Category archives for: Community

Victims lose £77,000 to scammers

Police are urging the public to be vigilant after a number of reports of fraud across Northern Ireland where victims have been scammed out of a total of approximately £77,000. The victims are believed to be from the Co Tyrone, Co Antrim, Co Down and Co Derry areas.     Speaking to Newry Times, Chief […]

Fun for all the family at Cranfield Beach Snorkel Safari

Children are invited to discover the amazing marine life of Cranfield Beach on a snorkel safari with Ulster Wildlife and Love Your Lough, on Friday 20 July. Before snorkelling in the company of a team of BSAC trained snorkel instructors, children will learn about snorkelling safety, proper use of equipment, and the hand signals used […]

Pool pods come to Newry Leisure Centre

Enjoying a swim in Newry Leisure Centre will become easier for anyone living with a disability or restricted mobility, with the announcement of a new pool pod into Newry Leisure Centre. The Pool Pod, which is a platform lift developed for London’s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, will enable more people to enjoy a swim. […]

Public urged to help prevent wildfires

As the dry weather continues, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is once again advising visitors to rural areas as well as residents to be vigilant for wildfires. With no change in the current warm and dry weather for the foreseeable future, there remains a very high risk of wildfire across Northern […]

Two arrested in Newry following social media appeal

Police investigating reports of suspicious activity in Newry this week have arrested two males. Police said they received reports of suspicious activity in the Shandon Park area of Newry yesterday, Monday 16 July and today, Tuesday 17 July.     Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Kenny Gracey said, “It was reported that two males in […]

Cross-border Councils discuss Brexit in Newry with Emergency Services

The Louth County Council and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Joint Committee have held their most recent meeting at the Monaghan Row Offices in Newry. The Joint Committee, which was formed out of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2011 between the two Councils, meets on a regular basis to monitor and discuss a range […]

Newry Council Chairman announces charities for 2018/2019

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairman, Councillor Mark Murnin has announced the names of the charities he will be supporting throughout his term of Office. The three charities that he has chosen are Air Ambulance NI, Glebe House—Harmony Community Trust, and Newry and District Gateway Club.     The Chairman met recently with representatives […]

M&S Newry set to make their mark for Action Cancer

 M&S Newry colleagues are making their mark this summer as they support M&S Northern Ireland’s charity fundraising campaign, with the aim of raising £80,000 for Action Cancer’s counselling and therapeutic services. The partnership between M&S and Action Cancer, which is now in its eighth year, has seen M&S Northern Ireland raise over £850,000 to date. […]

Anger over deliberate fires in Newry

Newry, Mourne and Down Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has said that those deliberately setting fire to ditches along Martin’s Lane were causing grave concern to many residents living in the locality. The Councillor was commenting after she was contacted by local residents expressing their concerns.     “Apparently fires have been deliberately started in […]

Elderly woman in intensive care after Newry collision

Police are appealing for information following a road traffic collision involving a silver, three-door car and a pedestrian in Newry on Tuesday 3 July. An elderly lady was injured in the incident.      Police said it happened around 11.45am close to a car park in the Lower Water Street area of the city.  She […]


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