Category archives for: Community

£1.5m cash seized and 13 arrested on suspicion of money laundering

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has arrested 13 people, including an arrest in County Armagh, and seized £1.5 million in cash during a UK-wide operation targeting suspected money laundering. 150 officers from HMRC executed 28 warrants across County Armagh, London, Bedfordshire, Wiltshire, Kent and Deeside, and arrested eleven men and two women on suspicion of […]

‘Hot’ Summer offers for all the family at The Lodge Hotel

If you fancy a little break away this summer with family, why not go to the Lodge Hotel and enjoy some family time. Renowned for its award winning food and accommodation, The Lodge Hotel, Coleraine is the ideal base for touring the North Coast. No need to jet off around the world to get that […]

Government led forum ‘needed to protect Travellers rights’

One year on from the Human Rights Commission investigation into Travellers’ Accommodation not enough has been done by public authorities to improve the lives of Travellers in Northern Ireland. This is the findings of a twelve month progress report published by the Commission.     Chief Commissioner Les Allamby commented, “Twelve months on from the […]

Southern Trust’s new Electronic System improving patient diagnosis

A recent electronic upgrade in the way the Southern Trust undertakes urine testing is greatly improving the speed and accuracy of diagnosis. A total of 110 high tech Urinalysis machines have now been installed throughout Acute and Non Acute Hospitals, Health Centres and Outpatients Departments.      Thousands of patient urine samples are analysed in […]

Boys to join girls in HPV school vaccine programme

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding parents of children who will be entering year 9 in September that they will be offered the HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine during the first school term, with boys now eligible to receive it for the first time. The vaccine is offered as part of the school-based vaccination […]

Local community encouraged to apply for small grants programme

Community and voluntary groups are being encouraged to apply for small grants which can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. The Public Health Agency (PHA) aims to work with local groups through its small grants programme to address health and wellbeing in Northern Ireland.     The grants programme will […]

Norbrook staff raise over £120,000 for Southern Area Hospice

Norbrook and its team have raised over £120,000 for the Southern Area Hospice Services as part of the company’s 50th-year celebrations. Employees of the Newry-based business raised over £60,000 through nine events; smashing their target of £50,000.     The company then matched the employee total, bringing the amount going to support the Hospice’s important […]

8 burlglaries in Newry and Mourne ‘may be linked’

Police in Newry, Mourne and Down are urging members of the public to be vigilant following a number of reports of burglaries in the area in recent days. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Bell said, “Over the course of the weekend a total of 8 burglaries were reported in the Whitecross, Camlough, Mayobridge, Newry, […]

Newry natural gas installers awarded firmus energy Installer Charter

Local installers servicing Newry, Warrenpoint and surrounding areas have been awarded the firmus energy installer charter, offering further reassurance to local customers switching to natural gas.  With ambitious plans already underway in the Newry and Warrenpoint areas by firmus energy, with an approximate investment value of more than £1.5million to make natural gas available to […]

Rufus the Friendly Monster visits Newry Early Years Centre

Local children from Newry Early Years Children & Family Centre received a special visit from safefood’s Rufus the Friendly Monster as part of a new initiative to help teach pre-school children good handwashing habits. safefood has teamed up Early Years – The Organisation for Young Children – to distribute Rufus the Friendly Monster resource packs […]


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