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BREAKING NEWS: Woman in hospital after Warrenpoint shooting

READ the update to this news story HERE.   A woman has been taken to hospital after a shooting in Warrenpoint this evening. It is believed the shooting happened in the seaside town at around 8 pm.     The woman was admitted to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry and her condition is not yet […]

Plan for £45m Southern Regional College educational campus approved

Southern Regional College (SRC) has been given the go-ahead to create a new £45 million campus in Craigavon, completing its £95 million investment plans to open three new, state-of-the-art educational facilities. SRC is already advancing the development of two campuses in Armagh and Banbridge as part of the overall investment by the Department for the […]

Alcohol-related deaths reach highest on record

2017 saw the number of alcohol-related deaths in Northern Ireland increase for the fourth consecutive year to the highest on record. This is one of the findings of the statistics published this week by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).     The statistics show that 303 of the 16,036 deaths registered in […]

Raw sewage ‘seeping out of manholes’ in Newry estate

Newry SDLP Councillor Michael Savage has called for sewers serving The Meadow area to be monitored as part of the ongoing Area Drainage Plan for the city. Councillor Michael Savage made the call after NI Water staff met with him and local residents of the Killeavy Road in The Meadow recently to discuss ongoing flooding […]

New sensory room for Daisy Hill Children’s Ward

Thanks to the generosity of a local family, a new sensory room has opened in The Daisy Children and Young People’s Unit at Daisy Hill Hospital. ‘Harvey’s Haven’ was the dream of Bessbrook woman Clare McCabe, following the sad loss of her little boy Harvey who passed away in January 2015, aged just two and […]

McNulty commends Newry Civil Rights March

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has praised the organisers of the commemorative Civil Rights March held in Newry on Sunday.  Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, “Sunday’s commemorative march was hugely symbolic and deeply personal for many who took part both 50 years ago and again on Sunday. “50 years ago campaigners […]

Disappointment after rejection of Camlough Centre funding application

Newry and Armagh MLA Conor Murphy has said that there is great disappointment within the Camlough community at the failure by the Special EU Programme Body  SEUPB to support the application for a Peace Centre in the village. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Sinn Féin MLA explained, “Six years of work has gone into […]

SRC launches Assured Skills Welding Academy

Southern Regional College (SRC) is teaming up with two local companies to offer 10 people the opportunity to gain valuable welding skills at its Portadown campus. The Department for the Economy’s Assured Skills Academy offered at SRC will give participants five weeks of training in the college, followed by a two-week placement at either steel […]

Weather warning in Mourne Mountains as police involved in three separate rescues

Police are urging members of the public to exercise extreme caution due to strong winds in the Mourne Mountains area after reports of three separate incidents there today, Sunday, 13 January. Speaking to Newry Times, Inspector Frances McCullough said, “Our officers, along with other emergency services, are currently involved in three rescues following reports of […]

Newry MLAs call for urgent upgrades to A1 carriageway

Local politicians have united in their calls for improvements to the A1 dual carriageway. Newry and Armagh MLA Conor Murphy and SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty both made the calls after recent accidents on the road.     Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy stated, “Recently it was revealed the Department for Infrastructure […]

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