Category archives for: Community

Nominations announced for Newry ‘Shining Lights’ Awards 2017

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The Confederation of Community Groups (CCG) has announced details of the nominations received for the Community Volunteering Awards of 2017. The ‘Shining Light’ Community Volunteering Awards were established by the Confederation in memory of Patricia Graham, a dedicated member of staff who sadly passed away in 2009. The Awards ceremony will take place in the […]

Newry businesses urged to ‘Go Global’ with funded access to overseas markets

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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is funding FREE fast-track access to overseas markets for 20 local businesses through Overseas Results, an innovative online system which takes care of the difficult first steps involved in exporting. A funded place will enable your business to use the service at no cost. Simply select any country in […]

New Speech Therapy support for Polish children in Newry & Mourne

Speech Therapy

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has recruited a bilingual Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to help meet the needs of the growing Polish population in the area. Magdalena Gorajska is the first bilingual Speech and Language Therapy Assistant in Northern Ireland. She is greatly helping to improve the outcomes for Polish children and […]

£1m fund to ‘build a better future’ in Newry

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Community-based groups in Newry which are making a positive difference to society are being encouraged to access a new £1M fund. The ‘Building Better Futures’ fund will help charities, community and voluntary groups, and social enterprises by providing small, unsecured loans that are not currently available from traditional financial sources. The scheme is being funded […]

NI Water’s travelling classroom rolls into Burren’s Carrick Primary School

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Everyone’s favourite travelling classroom, the infamous Waterbus, recently paid a visit to Carrick Primary School in Burren. During the visit, the children were introduced to H20, a water drop figure and mascot for the programme to help them learn about water and to understand the importance of water conservation.   The children also learnt what […]

Online app for foster carers launched

Fostering App

A new Health and Social Care (HSC) App for HSC foster carers, ‘Fostering in a Digital World’ has been launched, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland. The App uses an innovative platform that has been developed specifically for and with HSC foster carers and in partnership with the INEQE Group. It is currently […]

Newry firm builds on success with £500,000 Growth Loan Fund support


Newry-based Healthy Buildings (Ireland) trading as HBE has secured a £500,000 loan from the Growth Loan Fund. The funds will be used to create 10 new jobs and support the group’s BlueZone Technologies subsidiary, to further develop and market its innovative ‘manager’ software platform. Finance for the £50m Growth Loan Fund – which provides loans […]

SRC confirmed as best performing college in Northern Ireland

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Southern Regional College has topped an official Further Education leader board to confirm its place as the best performing college in Northern Ireland. In an annual independent report published by the Department of Economy and the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre, which assesses the overall performance of all the Northern Ireland Higher and Further Education […]

Coffee Connection event a success

Jess Murray2 with Sean McManus at Castlewellan Forest Park 02 May 17

People in the Mourne area with an interest in health and social care were invited to a Coffee Connection event in the Life Adventure Centre at Castlewellan Forest Park recently. The café-style session was hosted by the Patient and Client Council – an organisation that has a key role in helping people to have their […]

Masked men damage car and house in Newry


Police are appealing for witnesses after damage was caused to car and a house in Hollyridge Lane in Newry on the night of Wednesday 17th May. It was reported that between 10.40pm and 10.50pm three unknown males smashed the windows of a Ford Fiesta car parked in the area. The window in a house was […]

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