Archive for: February, 2019

Say ‘I do’ to Marriage Allowance

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is sharing the love and encouraging married couples and those in a civil partnership to sign up for Marriage Allowance. More than 3.5 million couples are already benefitting from Marriage Allowance, which was introduced in April 2015, but HMRC estimates around 700,000 couples are still eligible for the free tax […]

£800 donation to PIPS and Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund

Michelle Curran (Commercial Manger) and Teresa Mooney (Company Accountant) at local business Mobile VMS, have presented Padraig Harte of PIPS Hope and Support and Colin Bell of Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust with a donation of £400 each. Speaking at the cheque presentation, Michelle said Mobile VMS were delighted to be able to donate the funds […]

SRC breaks new ground with £15m Campus

SRC has broken ground on a major project to construct a new, state-of-the-art campus at Castlewellan Road – a world class quality education hub which will open in 2020. Building work on Southern Regional College’s new £15 million educational campus in Banbridge started in earnest this week after preparatory works on the Castlewellan Road site […]

‘Blog Well for Wellness’ seminar in Newry library

Libraries NI has teamed up with leading social media influencer and digital marketer Cathy Martin to deliver a series of wellness blogging seminars across libraries in Northern Ireland. The workshops, Blog Well for Wellness, will cover both creative writing tips as well as how and where to look for connections and community around wellness online, […]

Man, 33, convicted at Newry Court for ‘horrific’ arson in partner’s home

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Detectives from PSNI’s Public Protection Branch have welcomed the conviction of a 33-year-old man for arson with intent to endanger life. The perpetrator was sentenced to four years imprisonment, half to be served in custody and half to be served on licence at Newry Crown Court earlier today, Wednesday 20 February, for starting a fire […]

‘M1 corridor project highlights region’s potential’ – McNulty

SDLP MLA for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has welcomed the launch of the M1 Corridor project, which aims to promote the potential of the east coast corridor as a great place to invest and do business in. Speaking after the launch McNulty said, “The Belfast to Dublin economic corridor has always been highlighted as […]

Buttercrane celebrates 30 years in the heart of Newry

Buttercrane Shopping Centre is marking 30 years in the heart of Newry city. First opening its doors in November 1988, the centre has changed dramatically, the ebb and flow reflecting the changes on the High Street.     Located alongside the historic Newry Canal in the centre of the city, the site on which Buttercrane […]

‘Permanent Secretary must deliver on Curriculum Sports Programme’ – Loughran

SDLP Councillor Kate Loughran has welcomed news that work is ongoing to explore options for the delivery of a revitalised and refreshed Curriculum Sports Programme for 2019/20. Speaking to Newry Times, Loughran said, “On hearing the news that a new programme was being discussed I wrote to the Permanent Secretary Derek Baker to seek clarification […]

Ennis calls for review of gambling industry

Sinn Féin MLA Sinead Ennis has reiterated her party’s call for a full review of the gambling industry to tackle the rise in problem gambling. The South Down MLA said, “Sinn Féin have continuously voiced concern about the growing issue of gambling addiction.     “There should be a full review of the gambling industry’s […]

Three arrests after Newry and Bessbrook drugs searches

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Police have recovered a quantity of Class B drugs and made three arrests during searches in Bessbrook and Newry on Saturday 16 February. Speaking to Newry Times, Chief Inspector Joe McMinn said, “Our proactive intelligence-led search involved officers from Ardmore District Support Team and Local Policing Team.     “Acting on information received, we conducted […]


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