Archive for: May, 2016

Traffic delays expected in Newry

Motorists are advised to expect traffic delays and diversions in and around Newry on Sunday 29th May due to the marathon taking place. Road closures and diversions are expected to be in place from approximately 8am until 3pm. The Tandragee Road, between Newry and Poyntzpass, will be closed. Article continues below: Motorists are advised to […]

‘Arsonists must end their campaign of intimidation’ – McNulty after Bessbrook incident

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh, Justin Mc Nulty, has condemned an arson attack on a vehicle in the Bessbrook area over the weekend. Speaking after visiting the owners of the vehicle Mc Nulty said, “This is the third occasion on which a vehicle belonging to this family has been damaged or destroyed. “Neither the […]

Newry athletes supported by The Mary Peters Trust

The Mary Peters Trust has once again provided funding in excess of £42,000 to 80 young athletes from across Northern Ireland, including two local athletes from Newry, in order to support and accelerate their professional careers. In addition to this financial support, the athletes, along with their parents, coaches and sports body representatives, were invited […]

Newry kids become Nature Detectives at Silent Valley

Pupils from St. Ronan’s Primary School in Newry recently stepped into the role of nature detectives with NI Water when they paid a visit to Silent Valley Reservoir. During the study trip to the beauty spot, the children learnt why the site was chosen to become one of the most important water supplies in Northern […]

‘Good hygiene is important for a fun day out with all the family’ – PHA

With the better weather, many families will be planning day trips over the coming weeks, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone of the importance of personal hygiene when visiting farms and swimming pools. Dr Philip Veal, Consultant in Health Protection at the PHA, said, “Summer is a great time for day trips, […]

‘British Government must listen to public on nuclear plans’ – Ritchie

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the British Government to listen carefully to the concerns of a ‘consistent majority’ who oppose the development of a new nuclear power plant beside the Sellafield site in Cumbria. Ritchie was responding to polls which show over 80% of people are opposed to the development. She […]

Newry schools take part in hate crime workshop with police officers

Police officers from Newtownhamilton, with colleagues from the PSNI College, recently met with Year 8 pupils from four local secondary schools – Newry High School, St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook, St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen and Newtownhamilton High School. It was part of a workshop focused on dealing with prejudice, racism and sectarianism. Police delivered […]

Cash, jewellery and PS4 among items taken in two Newry burglaries

Police in Newry are appealing for information following two burglaries in Clanrye Avenue. Sometime between 2pm and 7pm on Wednesday, 18th May a house and a shed were entered. Cash, a Playstation 4 and jewellery as well as a Michael Kors male watch and Chanel male sunglasses were taken from the house. A blue Draper […]

Bradley calls for spending commitment for Narrow Water Bridge

SDLP MLA for South Down Sinead Bradley has called on the First and deputy First Minister to spell out current spending commitments from the NI Executive which will support Narrow Water Bridge. Her call follows a meeting with officials from the Department for Infrastructure. Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “The development of Narrow Water […]

Newry police hunt white Volkswagen Jetta after two Forest Hills burglaries

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following two burglaries. Two houses in Forest Hills were entered and searched on Tuesday, 3rd May. It is believed this occurred around 10am and involved a white Volkswagen Jetta. Police would like to hear from anyone who noticed any activity around the area during this time. They can […]

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