Archive for: September, 2012

Sinn Fein host ‘Pride in Politics’

Equality, Energy and Enthusiasm were on the menu in Sean Hollywood Arts Centre on Wednesday 26th September as Sinn Fein hosted a well attended coffee morning event to contribute to the Pride in Newry Festival. The event, entitled ‘Pride in Politics’ was attended by many members of Newry Rainbow Community and local elected representatives Conor […]

Reality TV Addicts: Are we in touch with reality?

More recently than ever before, we are becoming more and more obsessed with reality TV. Our TV guides are almost being block filled with them, with a bit of new and a soap or two, just for good measure. My question is simply, why? Why can’t we get enough of watching our favourite ‘celebrities’ making […]

Bradley ‘hopeful’ of support for Newry City FC after IFA meeting

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Dominic Bradley has said that he is hopeful of support for Newry City Football Club after separate meetings this week with IFA officials and representatives of the club. The club has faced an uncertain future since the winding up of management company Newry City Ltd and is being staffed by […]

PSNI launch investigation after armed robbery

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following an armed robbery of a cash in transit van in the Damolly Retail Park this morning (Friday 28th September). At approximately 11.20am, it was reported that two masked males, one believed to be armed with a knife, made off with a sum of money from the cash […]

Murder of Camlough man recalled

The murder of Camlough man Martin Rowland on October 5th 1979 was recalled during a walk by Camlough Heritage Society members last week. Members of the Society visited the memorial erected to remember Martin and four others from the locality, John Cosgrove (June 1921), Patrick Quinn (July 6th1921) Patrick Creegan (June 13th 1922) and Thomas […]

PSNI offer advice on burglary prevention

Crime prevention officer for Newry and Armagh, Paula Nicholl is encouraging all householders to reassess their crime prevention routine. Police in Newry say they are aware that burglary can be a very emotive crime with victims’ homes and privacy invaded. Paula explained to Newry Times, “Thieves will scour neighbourhoods and streets to identify easy opportunities […]

Letters to the Editor, ‘Farmers need gas detection monitors after Spence slurry tragedy’

Dear Editor, Following the recent tragedy which befell the Spence family due, most likely, to slurry gases, I raised this serious matter at Newry and Mourne District Agricultural committee meeting on Friday. Attempting to address the danger of slurry gases and prevent fatalities is extremely difficult as there are a number of gases potentially present, […]

‘Special advisers bill must be rigorously scrutinised’ – Bradley

SDLP Finance and Personnel Spokesperson Dominic Bradley has said that the SDLP’s decision to permit the passage of the Civil Service (Special Advisers) Bill to committee stage is purely a means of creating space for victims to have their say on the issue and is not indicative of guaranteed party support for the rest of […]

Hazzard calls for slurry deadline extension

Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard is calling on Environment Minister Alex Attwood to extend the deadline for spreading slurry. Speaking to Newry Times, Hazzard said, “This has been one of the wettest years on record with the result farmers have been unable to spread slurry over the fields. It has been so wet that much of […]

‘Remove valuables from car to prevent theft’ – PSNI Newry

Police in Newry and Mourne are reminding motorists to remove valuables from their cars and secure their vehicle when leaving it unattended. Crime prevention officer for Armagh and Newry, Paula Nicholl explained to Newry Times, “Officers have noticed a number of cars with valuables left in clear view whilst on their daily patrols in both […]

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