Archive for: January, 2016

Cash taken in South Down burglary

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Police in South Down are appealing for information following a burglary in Kilkeel. Sometime between 1.45pm and 3pm on Friday, 8th January, a property on Manse Road was entered and ransacked. A sum of cash was stolen. Police would like to hear from anyone who has information which may assist their investigation. They can be […]

2016 YAFTAs Awards launced

Young people from the Newry and Mourne Youth Council and Down Youth Council (Education Authority) attended the Shannaghmore Outdoor Education Centre in Newcastle recently to officially launch the third annual Youth and Future Talent Awards (YAFTAs) for the Newry, Mourne and Down district area. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council works in partnership with the […]

Farry launches Southern Regional College Open Day

Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today launched the next round of open days to be held in the six local further education Colleges. Southern Regional College’s open days will be held at its campuses in Portadown on 2nd March (2pm – 8pm), in Newry on 3rd March (11am – 8pm), Banbridge on 8th […]

Go nuts for birds at Kilbroney

On the weekend of 30th and 31st January 2016 over half a million people from across the UK are set to take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Big Gardern Birdwatch. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Counicllor Mickey Ruane said, “The Big Garden […]

Ritchie urges Chancellor to support apprenticeships

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, has pressed the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne to give businesses in Northern Ireland the support they need to take on more apprentices. Ritchie stated, “If the Government is truly serious about increasing productivity and reducing unemployment in Northern Ireland, they must provide our businesses with the […]

Newly appointed District Electoral Area coordinators take up roles

The New Year signifies a change in how business will be conducted within each District Electoral Area (DEA) following the appointment of a specific coordinator who will proactively work in partnership with the community to deal with local identified issues. In the very near future each DEA will be holding public meetings to encourage nominations […]

Pregnant women advised to avoid animals that are giving birth

Pregnant women should avoid close contact with farmed animals that are giving birth, the Government advised today. Pregnant women who come into close contact with sheep during lambing or other farm animals that are giving birth may risk their own health, and that of their unborn child, from infections that such animals can carry. Therefore […]

Newry Teens: Do you want to join NI’s top innovators?

The Northern Ireland Science Park has opened applications for its must-attend event for innovative young people and is calling on teens from Newry to get involved. Now recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s most important career-inspiring events, Generation Innovation’s Night of Ambition, in partnership with headline sponsor Deloitte Digital, is an exclusive event for young […]

Vigilance urged after spate of Newry break-ins

Sinn Fein councillor Valerie Harte has urged people in the city to be extra vigilant following a spate of burglaries. “Break-ins have been an issue in Newry for some time now but over the weekend we saw a spate of them in the Ballybot area and the High Street and Warrenpoint Road area,” she told […]

Rostrevor house ransacked after burglary

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Police in South Down are appealing for information following a burglary. Sometime between 10.30am and 7.30pm on Saturday, 16th January, entry was forced to the rear of a house in Gleann Ruairi, Rostrevor and the property was ransacked. Police are appealing to anyone who has information which may assist their investigation. They can be contacted […]

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