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Archive for: September, 2018

Men carrying hatchets try to rob Newry shop

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 an attempted robbery at a shop on the Killeavy Road yesterday, Wednesday, 26 September. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Bell said, “It was reported that around 4.30pm on Wednesday afternoon, two males, one carrying a hatchet, entered the premises and demanded money.   […]

New bereavement suite for babies opens at Newry’s Daisy Hill Hospital

A new bereavement suite has opened within the Maternity Unit at Daisy Hill Hospital. Sadly every week in Northern Ireland, four babies are stillborn or die in the first four weeks of their life.     Thanks to a number of very generous donations, the ‘Willow Suite’ has been developed within the Delivery Suite to […]

‘Planning decisions painfully slow’ – Bradley

SDLP Spokesperson for Infrastructure Sinead Bradley MLA has said that statistics published by the Department for Infrastructure, highlighting that only five out of eleven councils are meeting their fifteen week targets to process planning applications, is totally unacceptable. Speaking to Newry Times, Bradley commented, “Serious questions must be asked of the woeful delays by local […]

Public urged to apply for fireworks licence in time for Halloween

Anyone wishing to buy, possess or use fireworks must first obtain a licence, the Department of Justice has said. Licence applications for using fireworks over the Halloween period must be submitted to the Department of Justice no later than Tuesday 23 October 2018.     The law states that if you wish to purchase, possess […]

Newry gym manager named Gym Manager of the Year

A Newry gym manager has won a prestigious accolade at Northern Ireland’s inaugural Health and Fitness Awards sponsored by Centra. Declan Trainor from The GYM Newry was named Gym Manager of the Year sponsored by Sparq.      The awards event was held in the Crowne Plaza Belfast and attended by 500 guests. It celebrated […]

Go direct to get tax relief on work expenses

Nurses, hairdressers and construction workers are among millions of employees being urged by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to go online and directly check if they can claim extra cash back. Employees could be missing out on their full tax relief entitlement for work-related expenses by using agencies rather than claiming online.     Some […]

150,000 pills taken off the streets

More than 150,000 tablets have been disposed of through the Public Health Agency’s (PHA) RAPID initiative which is helping to remove prescription and illegal drugs from our streets. The RAPID (Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs) scheme provides drug disposal bins to facilitate the disposal of unwanted drugs easily and discreetly.     Kelly Gilliland, […]

‘Why wasn’t major road works in Newry carried out during school summer break?’ – Councillor and MP ask

Newry City Sinn Féin Councillor Charlie Casey has said that the Pipe Laying Scheme in the Canal and New Street areas of the city have the potential to cause massive traffic inconvenience.  The local Councillor was speaking after he and Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady met with school representatives at the site of the […]

Get Online Week 2018 comes to Newry Library

Get Online Week will take place from 15–21 October 2018 with a range of events across Northern Ireland providing free digital training sessions for people. A session entitled ‘All Things Digital’ will take place in Newry Library on Thursday 18 October from 10am to 4pm.     The event is free, informal and must be […]

PHA assures public about availability of over-65s flu vaccines

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has moved to assure the public that there will be enough flu vaccine available for people aged over 65 to enable them to be vaccinated in time for the anticipated increase in flu circulation this winter. This assurance comes after press coverage suggested a “shortage” in the vaccine.     […]

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