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Vehicles, money and tobacco taken in spate of overnight burglaries in Newry

Vehicles, money and tobacco taken in spate of overnight burglaries in Newry - Newry news headlines

Newry police are appealing for information following the report of a series of burglaries at a number of premises overnight.     Two garages on the Forkhill Road and one on the Dublin Road were targeted.     In addition, an office building at Edward Street, Newry was also targeted. The incidents happened sometime between […]

Newry community invited to remember local deaths

Newry community invited to remember local COVID-19 pandemic deaths - Daisy Hill Hospital Newry - Newry news

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust is inviting the wider community to join them as they remember everyone who has died before, or during the COVID-19 pandemic.       As we cannot come together in person, a short time of reflection will be posted on the Trust’s Facebook page, Twitter page, and Instagram […]

Ready, steady, file: less than 100 days left to Self Assess

Ready, steady, file: 100 days left to Self Assess - Newry business news

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers that there are just 100 days left to complete their tax return ahead of the deadline on 31 January 2021.     Each year, around 11 million customers complete a Self Assessment tax return.     Customers can complete their 2019-20 tax return at any […]

Police issue scam warning after spate of recent incidents

Police issue scam warning after spate of recent scams - Newry police - Co Down news online

Police are urging people across Northern Ireland to be extra vigilant following a spate of scams.     Speaking to Newry Times, Chief Superintendent Simon Walls said, “The threat of fraud, both online and offline, against the public is a constant focus for us and yesterday saw several incidents reported. “So I want to plead […]

COVID Northern Ireland: Shielding to remain paused

COVID Northern Ireland: Shielding to remain paused - Coronavirus Covid19 Newry - News headlines Newry City

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride has reviewed the current advice on shielding and will not be making changes at this stage.     Shielding for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable was paused on 31 July 2020 and it has been decided to keep that position.     Dr McBride said, “Since shielding was […]

Police to focus on uninsured drivers as part of national campaign

Police to focus on uninsured drivers as part of national campaign - newry headlines

Police officers across Northern Ireland will be focusing on uninsured drivers as part of a national campaign.     The campaign has been developed by the National Roads Policing Operations, Intelligence and Investigations (NRPOII) committee in partnership with the Motor Insurers’ Bureau campaign between 26 October and 1 November.     Inspector Rosie Leech said, […]

Communities Minister releases support for culture, languages, arts and heritage

Communities Minister releases support for culture, languages, arts and heritage - Newry Times news

Communities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has given the green light for financial support to be released this week to support the creative and heritage sectors.     The Covid support funding will be distributed by Arts Council NI (ACNI), and partner bodies in the heritage and indigenous language sectors.     Full details of the […]

Police appeal for witnesses after attempted taxi hijacking and assault

PSNI appeal for witnesses - Newry news

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted hijacking.     The incident happened in the Tullybrannigan Road area of Newcastle on the morning of Thursday 22 October.     Detective Sergeant James Johnston said, “It was reported to Police at around 7.00 am that a taxi driver had picked up two men and two […]

Extension of Free School Meal payments to cover Halloween break

Extension of Free School Meal payments to cover Halloween break - Newry Times newspaper

Education Minister Peter Weir has welcomed the Executive’s decision to extend Free School Meal payments to cover the Halloween break.     The Executive decided that support was vital for families struggling financially due to Covid19.     Welcoming the Executive’s decision the Minister said, “I welcome the decision taken by the Executive to extend […]

Northern Ireland COVID: 27 deaths in the last week brings grim total to 942 deaths

Northern Ireland COVID: 27 deaths in the last week brings grim total to 942 deaths - NI covid deaths - newry news headlines

Latest figures published today by NISRA show that twenty-seven deaths involving Covid-19 occurred in the last week, from 10 to 16 October.     The total Covid-19 related deaths figure stands at 942. Of this total, 519 (55.1%) took place in a hospital, 357 (37.9%) in care homes, eight (0.8%) in hospices and 58 (6.2%) […]

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