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Mallon commits to ‘turning Northern Ireland’s lights back on’

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has welcomed an additional £3million for winter gritting services, street lighting repairs and road maintenance. The allocation will enable the Department to continue winter gritting services until the end of March, allow the urgent repair of street light outages and increase the road maintenance budget. Article continues below   Minister Mallon […]

New Newry and Mourne class aims to ‘help older people stay steady’

The Southern Trust and RoSPA have teamed up to help prevent falls in older people.   The ‘Stay Steady’ classes focus on strengthening your legs to make day-to-day life easier and improve mobility.  Article continues below   The classes feature simple activities and exercise techniques that help improve balance and reduce the risk of falling. […]

Appeal for witnesses after Bessbrook collision

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in the Mill Road area of Bessbrook on Thursday night, 13 February. Speaking to Newry Times, Constable Quigley said, “It was reported that, at around 8.20pm, a black Volkswagen Golf being driven in the area collided with a stone wall and an electricity pole. Article […]

Consumer Parliament coming to Newry

Newry, Mourne and Down consumers will get the chance to ‘have their say’ on a range of topics at The Consumer Council’s Consumer Parliament. John French, Chief Executive of The Consumer Council, said, “Over the last four years our Consumer Parliaments have allowed us to hear from consumers about issues that affect them. Article continues […]

Number 2 to become Number 1 priority? DNA testing for Newry dog fouling to be discussed

Alliance Party representatives have announced their innovative plan to tackle the widespread issue of dog fouling. The initiative, which will be brought forward as a motion at next month’s Council meeting reads as follows: ‘Recognising the extent of dog fouling across the District and the need to consider innovative solutions to tackle this problem, the […]

Agencies prepare ahead of weather warning for rain

Multi-agency partners have met to discuss preparations underway following weather warnings for rain and wind over the next few days. Given the recent wet weather, low lying ground is saturated and road flooding and local traffic disruption is possible, especially rural roads in the West. Article continues below   Trees may also topple at relatively […]

Appeal for witnesses after hatchet-wielding masked burglar terrifies woman

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Detectives investigating an aggravated burglary in Castlewellan during the early hours of Saturday, 15 February are appealing  for witnesses and information. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant James Johnston said, “We received a report at approximately 5:15am that the female occupant of a property in the Mill Hill area was awakened by loud noises. Article […]

Intimidation of local Councillor condemned

Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan has condemned those responsible for graffiti targeting a local UUP Councillor. Speaking to Newry Times,  the South Down MLA said, “I unreservedly condemn those responsible for graffiti in South Down targeting unionist Councillor Alan Lewis who lives in our local community. Article continues below   “Everyone must be able to […]

Commitment to tackle Newry resident’s ‘continuing nightmare’ welcomed by local MLA

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Liz Kimmins has said that a commitment from the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to take swift action to address parking issues impacting on residents living in the Pool Lane and Thomas Street locality is welcome.     Speaking to Newry Times, the local MLA said, “After the most recent […]

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