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Relaunch of Workforce Appeal welcomed

Northern Ireland COVID-19 Coronavirus Workforce Appeal - Newry news

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the relaunch of the Department’s Workforce Appeal to boost staff numbers to assist in the battle against Covid-19.     The initial appeal in March saw 1,702 doctors, nurses and other ancillary staff successful in their application to work for the health service.     Speaking to Newry Times, […]

Two men arrested after ramming police car in Warrenpoint

Warrenpoint news - Police car rammed - Newry newspaper

Police have made two arrests following an incident in Warrenpoint during the early hours of this morning, Wednesday, 7 October.    Police received a report at 2:35 am of a suspicious vehicle in the Oakland Grove area. Police responded and when travelling along Bridle Loanan, officers activated their blue lights, signalling a silver-coloured Volkswagen Passat […]

Daisy Hill Hospital COVID-19 outbreak: 13 test positive and one patient dies

Daisy Hill Hospital Newry and Craigavon Hospital COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak - Newry news

The total number of patients connected to the Male Medical Ward at Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry who have tested positive remains at thirteen.     According to the Southern Trust, a further patient connected to the ward, and who had a positive test for COVID-19, has passed away. This brings the total of […]

COVID-19 Primary Care Centres “not a walk-in service”

Coronavirus COVID Primary Care Centre - Newry newspaper

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is reminding the public how to use the COVID-19 Primary Care Centres in Dungannon and Banbridge.     The centres are for clinical assessment following a referral from your own GP. They operate on an appointment-only system and do not offer testing for COVID-19.     The Centres, […]

Northern Ireland to take part in major UK COVID-19 vaccine trial

Coronavirus Covid19 vaccine Newry headlines

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced that Northern Ireland has been chosen as one of the regions to take part in a major UK trial of a potential vaccine to help in the fight against COVID-19.     It is hoped that up to 350 volunteers from Northern Ireland will participate in the trial, which […]

New COVID-19 restrictions start tonight at 6pm

Coronavirus Covid19 Newry news NI COVID restrctions

The Executive yesterday agreed that current restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 should be extended across Northern Ireland.       Previously the restrictions, which focus on domestic settings, were applied in postcodes with the highest rates of Coronavirus. Yesterday’s Executive decision comes after a weekend in which 222 new Coronavirus cases were reported […]

Daisy Hill Hospital incident: Reports of flood

Daisy Hill Hospital Newry incident - Newry Times news

Newry Sinn Fein MLA Liz Kimmins has said there is currently a flooding issue at Daisy Hill Hospital.   The local MLA said she had been contacted by people about the incident today.     She told Newry Times, “I have had a few people contacting me. “They are hearing mixed reports about an incident […]

Newry stabbing: Police charge 42-year-old man with two counts of attempted murder

Newry stabbing First Avenue Derrybeg -Newry Court House - Newry news headlines

Detectives have charged a 42-year-old man with a number of offences including attempted murder (2 x counts) and possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply.     The charges are in connection with an incident which took place in First Avenue, Newry.     Police say the incident happened at around […]

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Localised restrictions set in Regulations

Coronavirus Covid19 Newry 147 - Newry headlines

Regulations on the localised Covid-19 restrictions have now been laid, making them legally enforceable.     The restrictions were brought in to stem the increasing increase in cases of the virus in certain areas.      Postcode areas may be added and removed from the local restrictions as patterns of infection change and further interventions […]

Northern Ireland public urged to use new webpage to report COVID-19 breaches

Coronavirus Northern Ireland - NI public urged to report COVID-19 breaches to police - Newry news

People in Northern Ireland are being encouraged to report any COVID-19 restrictions breaches.     The public is also being encouraged to report suspected breaches of the International Travel Regulations or licensed premises in breach of the current guidelines. Earlier this year, the Police Service of Northern Ireland launched a dedicated web page for members […]


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