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Barcroft Park surface “in dire need of repairs”

Newry, Mourne and Down Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has said that the current condition of the road surface along 4th Street in Barcroft is in dire need of resurfacing. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor said, “Following representations from myself and the local community Transport NI have completed the repair of one pothole […]

Newry businesses urged to open their doors to school pupils

The Department for the Economy and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) are encouraging local businesses to consider the benefits of opening their doors to school pupils via work experience.  Frances O’Hara, head of the Department for the Economy’s Careers Service said, “It is vital we all continue to work towards developing a strong local […]

Five injured after car collides with wall

Police are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle road traffic collision in Kilkeel during the early hours of Sunday 12 August. Speaking to Newry Times, Inspector Denise Graham said, “We received a report at 2:50am that a red-coloured Seat Leon had collided with a wall on the Newry Road.     “Police attended the […]

17-year-old stabbed in Rostrevor assault

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a report of an assault at licenced premises at the Bridge Street area of Rostrevor in the early hours of Saturday 28 July. Shortly before 2:40 am, it was reported that a 17-year-old male received stab wounds to his back following an assault outside the premises.   […]

Southern Trust launches summer scheme for children with complex healthcare needs

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched a new summer scheme service for children with disabilities who have complex healthcare needs. The week-long schemes are being held in the Education Authority Special Schools of Ceara (Lurgan) Rathore (Newry) and Sperrinview (Dungannon) in partnership with ‘Nana G’s Day-Care’.     Speaking to Newry Times, […]

Walk to explore Wildlife of Carlingford Lough

Why not celebrate Ulster Wildlife’s 40th Anniversary on a guided coastal walk exploring the amazing diversity of marine life around Carlingford Lough on Friday, 17 August at 11am? Starting from Cranfield beach, walk along the beach to Soldier’s Point to enjoy excellent views of Haulbowline Lighthouse, as well as Green and Blockhouse Islands where seals […]

‘More must be done to ensure the delivery of disability access services’ – Bradley

SDLP Infrastructure spokesperson Sinéad Bradley has welcomed the announcement made by the Irish Minister for Transport, Shane Ross TD to ensure that each public transport board should include at least one Director with direct personal experience of disability. The MLA for South Down commented, “Having listened to the disturbing reports of a man being turned […]

Newry to host FREE stress control classes

The Trust is running free Stress Control classes in Lurgan, Cullyhanna, Newry, Armagh, Banbridge and Dungannon.  If you are currently suffering from stress, know someone who is or just want to be better equipped, then this is the course for you.     The six-week course designed to help people who may be suffering from […]

Police charge man, 42, after filling station burglary

Detectives have charged a 42-year-old male with burglary with intent to steal and three counts of conspiracy to commit burglary with intent to steal. The charges are in connection with a burglary at a filling station in Cullyhanna on Monday 9 July 2018 and conspiracy to burgle three other rural business locations.     Five […]

Local politicians condemn “anti-republican” Newry bonfires

Local politicians have condemned the erecting of sectarian signage on bonfires in Newry. Speaking to Newry Times, Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady said, “Such actions are hate crimes and have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with republicanism or the legacy of internment.     “It is anti-republican and does not celebrate any aspect of Irish […]


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