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Student urges others to make a resolution to volunteer for Childline in 2021

Belfast student urges others to make a resolution to volunteer for Childline in 2021 - Newry newspapers

Nineteen-year-old Caitlin Wilson is studying social and behavioural sciences at Belfast Met, with a view to progressing to a degree in Social Work.     She lives in Belfast with her family but describes how she has met a “new family” at the Childline base in Belfast where she started to volunteer in August this […]

Scam warning from PSNI after fake Covid-19 vaccine text messages

Scam warning from PSNI after fake Covid-19 vaccine text messages - Newry Times COVID news

Police have said they are aware of a new phishing Covid-19 text message scam circulating.     According to police, the message tells people that they are ‘eligible’ for the Covid 19 vaccination.     The scam message reads: “We have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine” and links to a […]

Northern Ireland couples “waiting 7 years longer to tie the knot” than 1990’s

2019 Registrar General’s Annual Report - Northern Ireland Marriage NI - Newry news

Couples are waiting on average seven years longer to tie the knot in 2019 compared to 30 years ago, according to the latest statistics in the 2019 Registrar General’s Annual Report.     Whilst the number of marriages taking place annually has fallen over the last 30 years from over 10,000 in 1989 to 7,255 […]

H5N8 confirmed in NI commercial flock and second case under investigation

H5N8 confirmed in NI commercial flock and second case under investigation - Newry newspapers

Northern Ireland’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Robert Huey, has confirmed that Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), subtype H5N8 has been found in a poultry flock at a commercial holding in Clough and a second suspect case is under investigation at a commercial holding in Lisburn.     Confirming the finding, Chief Veterinary Officer for Northern […]

50-64 year olds to be offered flu vaccine

50-64 year olds to be offered flu vaccine - Flu vaccine Newry GP Doctors Surgery

The flu vaccination programme in Northern Ireland is being further expanded to include those aged 50-64.     The expansion of the programme will help protect more people from flu and relieve further pressure on the health service.     Those who will be aged 50-64 by 31 March 2021 can avail of the jab […]

Firmus energy marks significant investment in Newry area during 2020

firmus energy marks significant investment in Newry area during 2020 - Michael Scott MD firmus energy - Newry online

Local natural gas supplier firmus energy has marked a significant year of investment in the Newry and Mourne area.     The local gas company has invested £2.6m in the area to bring natural gas to even more homes and businesses across the City.     Established in 2006, firmus energy supplies natural gas to […]

Charity helping Northern Ireland nurses this winter

CHARITY HELPING NURSES IN NORTHERN IRELAND THIS WINTER - Newry news

A charity supporting nursing and midwifery staff is urging those working in Northern Ireland to seek help this winter.     Cavell Nurses’ Trust helps nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants all over the UK who are facing a personal or financial crisis, often due to illness, disability, domestic abuse or the impact of the Covid-19 […]

£4m Small Woodland Grant Scheme announced

Poots announces £4 Million Small Woodland Grant Scheme in support of ‘Forests for Our Future’ programme - Newry Times

Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced the next stage of the ‘Forests for Our Future’ programme by launching a new £4million grant scheme.       The scheme aims to encourage and help landowners plant their own native woodlands.        Successful applicants to the Small Woodland Grant Scheme will receive a standard establishment grant […]

Prestigious award for the team behind COVID-19 Dashboard

Prestigious award for the team behind COVID-19 Dashboard - Newry Times news

The Department of Health COVID-19 Statistical Reporting Team has won a prestigious UK-wide Analysis in Government Award for its work on the COVID-19 Dashboard.     The awards celebrate the achievements of the Analysis function within Government across the UK. One hundred and eighteen nominations were received across five categories.     Against stiff competition […]

Local Councillor highlights Slieve Gullion litter issue

Local Councillor Highlights Litter Issue at Slieve Gullion - Newry Newspapers Sinn Fein

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has reminded all those visiting Slieve Gullion to take their litter home with them.     The local Councillor said, “Many people visit the mountain to walk, run and cycle.     “Sporting clubs also use the mountain drive for training. “Whilst we welcome all visitors to the […]

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