Archive for: March, 2012

Motorist caught driving 74mph in a 30mph zone

Police in Kilkeel were shocked after they recently carried out a road safety operation in the Greencastle Street and Newcastle Road areas. On Thursday 29th March officers detected one motorist driving at a frightening 74mph in a 30mph zone. Horrified officers reported the dangerous motorist to the Public Prosecution Service. Speaking to Newry Times, Inspector […]

Arsonists continue to set fire to local land

Police in Newry are appealing for information following further land fires yesterday morning. At 10.29am (Thursday, 29th March) police received a report of a fire at the Annaghbane Road entrance to Camlough Forest. Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and dealt with the blaze. Later in the day at approximately 2:59pm, police […]

Police appeal for witnesses to Greenbank robbery

Police in Newry are appealing for information following the burglary of karting premises in Greenbank Industrial Estate. At 1.23pm on Tuesday, 20th March, police were informed of an alarm activation at the premises. Thieves had gained entry to the premises and searched through offices. Gaming machines were damaged and a sum of cash taken. Police […]

Information sought after Francis Street assault

Police in Newry are appealing for information following an assault in the Francis Street area. Some time between 1.45am and 2am on Sunday, 4th March, an 18 year old male was assaulted by another male. The victim sustained injuries to his face which required medical treatment. The assailant is described as being around 19 or […]

Police launch home safety campaign

Police in E District are launching a campaign to remind people to ensure jewellery and other small valuables are kept safe in their homes. Almost half of all domestic burglaries will involve the theft of jewellery and there are steps you can take to ensure that you hold on to your valuables. Crime Prevention Officer […]

£4.8m upgrade underway at Newry Wastewater Treatment Works

NI Water has begun an extensive programme of improvements at Newry Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) to increase the treatment capacity and improve the odour control at the Greenbank-based facility. Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy said, “This is an important program of work involving significant financial investment by NI Water. I welcome the news that elements […]

Newry City u16s, Meet the Players- Ryan Quinn

Newry Times recently caught up with Newry City Under 16s midfielder Ryan Quinn. Ryan has recently made a great starting impact on the team and has also enjoyed a leading role and starting place in the U-16 team. To find out a little more about him see below:  Name: Ryan Quinn. Age: 15. Position: Central midfield. […]

Players of the Carnbane, with Christopher Casey

Name: Christopher Casey. Age: 23. Occupation: Student. Club: Newry Juventus. Previous Club(s): Windmill youth. Honours: None yet at senior level but I have a few at youth level. Position: Goalkeeper. Favourite player: Peter Schmeichel. Favourite drink: Red bull/Budweiser. What team do you support? Manchester United. What are your interests outside of football? Rugby, Xbox and […]

UUP stage leadership debate ahead of election

South Down MLA John McCallister held a debate with his opponent for the UUP leadership this week. McCallister met with Strangford MLA Mike Nesbitt in Derry, where a debate was held in front of UUP party members. Mike Nesbitt spoke of the need for change, as well as the need for co-operation at Stormont, “When […]

McKevitt slams gorse fire culprits as ‘recreational arsonists’

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt has said that the local community should be vigilant to anybody acting suspiciously in local scenic and mountainous areas. McKevitt was speaking after it emerged yesterday that the gorse fires that engulfed Newry and Rostrevor were started deliberately by arsonists. Speaking to Newry Times she said: “We should all […]


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