Category archives for: Community

Newry runner in the running for Novosco 10k Grand Prix title

Over 1,000 runners have registered for this year’s Novosco 10k Grand Prix so far, and Tommy Hughes of Termoneeny Running Club leads the table with just four races remaining in the 17-race series. Tommy heads the rankings based on the runners’ age-graded scores, with 95 per cent. Article continues below David Clarke of North Belfast […]

Staff tip jar stolen in Newry burglary

Newry City Councillor Charlie Casey has said that a recent spate of burglaries in the Hill Street area of the City was concerning news and he urged vigilance. “This is an unfortunate trend and really is a great cause of concern,” said Charlie, who is also Council Chairperson. Article continues below “The thieves involved in […]

People ‘sick, sore and tired of selfish littering acts’

Slieve  Gullion area Councillor Terry Hearty has said that people are sick, sore and tired of incidents of littering and illegal dumping. The Sinn Féin Councillor, who was making his comments after viewing the mess left by illegal dumping at the junction of Annaghad Road Culloville, said that there was a need for Council and […]

Southern Trust success at prestigious awards

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has received two top prizes at the prestigious UK wide Public Sector Paperless Awards. The Paperless Awards, hosted by Gov News Direct aim to honour digital progress, recognise achievement and encourage best practice in digital transformation within public sector organisations across the UK. There were 16 awards in […]

Ballyholland Tractor Run to raise funds for PIPS Newry

Ballyholland Tractor Run’s Organising Committee have officially launched this year’s Tractor Run, which will take place on Sunday 15 September from 1:00pm at Ballyholland INF.  This year’s chosen charity is local Suicide Prevention Charity, PIPS Hope and Support. Article continues below Speaking at the official launch, organiser Johnny McAteer said the committee is looking forward […]

13 shortlists for Newry in NI Social Media Awards

Six businesses and three leading social influencers from Newry have been shortlisted in the inaugural Northern Ireland Social Media Awards. Jack Murphy Jewellers has been shortlisted in three categories – Best Use of Social Media in Retail (Over 10k following) sponsored by Mid Ulster Auctions; Best Social Media Campaign in Retail sponsored by Cloughbane Farm […]

Newry-based bakery celebrates Great Taste award

A Newry-based bakery has been marking its success in the Great Taste Awards. Sweet Things Badass Bakery, which is owned by Newry company Around Noon, won a gold star Great Taste 2019 Award for their Irish Tea Brack product. Article continues below The company has been celebrating the achievement with staff and customers.     […]

Newry community urged to vote for ‘Our Health Hero’ Katrina

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has spoke of its delight at one of their Dementia Activity Support Workers, Katrina Lavery, who has been shortlisted for the National ‘Our Health Heroes Awards’. Katrina is one of 12 UK finalists in the Clinical Support Worker of the Year category. Article continues below The ‘Our Health […]

450 young people to be given training in NI screen industries

Hundreds of young people are being offered specialist work experience with leading experts to help meet the demand for careers in Northern Ireland’s screen industries. A major programme that introduces young people to the film, TV, animation and games industries has been given a significant investment boost to continue until March 2020. Article continues below […]

Newry mum helps celebrates five years of short breaks for families impacted by cancer

A mother of five is helping Cancer Fund for Children mark a significant milestone by sharing her experience of cancer. Barbara Rooney (46), from Newry, was diagnosed with aggressive HER2 positive breast cancer in July 2017.  She says that the specialist support she received from Cancer Fund for Children at the charity’s short break facility, […]


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