Category archives for: Community

Public urged to respond to witness appeal on killing of Newry IRA man

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has encouraged the public to engage with the Ombudsman’s witness appeal into the RUC killing of Colum Marks in Downpatrick in 1991. Speaking to Newry Times, the South Down MP said, “This is welcome news for Colum’s family, friends and the wider community here in Downpatrick. “IRA Volunteer Colum Marks […]

Joint venture sees Newry firm secure major £30m infrastructure project

A specialist Newry-based civil engineering contractor has secured a new contract to deliver Southern Water’s Victorian sewer rehabilitation project in Thanet, south-east England – a major infrastructure project valued at over £30 million. Terra Solutions Limited, which has been trading since 2008, has entered into a new joint venture – TPMD. Made up of Terra […]

Excitement builds for Lidl Trolley Dash in Newry

Lidl Northern Ireland is giving away up to £10,000 worth of free shopping this December as part of a major festive fundraiser for its charity partner, NSPCC Northern Ireland. The Lidl Christmas Trolley Dash gives customers the chance to win their entire ‘big Christmas shop’ – for the price of a £1 ticket.  Shoppers can […]

Santa arrives in Newry on 15 November

Santa arrives at Buttercrane Shopping Centre, Newry on Thursday 15 November, following a short parade around the City, led by Holy Cross Accordion Band and accompanied by Christmas Characters. This year snow is guaranteed (hurray!) as Santa arrives to the Buttercrane Quay entrance around 7pm. Customers will have an opportunity to take their own snow […]

Budget Energy announces 10.38% tariff increase

Budget Energy customers will be hit with a further energy tariff increase after the electricity supplier announced a 10.38% increase, effective from 29 November 2018.  This is the second time this year that Budget Energy customers will experience an increase in their electricity costs, advises The Consumer Council.     This increase will see a […]

7 houses targeted in spate of Newry and Mourne burglaries

Detectives investigating a series of burglaries in the South Armagh area on Friday 2 November are appealing for information. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said, “Three houses in Crossmaglen, two in Chapel View and one on Newry Road and one on the Camlough Road in Newry were targeted in a series of […]

43 households in Newry still watching black and white TV

New figures released by TV Licensing show that after more than 50 years of colour transmissions, over 7000 black and white TV Licences are still in force across the UK, although numbers are steadily declining. 43 households in Newry are still watching television via black and white TV sets, rather than enjoying modern classics like […]

Recruitment drive for Nurses in Southern Trust

Southern Health and Social Care Trust is currently recruiting for Band 5 Adult, Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses across all of their services, including CAMHS. The event will take place on Friday 7 December in Seagoe Parish Centre, Portadown where interviews will take place, offers made and pre-employment checks will all be completed on […]

Councillor calls for urgency to complete Green Road works

Slieve Gullion area Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that she has been in contact with Transport NI urging them to ensure that the second phase of resurfacing due to take place along the Green Road near Bessbrook, is actioned as soon as possible. The local Councullor made her comments following the completion of the first […]

Newry health and well-being event for breast cancer patients

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust recently held a Macmillan well-being event in the Canal Court Hotel in Newry for breast cancer patients, friends and family members. A number of healthcare professionals attended the event to provide specific information about specialist care and support available locally for breast cancer patients, during and after cancer […]


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