Archive for: December, 2014

Driving theory test ‘made more realistic’

The hazard perception section of the driving theory test is being updated using Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). This will help ensure candidates’ awareness of risk is tested in modern driving environments that are more like real world situations. Filmed video clips are currently used to test candidates’ reactions to developing hazards on the road. While […]

Working together to protect the older and vulnerable in Newry

PSNI and Good Morning Northern Ireland Network (GMNIN) are supporting the more vulnerable members of our community through their long standing partnership work. Good Morning Northern Ireland Network is a charitable organisation that provides a free telephone support service for older people and vulnerable adults. In 2011 a protocol was put in place outlining partnership […]

Newry’s mini rugby stars shine at Kingspan Stadium

The Newry RFC U12 mini rugby team played at Kingspan Stadium recently as part of the half time entertainment during the Ulster v Scarlets match. At each Ulster Rugby fixture at Kingspan Stadium, mini rugby teams from across the Province are invited to participate in ‘Centra Half Time’. The European Champions Cup match against the […]

Taylor meets Ulster Bank officials over local closures

Ulster Unionist Representative, Councillor David Taylor has met with senior Ulster Bank officials to discuss the impact of their recent announcement to close its branch in Newtownhamilton. Councillor Taylor highlighted the very profound and serious impact the closure would have on the local community. He stated that particular concerns had been raised in terms of […]

Ó Muirí calls for end to ‘obstruction of Irish Language Act’

Newry & Mourne Sinn Féin Councillor Barra Ó Muirí has said the British government and the unionist parties have ‘continually frustrated the growing demand for an Irish Language Act’ and he has joined in the call for an end to their policy of obstruction. Speaking to Newry Times, he stated, “Recent attacks on the Irish […]

‘Treasury must stop withholding Corporation Tax detail’ – Ritchie

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has said that detail on George Osborne’s commitment to the devolution of Corporation Tax following a successful outcome to the current round of All Party Talks remains ‘short and unsatisfactory’. Ritchie was speaking after posing questions during Northern Ireland Questions at Westminster. She said, “Once again the British Government […]

‘Remove all valuables from car during festive season’ – Newry police

Police in Newry and Mourne are reminding the public to remove all valuables from their cars when they are out shopping during the festive season. Sergeant Pete Stevenson said, “As part of our work to keep people safe this Christmas we have been patrolling busy shopping and parking areas. “During the course of one patrol […]

Steps 2 Success Programme launched

The Permanent Secretary for the Department for Employment and Learning, Derek Baker attended the official launch of the Steps 2 Success employment programme in the Southern Region of Northern Ireland recently. Steps 2 Success is designed to support eligible benefit claimants to find and sustain long-term employment. The programme also supports the needs of local […]

McAteer urges vigilance against scam callers

SDLP Newry Councillor Kevin McAteer has urged people to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas as instances of malicious scam calls increase over the holiday period. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor said, “Christmas is a busy time and people are more likely to be using credit cards, bank accounts etc. to […]

Variety is the spice of life in the Ring of Gullion

They say variety is the spice of life, and that’s just what’s been captured in this year’s Ring of Gullion calendar. Spend your year discovering the vast amount of heritage in the Ring of Gullion, showcased in the Ring of Gullion 2015 calendar. The photographs were picked from the entrees in the Ring of Gullion […]


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