Archive for: August, 2019

Bessbrook robbery a ‘dastardly and callous act’

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said that he shares the disgust of the local community at the news that the ARC Centre which provides day opportunities for adults with a learning disability in Bessbrook had been broke into. He told Newry Times, “The Bessbrook community are disgusted with what should be […]

Money and jewellery taken in Newry burglary

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a burglary of a house in Newry. It was reported that sometime between 18 July and 16 August entry was forced to a house on the Manse Road.  Article continues below A sum of money and a number of items of jewellery were stolen as a result.     […]

NI Water invest further £1m in Newry Wastewater Treatment Works

Since August 2018, NI Water has invested £2.5million in maintaining its wastewater treatment works in Newry and has announced a further £1million investment for improvement work taking place over the next seven months.  Announcing the improvement work, Project Manager Eimear Gourley told Newry Times, “This work is part of the wider NI Water Base Maintenance […]

Newry the first place in Ireland to host eye-catching new structure ‘Live 4 Love’

This Friday 30 August, Buttercrane Shopping Centre will play host to an eye-catching new structure from Sydney, Australia as part of ‘Pride in Newry’ – International UK & Ireland Pride Festival 2019, this weekend in the City. ‘Live 4 Love’ is an inflatable art structure standing some 20’ tall, with brightly coloured abstract shapes, from […]

Top tips for a healthy packed school lunch

It’s almost back to school time, so the Public Health Agency (PHA) has some top tips for packing a healthy and nutritious lunchbox for the kids. “Recent surveys looking at children’s lunchboxes found that they were too high in fat, especially saturated fat, salt and sugar,” said Judith Hanvey, Regional Food in Schools Coordinator, appointed […]

Call for more LGBT+ adopters and foster carers ahead of Newry Pride 2019

The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) in partnership with local charities, Adoption UK and The Fostering Network are calling for more LGBT+ people to consider adoption and fostering ahead of the upcoming Pride festival in Newry. There are a lot of myths about who can and cannot foster or adopt. You can adopt or […]

Extensive damage caused to Bessbrook’s ARC Centre during break-in

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust has issued a public appeal following a break-in at the ARC Centre this week. The ARC is located on the outskirts of Bessbrook and provides Day Opportunities for Adults with a Learning Disability. Article continues below Services at the Centre have been disrupted as a result of significant […]

Parents warned not to miss out on Child Benefit for over 16s

Parents whose child is staying on in education after recently picking up their GCSE results are urged to tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) so that Child Benefit doesn’t stop. Teens taking approved courses are eligible for the benefit, worth up to £20.70 a week, but parents and guardians will only continue to receive it […]

Raise your cups to 30 years of Hospice Care in Newry and Mourne

Southern Area Hospice Services is celebrating 30 years of local Hospice care this year and so are encouraging local people to host a coffee morning in celebration and to raise vital funds to help maintain their services. This year the Southern Area Hospice must raise £2.6million to continue to care for people within the local […]

Newry business Around Noon grows fruit pot sales by more than 100%

Consumer demand for Around Noon’s healthy, convenience fruit pots has seen sales of the product more than double in the past two years. The Newry-based ‘food to go’ manufacturer supplies a wide range of customers across the island of Ireland with the fresh product, including leading convenience and forecourt retailers and coffee shop chains. Article […]

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