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94 new jobs as Newry business announces £7m investment

Newry-based business Around Noon has announced a £7m investment and said it will create 94 new jobs.   The local company specialises in ‘Food-to-go’ products such as sandwiches and salads and already employs over 300 people in Newry, Dublin and Slough. The company said that it is investing over £7 million in a major expansion […]

Parents urged to “think carefully” about leaving children home alone

The NSPCC has urged parents to think carefully before leaving their children unsupervised during the school holidays, after seeing a 21 per cent rise in contacts across the UK about the issue last summer. As the summer holidays continue for pupils in Northern Ireland, the child protection charity has revealed specialist practitioners on its helpline […]

Appeal for witnesses after ‘invasion of family home’

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity outside Meigh on Tuesday morning, 23 July, to contact himself or the police. The local Councillor made his appeal after a home was broken into and ransacked. Article continues below The Sinn Féin representative told Newry Times, “Sometime after 10 […]

Newry children “putting lives at risk” playing in and around railway tracks

Police and Translink have issued a warning following reports that children have been playing in and around the railway line in the Dorans Hill, Newry, and Low Road, Meigh, areas in the past two weeks. Speaking to Newry Times, Sgt. Colin Jamieson said, “We have received two reports and we want everyone to remember the […]

£1.5m cash seized and 13 arrested on suspicion of money laundering

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has arrested 13 people, including an arrest in County Armagh, and seized £1.5 million in cash during a UK-wide operation targeting suspected money laundering. 150 officers from HMRC executed 28 warrants across County Armagh, London, Bedfordshire, Wiltshire, Kent and Deeside, and arrested eleven men and two women on suspicion of […]

South Armagh farmer sentenced for tobacco fraud

A South Armagh man has been sentenced for evading more than £43,329 in excise duty, after being caught with large quantities of non-UK duty paid cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco (HRT). Bernard McShane, 48, of Forest Road, Forkhill, Armagh, was interviewed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers, after a car was stopped by police at […]

Man suffers serious head injuries after Newry car park assault

Detectives are appealing for information following a report of an assault in Newry this morning, Monday 3 June. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Bell said, “At around 2:25 am, it was reported that a man in his 40’s was found unconscious at a car park at the junction of New Street / Sugar House […]

One arrested after police recover £50,000 cash during nine Newry searches

Detectives from PSNI Organised Crime Unit have conducted nine searches across the Newry and South Armagh areas this week. Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said, “Detectives conducted a number of searches in the South Armagh and Newry areas, making one arrest and recovering more than £50,000 in cash, mobile phones and documentation.      “Two lorries […]

Two PSNI officers and female pedestrian injured in Newry

Police are appealing for information after the report of anti-social driving on the Dublin Road area of Newry on Thursday, 9 May. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Gerry Roberts said, “We received a report of anti-social driving at 11.30 pm on Thursday night.”     Officers attended and observed a vehicle attempting to ‘donut’. He […]

Horror as shocking scale of puppy farming worth millions to fraudsters revealed

More than £5 million has been raised by a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce tackling dishonest dog breeders selling pups on the black market. HMRC set up the taskforce in October 2015 after discussions with animal welfare groups suggested tens of thousands of puppies were being reared in unregulated conditions and sold illicitly every […]


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