Category archives for: Community

Share the warmth with Newry Barnardo’s ‘Coat Exchange’

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To keep warm and stylish this winter fashion retailer Evans and Barnardo’s in Newry have joined together to launch a coat exchange to raise money for the children’s charity. Shoppers who donate a pre-loved coat to any Barnardo’s store before 24th December 2016 will receive a unique £10 off voucher to spend on their new […]

£35m investment to prevent homelessness

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Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA has set out the Executive’s commitment to tackling homelessness in Northern Ireland. Speaking at the start of Homelessness Awareness Week, which this year is celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Minister outlined how the Northern Ireland Executive, through the Department for Communities, is investing over £35million to prevent homelessness and to […]

Fifth FinTrU Financial Services Academy launched

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Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has launched the fifth FinTrU Financial Services Academy. Twenty graduates will undertake an intensive four week training programme delivered by Belfast Met and Ulster University. The training will have a strong focus on investment opportunities and financial compliance. On completion of the course the graduates will be interviewed for a […]

Newry goalkeeping legend Pat Jennings gives free football kits to Newry City AFC

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Grassroots football club Newry City AFC were joined by a special guest this month, as former Arsenal, Tottenham and Northern Ireland goalkeeping hero Pat Jennings made a surprise appearance to the club. He joined McDonald’s Newry Franchisee John McCollum to hand over the new stylish set of threads, donated to the team as part of […]

TV stars urge visitors to respect hospital rules

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Stars from local comedy show ‘Give my head peace’ have teamed up with the Southern Health Trust to launch a new hospital visiting campaign. ‘Ma’, ‘Da’ and ‘Cal’ from the series feature in a short video designed to increase public understanding of hospital visiting rules and promote important safety messages on hospital wards. The ‘Respect […]

Don’t bag yourself a surprise shopping online this Christmas

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With many of us venturing online to work our way through our Christmas lists, Consumer Council research has revealed that of those who shop online only a quarter check a website is safe before entering payment or personal details. Providing timely online shopping advice Philippa McKeown-Brown, Head of Consumer Empowerment and Protection at the Consumer […]

Ask your pharmacist for winter health advice

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Coughs and colds are among the most common reasons for people feeling poorly over the winter period, but these minor ailments don’t have to lead to a visit to your GP or out-of-hours services, says pharmacist Shauneen Ward. Shauneen, who features in this year’s ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign, is encouraging people to visit their […]

Justice Minister urged to visit South Armagh after recent spike in burglaries

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SDLP Assembly Member Justin McNulty has expressed his ‘deep concern’ at the recent spike in burglaries in the Bessbrook and Camlough areas and has called on Justice Minister Claire Sugden MLA to visit the area for herself to reassure the local community. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “In recent weeks and months we have […]

Excitement builds for Friends of Derrymore Winter Wonderland Event

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Slieve Gullion Area Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that the forthcoming “Winter Wonderland” Christmas event being hosted by the Friends of Derrymore Group is another example of the constructive work that the Group, in partnership with the National Trust and the Council was doing. The local Councillor explained, “Friends of Derrymore are hosting a Winter […]

PHA issue Zika advice for male travellers

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The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding male travellers to and from Zika-affected areas to use condoms or barrier methods for sexual activity for six months after being in an affected area. Dr Lorraine Doherty, Assistant Director of Public Health (Health Protection) at the PHA, said, “At this time of year we see an increase […]





































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