Archive for: July, 2013

Public urged to be vigilant with valuables in their vehicles

Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke is urging people not to leave valuables in their vehicles when they are visiting isolated or beauty spots. Councillor Clarke made the appeal following the theft of two handbags from a black Toyota Landcruiser which was parked at Keel Point car park in Dundrum. Clarke stated, “I would like to directly […]

‘Recent Fukushima leaks cast more doubt on UK Government nuclear policy’ – Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has stated that the most recent problems reported from Fukushima show the risks posed if the UK pushes ahead with the new nuclear program. Ritchie stated, “While the UK government may find it convenient that the Fukushima nuclear disaster is no longer on the front pages the latest […]

Two teenagers arrested after cannabis find

Police in Newry have arrested two men on suspicion of possession of Class B drugs. On Monday evening, 22nd July, police were on patrol when they observed a man on Dominic Street who made off from them as they approached. The male ran into Barcroft Park where he entered a forest. Officers searched the forest […]

Newry’s young unemployed urged to investigate range of work experience opportunities available through YES

Davy Doyle, Local Office Manager for Newry, has urged local unemployed people to find out more about the wide range of work experience opportunities available through the Department for Employment and Learning’s Youth Employment Scheme (YES). Davy explained, “YES has a tremendous range of opportunities available for unemployed young people. “Opportunities available so far have […]

‘Meningitis decision puts children at risk’ – Ritchie

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has reacted with disappointment to the decision of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) not to recommend the vaccine Bexsero for the routine immunisation programme against Meningitis B. Speaking to Newry Times following the decision Ritchie stated, “The news that the JCVI have made this decision […]

Police warn public of gorse fire dangers

Police in Hilltown are reminding the public to be careful of hedge or gorse fires following a fire on Yellow Road. At 4.34pm on Tuesday, 23rd July, police received a report of gorse on fire. NIFRS attended and dealt with the fire which is being treated as suspicious. Police are appealing to anyone who has […]

Caravan security advice issued by Newry PSNI

With the holiday season upon us and people making more use of their caravans, local Crime Prevention Officers are advising anyone who owns or uses a caravan to take steps to protect their property and valuables. Paula Crowe, Crime Prevention Officer for Armagh and Newry, said, “Caravans may be more vulnerable than houses but that […]

Top Festival Packing Tips

It’s coming up to that time of year again- festival time! From big festivals like Oxegen to little festivals such as Narrow Water’s very own Tanglewood. With our previous article conveying the best of the best with festival fashion now it’s time for packing tips. Packing for festivals can be a tricky, and let’s face […]

Walk the Camino for your local Hospice

Is the famous Camino de Santiago on your bucket list? Or do you just fancy a new and exciting challenge? The Southern Area Hospice is delighted to announce that they will be taking a group of lucky walkers to complete this beautiful expedition in May 2014, and places are now open. The Camino de Santiago […]

Drainage work set for Ballyholland

SDLP MLA for South Down Karen McKevitt has welcomed the commitment from Roads Service that drainage works and minor road improvements will commence on the Lower Corrags Road, Ballyholland this week. McKevitt told Newry Times, “I met with Roads Service and local resident Peter Brady yesterday to discuss drainage problems on the Lower Corrags Road […]


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