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Archive for: March, 2016

Newry police charge man, 27, who ‘struck out’ at Doctor and Nurse in Daisy Hill Hospital

Police in Newry have charged a 27 year old man with Common Assault, Disorderly Behaviour and Criminal Damage. The charges are in connection with an incident in Daisy Hill Hospital on the evening of Monday 28th March when a male struck out at a Doctor and Nurse attempting to treat him in the Accident and […]

Ritchie presses Government on support for renewables

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, has questioned the Department of Energy and Climate Change in the Commons on how the decision to scrap all support for onshore wind will impact renewable energy in Britain and Northern Ireland. Speaking to Newry Times, Ritchie said, “I asked the Government about the future of on-shore wind […]

‘Ambitious plans’ to restructure health and social care

Health Minister Simon Hamilton has detailed progress on what he described as his ‘ambitious and radical plans’ for restructuring the HSC. Following a period of consultation where the Minister outlined a number of reform proposals, there was a clear endorsement for the need to change. The Minister said, “Last year, I announced my intention to […]

O’Dowd publishes protecting life guidance for schools

Education Minister John O’Dowd has published new guidance on ‘Protecting Life in Schools – Helping Protect Against Suicide’. The Minister said, “Evidence shows that 26% of 16 year olds here have experienced serious personal, emotional, behavioural or mental health problems in the last year. “This figure increases to 43% when the 16 year olds are […]

Launch of Newry Mourne and Down Tourism Strategy

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have identified tourism growth as a key priority. To realise this ambition of becoming “one of the premier destinations on the Island of Ireland” the Council have initiated a tourism planning process. The Council with the support of Tourism NI has commissioned TEAM Tourism Consulting, an international tourism consultancy […]

Appeal after three overnight burglaries in Newry

Police in Newry are appealing for information following three burglaries. At 2.10am on Wednesday, 23rd March, police received a report of an alarm activation at a leisure centre on Clanrye Avenue. Entry had been gained to the building and a number of offices were broken into and searched. Police received a reports of two further […]

Southern Area Boccia Tournament a huge success

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust Fit 4 U programme recently supported a Boccia Tournament for people with disabilities from across the Trust area. Boccia is a chair based version of bowling and was organised in partnership between the Southern Trust Fit 4 U Project and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Sport […]

New public services guide for older people launched

Social Development Minister Lord Morrow MLA has launched a new guide to public services for older people in Northern Ireland. The A-Z guide is designed to increase awareness of the wide range of benefits and services that are available and provides information on topics including: pensions, disability, employment and volunteering as well as money matters, […]

Ritchie welcomes Treasury investigation into Tourism VAT

SDLP MP for South Down, Margaret Ritchie, has welcomed the Treasury’s commitment to investigate the economic benefits of a reduced rate of Tourism VAT. Ritchie, the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Visitors’ Economy said, “I am delighted to welcome the commitment from the Treasury to look at the merits of a reduced […]

BBC Crossmaglen Rangers documentary lauded

Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty has commended all those who took part in the recent Field of Dreams documentary on the Crossmaglen Rangers CLG. “It was a fantastic programme and it really illustrated the enormous efforts that go into our national games from people who then have to get up and go to work the […]

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