Archive for: March, 2018

Newry suppliers get a ‘Kick Start’ from Lidl

Lidl is championing local suppliers with the roll-out of their Kick Start Supplier Development Programme aimed at giving food and drink companies in Northern Ireland the chance to have their products stocked in 190+ Lidl stores across the island of Ireland. Kick Start is designed specifically to provide small and medium-sized suppliers with the support […]

Action-packed Easter at Buttercrane Shopping Centre

Visit Buttercrane Shopping Centre in Newry this Easter and you can meet Alice and the White Rabbit, enjoy free face-painting and hold a real-life rabbit, a fluffy chick and even feed a lamb at their Easter themed petting corner. Enter the wonderful world of Alice in Wonderland with Buttercrane’s interactive theatre set on the mall […]

Local man Fergal Gregory wins Inspirational Young Person of the Year

Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has said that the YAFTAs is an opportunity to celebrate extraordinary young people and has spoken of his pride at local man Fergal Gregory winning Inspirational Young Person of the Year. Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “In the chaos of everyday life, it is important now and again to […]

Rave reviews for documentary featuring Newry men

The Brain Injury Foundation’s documentary “My Injured Brain” which was featured twice on BBC television recently has received positive feedback from a wide range of people across Northern Ireland and abroad. Comments came through social media, the internet, post, phone calls and personal callers to The Brain Injury Foundation’s ‘Our House’.     One of […]

New safeguards for potential victims of domestic abuse introduced

The Department of Justice has launched a new scheme aimed at helping to protect people from becoming a victim of domestic violence or abuse. The Domestic Violence and Abuse Disclosure Scheme (DVADS) allows an individual to make inquiries confidentially to police, where they have concerns that their partner has a history of abusive behaviour.    […]

£30m to tackle hospital waiting lists announced

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A major new investment in tackling hospital waiting lists across Northern Ireland has been announced by the Department of Health. This initiative will involve the use of £30million from the £100million health and social care transformation funding made available for 2018/19.     Details were given at a briefing attended by a cross-party group of […]

PHA emphasises need for girls to get the HPV vaccine

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has urged parents of girls who are eligible to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to make sure that they get it to reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer later in life. The call comes as figures show a reduction in the levels of uptake of the vaccine here. […]

‘District’s potential being realised under Council tourism strategy’ – Councillor Byrne

SDLP Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has said that Newry Mourne and Down District Council’s plans to develop the region into a premier tourism destination are finally being realised after the Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourism (ERT) Committee agreed its Tourism Marketing Plan at this month’s meeting. Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “At this month’s […]

Anger after thieves steal children’s charity cash during school burlgary

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Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has appealed to anyone who has information relating to a burglary at Jonesborough Primary School to contact either the PSNI or himself. The burglary took place in the early hours of Monday 12th March.     “Between the hours of 12 midnight and 2 am on Monday morning […]

Newry boxing club benefits from heathy eating initiative

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has delivered a six-week healthy eating initiative to members of the Sacred Heart Boxing Club in Newry. The aim of the programme was to provide nutritional information to the club members in order to improve their health and wellbeing and in turn complement their boxing skills.     […]


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