Archive for: June, 2021

‘Take your litter home’, urges Walk NI | Newry Times

'Take your litter home', urges Walk NI - Newry Times - newry news today

It’s a hot topic any time of the year, but even more so now as we see discarded litter at our favourite beauty spots continue to increase.     It may seem obvious to take litter home when enjoying the outdoors, but many don’t.     ‘The Right Side of Outside’ is a nationwide campaign […]

Town and city centre investment ‘helping thousands of businesses in their recovery’ | Newry Times

Town and city centre investment 'helping thousands of businesses in their recovery' - Newry Times - newry news live

A £19.3million funding programme to support town and city centres recover from the impact of Covid-19 has helped thousands of businesses across councils, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has said.     Launched in August 2020, initial funding for the Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme was for measures such as shop frontage and awnings/canopies; outdoor furniture; heaters […]

‘End the harm caused by illegal money lenders’ – PSNI | Newry Times

'End the harm caused by illegal money lenders' - PSNI - Newry Times - newry court news

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is supporting the ‘Ending the Harm’ campaign launched recently which aims to raise awareness of the devastating impact that illegal money lenders have on the wider community.         The “Ending the Harm” campaign, which is part of the Tackling Paramilitarism Programme, is aimed at highlighting the harm […]

4 in 5 UK adults receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine | Newry Times

4 in 5 UK adults receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine - Newry Times - newry news facebook

More than four in five adults in the UK have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, as the vaccination programme continues at an unprecedented pace and scale.     With 72,891,861 doses administered in total, 42,216,654 people across the UK have now been vaccinated with a first dose (80%), while 30,675,207 people have […]

Murphy presses Chancellor for multi-year budgeting | Newry Times

Murphy presses Chancellor for multi-year budgeting - Newry Times - newry news

Finance Minister Conor Murphy and the Finance Ministers of Scotland and Wales have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for an urgent meeting with him to discuss a range of issues, including multi-year budgeting and financial recovery from the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.     Following discussions at the Covid Recovery Summit, the Ministers […]

Planned return of full vehicle MOT testing services announced | Newry Times

Mallon announces the planned return of full vehicle testing services - Newry Times - newry MOT

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) is planning to resume full vehicle testing services from 26 July.     In light of the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, which has enabled a number of close contact services to resume including driving tests, the DVA has carried out a review […]

Employers For Childcare welcomes further funding for childcare sector | Newry Times

Employers For Childcare welcomes further funding for childcare sector - Newry Times - newry baby

Employers For Childcare has welcomed the further extension of two Covid-19 childcare support funds, announced recently by Education Minister Michelle McIlveen.     This includes a further phase of the Childcare Sustainability Fund and the Childcare Covid-19 Temporary Closure Fund and will supplement the £30 million already allocated to the childcare sector, to support its […]

Regular testing for all asymptomatic care home visitors introduced | Newry Times

Regular testing for all asymptomatic care home visitors introduced - Newry Times - newry covid news

Visitors to all care homes across Northern Ireland will be encouraged to undertake twice-weekly Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests.     Making this testing available for all asymptomatic visitors, that is those not displaying any symptoms, is an important additional mitigation in the fight against the virus, and is part of the Department of Health’s […]

Mallon commits £17m for Roads Recovery Fund in 2021/22 | Newry Times

Mallon commits £17m for Roads Recovery Fund in 2021-22 - Newry Times - newry news headlines

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced £17million for a Roads Recovery Fund from her 2021/22 capital budget.     Earlier this month the Minister announced her high-level budget commitments for the new financial year which included an investment of £223.1m in our roads’ network.      The £17m funding for the Roads Recovery Fund will […]

Delays to Newry road works a ‘massive blow’ – Newry MLA | Newry Times

Delays to Road Works 'massive blow' for impacted council areas – Newry MLA - Newry Times - newry newspaper

Newry MLA Liz Kimmins has expressed her frustration that road resurfacing works in four areas, including Newry, Mourne and Down, have been delayed due to a legal challenge.     The Newry and Armagh MLA stated, “The fact that road resurfacing in the four council areas of Newry Mourne and Down, Mid Ulster; Derry and […]

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