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Campaign launched to help tackle agricultural and rural crime

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As part of its ongoing commitment to tackling rural and agricultural crime, the Rural Crime Partnership (RCP) is spearheading a campaign aimed at reducing crime in rural communities. The Rural Crime Partnership which includes representatives from the Department of Justice (DoJ), Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), Department of Agriculture, Environment […]

Job vacancy: Litigation Solicitor/Barrister, County Down (5 years’ + PQE)

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Location: Warrenpoint, County Down Job Length: Contract Date: 10/04/2017 Firm: Gary Matthews Solicitors Job Type: Full Time Salary: £34k+ rising on level of experience Email Address: email@gary.ie Practice Area: Litigation, Contract Law, Property / Conveyancing Web Address: www.gary.ie Your new company Gary Matthews Solicitors is a leading Company in the Plaintiff Litigation Services sector and […]

Anger at remarks over shooting of Newry IRA man

A new investigation was launched into the RUC killing of Newry IRA man Colum Marks last year

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has branded the comments of a DUP MP over the shooting of an unarmed IRA man 26 years ago as disgraceful. Colum Marks, who was originally from Newry, was killed by the RUC in Downpatrick in 1991. Last year a new investigation was launched into his killing after a new […]

Masked man attack in Bessbrook leaves man in 60s with facial injuries

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Local police are appealing for witnesses following the assault of a man in his 60s in the Charlemont Square East area of Bessbrook. The assault happened just before 11pm last night, Wednesday 19th April.   Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Thomas Shields said, “This man was reported to be carrying a child’s carrycot, containing a […]

Southern Trust hold child neglect conference

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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has hosted a conference focusing on child neglect. Neglect is the ongoing failure to meet a child’s basic needs and is the most common form of child abuse across the UK (NSPCC). The “Neglect under the Microscope: what works”, conference provided an opportunity for health and Social Care […]

Consultation on free school meals and uniform grants eligibility criteria

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The Department of Education has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to eligibility criteria for free school meals and uniform grants. The changes are necessary due to the roll out of Universal Credit across Northern Ireland which begins in September 2017 and will be phased in over a number of years.   The Department’s […]

STEM students showcase innovation and inspiration at Newry competition

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Southern Regional College students from a range of creative and technical disciplines and across all campuses took part in a STEM competition on the College’s Newry campus recently. The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) competition showcased the innovative and entrepreneurial talents of the College’s students as they presented their product, design and business ideas. […]

Free stress control courses in Newry

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The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is running a series of free Stress Management classes. Funded by the Public Health Agency, the classes aim to help anyone of any age who feels they are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression. The six week programmes have been organised in conjunction with the Southern Regional College […]

South Armagh couple donate 40th birthday celebration funds to cancer unit

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Pauline Faughey and Padraig Traynor have donated £2,280 to the Mandeville and Glenanne Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital.   The couple from Culloville recently held their joint 40th birthday celebrations. Article continues below: They donated the funds raised by family and friends to charities close to their hearts. Article continues below: Staff of the Mandeville […]

Warrenpoint students join ‘IT’ crowd

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A programme to teach young people about the skills required to make it in the IT industry visited students at St Mark’s High School in Warrenpoint. The Department for the Economy funded Bring IT On programme has just been launched and is being rolled out in schools across the country by Sentinus in association with […]









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