Archive for: March, 2017

“My son’s FAST action saved my life” – County Down stroke survivor

Stroke survivor Gerard McClean, from Kilcoo, County Down, is joining the Stroke Association in calling for people across Northern Ireland to be more aware of the early warning signs of stroke, and to share the FAST message to help save more lives. Gerard (59) had a stroke in June 2013, on Father’s Day, while doing […]

International wildfire investigation seminar held in Newry

A two-day international wildfire investigation seminar ‘Wildfires, Don’t Speculate, Investigate!’, took place earlier this week in Newry. The first to be held on the island of Ireland, the seminar was organised to help fire protection professionals better understand wildfires in order to improve prevention measures and develop their investigative skills.   Accurately determining the origin […]

Tied up, assaulted, pillow case placed over head: Newry police reveal shocking details of last night’s burglary

Newry stabbing: 38-year-old man charged with attempted murder - Newry news

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following the report of an aggravated burglary at an address in the Slieveshan Park area of Kilkeel.     It occurred around midnight on 28th March when an elderly man was assaulted. Article continues below: Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Constable Skillen said, “ We received a report […]

The search is on for Newry’s unsung heroes

The search is on for Newry’s unsung heroes. The 2017 Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards have just been launched and judges are looking for who you think best captures the Spirit of Northern Ireland in 2017. This annual awards ceremony, which will again be televised by UTV, seeks to honour all those who make a […]

Allotment Scheme plants community spirit in Derrybeg

The Housing Executive are helping to sow the seeds of community cohesion with the investment into a new allotment in Derrybeg. Working closely with members of the Derrybeg Community Association, a disused playpark at Third Avenue has been transformed into a community allotment through the Community Grant Fund. The Housing Executive land has been leased […]

£33,500 worth of drugs seized in Newry and Mourne

Warrenpoint news - Police car rammed - Newry newspaper

Almost £33,500 worth of drugs have been seized in South policing area, which includes Newry, Mourne & Down since 27th February. This was as part of Torus operation which is part of the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s response to the sale and supply of illegal and harmful drugs in our communities.   Detective Chief […]

Burglars ‘spoke to elderly woman’ while robbing her South Armagh home

Newry stabbing: Man stabbed in the face in 'vicious attack' | Newry Times - Newry news

Police in Newry are appealing for information following the report of a burglary at a house on Church Road in Forkhill on Sunday 26th March. Police received a report that two men entered the house of an elderly woman sometime around 5pm on Sunday afternoon.     It is believed that the woman is aged […]

Positive start for 2017 online Single Applications

The online Single Application window opened on 1st March 2017 and to date more than 1,400 farmers have taken advantage of the benefits offered by DAERA’s online service to submit their applications early, with approximately 45% switching to online for the first time. For those who have yet to submit their Single Application, DAERA is […]

Team Niall take on Belfast Marathon in memory of local man Niall Quinn

Team Niall are stepping up to the Belfast City Marathon challenge in memory of their dear friend, loving dad and husband, Niall Quinn. On the 1st May 2017 an incredible team of 25 will walk, run and relay to show their love and support to the Quinn/Higgins family and other people suffering from chest, heart […]

Is your business ready for the new £1 coin?

With the new £1 coin being introduced tomorrow (28th March), Retail NI has urged retailers and the wider business sector to be aware of the changes. Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said, “This is a very significant change and we would urge retailers and the wider business community to make sure they are ready.” […]


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