Archive for: November, 2019

Currys to improve sales process for extended warranties

The Consumer Council has welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) announcement that Currys is to adopt a range of measures to improve the sales process for extended warranties following feedback from mystery shops at 100 of its stores. The mystery shop found that around a quarter of staff tested could not provide accurate information […]

Traffic calming measures announced for local Primary School 

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Oonagh Magennis has confirmed that the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) will provide red textured patches and 30mph roundels at the 30mph speed limit signs outside the local St Laurence O Toole Primary School in Belleeks. Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor stated, “Following sustained lobbying from the Belleeks Community […]

Open Evenings for new business start-ups to take place in Newry

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council in partnership with Down Business Centre Ltd and Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency will host a ‘Start a Business Information Evenings’ on Thursday 21 November from 5.30 pm – 7 pm. The Open Evening is for anyone thinking about starting their own business.  Article continues below This is a […]

New Macmillan cancer information and support hub launched at Daisy Hill Hospital

A new Macmillan information and support hub has opened at Daisy Hill Hospital in partnership with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. Located on the ground floor corridor of the hospital as you turn left before the shop, the hub offers a wide range of advice and information on the issues which affect people […]

Community pharmacists to offer consultations and advice for minor winter ailments

92% of people who used the Pharmacy First service last winter say they felt more confident about managing their cold, sore throat or flu-like illness after speaking to their community pharmacist. The Pharmacy First service is a winter initiative by the health service which enables patients to have a consultation in a private area with […]

Southern Trust host “biggest ever health and social care careers event” in Newry

The Southern Trust and Newry Mourne and Down District Council have teamed up to host the biggest ever health and social care careers event in the area. Around 1,000 young people from local post-primary schools, the Southern Regional College and the general public, dropped into the event at Newry Leisure Centre recently to see the […]

Excitement builds for Winter Gala Ball in Newry

On Friday 18 October, local Newry woman Sacha Donnelly and PIPS Hope and Support launched the upcoming Winter Gala Ball.   It will take place on Saturday 30 November in the Canal Court Hotel, Newry. Article continues below The event will see guests arrive to a champagne reception, followed by a 3-course meal, raffle and entertainment […]

Birds of prey to be safeguarded by new technology

Satellite tracking devices are to be fitted onto birds of prey and nesting site surveillance installed in the latest fight against wildlife crime. ‘Hawk-Eyes’, an advanced technology project, is being launched by the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Northern Ireland (PAW NI), alongside their ‘10 Years of Persecution’ Report. Article continues below The report […]

Newry Property Agents agree 5,000 Sq Ft office to Greenview Group

Local Property Agents Bradley NI have agreed a 5,000 Sq Ft office letting to Greenview Group on a ten-year term, in what is believed to be the largest office letting south of Belfast this year. The stand-alone office building located at Carrickbrackan Business Park in Newry will host up to 30 staff delivering support for […]

Carlingford Lough Greenway Completion ‘will increase Cross Border Cohesion’ – Brady

Newry and Armagh Westminster Election candidate for Sinn Féin Mickey Brady has said that the completion of the Greenway would mean that people could walk, run or cycle the more than 30 miles from Portadown to Carlingford almost completely off-road. Brady was commenting after attending the recent Carlingford Lough Greenway Consultation Event. Article continues below […]


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