move is part of ongoing work at the hospital to make way for a new Direct Assessment Unit.     The creation of a Direct Assessment […]

Vigilance urged following Newry break-in

Local Saoradh representative Stephen Murney has called on local residents to be vigilant as Christmas approaches. He was speaking after an attempted break-in that took place in the Derrybeg area on 10 October.     The local community activist said, “Criminal hoods caused damage to a resident’s front door as they attempted to gain entry […]

‘Adoption Changes Lives’ campaign launched

With falling numbers of applications for adoption, a new campaign has been launched today, Monday 15 October, to encourage more people to become adoptive parents. There are currently around 3000 children in care in Northern Ireland. Almost 700 of these children are under 5 years old.      Most of these children, who come into […]

Cannabis-based medicinal products to be made available in Northern Ireland

The Department of Health has announced it will be taking measures to enable patients for the first time in Northern Ireland to be prescribed cannabis-based medicinal products without a licence. This mirrors similar changes which will occur in England, Wales and Scotland and will come into force on 1 November 2018.     The amendments […]

Police investigation ‘ongoing’ after man’s body found

A police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man’s body on a beach in Newcastle is ongoing. The body was found by a member of the public shortly before 5 am on Thursday 11 October.     Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Bell said, “We have carried out a number of […]

‘BBC should introduce GAA highlights programme’ – Ennis

Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has reiterated calls for the BBC to introduce a highlights programme of club championship games in the north. The party’s Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson said, “Gaelic games is the largest spectator sport in the north of Ireland but continues to be ignored when it comes to TV coverage.   […]

Appeal for information after burglary

Police investigating the report of a burglary in the Mullaghbawn area are appealing for information. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Karl Smith said, “We received a report shortly before 8am on Monday 17 September of a burglary at a property in the Aughanduff Road area.     “It was reported that entry was forced sometime […]


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