Archive for: August, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast project receives Heart Research UK grant

Dr Denise McDonald QUB - Newry newspaper

A project at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) aiming to develop a new method of making grafted blood vessels more resilient has been awarded a grant of over £145,000 by national charity Heart Research UK.     Coronary heart disease (CHD) occurs when one or more of the blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with […]

Minister welcomes resumption of jury trials in Northern Ireland

minister-naomi long-northern ireland courts jury - Newry newspaper

Justice Minister Naomi Long has confirmed jury trials have recommenced in Northern Ireland for the first time since lockdown.     The first jury trial since March got underway in Laganside Court in Belfast, with plans to open five more Crown Court venues across Northern Ireland by the end of September. The recommencement of jury […]

Extension of legislation to protect renters announced

home owner newry - newry headlines

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín is extending legislation to protect private renters from eviction during the pandemic, to 31 March 2021.   Embed from Getty Images   The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12-week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to evict.   […]

Warrenpoint Town FC add fifth signing of the summer

Matthew Knox Warrenpoint Town FC - Newry sports news

Warrenpoint Town manager Barry Gray has added his fifth signing of the summer.     The latest addition is Scottish winger and striker Matthew Knox.     Knox has previously played for Livingston, East Fife and Berwick Rangers in his native country of Scotland.  He became the youngest player in Livingston’s history when he made […]

Flu vaccination programme to be expanded “to help protect vulnerable people”

Coronavirus Covid19 Newry - Newry news headlines

The flu vaccination programme in Northern Ireland is being expanded to help protect vulnerable people and relieve winter pressures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.     The vaccination programme officially begins on 1 October 2020, however, it is likely that deliveries of the vaccine will arrive from the end of August enabling the programme to […]

NSPCC Northern Ireland says ‘show us yer bake’ to support children

Show Us Yer Bake NI NSPCC - Newry newspaper

Public encouraged to support NSPCC Northern Ireland by baking sweet and savoury treats.     NSPCC Northern Ireland has launched a new initiative urging culinary stars to support the work of the leading children’s charity by baking buns and other treats.     With fundraising events cancelled across Northern Ireland due to the ongoing coronavirus […]

“Zero-tolerance approach to shop staff abuse needed” – Retail NI

Coronavirus Covid-19 mandatory face maskes in Northern Ireland -Newry news

Retail NI has called for a zero-tolerance approach to verbal and physical abuse of shop workers.   Embed from Getty Images     They also and called for stiffer penalties for those who assault retail staff.     The business group’s call comes as shop workers trade union USDAW revealed that abuse of staff has […]

New Sports Direct megastore opens in Newry’s Buttercrane Shopping Centre

Sports Direct Newry Buttercrane Opening - Newry newspaper

51,000 sq. ft. site in Newry will house Sports Direct, USC, GAME & Belong.     Sports Direct USC new megastore has officially opened in Buttercrane Centre, Newry. The impressive new 51,000 sq. ft. store houses Sports Direct, USC and GAME as well as a Belong Gaming Arena.     Speaking to Newry Times, Michael […]

Sod cutting marks £19.6 new build for St Joseph’s High School Crossmaglen

St Joseph's High School Crossmaglen sod cutting 2020 - Newspaper in Newry

Education Minister Peter Weir has attended a sod-cutting ceremony to mark a new school build for St Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen.     The project represents an investment of £19.6 million by the Department of Education. Speaking at the event the Minister said, “I welcome this £19.6m investment which represents a significant milestone for St […]

Newry parents could save up to £2,000 with Tax-Free Childcare

Northern Ireland childcare help for NI parents - Newry headlines

As schools return in Northern Ireland, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding working parents they could save up to £2,000 per child per year to pay towards after-school clubs and other childcare services.   Embed from Getty Images   Around 30,000 families in Northern Ireland are eligible for Tax-Free Childcare, which can cut thousands […]

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