Archive for: October, 2017

Newry charities to get opportunity to ‘pitch’ for grants of £15,000

Newry-based charities will get the opportunity to ‘pitch’ for grants of £15,000 to help disabled and disadvantaged people. ‘Pitching 4 Pounds’, a new pilot project launched by the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland, will award £15,000 to two successful charities, whose ideas impress the judging panel.     Brenda McMullan, Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland […]

Funding to retain nurses in care of older people

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is delighted to have been successful in securing a significant grant for ‘Project RETAIN’ from the prestigious Burdett Trust for Nursing. The funding will support a regional initiative in partnership with local Health and Social Care Trusts, the Department of Health, Age NI and nurse education providers, which will aim […]

Exciting Halloween fun at Newry’s Buttercrane Shopping Centre

This Halloween Buttercrane Shopping Centre, Newry, has a host of frightful fun for young ghouls (and their parents). On Saturday 28th and Monday 30th October we have free face painting from 11-4pm. Also on Saturday 28th October (11-4pm), the Mall will be filled with shrieks as kids try their hand at finding a treat in […]

Newry shooting a ‘disgraceful attack’ says local MP

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a shooting incident in the Drumgullion area of Newry last night, Tuesday, 24th October. Shortly after 8.15 pm police received a report that a man in his 50s had been shot in the hip whilst answering his front door.     The man was taken to hospital for treatment […]

NI Chief Medical Officer warns of the dangers of antibiotic resistance

Northern Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Michael McBride has urged action to be taken now to prevent millions of people worldwide dying unnecessarily from infections each year due to the growing resistance to antibiotics. Dr McBride gave this stark warning as he launched his 10th Annual Report saying the threat of antibiotic resistance cannot […]

‘Grave concern for public services with no Stormont deal’ – McNulty

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty MLA has expressed his deep concern at the impact on essential public services should there be no deal to restore the Assembly in the coming weeks. McNulty made the comments as Secretary of State James Brokenshire set the latest deadline for a deal to be struck […]

Southern Trust Cardiac Services amongst the best in the UK

The Southern Trust Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory at Craigavon Area Hospital has been ranked as top in Northern Ireland for data quality and the fourth out of the 120 UK centres which undertake coronary stenting. The national annual assessment was undertaken on behalf of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and rated Craigavon as “excellent”.   […]

Momentous night for Newry’s PKF-FPM at accountancy awards

Leading accountancy practice PKF-FPM Accountants, with offices in Northern Ireland and Ireland, continued an amazing 2017 when they won the prestigious Mid-Tier Firm of Year Award at the glittering British Accountancy Awards Gala Banquet Ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, in London.      The Mid-Tier Firm of the Year Award is awarded to […]

Entry deadline approaches for leading business awards

Companies and individuals in Northern Ireland have until Friday, 27th October, to get their entries in for the 11th year of the UTV Business Eye Awards in association with Emirates. Entrants can choose from 17 different categories including the headline Company of the Year and Business Personality of the Year Awards.     The gala […]

Rostrevor manufacturing firm flying high

Manfacturing company, Bradfor Ltd, has invested a substantial amount of money in their site in Rostrevor with an extension to their facility and the addition of the very latest technology with a view to continuing its year on year growth in the aircraft interiors market and beyond.     The company has also just been […]

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