Category archives for: Community

M&S volunteering in Newry aiming to bring community together

St Clare’s Abbey Primary School in Newry is one of 16 community groups across Northern Ireland to receive volunteer support from Marks & Spencer as part of a nationwide week of action to support young people. This week 10 volunteers from M&S Newry and M&S Banbridge Outlet stores joined St Clare’s Abbey Primary School to […]

Local parents feeling the heat over summer childcare

As we look ahead to the school summer break, Employers For Childcare is reporting that the cost of holiday childcare for school aged children has soared by £52 per week over the last ten years, and now costs £145 on average. The figures are revealed as the charity launched its 10th Northern Ireland Childcare Survey. […]

Translink launch new ‘Senior Moments’ on Be More Connected Day

Translink recently celebrated ‘Be More Connected Day’ with the launch of a new edition of its popular ‘Senior Moments’ guide. The handy travel companion highlights the many attractions across Northern Ireland that are easy to get to by public transport, especially for older people who are entitled to free travel with a 60+ or Senior […]

Applications open for new Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy

Twenty graduates are being offered the opportunity to join global innovation and transformation consultancy PA Consulting’s first Digital Engineering Assured Skills Academy in Belfast. Successful applicants to the academy will gain the skills they need to become a digital engineer.     Funded by the Department for the Economy, the Assured Skills Academy offers a […]

Four new faces at Warrenpoint Town FC

Warrenpoint Town FC has welcomed the arrivals of Dermot McVeigh, Gavin Smith, Jake O’Connor and Kaleem Simon to the club. The new signings will start the 2019/20 season in the ‘Point colours, with Manager Stephen McDonnell absolutely delighted to have secured the services of all four players.     Speaking to Newry Times, McDonnell said, […]

Cyber-related sex crimes against children up to almost five every week

Children are increasingly being targeted on the web by sex offenders – with almost five cyber-enabled sex crimes being recorded each week against children in Northern Ireland. In 2018/19, a total of 243 recorded sexual offences against children were ‘flagged’ by the PSNI as having an online element, representing a 268 per cent increase over […]

Restoration of Newry’s Ivybrook House

Ivybrook House on the Southern Trust’s Drumalane Site in Newry has undergone a major transformation to restore its beautiful 19th Century interior. Originally constructed in 1800, the category B1 listed building was home to 15 Social Work staff but was not fully occupied.      With a number of new community based teams being set […]

Jennie’s charity head shave raises incredible funds for PIPS Newry

Local woman Jennie Clyde recently presented PIPS Hope and Support’s Padraig Harte and Roisin Martin with a cheque for a remarkable £12,000 in memory of her nephew Curtis Clyde.  Jennie decided she wanted to raise awareness and funds for PIPS Hope and Support in Curtis’s memory by having a charity head shave and raffle in […]

Call for a “Home to Hospital” Scheme

Following on from the recent Slieve Gullion District Electoral Area (DEA) meeting Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has called on the Public Health Agency (PHA) to fund a pilot Home to Hospital Scheme in the South Armagh area. The local Councillor explained, “For several years a home to hospital service has been running in the […]

PSNI and SRC Newry celebrate #SoberingMoment 2019

PSNI and Southern Regional College are working together to encourage young people to think carefully about the consequences of their actions and to avoid having a #SoberingMoment. PSNI Corporate Communications Department, PSNI Antrim and Newtownabbey and Northern Regional College joined forces at the beginning of the academic year to take part in this year’s #SoberingMoment […]


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