Archive for: November, 2015

Newry residents urged to be vigilant to burglars

After a spate of thefts and burglaries over the course of the past few months, éirígí’s Stephen Murney has called on local residents to be vigilant as Christmas approaches. The local éirígí spokesperson said, “We would urge everyone to ensure they have their valuables and belongings safe and secured. “As we have seen over the […]

Newry road users urged to ‘light up for life’

This winter the Police Service of Northern Ireland are appealing to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to Light Up For Life during the dark winter months. So far this year in Northern Ireland 62 people have died on our roads as a result of a road traffic collision. Newry, Mourne and Down District Commander, Superintendent Simon […]

BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E250 taken in Newry burglary

Police in Newry are appealing for information following a creeper style burglary at a house in the Bracken Close area of Newry in the early hours of Saturday 21st November. A white BMW 5 Series and a Grey Mercedes E250 were taken as a result of the burglary. Both cars were recovered later on Saturday […]

Avoid possible pitfalls of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

With many of us venturing online to take advantage of Black Friday on 27th November or Cyber Monday on 30th November website deals, the Consumer Council urges consumers to know their rights and shop safely. Philippa McKeown-Brown, Head of Consumer Skills at the Consumer Council said, “With an estimated £2billion to be spent on Black […]

Newry primary schools urged to sign up to ‘Digital Schools of Distinction’ Awards

‘Digital Schools of Distinction’, a flagship awards programme which promotes, recognises and encourages best practice use of technology in primary schools has been launched to primary schools in Northern Ireland. The Digital Schools of Distinction Award has been developed to help schools to further integrate technology into the classroom. The initiative aims to recognise best […]

Chancellor Osborne urged to protect agriculture export markets

SDLP South Down MP and member of the Westminster EFRA committee Margaret Ritchie has called on British Chancellor George Osborne to commit to protecting agriculture export markets, which she says are critical to the viability of the local industry ahead of the Autumn Statement. Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “Export markets are absolutely critical […]

Driver sought after 13 year old girl approached by man in Newry

Police in Newry are appealing for the driver of a silver car who was in the Erskine Place area this morning, 24th November, to contact them. At around 9am a 13 year old girl was walking along Erskine Place when a silver car pulled up alongside her and the driver offered her a lift to […]

South Armagh primary school attempted break-in

Newry and Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has condemned those behind a number of attempted break-ins at Dromintee Primary School in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The South Armagh representative was speaking following a meeting at the school with Principal McMahon and Vice Principal Terry O’Hanlon. “While the thieves who prey on our communities have […]

New employment programme launched in Newry

A new programme has been launched to help people in Newry, Mourne & Down to start their own business or find new jobs and training opportunities. Exploring Enterprise3 (EE3p) is being delivered by Enterprise Northern Ireland, the umbrella body for Northern Ireland’s Local Enterprise Agencies. This new initiative will provide support to unemployed or economically […]

Rogers proposes ‘radical’ programme of education reform

SDLP Education spokesperson Seán Rogers MLA has called for a radical programme of education reform that he says will reshape the curriculum, reengineer the economy and resolve the conflict around post primary transfer. Speaking at the recent SDLP annual conference, Rogers said, “Education in Northern Ireland is suffering from a very severe policy and political […]


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