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First ever survey of the mental health of children and young people in NI released

First ever survey of the mental health of children and young people in Northern Ireland supports the need for prevention and early intervention - newry news headlines

A landmark survey has delivered reliable prevalence estimates of the rates of mental health problems in children and young people in Northern Ireland.     12.6% of children and young people in Northern Ireland experience common mood disorders such as anxiety and depression – around 25% higher than in other UK nations, reflecting a similar […]

Newry children encouraged to take the Film Buff Challenge

Film Buff Challenge - Newry news headlines

Northern Ireland’s movie-loving schoolchildren are being encouraged to take up the Film Buff Challenge, a new online educational activity that can be completed in school or at home.     Education charity, Into Film’s latest free educational resource, encourages young people to watch ten short, thought-provoking films and review or respond to them to earn […]

£65k Prosper + Project launched for rural residents in Newry and Mourne

MINISTER BOOSTS TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RURAL RESIDENTS - Minister Poots and Minister Dodds - Newry jobs and Newry careers

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA has delivered an economic boost for rural residents in the Newry, Mourne and Down and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council areas when he launched the £65k Prosper + Project.     The project, which has been developed in conjunction with the Southern Regional College (SRC), operates on the […]

Anger after latest fly-tipping incident in Slieve Gullion

Slieve Gullion dumping on Cloughinnea Road - Newry newspaper - Newry Times

SDLP Councillor Pete Byrne has condemned the latest fly-tipping incident on the Cloughinnea Road, Dromintee.     Councillor Byrne said, “I have reported the latest fly-tipping incident on the Cloughinnea Road, Dromintee and have been promised that the Council will be out to clean up the area as soon as possible.     “Why people […]

New Covid-19 survey launched for young people to express their views

adam crothers NI youth forum - Newry newspaper

Young people in Northern Ireland are being urged to take part in a new survey to express their views as strict new restrictions were introduced by the Stormont Executive to combat Covid-19.     The Northern Ireland Youth Forum launched its third pandemic consultation ‘Our Voices – Speaking Truth to Power’ to consult with young […]

Poots opens £1.6million Ornamental Horticulture support scheme

Covid 19 support Oranamental horticulture scheme Poots opens £1.6million Ornamental Horticulture support scheme - Newry online

The ornamental horticulture element of DAERA’s Covid-19 support scheme has opened and Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots is encouraging those eligible to get their application forms in.     This is the final strand of the £21.4million Covid-19 Support Scheme announced earlier this year and is worth £1.6m from the overall fund.     Speaking about […]

Northern Ireland parents urged to join FREE live parent webinar

LearnSpark Ready Steady Study Virtual - Newry online

Northern Ireland parents are being urged to join a FREE live parent webinar on Monday 2 November 2020 from 7-8 pm.     Northern Ireland parents are being urged to join LearnSpark for a FREE webinar on how to transform your child’s approach to study. It will be delivered by LearnSpark Director, Paul Gray, who […]

NI GCSE and A-level students urged to sign up for LearnSpark’s study skills webinar

LearnSpark Ready Steady Study Virtual - Live Study Skills Webinar - Newry online

Northern Ireland students are being urged to sign up for a live study skills webinar for GCSE and A-Level students taking place in November and December 2020.     The webinar will be delivered by LearnSpark Director, Paul Gray, who established LearnSpark Ltd in 2011. In the sessions, LearnSpark will help transform students’ approach to […]

Bessbrook incident: Police call for witnesses after church damaged

PSNI - Newry newspaper

Police are appealing for information following the report of criminal damage at a church on the Derrymore Road in Bessbrook.     The incident took place on Saturday 17 October.     It was reported that three windows were broken at the church sometime between 8 pm on Friday evening and 10 am on Saturday […]

Two jailed after underground cigarette factory found in South Armagh

Two jailed after underground cigarette factory found in County Armagh - Newry headlines

Two men have been jailed after an underground cigarette factory was discovered in County Armagh by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).     Reinolds Kondrats, 30, and Germans Solovjovs, 26, were arrested at a house on the Ballynaclosha Road in Silverbridge in November 2019.     Searches of an outhouse revealed industrial-scale cigarette manufacturing machinery, […]

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