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‘Important that admissions criteria are fair and robust’ – Education Minister Peter Weir

'Important that admissions criteria are fair and robust' - Education Minister Peter Weir - Newry online

Education Minister Peter Weir said the impact of the pandemic has created great uncertainty for P7 pupils preparing to move to post-primary schools.     Peter Weir said, “I wanted to speak directly to parents and let them know I realise that the process of transfer from primary to post-primary education can be a stressful […]

Covid-19 related deaths: 156 more deaths as grim death total rises to 2,186

Covid-19 related deaths -156 more deaths as grim death total rises to 2,186 - Coronavirus Northern Ireland NI deaths - Newry headlines

Latest figures published by NISRA show that 156 deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in the week 9 to 15 January 2021, the highest weekly number since the pandemic began.     The total number of Covid-19 related deaths that occurred up to 15 January 2021 has now reached 2,186.     Two days,11 and 7 January […]

Man, 68, sentenced to 14 months at Newry Court for serious sexual offences

Man, 68, sentenced to 14 months at Newry Court for serious sexual offences - Newry news headlines

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Public Protection Branch have welcomed the conviction of a 68 year old man for historical serious sexual offences against a child in the County Armagh area.     Appearing at Newry Crown Court tyesterday, Thursday, 21 January, Seamus Murphy was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for serious […]

£3.25m Income Support Scheme for Northern Ireland Substitute Teachers

Income Support Scheme for Substitute Teachers - Covid Coronavirus NI Newry news

Education Minister, Peter Weir has introduced a further scheme to help support substitute teachers during the current six-week period of school closures.     Substitute teachers have been unable to access secure work as schools are closed to pupils except for vulnerable children and those of key workers.     The Minister said, “I am […]

Justice Minister launches public consultation

Justice Minister launches public consultation - Newry Times

Justice Minister Naomi Long has launched a public consultation on ‘Empowering Change in Women’s Lives: Strategy for supporting and challenging women and girls in contact with the justice system’.     The consultation will consider the proposed strategic approach to support and challenge women and girls who are on the cusp of offending or who […]

Dodds announces new Assured Skills Welding Academy

Dodds announces new Assured Skills Welding Academy - Newry jobs and careers

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced a new Assured Skills Academy for welding at North West Regional College.     The Assured Skills Academy will see 12 successful applicants receive industry-standard welding training during a five-week course at the college’s Springtown campus, followed by two weeks of consolidation training at one of four engineering companies […]

Northern Ireland TikTok star joins forces with AWARE NI

Northern Ireland TIKTOK STAR JOINS FORCES WITH AWARE NI DEMANDING BETTER MENTAL HEALTH FOR CHILDREN - Joel in branded 'Express Yourself' campaign hoodie - Newry newspaper

Northern Ireland social media sensation and magician, Joel M, will lend his support to an exciting new poetry competition to support children’s mental health organised by AWARE NI, the depression charity for Northern Ireland.     The competition ‘Express Yourself’ will seek submissions from Primary 6 and 7 pupils to express their thoughts and feelings […]

Peter Mark raises over £5,000 for Autism NI

Peter Mark raises over £5,000 for Autism NI - Newry newspaper

Peter Mark has announced that this year’s Petermarkathon has raised an outstanding £5,000 for Autism NI.     The Petermarkathon is an annual fundraising initiative, which takes place every October in all Peter Mark salons across Northern Ireland.     Each salon was tasked with coming up with its own unique way to raise money […]

Support available for electricity and gas consumers during Covid-19 restrictions

Support available for electricity and gas consumers during further period of Covid-19 restrictions - Newry online

Following the further Covid-19 related restrictions introduced by the NI Executive, the Utility Regulator and The Consumer Council are reminding gas and electricity customers in Northern Ireland of the support available to them.     John French, Chief Executive of the Utility Regulator said, “We understand that this continues to be a worrying time for […]

Fiveways Supermarket’s Nomination wins £5,000 for PIPS Newry

Fiveways Supermarket’s Nomination WINS Suicide Prevention Charity Thousands - PIPS Newry - Newry news

The team at Fiveways Supermarket, Newry recently nominated local suicide prevention charity PIPS Hope and Support in Nisa’s ‘Heart of the Community Awards’.      The Heart of the Community Awards was organised by NISA as part of their ‘making a difference locally’ to allow their retailers to nominate local charities to win a donation […]

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