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4 in 5 UK adults receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine | Newry Times

4 in 5 UK adults receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine - Newry Times - newry news facebook

More than four in five adults in the UK have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as the vaccination programme continues at an unprecedented pace and scale.     With 72,891,861 doses administered in total, 42,216,654 people across the UK have now been vaccinated with a first dose (80%), while 30,675,207 people have […]

Planned return of full vehicle MOT testing services announced | Newry Times

Mallon announces the planned return of full vehicle testing services - Newry Times - newry MOT

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) is planning to resume full vehicle testing services from 26 July.     In light of the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, which has enabled a number of close contact services to resume including driving tests, the DVA has carried out a review […]

Employers For Childcare welcomes further funding for childcare sector | Newry Times

Employers For Childcare welcomes further funding for childcare sector - Newry Times - newry baby

Employers For Childcare has welcomed the further extension of two Covid-19 childcare support funds, announced recently by Education Minister Michelle McIlveen.     This includes a further phase of the Childcare Sustainability Fund and the Childcare Covid-19 Temporary Closure Fund and will supplement the £30 million already allocated to the childcare sector, to support its […]

Regular testing for all asymptomatic care home visitors introduced | Newry Times

Regular testing for all asymptomatic care home visitors introduced - Newry Times - newry covid news

Visitors to all care homes across Northern Ireland will be encouraged to undertake twice-weekly Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests.     Making this testing available for all asymptomatic visitors, that is those not displaying any symptoms, is an important additional mitigation in the fight against the virus, and is part of the Department of Health’s […]

Delays to Newry road works a ‘massive blow’ – Newry MLA | Newry Times

Delays to Road Works 'massive blow' for impacted council areas – Newry MLA - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Newry MLA Liz Kimmins has expressed her frustration that road resurfacing works in four areas, including Newry, Mourne and Down, have been delayed due to a legal challenge.     The Newry and Armagh MLA stated, “The fact that road resurfacing in the four council areas of Newry Mourne and Down, Mid Ulster; Derry and […]

‘Flexibility needed in rollout of vaccination programme’ – Health Minister | Newry Times

Flexibility needed in rollout of vaccination programme - Newry Times - newry mourne and down news

Health Minister Robin Swann has called on employers to show flexibility with employees over Covid-19 vaccination appointments.     The Minister said it is vitally important that first and second dose appointments are kept.     “We have an ongoing issue at present with people seeking to reschedule their second dose dates,” he explains. “While […]

Man, 55, charged with assault on police | Newry Times

Man, 55, charged with assault on police | Newry Times

A 55-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences including assault on police, resisting police, possessing an offensive weapon in public place and assault.     The charges relate to an incident at a house in the Mountain Springs area of Newcastle on Thursday, 17 June.     Two officers suffered head and […]

Northern Ireland lights up to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease | Newry Times

Northern Ireland lights up to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease - Newry Times - newry news today - Belfast City Hall 19

Today, Monday 21 June 21, buildings across Northern Ireland will light up to mark Global Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day and the 40th Anniversary of the Northern Ireland Branch of the MND Association.     Ten out of eleven council areas will illuminate buildings in the charity colours of blue or orange (Mid and East […]

NI Pensioners urged to claim their share of £50m Pension Credit | Newry Times

NI Pensioners urged to claim their share of £50m Pension Credit - Newry Times - newry news latest

Age NI is urging older people here to check their eligibility for Pension Credit as it was revealed that around a third of those eligible in Northern Ireland, almost 31,000 families, are not claiming the payments.     With an average payment of £32 a week, pensioners could be missing out on over £1600 a […]

Letters to the Editor: Delta Variant Op Ed from Dr Stephen Bergin PHA | Newry Times

Letters to the editor Newry Times Coronavirus Covid190 Newry - COVID NI - Newry newspaper

Dear Editor, As we move into summer, we are all looking forward to returning to doing some of the things that we consider ‘normal’, but that we haven’t been able to do for some time.     This is largely thanks to so many people having taken up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccine, and […]

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