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Archive for: August, 2020

NI Child Trust Funds: Thousands of Northern Ireland teenagers to get access to ‘pot of money’

HMRC Child Trust Fund - NI business news - Newry news

Tens of thousands of teenagers in Northern Ireland are set to benefit for the first time from money in NI Child Trust Funds (CTFs) that have been waiting for them since they were young children.     In Northern Ireland, there are approximately 188,000 NI Child Trust Funds accounts. Since 2002, around 6.3 million CTF […]

COVID Social Enterprise Fund: Importance of £7m fund highlighted

Minister highlights importance of 7M fund to support Social Enterprises - Newry business news

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has said the £7m COVID Social Enterprise Fund recognises the important role that Social Enterprises play both as an economic driver and a platform for social change.     The Northern Ireland COVID Social Enterprise Fund will play an important role as both an economic driver and platform for change […]

Northern Ireland housing market: Research indicates house price stability as NI re-emerges from ‘lockdown’

Newry house prices, NI housing market - Newry Times news

Residential property in NI costing on average £175,551, 5.8% annual growth since the same period in 2019 and a slight reduction in average house prices during the second quarter of 2020.   The latest Quarterly House Price Index report from Ulster University has pointed to the Northern Ireland housing market stabilising with the market displaying […]

Crime prevention booklets launched in Northern Ireland

Scamwise Chief Supt Walls and Joe - NOrthern Ireland scams and frauds - Newry news

The ScamwiseNI Partnership has produced two crime prevention booklets designed to raise awareness about the ways fraudsters use to swindle people out of their hard-earned money.     The booklets, ‘The Little Book of Cyber Scams’ and ‘The Little Book of Phone Scams’ are designed to help the public protect themselves from scammers. They are […]

Newry and Belfast have highest amount of break-ins, new data reveals

Cash register taken during Hilltown burglary - Newry news

New data has revealed that Northern Ireland has one of the lowest burglary rates in the UK, but Newry has one of the highest number of reported burglaries.   Embed from Getty Images   By contrast, South Yorkshire had the highest burglary rate during the same period, with 10.29 burglaries. The figures show that from […]

Innovation and expansion “key to getting rural economy moving”

Innovation and expansion are key to getting our rural economy moving - Newry business news

Innovation and revitalisation are key to helping rural businesses and communities recover from COVID-19, Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots has said as he urged rural businesses to apply for a £1.7million stimulus fund.     The Minister made the comments after he visited The Milk Hut in Portrush – a brand new vending machine operation, […]

Newry woman “shocked and upset” after car vandalised causing extensive damage

Newry vandals target car in city centre car park - Newry news

A local woman has said she is shocked and upset after vandals attacked her car in a Newry car park – the third such attack in just one week.     Marketing Executive Jessica Phillips, a member of staff at Co-Working and Serviced office business Granite Exchange in Kildare Street, parked her Mercedes car in […]

Newry police appeal for information after man “stabbed in the chest”

Newry stabbing - Newry news

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following the report of a stabbing in a house in the Michael McCreesh Park area of Forkhill last night, Wednesday 19 August.     Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant Johnston said, “We were notified by Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, just after 7.15 pm, that a man had […]

Dodds welcomes Irish Open back to Northern Ireland

Irish Open 2020 - Newry sports news

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has welcomed the news that the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open golf tournament is to return to Northern Ireland next month.     She was speaking after the European Tour announced that this year’s tournament would be hosted by Galgorm Spa and Golf Resort in Co Antrim on 24-27 September 2020. The […]

New £1.5 million state-of-the-art play park opens

Hillsborough LCCC PARK - Newry newspaper

Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots MLA has previewed phase one of a new £1.5 million state-of-the-art play park, which officially opened on 17 August.     The Minister was joined by elected representatives from Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (LCCC) to mark the opening of the park in Hillsborough. DAERA has provided just under £1m […]

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