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Excitement builds for Snorkel Safari at Cranfield Beach

Children are invited to discover Carlingford Lough’s amazing marine life, from anemones and starfish to crabs and dogfish, on a snorkel safari with Ulster Wildlife, in partnership with Love Your Lough, on Tuesday 9th August at Cranfield Beach. Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Skills for the Future programme’, six of Ulster Wildlife’s trainees have […]

Trust hosts ‘Making Life Better’ event

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust recently hosted the first ‘Making Life Better’ Showcase event for the Southern Area. Almost 120 delegates from the Trust and other organisations attended the event which focused on improving public health and encouraging people to take steps to improve their health and well-being through empowerment, innovation and partnership […]

‘Lack of PSNI action against South Armagh criminal gangs affecting public confidence’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the lack of PSNI action against criminal gangs in south Armagh is impacting on public confidence in policing. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy said, “A Sinn Féin delegation made up of Megan Fearon, Gerry Kelly and myself met with senior PSNI officers including the Chief Constable, Assistant Chief […]

European Heritage Open Days – Get Involved!

This year European Heritage Open Days (EHOD) organised by the Department for Communities will take place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2016. EHOD 2016 will see over 300 properties open their doors for free with many exciting events across Northern Ireland. To ensure the adequate support and smooth running of these days, the […]

Police hunt man after woman sexually assaulted

Detectives are investigating a sexual assault on a woman in Kilkeel yesterday, Thursday, 21st July. At approximately 5.30pm as the woman was walking in Mourne Park, a male grabbed her, pulled her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. The assailant is described as being in his early 30’s, 5’ 6” tall with dark eyes […]

School uniform fairs set for Newry & Mourne

The summer holidays may only have started but many local families will already be thinking about the cost of sending their children back to school in September, with expensive school uniforms top of the list. In a bid to support local families, school uniform sales are being organised by the South Armagh Locality Planning Group […]

Bradley calls for special dispensation for Northern Ireland in Europe

SDLP South Down MLA Sinead Bradley has called for a special dispensation for Northern Ireland in the wake of the EU Referendum vote. Bradley was speaking after party leader Colum Eastwood met European leaders and Heads of State at the PES Presidency meeting in Paris recently. Speaking to Newry Times, she said, “After successfully leading […]

‘Brexit will hamper jobs and investment’ – Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said that an EU exit will have a detrimental impact on efforts to attract jobs and investment to the north. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy said, “It is concerning that a US investment conference which was planned for Belfast and Derry in October has been cancelled as a result […]

Newry and Armagh EU Funding meeting held

Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams, and party colleague Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD met delegates from the East Border Region programme in the Dáil last week. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how funding from the EU, which is invested in projects and supported by Councils in the north and south, can be […]

Hamilton welcomes continued employment growth

Figures released today for the period March – May 2016 show that the Northern Ireland Labour Force Survey unemployment rate was 5.9% – a decrease of 0.5 percentage points over the quarter and 0.4 percentage points over the year. More recent figures for June 2016 show that the number of claimants in receipt of unemployment […]


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