Archive for: July, 2019

New Healthcare Assistant job opportunities for unemployed

Belfast based Macklin Care Homes is offering unemployed people job opportunities following completion of a four-week Bridge to Employment training programme. The company, in association with the Department for the Economy (DfE) and Belfast Met, has developed a training programme to provide trainees with an ONC NI Level 2 Award in Vocational Skills on the […]

Parents urged to “think carefully” about leaving children home alone

The NSPCC has urged parents to think carefully before leaving their children unsupervised during the school holidays, after seeing a 21 per cent rise in contacts across the UK about the issue last summer. As the summer holidays continue for pupils in Northern Ireland, the child protection charity has revealed specialist practitioners on its helpline […]

Appeal for witnesses after ‘invasion of family home’

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity outside Meigh on Tuesday morning, 23 July, to contact himself or the police. The local Councillor made his appeal after a home was broken into and ransacked. Article continues below The Sinn Féin representative told Newry Times, “Sometime after 10 […]

‘Hard reality will soon dawn on Boris Johnston’ – Newry MLA

SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty has said that the new British Prime Minister will soon have to confront the reality that the Brexit impasse “will not be resolved with a bullish ****-a-hoop attitude”. Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty said, ‘This week we witnessed the changing of the guard of the Tory […]

Pharmacies currently offering Care in the Sun advice

Over 500 pharmacies across Northern Ireland are currently offering advice to patients and customers on how they can stay safe in the sun. This is part of the new Living Well service which offers advice to pharmacy visitors on public health issues. Article continues below There are two elements to Living Well. Firstly, opportunistic interventions […]

Two days to go – renewing your tax credits is too important to forget

With just days to go until the 31 July renewal deadline, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is urging customers in Northern Ireland to renew their tax credits – or their payments will stop. Tax credits help working families with targeted financial support and more than 1,301,072 customers have already renewed their tax credits. Article continues […]

Launch of recruitment competition for Warrenpoint Harbour Authority

The Department for Infrastructure has announced a recruitment campaign to appoint two Non-Executive Members to the Board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority. These key posts offer an excellent opportunity for individuals to make a valued contribution to the management and continued growth of one of Northern Ireland’s main commercial ports. Article continues below The time commitment […]

Last chance for Newry Health and Fitness industry to enter 2019 awards

Organisers of the 2019 Health and Fitness Awards sponsored by Centra are reminding individuals and organisations in Newry that they have until Friday 2 August to enter and be in with the chance of winning one of the prestigious awards. Last year’s winners included Declan Trainor from The GYM Newry who was named Gym Manager […]

Special celebration for Tiny Teachers

A very special celebration event was held recently in Armagh Teacher’s Centre to thank the 27 ‘tiny teachers’ and their parents who participated in the Roots of Empathy programme in Primary Schools across the Southern area. 20 mums and babies came to this unique event and they were thanked by Instructors, Mentors and Teachers as […]

Forest Expansion Scheme reopens for applications

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced the opening of the fifth phase of the Forest Expansion Scheme and a revised Forest Protection Scheme to help woodland owners affected by Chalara ash dieback. The Forest Expansion Scheme is intended to encourage and support landowners who wish to plant their own woodland. […]

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