Archive for: March, 2022

£10m additional funding for Northern Ireland jobs and skills | Newry Times

£10m additional funding for Northern Ireland jobs and skills | Newry Times - newry news now

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced an additional £10million for the Covid Recovery Employment & Skills Initiative, bringing the total value of the funding up to £20million.     It means that at least 300 new jobs will be created across the heritage; sport; voluntary, community and social enterprise; arts and creative sectors through the […]

Health Minister meets with nursing and midwifery students | Newry Times

Health Minister meets with nursing and midwifery students | Newry Times - newry news headlines

Health Minister Robin Swann recently met with nursing and midwifery students when he visited the Medical Biology Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast.     The Minister visited the Faculty of Medicine’s new Health and Life Sciences KN Cheung SK Chin InterSim Centre it presents a unique opportunity to showcase the innovative simulation training facilities and […]

Poots announces more than £6m to farmers for environmental scheme | Newry Times

Poots announces more than £6m to farmers for environmental scheme | Newry Times - local news newry

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots has announced that payments of more than £6million have been issued to farmers participating in the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS).     “I am delighted to confirm that we have processed 92% of all EFS Wider and Higher 2021 claims and where a payment is due to these businesses they have […]

High Street Scheme ‘boosted our economy’, say Northern Ireland businesses | Newry Times

High Street Scheme 'boosted our economy', say Northern Ireland businesses | Newry Times - county down newspaper

The High Street Scheme has been recognised as an effective way to stimulate the economy, restore consumer confidence and safeguard jobs, by retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in Northern Ireland.     That was a key finding of the ‘Business Impact of the Northern Ireland High Street Scheme’ report which included a survey carried out […]

‘Chatty Bench’ aims to become a real talking point | Newry Times

‘Chatty Bench’ aims to become a real talking point | Newry Times - breaking news newry

An idea by a senior social worker within the Southern Health and Social Care Trust to provide a ‘chatty bench’ to encourage people to sit and talk to each other has come to fruition.     As a newly employed multi-disciplinary team social worker based in a GP practice in Banbridge, Fidelma Ruddy noticed that […]

PSNI appeal for witnesses after serious assault | Newry Times

PSNI appeal for witnesses after serious assault | Newry Times - newry news

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Newcastle on the evening of Thursday 17 March 2022.     At approximately 11:15pm, officers received a report that a male had been assaulted in the Main Street area of the town.     The man received a number of lacerations to his chest. He […]

McNulty welcomes Newry traffic signals upgrade | Newry Times

McNulty welcomes Newry traffic signals upgrade | Newry Times - newry news today

SDLP Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty has welcomed the completion of work on new traffic signal upgrades in the city.     SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon announced that the £200,000 upgrading work had been completed last Monday.     Upgrades have been carried out on traffic signals at the Trevor Hill/Sugar Island Road/Kildare […]

First new Electric Powered Buses set to enter passenger service | Newry Times

Mallon welcomes first new Electric Powered Buses set to enter passenger service | Newry Times - down newspaper

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has welcomed the first batch of zero-emission, electric double-decker buses set to enter passenger service in Belfast.     The launch of these vehicles, which will be the first of their type to enter passenger service on the island of Ireland, represents a landmark moment for Belfast as the start of […]

The clocks go forward this weekend: Spring forward to better health | Newry Times

The clocks go forward this weekend - Spring forward to better health | Newry Times todays news in newry

As the clocks spring forward this weekend the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging people to use the brighter nights to increase their levels of physical activity and improve their health.     Colette Brolly, the PHA’s lead on physical activity, says, “Over the winter months when it is dark in the evenings, it can […]

Test, Trace and Protect to prioritise most vulnerable | Newry Times

Test, Trace and Protect to prioritise most vulnerable | Newry Times - newry news facebook

Testing will continue to play a vital role in Northern Ireland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the coming months, Health Minister Robin Swann has emphasised.     The Minister announced that a more targeted approach to testing will be introduced on a phased basis from next month, with the focus on supporting and protecting […]

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