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Eligible NI full and part-time students to receive one-off £60 payment | Newry Times

Eligible NI full and part-time students to receive one-off £60 payment - Newry Times - NI students covid payment

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced a £2.9million package of support for further education students to address digital poverty.     Eligible full time and part-time further education students will receive a one-off payment of £60 to help address data costs incurred through remote learning.     Furthermore, 500 additional devices will be distributed to […]

Kimmins calls for parklet pilot in Newry | Newry Times

Kimmins calls for parklet pilot in Newry - Newry business news

Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has called for a pilot parklet scheme to be rolled out in Newry.     The Newry and Armagh MLA stated, “A Parklet scheme can temporarily turn a parking space into an outdoor area to help local businesses like cafes with physical distancing.     “A pilot scheme in Belfast […]

Utility Regulator comments on firmus energy’s gas tariff announcement | Newry Times

Utility Regulator comments on firmus energy’s gas tariff announcement | Newry Times

Firmus energy has announced a 17.75% increase to its regulated gas tariffs for domestic and small business customers in the Ten Towns area.     This change in tariff will be effective from 1 April 2021. Commenting on the announcement, John French, Utility Regulator Chief Executive said, “In February 2021, firmus energy submitted a request […]

Into Film creates homeschool survival kit | Newry Times

Into Film creates homeschool survival kit | Newry Times

Education charity Into Film has created a new homeschooling survival package to help beleaguered families in Northern Ireland get to the end of the current lockdown.     Hundreds of parents, teachers and pupils across Northern Ireland have been enjoying Into Film’s suite of free activities. Now the organisation is expanding its offering.     […]

Tested negative for COVID-19 but still have a persistent cough for 3+ weeks? | Newry Times

Tested negative for COVID-19 but still have a persistent cough for more than 3 weeks - Newry Times - Newry newspaper

GPs are urging people who have a persistent cough for three weeks or more to be aware of the symptoms of lung cancer and to contact them.     Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers among both men and women in Northern Ireland, with around 1300 cases diagnosed each year. Some symptoms […]

Newry police make two arrests after aggrevated burglary | Newry Times

Newry police make two arrests after aggrevated burglary | Newry Times

Detectives investigating the report of an aggravated burglary in Newry last night (3 March) have made two arrests.     Police received a report at around 11:40 am that the male occupant of a house on Killeavy Road returned home to find two male intruders inside the property.     The man was threatened at […]

Department for Communities announces creation of 100 temporary NI jobs | Newry Times

Department for Communities announces creation of 100 temporary jobs - Newry Times - Belfast jobs

The Department for Communities has announced the creation of 100 temporary new jobs.     The positions will be based in Belfast for a period of 12 months.     The jobs have been created for the delivery of child maintenance services on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The appointments follow […]

Ryanair low fares return to Belfast City Airport | Newry Times

Ryanair to commence 8 routes from Belfast City Airport - Newry newspapers

Ryanair, Europe’s no. 1 airline, today (4 March) announced it will return to Belfast City Airport after 11 years and is delighted to launch 8 new routes for summer ’21 connecting Belfast to a host of popular international summer destinations.     NI consumers can now book a sunshine getaway to summer favourites including Malaga […]

Police reunite stolen engagement ring with owner after Newry house search | Newry Times

Police reunite stolen engagement ring with owner after Newry house search - Newry Times - Newry Facebook

Police in Newry have reunited a stolen engagement ring with its owner after detectives conducted a search of a property in the Newry area yesterday morning, Wednesday 3 March 2021.     Detective Constable McGaffin said, “A proactive policing operation was conducted at a house in the Newry area, as part of the ongoing investigation […]

Man, 28, charged after laser shone at police helicopter | Newry Times

Man, 28, charged after laser was shone at a police helicopter - Newry Times - Newry newspapers

Police have charged a 28-year-old man with endangering the safety of an aircraft.         The charge follows an incident in Newry on 1 March. It is believed a laser was shone at a police helicopter.     As is normal procedure, the charge will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service. He […]

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