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Archive for: May, 2015

Letters to the Editor, ‘Appreciation for Daisy Hill staff after recent procedure’

Dear Editor, I would like to relate my recent experience at Daisy Hill Hospital, Newry, especially with the Welfare Cuts looming. I had to attend Daisy Hill for a Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy last Thursday. To say I was anticipating this with trepidation was an understatement, especially after listening to various horror stories. I have to […]

Elderly Rostrevor woman targeted ‘a number of times’ by fraudsters

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The PSNI’s Public Protection Unit is asking the public to be vigilant of scams and to keep an eye on older and more vulnerable relatives, neighbours and friends who are often targeted by fraudsters. The request follows a recent incident where it is believed that an elderly lady in Rostrevor has been targeted a number […]

Witnesses sought after local burglary

Local police are appealing for information following a burglary in Hilltown. On Sunday, 10th May, it was reported that a house on Kilkeel Road had been broken into. The property was vacant and under refurbishment. A number of windows were smashed and copper plumbing and the hot water tank were removed, causing extensive damage in […]

‘South Down ready to welcome the world for Irish Open’ – Ritchie

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has said that the home of the Mournes is ready to welcome the world to enjoy a first class spectacle at the Irish Open. She said, “The fringe events are now well underway as competitors and visitors begin to make the journey to scenic South Down for the Irish […]

O’Dowd approves increased enrolment at Crossmaglen school

Education Minister John O’Dowd has approved a development proposal to increase the enrolment at St Patrick’s Primary School in Crossmaglen. Commenting on the decision, O’Dowd said, “I am agreeing an increase in the admissions quota at Gaelscoil Phádraig Naofa, the Irish-medium unit at St Patrick’s Primary School from 15 to 21 pupils, in line with […]

Ring of Gullion launches new website

On a fresh May morning on the shores of Camlough Lake and at the foot of Camlough Mountain Chairperson of Newry Mourne and Down District Council Councillor Naomi Ballie officially launched the new Ring of Gullion website, www.ringofgullion.org. The website revamp is part of The Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership, a Heritage Lottery Fund programme […]

Bell launches accelerator support for high potential start-ups

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has launched an initiative designed to help high potential start-ups access early stage support and investment in Northern Ireland. Invest Northern Ireland has contributed £2.6million to establish a seed accelerator which will focus on attracting both international and indigenous businesses with technology based ideas in the Knowledge Economy […]

‘Cut in Tourism VAT will benefit South Down’ – Rogers

SDLP South Down MLA Sean Rogers has backed an SDLP motion in the Assembly calling on the Enterprise Minister and Finance Minister to conduct a report into the benefits of lowering Tourism VAT with the aim of presenting a strong argument to the Treasury. Speaking in the Assembly today Rogers said, “With the Irish Open […]

Mercedes car taken in local theft

Police in South Armagh are appealing for information following the theft of a car. Sometime overnight between 11pm on Monday, 18th May and 8.30am on Tuesday, 19th May, a black Mercedes-Benz, registration BIG 8336, was taken from Griffith Close, Belleeks. Constable Michael Finucane said, “We would like to hear from anyone who has information in […]

Southern Trust recognised as a Top UK Hospital

The Southern Trust’s acute hospital network – Craigavon area and Daisy Hill – has been reaffirmed as one of the UK’s Top Hospitals for the fourth consecutive year. The national CHKS Top 40 Hospitals programme recognises acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality, improvement and performance. The Top Hospitals award is based on […]

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