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‘Absolutely sickening’ – Anger after drugs found by young children

Slieve Gullion Area Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has expressed concerns after drugs were found by young children playing near Lismore Park in Crossmaglen. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor said that young children who were playing on a green space near Lismore found what has been described as a small amount of drugs. […]

‘Pothole repairs not consistent’, says Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has branded the current approach to repairing potholes and defects on local roads as ‘inconsistent’. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “Day and daily we are passing through complaints about the conditions of local roads and all too often many are reporting potholes that have been previously […]

Graduates offered chance to kick start a career with global broker

Graduates interested in developing a career in a fast-paced and dynamic industry are being offered the opportunity to join TP ICAP, a FTSE 250 company. TP ICAP has over 5,000 staff across 73 locations in 31 countries and provides broking services, data and analytics and market intelligence to clients around the world.     The […]

Mental Health Nursing Recruitment Day launched

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is hosting a recruitment day for Band 5 Mental Health Nursing vacancies. The event will take place on Saturday 2 June in the Ferns Resource Centre, Bluestone Unit.     Interviews will take place, offers made and pre-employment checks will all be completed on the day. Carmel Harney, […]

Newry bakery hits sweet spot as sales treble and keep on rising

A Newry-based bakery has trebled its sales in the past twelve months to exceed the £1.5million mark, and it expects to double its sales again this year. Sweet Things bakery, which was acquired by leading ‘food-to-go’ manufacturer, Newry-based Around Noon in 2016, has grown its workforce from two to 13 people in the past year […]

Newry parents reunite for latest ‘Getting Ready for Baby’ Programme

Parents who took part in the latest ‘Getting Ready for Baby’ Programme in the Southern Trust have reunited to introduce their babies to each other for the first time. Since it began last year, 611 women from across the area and many partners have taken part in the Getting Ready for Baby Programme which supports […]

2018 Face of Buttercrane announced

21-year-old Emily Shields from Forkhill has been named the Face of Buttercrane 2018 at a live fashion event on mall recently. The mall event was hosted by stylist and blogger Danielle Donahue during which the four finalists of Face of Buttercrane (Blinne Dalton, Newry, Maia Sloan, Kilkeel, Emily Shields, Forkhill and Alison Totten, Banbridge) took […]

Broader range of Newry community groups to recieve funding

Councillor Liz Kimmins has confirmed that a broader range of community groups will receive funding for revenue projects including summer schemes, major and minor festivals, community engagement, tourism and arts and culture. It follows a proposal made by Sinn Fein to defer the decision back to the Active and Healthy Communities Committee at the full […]

Major works planned at Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has revealed that the Southern Trust is to be given the go-ahead by the Department of Health to implement the Pathfinder Action Plan for Daisy Hill in full.  McNulty has said he expects major capital works to be completed before the end of the year at the site.     McNulty […]

Southern Trust paediatric surgery situation ‘completely unacceptable’

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said that the delay by the Southern Trust in providing paediatric surgery is completely unacceptable. The MP, who met with the Southern Health Trust to discuss the issue said, “Children’s Theatres in both Craigavon and Daisy Hill Hospitals have not been running at full capacity.   […]


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