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Remembrance service for patients and staff who have died

The Southern Trust is hosting its annual Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for patients, clients and staff who have died.  Everyone including friends, relatives or carers of our colleagues and patients who have died is welcome to attend the service on Tuesday 19 February, 2019 at 7.30pm in the Seagoe Parish Centre, 46 Seagoe Road, […]

Children of deaf adults celebrate completion of Homework Support Club

Children of deaf adults have come together at the Armagh Planetarium to celebrate their achievement of completing a 30 week Homework Support Club programme. Known as CODAS to the deaf community, this special group of Primary School age children have parents who are deaf and whose first language is a signed language.     This […]

Newry-based business eyes expansion despite Brexit concerns

Contracting Management Development (CMD) has recently announced plans to expand their business after a busy year in business. The Newry-based construction and fit-out specialists have seen their turnover push into the multi-million bracket, allowing them to open two offices in Newry and Dublin and recruit ten new members of staff.     Since its inception, […]

New online booking system launched for local caravan sites

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has launched a new online booking system for caravan sites managed by the Forest Service. The new online system is available on and it is valid for bookings at Tollymore Forest Park, Castlewellan Forest Park, Drum Manor Forest Park and Glenariff Forest Park.     […]

Video launched to help prevent falls at home

Falling over can happen to anyone, but for older people the risk is particularly high and the consequences potentially severe, including distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and mortality. Last year more than 26,000* older people attended emergency departments in Northern Ireland after a fall and falls are listed as the number […]

Newry food-to-go firm grows yoghurt sales by 200 per cent

An NI-based food-to-go firm has grown its yoghurt sales by 200 per cent in a year, after forming a partnership with Clandeboye Estate. Around Noon, which is headquartered in Newry, entered into a partnership with north Down-based Clandeboye Estate late in 2017 to produce yoghurt for its growing range of products.     Now, a […]

New guide published for buying a dog

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published a new guide to help anyone who is thinking of becoming a dog owner. The guide provides advice on buying a healthy, happy puppy, how to care for your dog and reminds you of your legal requirements as a dog owner.     It […]

£500 Donation to Daisy Hill Hospital from Transplant Patient

Noelle Jackson, a former dialysis patient from Newry has presented a very generous £500 donation to Daisy Hill’s Renal Team. It followed her successful kidney transplant in August 2018.     The team thanked Noelle on behalf of the Trust for her donation, which was raised through an event with Newry Credit Union.     […]

Call for multi-agency approach to “end drugs scourge”

Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon has called for a community and multi-agency led approach to ending the scourge of drugs in Jonesborough, Co Armagh. She was speaking after addressing a community vigil organised by ‘Jonesborough says no to drugs’.     The Newry/Armagh MLA said, “Right across the country drugs are ruining lives, tearing families […]

Southern Trust installs artwork to recognise and encourage giving the gift of life

Three ceramic artwork pieces have been installed in the Intensive Care corridor at Craigavon Area Hospital to recognise the ‘gift’ of organ donation. Diane McCormick, a ceramic artist from Dungannon created the artwork entitled ‘Hope and thanksgiving’ which consists of three large circles detailed with Butterflies symbolising new life and the forget-me-not flower meaning, no […]


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