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Ruane not putting name forward for selection


Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has said she will not be putting her name forward for selection for the next Assembly election. Speaking to Newry Times, Ruane said, “It has been an honour and privilege to represent the people of South Down in the Assembly for the last 14 years. “Over the years I have […]

County Down couple lose almost £5,000 in Swedish car scam

Scam Alert

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has once again urged potential car buyers to exercise extreme caution after local motorists were again targeted in a car buying scam. Typically advertisements appear in local newspapers and car sale websites for vehicles at exceptionally keen prices. The seller engages in very convincing dialogue with prospective customers solely by text […]

Warning over use of knives after Newry stabbing


Sinn Féin Newry & Armagh MP Mickey Brady has warned people of the dangers of knife crime and the use of knives on our streets. He was speaking after a stabbing incident in Newry. Detectives launched an appeal for witnesses following a serious assault in the Ardcarne Park area of Newry on the morning of […]

€23m funding for cross-border greenway linking Newry to Carlingford

Digital art of a family walking through the woods

The EU’s INTERREG VA Programme has offered approximately €23.27 million in funding for three new cross-border greenway projects that will open up new sustainable travel routes for both cyclists and pedestrians. Greenways are corridors of land that are recognised for their ability to connect people and places together. They enhance existing outdoor recreational opportunities and […]

77 year old woman rescued from house fire in Rostrevor

Fire Engine

A 77 year old woman has been rescued from a fire in Rostrevor by Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service. NIFRS received a call at 4.36am yesterday (21st December 2016) to attend a house fire in Cherry Hill, Rostrevor, Warrenpoint. Two Appliances from Warrenpoint Fire Station and 1 Appliance from Newry Fire Station attended the […]

‘Heartless thieves’ ransack Camlough home


Sinn Féin Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that news of burglary at another house in the Camlough area was deeply disturbing. A home in the Quarter Road area was entered by thieves on Monday evening. “This is deeply disturbing news, another family plunged into fear and anger as they discover their home has been robbed […]

Six PSNI officers injured in two South Armagh incidents


Police in South Armagh are appealing for information following two incidents in the early hours of Sunday 18th December. The first incident occurred at around 3.30am in Crossmaglen. PSNI officers working in partnership with officers from An Garda Siochana had been alerted to a vehicle which had crossed the border and made its way to […]

‘Extremely vulnerable man’ assaulted and robbed of Christmas money


Slieve Gullion Area Councillor Terry Hearty has said that there is huge anger within the community after a vulnerable man from the Cullyhanna area was robbed of his Christmas money. Speaking to Newry Times, the Sinn Féin representative explained that the man had lifted his Christmas money at the local Post Office. “Shortly after he […]

8 year old boy hit by car in Newry

Newry's Camlough Road

Police are appealing for information following a road traffic collision that occurred on the Camlough Road, Newry, on the evening of Thursday 1st December. An 8 year old boy was crossing the road at traffic lights near Parkhead hill at approximately 5pm when he was clipped by a red car, possibly a Nissan Micra. Article […]

25 year anniversary for John Dalzell’s ‘Hospice Sit Out’


This Christmas local Black Santa John Dalzell MBE will spend his birthday the same way he has done for the last 25 years – standing on Newry’s oldest shopping street to collect money for the Southern Area Hospice. Turning 75 years old this year, John is asking everyone to think of the Hospice and everyone […]

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