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Students from St Mary’s High School reach final of business competition

St Marys High School, Newry

A team of students from St Mary’s High School in Newry has been announced as finalists in the SUBWAY® brand’s Design a Sub challenge. The competition challenged budding entrepreneurs to design and market a brand new 6-inch Sub or flatbread, based on the theme of #LiveFresh. The St Mary’s High School team consists of five […]

Aged 70 or 78? Remember to get your shingles vaccination


The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine. The vaccine will help protect them against this common and painful disease and its complications. The shingles vaccine is being offered routinely to people who were aged 70 years on 1 […]

Newry police appeal for information after theft


Police are appealing for information following two separate cattle thefts that occurred in the Belleek area. Sometime between 8pm on Monday 9th January and 8am on Tuesday 10th January, 11 black Limousin bulls were stolen from a cattle house in the Glenmore Road area. Four Fresian cows, two Belgium Blue cows and a Charolais cow […]

‘You can still use your Post Office Card Account to collect benefits’ – McNulty


SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has advised benefit recipients who use the Post Office to collect their benefits that they have a choice to keep using their Post Office Card Account (POCA). Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “In recent months many benefit recipients have received a letter expecting them […]

Call for bilingual signage for bus services in Newry and South Armagh

Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon

Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon, welcoming the recent announcement by Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard to consult on the introduction of bilingual signage for destination screens on Bus services in Derry City, has written to him asking to consider including the Newry, Mourne and south Armagh Area for such an initiative. The Junior […]

Brother and sister share their transplant story

CAH 1830

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is supporting a new NHS Blood and Transplant campaign calling on people of all ages to take a few minutes of their time online to register as an organ donor. Right now across the UK there are 6,500 people – including 150 children, waiting for a call that […]

Free talk on marine mammals at Warrenpoint Library


Ulster Wildlife is inviting everyone to a free talk on marine mammals at Warrenpoint Library on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 2pm. Led by marine biology expert Dr Jade Berman, the afternoon provides a chance to dip your toes into Northern Ireland’s fascinating underwater world and learn more about our ocean giants, from seals and […]

Proposals to ban smoking in cars carrying children


Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced an eight-week consultation on regulations to restrict smoking in private vehicles when children are present. The draft regulations propose that the existing legislation, as set out in the Smoking (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, will be extended so that it will be an offence to: smoke in a private vehicle […]

Local theft by ‘cruel and opportunist thieves’ condemned


Local Ulster Unionist representatives Danny Kennedy MLA and Councillor David Taylor have condemned an incident of theft of animals in the Tullyvallen area of Newtownhamilton over the weekend. Describing the theft as “absolutely despicable” Mr Kennedy said that ‘cruel and opportunist thieves’ stole 20 cattle from a farmer who is currently in hospital suffering from […]

‘No detail on Newry rail proposals deeply concerning’ – McNulty


SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has claimed that Chis Hazzard’s announcement that he has ordered Translink to improve rail services between Newry and Belfast is a ‘vague pre-election stunt’ and that the Ministers statement lacks real detail. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “Friday’s move by the Minister is a welcome first […]

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