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Eason announce closure of Newry store

Eason in Newry is to close its Buttercrane store. The Dublin-based company is also shutting their Craigavon store.     It is believed to be the result of unsuccessful attempts to secure terms on leases for both stores. An Eason spokesperson stated, “Eason are commencing a consultation process with all staff in both stores and […]

Newry police charge five people with drugs offences

A number of men and women have been charged by Newry police with drugs offences. The charges follow a property search in Newry on 17th January and the subsequent arrests of five people. A 32 year old male has been charged with Possession of a Class A controlled drug, namely heroin, and appeared at Newry […]

Newry MLA calls for urgent action over ‘escalating Newry drug problem’

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has called for urgent multi-agency action to tackle a growing drug problem in Newry.  Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “Illegal drugs are a scourge on our society, they have a devastating impact on those who suffer from addiction, their families and our community.      “This […]

Man found dead in Newry house

Police in Newry have charged a 32-year-old-man with manslaughter following the death of a man in the city. The charge comes after the death of a 51-year-old man in the Dublin Road area on Wednesday.     Detectives also arrested four men aged 56, 46, 34 and 32 and a woman (50). They were arrested […]

Man, 62, dies after Bessbrook Road collision

Police have confirmed that a man who died following a one vehicle road traffic collision on the Bessbrook Road near Markethill yesterday (Thursday 11th January) was Arthur Patrick Lavery. Arthur was aged 62 and from the Poyntzpass area.     Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Michael McNee said, “The collision occurred just before 2.45pm when […]

Possible link between 5 Newry and Mourne burglaries

Detectives are appealing for information following five burglaries in the Newry, Mourne and Down area last week. Homes in Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Kilkeel and Mayobridge were targeted by thieves on 29th December 2017.      Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant James Johnston said, “Three males were disturbed in two burglaries, which occurred in Warrenpoint and […]

Spate of burglaries in Newry and Mourne ‘may be linked’ police say

Detectives are appealing for information following a number of burglaries that were reported in the Newry area on Wednesday 13th December. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Mark Crothers said, “We believe that these incidents may be linked. Two properties in Bessbrook were targeted between 7pm – 10.30pm on Wednesday.     In the first […]

Warrenpoint stroke survivor adds voice to Lost for Words campaign

Warrenpoint stroke survivor Shane Fearon is one of the thousands of people living with communication difficulties after a stroke. Shane has aphasia – a common communication difficulty after a stroke. Aphasia can affect a person’s ability to understand, speak, read, write and use numbers; however it doesn’t affect a person’s intelligence.     Shane is […]

John Dalzell to sit out another year for Southern Area Hospice

For over 26 years John Dalzell has dedicated one whole week of his life to standing out and collecting money for our local hospice in the run up to Christmas. It takes place usually in the coldest, wettest weather, when almost everyone else is buying and wrapping Christmas presents.      He has now gathered […]

Appeal for witnesses after ‘serious’ Bessbrook collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision on the Camlough Road in Bessbrook on Friday evening, 1st December. The collision, involving a car and a pedestrian occurred at approximately 4.25pm.     It happened close to the junction with High Street. The male pedestrian was taken to hospital for treatment for […]


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