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Archive for: December, 2013

Newry sex attacker sentenced to 14 years

A Newry man who bound and blindfolded his victims before carrying out horrific sex attacks has been sentenced today to 14 years imprisonment and will be placed on the sex offenders register for life. Sean Heaton, from the John Martin Street area, had maintained his innocence since his 2011 arrest but made a u-turn several […]

NI motorists are facing pressure from all angles, says Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is urging motorists to shop around for their car insurance, use its petrol and diesel price comparison tool, and take up some of the money saving deals others like Translink are offering in the run up to Christmas. The advice comes following concern about parking charges, confirmation that NI motorists spend the […]

Newry police issue business security warning

As preparations gather pace for the busy Christmas trading period, police are advising members of the business community to step up their security. Christmas and New Year are the retail trade’s busiest time, and criminals may try to take advantage of the high turnover of cash and valuables in outlets throughout Newry and Mourne. Crime […]

Protect your property from thieves this Christmas, warns Newry police

Newry burglary: 5 masked intruders prevent occupants from leaving while ransacking house - Newry news

Police in Newry are reminding the public to take appropriate steps to keep themselves and their property secure. Operation Season’s Greetings will see an increased police presence throughout the area to help create a safe environment and deter and detect criminals who seek to exploit the busy, festive season. The public should also do what […]

‘Higher cost of living driven by huge fuel differential’, blasts Murphy

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy has pointed to the huge fuel spend differential between Britain and the North of Ireland as a major driver in the higher cost of living here. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy said, “The fact that motorists in the north of Ireland pay £10.60 more per week (over £550 per year) […]

McKevitt welcomes ‘early Christmas present’ for Ballyholland

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt is delighted by what she describes as an ‘early Christmas present’ from Roads Service. The present may not have come wrapped with a bow but the news that Roads Service has committed to resurfacing a section of Betty’s Hill Road and Chapel Road, Ballyholland will be well received by […]

Domestic abuse advertising campaign launched

The independent charity Crimestoppers has launched a new Domestic Abuse advertising campaign in the run-up to Christmas. The campaign, supported by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Department of Justice, entitled ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is designed to encourage the reporting of incidents and make domestic abuse victims aware that they can take steps […]

Kennedy condemns latest dumping of illegal diesel in South Armagh

The Ulster Unionist Assembly member for Newry & Armagh, Danny Kennedy MLA, has condemned those responsible for the latest episode of illegally dumped diesel and illicit fuel residue in South Armagh. Speaking to Newry Times, Kennedy said, “Up to twelve pods of illegal fuel waste had been dumped in the Aughnagurgan Road / Clarkes Road […]

Get home safely this Christmas party season, urges Newry police

As the Christmas party season gets underway, police in Newry and Mourne are urging local revellers to celebrate sensibly and get home safely. This is supposed to be a happy time of the year, but unfortunately at times overindulgence in alcohol has led to a trip to hospital to have an assault injury treated, or, […]

‘BBC working to improve DAB radio reception across County Down’ – Clarke

Alliance Newcastle Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed written confirmation that the BBC is currently working to improve the discrepancy between BBC’s national network coverage of DAB radio reception and that of local BBC DAB radio services in County Down and other parts of Northern Ireland. Councillor Clarke had written to both OFCOM and the BBC […]

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