Category archives for: Community

Newry parents reunite for latest ‘Getting Ready for Baby’ Programme

Parents who took part in the latest ‘Getting Ready for Baby’ Programme in the Southern Trust have reunited to introduce their babies to each other for the first time. Since it began last year, 611 women from across the area and many partners have taken part in the Getting Ready for Baby Programme which supports […]

2018 Face of Buttercrane announced

21-year-old Emily Shields from Forkhill has been named the Face of Buttercrane 2018 at a live fashion event on mall recently. The mall event was hosted by stylist and blogger Danielle Donahue during which the four finalists of Face of Buttercrane (Blinne Dalton, Newry, Maia Sloan, Kilkeel, Emily Shields, Forkhill and Alison Totten, Banbridge) took […]

Broader range of Newry community groups to recieve funding

Councillor Liz Kimmins has confirmed that a broader range of community groups will receive funding for revenue projects including summer schemes, major and minor festivals, community engagement, tourism and arts and culture. It follows a proposal made by Sinn Fein to defer the decision back to the Active and Healthy Communities Committee at the full […]

Major works planned at Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has revealed that the Southern Trust is to be given the go-ahead by the Department of Health to implement the Pathfinder Action Plan for Daisy Hill in full.  McNulty has said he expects major capital works to be completed before the end of the year at the site.     McNulty […]

Southern Trust paediatric surgery situation ‘completely unacceptable’

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said that the delay by the Southern Trust in providing paediatric surgery is completely unacceptable. The MP, who met with the Southern Health Trust to discuss the issue said, “Children’s Theatres in both Craigavon and Daisy Hill Hospitals have not been running at full capacity.   […]

‘Leaving national flags lying in tatters in Newry is disrespectful’ – Charlie Casey

Newry City Councillor Charlie Casey has confirmed that all flags erected for the recent Easter Rising Commemorations in Newry City by his party have been taken down as per his party’s agreed protocols. The Sinn Féin representative appealed for all those individuals and groups who had erected flags and emblems prior to the Easter Rising […]

Cash and jewellewry taken during burglary

Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary at a house in the Tullyframe Road area of Kilkeel on the morning of Tuesday, 8 May. It was reported that entry was forced via the rear of the property at some point between 9:00 am and 10:05 am.      A sum of cash and jewellery […]

Spotlight on stress for Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is using it as an opportunity to raise awareness about stress and the steps we can take to tackle it. Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 14-21 May and this year shines a spotlight on how we can learn to manage stress […]

‘Capita’s treatment of the disabled and vulnerable appalling’ – Newry MLA

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has branded the treatment of the disabled and the vulnerable by private health assessor Capita as appalling. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “We have heard many stories in the media where those with disabilities and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance have lost their benefit when […]

David Meade wraps up record-breaking tour in Newry

In his funniest and most impossible show yet Mindreader, BBC star and mentalist David Meade will blow your mind as he beats the odds and predicts the impossible. Now performing all over the world, David’s ‘Wizard of Odds’ national tour on home soil has been blowing minds across the country. This year’s ‘Wizard of Odds’ […]


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