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‘Springtime tax scams target young and vulnerable’, warns HMRC

Young adults who may have less experience of the tax system should be especially vigilant against springtime refund scams, warns HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Scammers are increasingly targeting vulnerable or elderly people and those with less familiarity with the tax system, such as young adults.     During April and May, fraudsters regularly blitz […]

Excitement builds for 21st Blues On The Bay in Warrenpoint

Picturesque Warrenpoint is once again set to play host to some of the world’s leading blues and jazz performers who are heading to the County Down town for the 21st International Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival from 22 – 27 May 2019.  Sponsored by Diageo, the festival attracts thousands of music-loving locals and tourists […]

One arrested after police recover £50,000 cash during nine Newry searches

Detectives from PSNI Organised Crime Unit have conducted nine searches across the Newry and South Armagh areas this week. Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said, “Detectives conducted a number of searches in the South Armagh and Newry areas, making one arrest and recovering more than £50,000 in cash, mobile phones and documentation.      “Two lorries […]

“We need to retain Daisy Hill Stroke Unit” – Malone

Independent Newry City Councillor Gavin Malone has called for the retention of the stroke unit at Daisy Hill.  The Support Our Stroke Services committee said that the Department of Health have failed to consider all options available.     Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Malone stated, “It is absolutely imperative that we retain the vital […]

Tall ship docks in Newry to kickstart ‘Silvery Light’ sail training project

A Northern Ireland sailing charity has welcomed a majestic tall ship and its crew at Victoria Lock in Newry after its 12 day voyage from Essex across the North Sea, English Channel and Irish Sea. The Volharding, which was built in 1886, arrived in Carlingford with its crew of six volunteers and two professional sailors, […]

Two PSNI officers and female pedestrian injured in Newry

Police are appealing for information after the report of anti-social driving on the Dublin Road area of Newry on Thursday, 9 May. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Gerry Roberts said, “We received a report of anti-social driving at 11.30 pm on Thursday night.”     Officers attended and observed a vehicle attempting to ‘donut’. He […]

More than 50% of NI parents think swimming “the most important sport for kids”

For International Learn to Swim Week, STA (Swimming Teachers’ Association) has revealed the findings of a new report, which shows that 62% of parents in Northern Ireland think swimming is the most important sport for children to learn – with 52% saying it is an invaluable life skill. However, while this research suggests that the […]

Rates review announced

The Department of Finance has today announced a review of the non-domestic rating system in Northern Ireland. Launching the review, Sue Gray Permanent Secretary at the Department of Finance said, “In recent years significant changes have taken place in our high streets and town centres.     “It is critical from a business perspective, as […]

Newry house robbery foiled by child

Newry City Sinn Féin Councillor Valerie Harte has urged people in the local community to be vigilant after details of an attempted robbery in the Old Warrenpoint area of Newry City were made public. The local Councillor explained, “I have been informed by the Ballnacraig Community Association about an incident in the vicinity of the […]

‘Newry needs a City Centre Park’ – Councillor Gavin Malone

Independent Newry City Councillor Gavin Malone has reiterated calls for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to maintain its vision for a city centre park. Malone, who topped the poll in the recent council elections, said that a city centre park is essential to promote a green space within a busy urban setting, promoting health […]

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