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‘Serious concerns’ raised over children’s respite services in Newry

SDLP South Down MLA Sinead Bradley has expressed serious concerns that children’s respite services at Carrickore have all but stopped for many children and families in need. Speaking to Newry Times, Bradley said, “Following a meeting with the Southern Health Trust it has been confirmed that the facilities at Carrickore are under pressure. “The difficulty […]

Local women urged to attend for breast screening

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is raising awareness of the importance of women attending their breast screening appointment. The breast screening programme invites women every three years for a routine mammogram. All women will receive their first invitation before the age of 53. Early detection is vital in reducing the number of women […]

Ennis slams decision to remove transport from Ballyholland Primary School

Sinéad Ennis, MLA for South Down, and Cllr Oksana McMahon have slammed the decision by the Education Authority to remove the bus service for Primary 1 children beginning in September 2017. Speaking to Newry Times, Sinéad said she has contacted the Education Authority regarding this bus service removal. “This decision will have a massive impact […]

69% of online shoppers experience parcel delivery issues

The Consumer Council has welcomed research published by Citizens Advice, which shows that over two-thirds (69%) of UK consumers have experienced delivery related issues from online shopping. A new report ‘Parcel Delivery’ published by Citizens Advice looks at parcel delivery services in the online shopping market. Welcoming Citizens Advice’s report, Kellin McCloskey, Head of Postal […]

Pat Jennings visits Warrenpoint Town FC

McDonald’s Head of Northern Ireland Football Pat Jennings recently joined Warrenpoint Town FC and the Irish FA as they hosted a Community Football Day to encourage children to give football a go. The event, which took place at the County Down Club, saw hundreds of young footballers gather to enjoy the day with many other […]

Latest act of ‘environmental vandalism’ in Newry condemned

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has condemned acts of environmental vandalism and dumping following a recent discovery of illegally disposed tyres at Flagstaff Viewpoint. Sharing his anger following a further incident of illegal dumping, Larkin said, “Yet again the beauty of South Armagh has been desecrated by those who care nothing for the […]

Final Phase of £8m Daisy Hill’s new Paediatric Unit begins

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has thanked patients, visitors and staff for their continued co-operation as they move into the final phase of construction work of the new paediatric unit at Daisy Hill Hospital. A number of Trust Board members have been given an update on the project’s progress along with a tour […]

Meeting to resolve ‘critical situation of staffing’ at Daisy Hill Hospital

A further meeting has been held by the SDLP and the Southern Trust in a bid to ensure that efforts to resolve the critical situation of staffing at Daisy Hill Emergency Department maintains momentum. South Down MLA for the area Sinead Bradley said, “I am on record as expressing concerns that this particular issue of […]

Southern Trust hosts volunteer celebration event

A special event was held recently at Craigavon Civic Centre to say ‘Thank You’ and to celebrate and recognise volunteering within Southern Trust facilities both in community and acute settings. Speaking at the event, Roberta Brownlee, Southern Trust Chairperson thanked those in attendance and said, “This is a great time to stop, take stock and […]

Greggs opens in Newry

Leading food-on-the-go retailer, Greggs, has opened a new shop in Newry’s Buttercrane Shopping Centre creating 14 new jobs. While it is a first for Newry, it will be the tenth company-managed Greggs’ shop to open in Northern Ireland and marks a milestone 1,800 Greggs shops operating across the UK. It will offer the full range […]

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