Archive for: September, 2016

Silverbridge roadworks to commence

South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has welcomed the imminent commencement of works on the Silverbridge Road. A 6 kilometre section of the Silverbridge Road will be temporarily closed from Monday 26th September to Friday 18th of November between 9am and 5pm for vital drainage improvements and maintenance resurfacing. “The inadequate roads infrastructure in South Armagh […]

Camlough family upset after burglars take antique family jewellery

Police have issued an appeal for information following a burglary in the Tullywinney Road area of Camlough last night (Tuesday, September 27th). Sgt. Tommy Shields said, “Sometime between 1.30pm and 10pm, a house was entered while the homeowners were out visiting a relative in hospital. A quantity of antique family jewellery was taken. The pieces […]

Police seize £10,000 of heroin after car search

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch have made two arrests and seized heroin with an estimated street value of £10,000 after police stopped a car on the Church Street area of Poyntzpass yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 27th September. The 40 year old female and 49 year old male have been arrested on suspicion of possession […]

Car buyers lose over £8,500 in scam

Trading Standards Service (TSS) has urged potential car buyers to exercise caution after local motorists were targeted in a car buying scam. Over the past few weeks advertisements have appeared in local newspapers and car sale websites for various vehicles at exceptionally keen prices. The sellers have engaged in dialogue with prospective customers solely by […]

#STILLME dementia campaign launch

A new dementia campaign #STILLME was launched recently to raise awareness of the signs of dementia, and to reduce stigma and fear about the condition. The campaign features local people living with a dementia talking about how their condition affects them. The first phase of the campaign will run until the end of October and […]

Fearon calls for tyre register to stop illegal dumping

Sinn Féin MLA Megan fearon has supported calls for a central register of all tyres to combat the illegal disposal of waste tyres. “There is no doubt that the illegal disposal of tyres is a major problem, particularly in rural areas” she said. “It simply doesn’t make sense that we do not have effective measures […]

‘British Government must fulfil its responsibilities on legacy of the past’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the British government must fulfil its responsibilities to address the legacy of the past. Murphy was speaking after the announcement of new appointments to the Victims and Survivors Forum. “I welcome the new appointments announced to the Victims and Survivors Forum,” he stated. “The British government’s continued failure […]

Local schools urged to apply for Shared Education Campuses Programme

Schools are being encouraged to apply for support to build on existing sharing arrangements as part of the Shared Education Campuses (SEC) Programme. The Shared Education Campuses Programme was launched in January 2014 under the Executive’s ‘Together: Building a United Community’ initiative. Capital funding has been secured under the Fresh Start to the Stormont House […]

Search is on for mystery Newry millionaire: Check your Euromillions tickets

The National Lottery is hunting for a EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker winner who has won a £1,000,000 plus an Ultimate Rio Experience prize in the special EuroMillions draw on Tuesday 13th September, 2016. Every week Millionaire Maker guarantees to create two millionaires – one on Tuesday and one on Friday – but with the special […]

Local woman Grainne McCoy hoping to impress in The Apprentice

The Apprentice returns to screens on Thursday 6th October for the twelfth series and local woman Grainne McCoy will be hoping to impress Lord Sugar. Lord Sugar is once again joined by advisors Baroness Karren Brady and Claude Littner as they put 18 brand new candidates through their paces to secure his £250k investment in […]

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