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Archive for: December, 2013

Newry united in anger after callous thieves steal money destined for local Hospice

The local community has reacted in shock and anger after it was revealed that money from the John Dalzell Christmas Sit-Out was stolen by callous thieves just days before Christmas. John Dalzell’s Annual Sit Out is widely seen as personifying all that is good in Newry and has raised an incredible £1m to date. It […]

Secure your jewellry this Christmas, warns Newry police

Police are reminding householders to lock away their jewellery and make it more difficult for thieves to cash in on such valuable items. In fifty percent of all domestic burglaries, jewellery is stolen. It is easy for thieves to transport jewellery and is also normally quite easy to find in any household. Police have been […]

Decision on 134 Newry jobs expected in the New Year

SDLP MPs Margaret Ritchie and Mark Durkan have been told a decision on the future of more than 300, 134 of which are based in Newry, under threat DVA jobs in the North is expected in the New Year. The news emerged as the SDLP MPs met with Transport Minister Robert Goodwill. The MPs said, […]

Newry community projects celebrate £315,000 funding windfall

Justice Minister David Ford today joined a number of young people for a walk in the Mournes as he announced funding for community projects. Mourne Mountain Adventure (MMA) is just one of the 28 projects benefiting from the latest round of funding from the Asset Recovery Community Scheme. The project helps emergency services to develop […]

Gibbons encourages backing for local man Laurence McGivern

Incoming Sinn Féin Councillor Mark Gibbons has called on the public to get behind a local athlete and the Irish Paralympics Swimming Team for the RTE sports awards on Saturday. Speaking to Newry Times, Gibbons said, “The people of Rostrevor and indeed the wider South Down area are already immensely proud of the achievements that […]

Car taken after South Armagh creeper burglary

Police in Crossmaglen are appealing for information following a creeper burglary in St Joseph’s Place. Some time between midnight and 6.15am on Wednesday, 18th December, entry was forced to a house and car keys taken. A silver Toyota Avensis, registration AXZ 1476 was subsequently taken. Police are appealing to anyone who noticed any activity around […]

‘Dilution of services at Downe Hospital will not be tolerated’ – Ritchie

SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie says any attempt to dilute services at the Downe hospital will not be tolerated. The South Down MP has vowed to fight the case for the hospital after the South Eastern Trust said a shortage of doctors at its A&E units could lead to it being closed at weekends. Ritchie said […]

Police issue winter driving warning

Police in Newry and Mourne are reminding all motorists to take extra care on the roads as the weather turns colder and conditions become more treacherous. Newry and Mourne Area Commander, Chief Inspector Davy Beck said, “Driving too quickly for the road conditions is the one of the biggest causes of road collisions during winter. […]

Newry police ‘concerned’ about missing teenager

Police in Newry and Mourne are concerned about the whereabouts of missing teenager Hong Tran. 16 year old Hong Tran is a Vietnamese National and has limited English. He was last seen in the Kilkeel area on the morning of Saturday, 7th December. It is believed he was attempting to travel to Dundalk. He is […]

‘Casement Park plans a huge boost for GAA’ – McKevitt

SDLP South Down MLA and spokesperson for Culture, Arts and Leisure Karen McKevitt says plans to transform Casement Park into a modern 38,000-seater Gaelic Games stadium is a huge boost for Gaelic games in Ulster. Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín reached an agreement with the GAA on a funding agreement of over £62million for the […]

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