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Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Vaccination slots go online for 65-69-year-olds

Coronavirus Northern Ireland - Vaccination slots go online for 65-69-year-olds - Covid-19 vaccine centre - Newry news

People aged 65-69 can now book their Covid-19 vaccination appointments at one of NI’s seven regional vaccination centres.     The online booking is available at     The Department of Health this week announced a twin-track approach to accelerating NI’s vaccination programme. This will ensure more people can take up the offer of […]

NI Science Festival to deliver free education programme for schools in Newry

Jon Chase NI Science Festival to deliver free education programme for schools in Newry - Whats on Newry - Newry events and news

Schools and educators in the Newry area are being encouraged to register for the 2021 NI Science Festival, which has programmed an extensive range of free online events for primary and post-primary schools across Northern Ireland.     Next month, the NI Science Festival returns for a fortnight of wonder and intrigue from Monday 15 […]

PSNI Launch Follow-Up Emails for Online Reports

PSNI Launch Follow-Up Emails for Online Reports - Newry headlines

Starting this month, anyone who submits a report online to the PSNI will receive a follow-up email providing details about how it was handled.     Chief Inspector Gerard Pollock from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Contact Management Centre says the public often ring ‘101’ to get in touch with an officer about an incident […]

County Down Artisan Producers Set to Receive a Lidl Kick Start

Newry and Mourne Co. Down Artisan Producers Set to Receive a Lidl Kick Start - Newry business news

Three of Co. Down’s homegrown artisan food producers are set to receive a business boost from Lidl.     The trio were selected by the retailer as three of 26 artisan producers from Lidl’s 2020 Kick Start Supplier Development Programme to have their locally crafted products stocked in 208 Lidl stores across the island of […]

WIN a £500 Lidl gift card in kid’s shopping bag design competition

Lidl Northern Ireland on the Hunt for Kids with Bags of Style - Lidl Newry - NEWRY BUSINESS NEWS

Lidl Northern Ireland is calling budding young artists across the region to unleash their inner Picasso and create an eye-catching design to feature on the retailer’s brand new heavy-duty plastic shopping bags, due to hit stores later this year.     Lidl is set to introduce durable, reusable shopping bags, made from 100% recycled plastic, […]

£13million to help Northern Ireland’s first-time home buyers

Minister Hargey announces further £13million to help first-time buyers - Newry property, to buy to let Newry and Mourne

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced a further £13m funding to Co-Ownership to provide assistance to first-time buyers struggling to raise a deposit to purchase their own home.     The Minister is allocating this funding in response to an increase in demand for Co-Ownership’s shared ownership product.      Co-Ownership is seeing an increase […]

Newry Tik Tok Star to Feature in New BBC NI Documentary


The heart of the matter with Caoimhe – Aesthetic Treatments – Monday 1 February 2021, 10 pm on BBC 2 NI.     BBC Blas presenter Caoimhe Ní Chathail investigates the growing demand for treatments such as fillers and anti-wrinkle injections that seem to be becoming the norm with young people today.     Caoimhe […]

Newry driving tests: Minister Mallon details plans on the resumption of driving tests

Mallon details plans on the resumption of driving tests - Newry MOT and Driving Test Latest News

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that customers with theory test pass certificates due to expire will be given priority access to the booking system by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) when practical driving tests are able to resume.     Minister Mallon said, “Practical driving tests have been disrupted due to the Executive […]

Less than one week left to apply for Assured Skills Academy

Dodds launches Assured Skills Academy with FinTrU Belfast - Newry jobs and careers

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced a new Assured Skills Academy with FinTrU in Belfast offering 20 high-quality training places to people with degrees.     Participants in the academy will receive industry-relevant pre-employment training from Belfast Met and Ulster University over four weeks. Those who successfully complete the academy are guaranteed an interview for […]

‘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 […]


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