Category archives for: Community

Daisy Hill Hospital staff take part in ‘Treat Me Well’ training

Staff from Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area hospitals have took part in a morning of learning disability awareness training. The training was organised as part of the Southern Trust’s drive to promote Mencap’s ‘Treat Me Well’ campaign which aims to improve the experience of people with a learning disability in hospitals.     Nursing, social […]

Second-hand cars ‘top complaint in Northern Ireland’

The Consumer Council has produced a new free guide for car buyers that explains your consumer rights, what to check before you buy and what to do if things go wrong. The guide also explains what to be mindful of if you are buying outside your country of residence.     Encouraging you to get […]

Local accountancy practice secures hat-trick of victories at UK Accountancy Awards

NI Headquartered independent accountancy practice, PKF-FPM, proved to be leading their sector when awarded with three of the most sought-after honours at the British Accountancy Awards Gala, which took place on 26 September 2018 in Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London. The magnitude of taking home all awards shortlisted for, namely: Mid-Tier Firm of the Year, […]

Southern Trust staff raise over £3,000 for charities at annual ‘Pink Day’

The Southern Trust Referral and Booking Centre staff recently held their annual ‘Pink Day’. It was part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.     A successful coffee morning and various raffles raised over £3,000. The money will be shared between Breast Cancer Care, Pretty ‘n’ Pink and the Trust’s Charity of the Year PIPS.  The […]

Spate of burglaries in South Armagh

Detectives are investigating a spate of burglaries in south Armagh. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Bell said, “A total of six burglaries were reported in the space of just a few hours on Saturday night, 29 September.     “Four of the properties were on Father McFadden Terrace in Crossmaglen, while another in St […]

Augmented Reality technology event for tourism and hospitality businesses in Newry

An innovative new collaboration, led by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, entitled Digital NMD, will be the subject of a free event on 18 October in the Carriage Rooms at Montalto Estate in Ballynahinch, from 10am-1pm. The collaboration, which brings together Southern Regional College, South Eastern Regional College, has partnered with the BCS (British […]

Newry MLA meets parking officials about local parking enforcements concerns

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has met with representatives of the Department of Infrastructure in Newry about concerns around parking enforcement by NCL Parking Attendants. McNulty was accompanied by Sinead Forde and Eamonn Connolly, MD of Newry BID to a meeting with Aidan O’Callaghan of the Parking Enforcement Unit and Ciaran McKenna, […]

Relocation of Outpatients and GP Out of Hours at Daisy Hill Hospital

From Monday 22 October the General Outpatients Department and GP Out of Hours Service at Daisy Hill Hospital will be based at Bernish House (the old Nurses Home).  The move is part of ongoing work at the hospital to make way for a new Direct Assessment Unit.     The creation of a Direct Assessment […]

Vigilance urged following Newry break-in

Local Saoradh representative Stephen Murney has called on local residents to be vigilant as Christmas approaches. He was speaking after an attempted break-in that took place in the Derrybeg area on 10 October.     The local community activist said, “Criminal hoods caused damage to a resident’s front door as they attempted to gain entry […]

‘Adoption Changes Lives’ campaign launched

With falling numbers of applications for adoption, a new campaign has been launched today, Monday 15 October, to encourage more people to become adoptive parents. There are currently around 3000 children in care in Northern Ireland. Almost 700 of these children are under 5 years old.      Most of these children, who come into […]


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