Archive for: July, 2015

Appeal for witnesses after attempted hijacking

Police are investigating the report of an attempted hijacking of a car in the Rathfriland Road area of Hilltown in the early hours of Saturday 25th July. At around midnight a male motorist was flagged down by two male pedestrians in the Peggys Loaning area of Banbridge. They asked the driver to take them into […]

‘Illegal Mourne dump is an abhorrent display of selfishness’ – McKevitt

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt has condemned those responsible for an illegal rubbish dump discovered in the Mournes over the weekend. The large number of tyres abandoned beside the Yellow Road near Hilltown was described by McKevitt as ‘an abhorrent display of selfishness’. She said, “Those responsible for this outrageous act of vandalism are […]

Brady concern over ‘shocking’ Newry homelessness figures

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said more must be done to tackle homelessness in the constituency after it was revealed that Newry has the highest level of homelessness in the southern region. The figures were revealed after Brady met with Jim Denison, Chief Executive of the Simon Community on Thursday to discuss levels […]

Xhale and Awaken Your Senses in the Magical Ring of Gullion Day Retreats

De-stress with a nurturing day of relaxation, nestled in a haven of outstanding natural beauty, Slieve Gullion mountain. Ann Ward, a Meditation Teacher and Ambassador for the Ring of Gullion, will guide you through the day. She will introduce you to a range of mindfulness meditation techniques and to some of the 100 holistic benefits […]

Police probe South Armagh theft

Police are appealing for information following the theft of a post box in Silverbridge. Constable Louise Darragh explained, “Sometime during the early hours of Monday 29th June, a Royal Mail post box on Legmoylin Road was stolen from a pole. “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or has information which […]

Newry’s young mums graduate from Family Programme

The first set of young mums to take part in the Southern Trust’s Family Nurse Partnership Programme have graduated. Twenty six first time mothers who signed up to the programme in early 2013 are now celebrating the milestone of their babies’ second birthdays. Supported by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and […]

Bessbrook theft condemned

Sinn Fein Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has condemned the theft of a safety gate in Bessbrook Pond field. “This is a reckless act carried out by those who have no regard for the safety of children and young people and indeed no respect for the entire Bessbrook community,” she told Newry Times. “I wish to express […]

Consumers warned to watch out for online loan scams

The Trading Standards Service (TSS) is warning people to steer clear of scam loan companies who take upfront fees but fail to provide credit or offer clearly unsuitable credit alternatives. The warning comes during this year’s “Don’t be Rushed, Don’t be Hushed” Scams Awareness Month campaign. TSS is alerting consumers after seeing a year-on-year rise […]

Man injured in South Armagh hit and run

Newry stabbing: 38-year-old man charged with attempted murder - Newry news

Local police are appealing for information following a hit and run. At around 8.55pm on Wednesday, 1st July, a 30 year old man was cycling along Aghadavoyle Road, near the junction of Drumintee Road in Meigh, when he was knocked from his bike by a blue vehicle, possibly a Ford. The vehicle did not stop. […]

Pension Wise appointments available in Newry

On 6th April 2015 new pension reforms came into effect which gave people over 55 the opportunity to decide what they do with their defined contribution pension pot. Pension Wise is a new free and impartial government guidance service set up to help people understand their pension options. Speaking to Newry Times, Frank Rogers, Pension […]


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