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‘Cut the ****, dog dirt is dangerous’ – Councillor Hearty

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has urged pet owners in the area to take responsibility for their animals. The Slieve Gullion representative said that while the majority of dog owners were responsible people, a small minority were making parts of Crossmaglen a minefield to walk through. Article continues below   “Dog fouling is becoming a […]

SRC lecturer nominated for prestigious ‘Tutor of the Year’ Award

Maura Quinn, lecturer at Southern Regional College, has been nominated for “Tutor of the Year” as part of the IAB UK and International Business and Skills Awards. Maura lecturers in Computerised Book-Keeping and Computerised Payroll on SRC’s Newry and Portadown campuses.  Article continues below   SRC is currently an IAB Gold Award Centre.      […]

Newry family donates £200 of gifts to Gillis Memory Centre

The family of the late Brendan Turley have donated over £200 worth of gifts to Gillis Memory Centre to aid patients comfort during their stay. The gifts included 12 tactile cushions and 14 throws, to provide sensory stimulation as well as comfort for the patients. Article continues below   They included a lot of personal […]

Southern Trust awarded ‘Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard’

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is delighted to have been awarded the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard at National Level for three years, commencing January 2020 to January 2023. This coveted award recognises the Trust’s longstanding and positive promotion of volunteering and support to volunteers. Assessors from Investing in Volunteers spoke to volunteers […]

Bug Safari launched at Stormont Estate

A new educational trail has been launched on the Stormont Estate. The Bug Safari trail can be found along the newly refurbished boardwalk and features larger-than-life versions of local insects. Article continues below   Speaking at the launch of the trail, Sue Gray, Permanent Secretary at the Department of Finance, said, “The Bug Safari is […]

£3m funding for street lights and potholes welcomed

Newry SDLP Councillor Michael Savage has welcomed the news that Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has secured an additional £3million of funding to help tackle the backlog of broken street lights and potholes that need fixed. Speaking to Newry Times, he said, “The Infrastructure Ministry has thrown up many challenges in the few short weeks since […]

‘The Heart of Living and Dying’ session to take place in Newry

Talking about death and dying can be very difficult and many of us avoid doing so whether we are ill or in full health. That is why the Southern Health and Social Care Trust is hosting four ‘Heart of Living and Dying’ conversations to try and address this taboo area and encourage everyone to start […]

Local social enterprise organisations pitch at Newry event

WIN Business Park recently played host to 12 local social enterprise organisations this week when they gathered together to Pitch in the ‘Dragons Den’ for £800 of investment.   The event was sponsored by the Ulster Community Investment Trust and Newry & Mourne Enterprise Agency and organised by Social Enterprise NI. Article continues below   […]

Murphy allocates additional funds for education, health and infrastructure

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has allocated £18 million to education, health and infrastructure. The allocations outlined in a Written Ministerial Statement follow late changes made to the NI Budget by Treasury. Article continues below   Allocations include £10 million to address pressures within the education sector.     It also includes £5 million for doctor […]

Newry, Mourne and Down experience “exceeds visitors’ expectations” – Tourism NI survey

Results from a survey of leisure visitors across Northern Ireland, commissioned by Tourism NI, show that 97% of respondents believed that the Newry, Mourne and Down Council area met or exceeded expectations. Enjoying the beautiful scenery and landscapes was a key reason for visiting the area, which proved to be particularly popular with couples and […]

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