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Minister provides update on planned Covid-19 vaccination programme

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Preparations are well underway to begin the roll-out of a Covid-19 vaccination programme from next month, Health Minister Robin Swann has stated.     Regulatory approval has not yet been issued for any vaccine, so any planning will inevitably be provisional in nature at this stage.     The vaccination programme will be on a […]

“Let’s make the most of the circuit breaker” – Health Minister

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The Health Minister Robin Swann has urged everyone to take the opportunity offered by the two-week circuit breaker to drive down the rate of Covid-19 infection and ensure a safer Christmas for families.     Mr Swann made it clear that by taking responsibility for our actions, we can achieve maximum benefit from the next […]

Mallon opens £5m financial assistance scheme for Private Coach and Bus Operators

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Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has opened a £5m financial assistance scheme for Private Coach and Bus Operators.     Eligible private coach and bus operators will receive £8,000 for the first vehicle and £4,450 for each additional vehicle in their fleet or their actual loss for the period April to September if the loss is […]

Covid-19 related deaths: 100 more deaths as grim death total rises to 1,333

Covid-19 related deaths - 100 more deaths as grim death total rises to 1,333 - Coronavirus COVID-19 Newry - Newry News

Latest figures published today by NISRA show that 100 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in the last week from 14 to 20 November, and the total Covid-19 related deaths figure has now reached 1,333.     Of this total, 789 (59.2%) deaths took place in a hospital, 447 (33.5%) in care homes, nine (0.7%) in hospices […]

Three teenagers and 22-year-old due in Newry Court today on fraud-related charges

Three teenagers and 22-year-old due in Newry Court today on fraud charges - Newry news

Four men have been charged with attempted fraud by false representation.     They were also charged with possession of articles in use in frauds.     It is believed the charges relate to an incident in which an attempt was made to use what police believe may be false financial details at a retail […]

South Armagh singing sensation reaches final of top UK talent competition

Irish singing sensation reaches final of top UK talent competition - Newry news

12-year-old Niamh Noade from South Armagh is the only Irish artist to reach the final of Teen Star, an online International singing competition specifically for teen and pre-teen performers.     The young harpist and singing sensation has beaten off over a thousand other budding young artists for a chance to win one-to-one mentoring from […]

Newry burglary: Appeal for witnesses after 4 masked burglars target house

Detectives at Ardmore are investigating a burglary incident in the Greenan Road area of Newry.     The incident took place on Tuesday 24 November.     Police said it happened sometime between 11 am and 1 pm. It was reported that up to four masked men were involved and that they were travelling in […]

£213m Covid-19 support package for Northern Ireland businesses

Dodds welcomes £213m support package for businesses - Covid-19 Coronavirus Newry news

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has welcomed the announcement of a £213 million Covid-19 support package for businesses across Northern Ireland.     The Minister says, “The expectation is that individuals, businesses and the wider economy will feel the negative impacts of Covid for many months to come.     “So I am pleased the Executive […]

New ‘Phone First’ service to trial at Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital Emergency Department

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A new ‘Phone First’ service is being trialled at Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area Hospital Emergency Departments and South Tyrone Minor Injuries Unit from Monday, 30 November.     Patients, including children, who are considering attending with an urgent but not life-threatening injury or illness are being asked to ‘Phone First’. The service will operate […]

£200 Covid-19 Heating Payments announced

Minister Ní Chuilín announces £145m to help people own their own home - Newry news

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed £44.3million of Executive funding for a Covid-19 Heating Payment for older people and those in receipt of certain disability benefits at the higher rates.   Embed from Getty Images   The one-off payment of £200 is the latest support being provided by the Department for Communities in its […]


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