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Burglars ‘spoke to elderly woman’ while robbing her South Armagh home


Police in Newry are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at a house on Church Road in Forkhill on Sunday 26th March. Police received a report that two men entered the house of an elderly woman sometime around 5pm on Sunday afternoon.     It is believed that the woman is aged […]

Positive start for 2017 online Single Applications


The online Single Application window opened on 1st March 2017 and to date more than 1,400 farmers have taken advantage of the benefits offered by DAERA’s online service to submit their applications early, with approximately 45% switching to online for the first time. For those who have yet to submit their Single Application, DAERA is […]

Team Niall take on Belfast Marathon in memory of local man Niall Quinn

Team Niall 2

Team Niall are stepping up to the Belfast City Marathon challenge in memory of their dear friend, loving dad and husband, Niall Quinn. On the 1st May 2017 an incredible team of 25 will walk, run and relay to show their love and support to the Quinn/Higgins family and other people suffering from chest, heart […]

Is your business ready for the new £1 coin?

New £1 coin

With the new £1 coin being introduced tomorrow (28th March), Retail NI has urged retailers and the wider business sector to be aware of the changes. Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said, “This is a very significant change and we would urge retailers and the wider business community to make sure they are ready.” […]

Road closed in Newry after multi-vehicle collision


There has been a multi-vehicle road traffic collision outside the Eurospar on the Forkhill Road in Newry.   The road is expected to be closed as a result. Article continues below: Emergency services are in attendance.   There are no further details at present. For all the latest news in Newry & Mourne click here. […]

Time to change clocks and check your locks


With this weekend seeing the clocks change on Sunday 26th March, and the start of brighter evenings, the Police Service of Northern Ireland is urging people to check their properties are secure against opportunist burglars. The message is check your locks, not only on your house but on any outbuildings, garages and sheds in order […]

Man dies in house fire

Fire Engine

Newry & Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has described news of the death of a man in a house fire last night in Armagh city as tragic. 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at a house in Culdee Drive.   “I understand that a local man has lost his life in this incident and my […]

Three men due in court following Newry and Antrim burglaries


Detectives have charged three men, aged 18, 19 and 22, with a number of counts of burglary and going equipped for burglary. The charges are in connection with three burglaries in the Antrim area on Wednesday 22nd March and burglaries at two houses in Newry in 2016.   The first took place in the Aghaboy […]

‘Licenced premises must get their house in order ahead of renewal deadline’, legal expert warns


Owners of all types of licenced premises in Newry and the surrounding area must take action now if they don’t want to run out of time to renew their liquor licences ahead of the September 2017 deadline, a leading legal expert on liquor licensing has warned.   Cathy Colton, partner at Carson McDowell, said most […]

Warning from Newry MLA over lottery scam

Scam Alert

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has warned local people to be aware of a scam doing the rounds claiming to offer hundreds of thousands of pounds of winnings from the People’s Post Code Lottery. The SDLP Assemblyman believes fraudsters are targeting the elderly, frail and disabled as part of the scam […]

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