Category archives for: Community

SRC breaks new ground with £15m Campus

SRC has broken ground on a major project to construct a new, state-of-the-art campus at Castlewellan Road – a world class quality education hub which will open in 2020. Building work on Southern Regional College’s new £15 million educational campus in Banbridge started in earnest this week after preparatory works on the Castlewellan Road site […]

‘Blog Well for Wellness’ seminar in Newry library

Libraries NI has teamed up with leading social media influencer and digital marketer Cathy Martin to deliver a series of wellness blogging seminars across libraries in Northern Ireland. The workshops, Blog Well for Wellness, will cover both creative writing tips as well as how and where to look for connections and community around wellness online, […]

Man, 33, convicted at Newry Court for ‘horrific’ arson in partner’s home

Detectives from PSNI’s Public Protection Branch have welcomed the conviction of a 33-year-old man for arson with intent to endanger life. The perpetrator was sentenced to four years imprisonment, half to be served in custody and half to be served on licence at Newry Crown Court earlier today, Wednesday 20 February, for starting a fire […]

Buttercrane celebrates 30 years in the heart of Newry

Buttercrane Shopping Centre is marking 30 years in the heart of Newry city. First opening its doors in November 1988, the centre has changed dramatically, the ebb and flow reflecting the changes on the High Street.     Located alongside the historic Newry Canal in the centre of the city, the site on which Buttercrane […]

Three arrests after Newry and Bessbrook drugs searches

Police have recovered a quantity of Class B drugs and made three arrests during searches in Bessbrook and Newry on Saturday 16 February. Speaking to Newry Times, Chief Inspector Joe McMinn said, “Our proactive intelligence-led search involved officers from Ardmore District Support Team and Local Policing Team.     “Acting on information received, we conducted […]

New £5m St Bronagh’s PS and Youth Centre officially opened

The brand new award-winning accommodation at St Bronagh’s Primary School and Youth Centre in Rostrevor has officially opened. The joint project sees the development of a seven-classroom school which now caters for almost 200 pupils and a youth centre that hosts a range of programmes including sports, drama and arts for the local community.   […]

firmus energy to invest £570,000 in Newry

Local natural gas distribution and supply company, firmus energy plans to invest £570,000 in the Newry area in the first half of 2019. The local investment plans form part of a wider £4.9 million construction programme across Northern Ireland and work is already underway to extend the network further and connect new properties.     […]

Get help and support to quit smoking

Help is at hand for anyone who attempted to quit smoking this New Year, but fell back into the habit, according to the Public Health Agency (PHA). The agency’s comprehensive network of free Stop Smoking Support Services are offering tailored advice and support to help you quit for good.     “Giving up smoking is […]

Search begins for ‘Best kept’ in Newry area

The search has begun for the best kept schools, towns and villages, and healthcare facilities in the Newry area, following the launch of the Best Kept Awards, supported by George Best Belfast City Airport. The awards now in their 62nd year, run by the Northern Ireland Amenity Council, aim to recognise the outstanding contribution from […]

Warrenpoint murder: 26 year old man released on police bail

A 26 year old man arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder by detectives investigating the murder of Wayne Boylan in Warrenpoint last month, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. Wayne Boylan, 37, was enjoying an evening with friends at his friend’s home in Lower Dromore Road last month when two […]


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