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Newry arrests in £215m “largest money laundering search investigation”

Officers from PSNI’s Economic Crime Unit have conducted the largest money laundering search and arrest operation in Northern Ireland focussing on the international money laundering of criminal assets accumulating to approximately £215 million.   Fifteen properties were searched across Northern Ireland and seven people arrested. Eight searches were carried out yesterday, Monday 20 January, in […]

Newry businesses raise over £13,000 towards new NI heart service

JMK Solicitors and CRASH Services, which has offices in both Newry and Belfast, has raised £13,000 towards NI Chest Heart and Stroke’s Heart Strong campaign. As part of their year-long partnership with the charity, the campaign saw the firm become Local Heart Heroes, joining a team of heroes who are passionate about raising awareness of […]

Regional Food Programme opens for applications

Applications are invited from not-for-profit groups and regional development agencies as well as registered charities to apply for the 2020-21 Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme (NIRFP). The programme has supported many local events and initiatives by providing financial support in three key areas of activity – regional fairs/exhibitions, seminars/workshops, and information programmes. Article continues below […]

189 drug-related deaths registered in Northern Ireland

There were 189 drug-related deaths registered in Northern Ireland in 2018. Half (95) of these deaths were of men aged 25-44. Article continues below These are some of the findings of the statistics published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).     The 2018 total (189) is more than double that recorded […]

Newry Council telephone numbers to change from 24 January 2020

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is announcing new telephone numbers from 24 January 2020 to make it easier for residents across the district to get in touch with the services they need. All existing telephone numbers will start to change from this date including the Council’s main contact number, which will change to 0330 […]

Sinn Féin Councillor raises local road concerns

Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has raised her “deep concerns” about what she described as the dangerous condition of the Carrickananny Road surface. The local Councillor was commenting after surveying the worsening condition of the road. Article continues below Speaking to Newry Times, the Sinn Féin representative said, “Despite having highlighted the severity of potholes […]

Newry apprentice gives backing to Workplus campaign to provide 120 opportunities

Workplus has announced that it has created 120 apprenticeship opportunities with 28 employers in Northern Ireland and applications are now open. Former St Mary’s High School pupil, Tess Kelly, from Newry, 23, is in the first year of a level 3 civil engineering apprenticeship with AECOM in Belfast. She said she believes the opportunity to […]

Men handed 30 month suspended sentence after Newry Showgrounds incident

Two men were handed a 30 month suspended sentence each and domestic football banning orders in Newry Magistrates Court yesterday, Wednesday 15 January. The banning orders follow an incident of disorderly behaviour at Newry Showgrounds on 20 April 2018. Article continues below A 24-year-old man was given a 5-year football banning order and a 25-year-old […]

New Assured Skills Academy offering 20 training places in logistics

The Department for the Economy and Northern Regional College are offering 20 Assured Skills Academy training places for people to train as logistics and transport coordinators. Participants in the Assured Skills Academy will receive six weeks of industry-relevant pre-employment training at NRC’s Newtownabbey Campus leading to an industry-recognised qualification. Article continues below Successfully completing the […]

Southern Trust launches Staff Excellence Awards

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has launched a key event in their calendar – the 2020 Southern Trust Excellence Awards.  Now in its 10th year, the awards ceremony is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate Trust employees who provide outstanding care and support for patients, clients and their families. Article continues below Geraldine […]


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