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NI businesses urged to register for Making Tax Digital before August

More than 10,000 businesses in Northern Ireland, with a turnover above £85,000, have signed up to Making Tax Digital (MTD). HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is now urging the remaining businesses, that are required to sign up in the region, to do it before the VAT filing deadline next month. Article continues below Many of […]

Hilltown woman honoured by Great Game Fairs

Leading female angler, Hilltown woman Madeleine Kelly, has been honoured with The Great Game Fairs of Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards, made each year at the Irish Game Fair at Fine Food Festival held at Shanes Castle, Antrim, are designed to recognise and reward outstanding individuals who devote themselves to nurturing our rural heritage. […]

Supermarket giant Lidl becomes first to offer customer recycling facilities in-store

Lidl Northern Ireland has become the first retailer to install customer recycling stations at checkouts across all its 38 branches, in a bid to reduce packaging waste bought in-store. The scheme is the first of its kind among supermarkets in Northern Ireland and offers Lidl’s hundreds of thousands of weekly customers the opportunity to remove […]

Northern Ireland tax credit claimants urged to renew by 31 July

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding 130,900 tax credits customers in Northern Ireland that they must renew their tax credits by 31 July – or their payments will stop. Tax credits help working families with targeted financial support. Article continues below A new advertising campaign launched this week is reminding customers to renew their […]

Newry children “putting lives at risk” playing in and around railway tracks

Police and Translink have issued a warning following reports that children have been playing in and around the railway line in the Dorans Hill, Newry, and Low Road, Meigh, areas in the past two weeks. Speaking to Newry Times, Sgt. Colin Jamieson said, “We have received two reports and we want everyone to remember the […]

Successful Summer Scheme held in Derrybeg

Derrybeg Community Association held a hugely successful summer scheme this week with a jam-packed programme of events that catered for over 100 children. Commending fellow community workers on a very busy week, the chairperson of Derrybeg Community Association, Stephen Murney, outlined just some of the ventures undertaken. Article continues below Stephen explained, “Activities began on […]

Call for witnesses after five burglaries in Newry and Mourne

Detectives in Newry are appealing for witnesses and information following five burglaries in the Hilltown, Rathfriland and Dundrum areas on Saturday 29 June. The incidents occurred at both commercial and private premises in the Rathfriland Road area of Hilltown, Drumlough Road and Caddells Lane area of Rathfriland and Church Avenue Dundrum in the late evening […]

Camlough phone box vandalism causes anger

Slieve Gullion area Councillor Oonagh Magennis has said the vandalism of a telephone box in Camlough has caused anger among local residents. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor said, “The Telephone Kiosk in the village was damaged at the weekend in what appears to be an act of wanton vandalism. Article continues below “It […]

New domestic abuse offence to be introduced in Northern Ireland

A new domestic abuse offence for Northern Ireland is included in the Home Office Domestic Abuse Bill, which was introduced in the House of Commons this week. This will ensure that further protection is provided for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, reflecting the policy intent that was previously agreed by the Northern Ireland Executive […]

Newry business Around Noon continues investment and expansion

Newry-based ‘food to go’ manufacturer, Around Noon, is investing more than £500,000 in improving its facilities, enhancing its IT systems, and increasing automation, with support from Barclays. The innovative company has switched its banking to Barclays to assist it in making the important investments as it continues to grow the products and services it offers […]


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