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Newry McDonald’s Drive-Thru reopens today

Today Newry McDonald’s will reopen for Drive Thru with new measures in place to help keep employees and customers safe. This follows a successful pilot in May.     McDelivery will also become available from the restaurants on 10 June. With restaurant teams adjusting to new procedures to enable safe working and social distancing, things […]

PSNI makes crime reporting easier with upgrade to online service

The Police Service NI’s Non-Emergency Online Reporting Service is being upgraded to make it easier for people to report a crime online. Chief Inspector Gerard Pollock from Police Service NI’s Contact Management Centre said this is the first stage of improvements to the Non-Emergency Online Reporting Service, which will continue over the next 12 months. […]

Infrastructure Minister encourages the public to conserve water

As the good weather continues, Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon is encouraging the public to use water wisely. Speaking to Newry Times, Minister Mallon said, “Now more than ever, access to clean water to allow us to wash our hands and keep hydrated is essential.     “While we are all enjoying the good weather I […]

Two arrested after Newry police seize £60,000 of drugs

Detectives from the PSNI’s Organised Crime Unit have arrested two men and seized a quantity of suspected illegal drugs. It follows a proactive operation in Co. Armagh on the evening of Friday, 29 May 2020.     Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Inspector Shaw said, “As part of an ongoing operation, a car travelling on […]

Accident prevention in the spotlight during Child Safety Week

Accidents are the main cause of death for children post-infancy, with many occurring in the home. During Child Safety Week (1- 7 June) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is raising awareness of accidents that can happen in the home and providing helpful tips to prevent them from occurring.     In Northern Ireland in a […]

Newry Mourne and Down Chairperson Laura Devlin’s inaugural address

Ladies and gentlemen as I take up the position of Council Chair for this year I do so with an acknowledgement that this will be a year like no other. I take up this position amidst the global fight against COVID-19 in which we are still engaged and the ever-evolving socio-political climate of the north […]

Wildfire warning during dry weather

NI Water has warned the public that in this warm and dry weather, there is a greater risk of wildfires developing in the countryside due to the burning of vegetation or waste and littering and dumping of waste materials. Speaking to Newry Times, Rebecca Allen, Catchment Liaison Officer at NI Water said, “Wildfires not only […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: One of the world’s longest running surveys moves online

The Annual Agricultural and Horticultural Census will be completed entirely online, for the first time in its history, due to COVID-19. The Census, which opens today, is one of the world’s longest-running surveys having been collated since 1847, and this is the first year it will be conducted completely online.     The survey also […]

Local MLA welcomes five Newry school’s decision to suspend transfer test

Newry Sinn Fein MLA Liz Kimmins has welcomed a Newry school group’s decision to suspend the transfer test this year. Embed from Getty Images   She was speaking following a joint announcement by five schools in the Newry area.     The Sinn Féin Newry and Armagh MLA told Newry Times, ”I welcome and commend […]

Three arrests in Newry after 8 million cigarettes seized in cross-border operation

Three men have been arrested and eight million suspected illicit cigarettes seized during a Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) operation in Co Armagh. Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) attended a property in Newry on Saturday morning along with colleagues from the PSNI.  HMRC made the arrests at the scene and seized eight million […]


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