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Kids kick on in STATSports SuperCupNI | Newry Times

Kids kick on in STATSports SuperCupNI | Newry Times - down newspaper

This year’s Minor section of the STATSports SuperCupNI will see some of Northern Ireland’s best young talent face stern opposition from the Republic of Ireland, the United States of America and England.     The U13 age group was introduced in 2018 with all of the group matches taking place at the Ulster University in […]

20 Support Engineer training places on Microsoft 365 Cloud Assured Skills Academy | Newry Times

20 Support Engineer training places on Microsoft 365 Cloud Assured Skills Academy | Newry Times - todays news in newry

The Department for the Economy has announced 20 high-quality training places on the Microsoft 365 Cloud Academy.     Funded by the Department for the Economy, this Assured Skills programme will guarantee participants who successfully complete the Academy an interview with Microsoft for a career in a Support Engineering position with them.     However, […]

‘Tunnel Vision’ for NI Water apprentices | Newry Times

'Tunnel Vision’ for NI Water apprentices | Newry Times - newry news facebook

NI Water Apprentices recently swapped the ‘classroom’ for a team-building day at the Silent Valley Reservoir, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Mourne Mountains, Co Down.     As part of the NI Water Apprentice Academy, the Apprentices, Higher Level Apprentices (HLA’s) and Graduates were granted the opportunity of a behind the scenes visit […]

Ulster Bank backs £500m Fibrus full fibre broadband roll-out | Newry Times

Ulster Bank backs £500m Fibrus full fibre broadband roll-out | Newry Times - newry news today

Ulster Bank is providing £50million in funding to support a major investment by indigenous company Fibrus that will see 330,000 homes and businesses in rural and regional areas connected with full-fibre broadband.     The £500m investment in increased connectivity is funded by public and private capital including Project Stratum, the NI Executive scheme which […]

Search begins for a new Chairperson of Tourism Northern Ireland | Newry Times

Search begins for a new Chairperson of Tourism Northern Ireland | Newry Times - news newry

The Department for the Economy has launched a public appointment competition to appoint a Chairperson of Tourism Northern Ireland.     No specific academic qualifications are required for the post.     Appointments will be made from those individuals who best satisfy the essential criteria detailed in the application pack. The Department particularly welcomes applications […]

Co-Ownership announces new housing initiative for County Down’s over 55s | Newry Times

Co-Ownership announces new housing initiative for County Down’s over 55s | Newry Times - news newry county down

Co-Ownership has announced a new affordable housing initiative for people aged over 55 who want to move to a more suitable home that better meets their needs.     The initiative is supported by Department for Communities which is providing £8m funding to Co-Ownership to pilot the new shared ownership product. Co-Ownership is the Department’s […]

Vaccines ‘still the first line of defence against killer diseases’ | Newry Times

Vaccines 'still the first line of defence against killer diseases' | Newry Times - newry news

In the last two years, we have learnt that vaccines really are the first line of defence against killer diseases.     This year during World Immunisation Week the Public Health Agency are reminding everyone that we cannot become complacent. So whether it’s the COVID-19 vaccine or vaccination as part of a seasonal programme or […]

Civic Pride Campaign Encourages Applications for £100k Award | Newry Times

Civic Pride Campaign Encourages Applications for Platinum Jubilee Pollinator Garden Award | Newry Times - newry news headlines

Community-based campaign, Live Here Love Here, has announced that the deadline for applications for the DAERA-funded Platinum Jubilee Pollinator Garden Award has been extended until 4 May 2022.     The Platinum Jubilee Pollinator Garden Award, which is now open to applications across County Armagh until Wednesday 4 May 2022, is providing funding of £100,000 […]

GP’s services ‘must be accessible’ – Murphy | Newry Times

GP's services must be accessible - Murphy | Newry Times - county down newspaper

Sinn Féin’s Conor Murphy has said people should be able to see a GP when they need one.     Conor Murphy explains, “People across Newry and Armagh have reported their frustration at the lack of access to their local GP.     “Sinn Féin’s plan to invest an additional £1 billion in our health […]

Wildfire Risk ‘Still High’ Warns NI Water | Newry Times

Wildfire Risk 'Still High' Warns NI Water | Newry Times - breaking news newry

As we enter the May bank holiday weekend, NI Water is reminding visitors to mountain areas, particularly the Mournes, that there is a real risk of wildfires.     The recent spell of dry weather has increased hazard warnings for wildfires. Coupled with this the risk has increased due to strong easterly wind conditions and […]

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