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You’re hired! Preparing for the perfect interview

In today’s world of new technologies, social networks and online resources, you can mix these with good old-fashioned common sense to help yourself stand out at interviews. Johnny Nolan, careers manager for Newry in the Department for Employment and Learning’s Careers Service offers some advice. “The internet can help you to research the company you’re […]

The Wellness Coach guide to surviving a Newry Christmas

It’s beginning to look like a lot like Christmas, mince pies everywhere, traffic jams, shops luring you into bigger sized trousers with Roses and Quality Streets sitting dazzling at you in pretty little bowls at every turn. The sound of Jingle Bells and The Pogues are echoed only by coughs and sneezes, December 25th is […]

Children and Technology: A Good Mix?

It’s that time of year again and the Christmas bargains are in full swing, especially in the recent week with ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday.’ One market that has advanced in recent years is that of technological goodies from laptops, to smart-phones to tablets. In the past this market was largely concentrated on reaching the […]

Go vegan for January campaign launched

An exciting new campaign is about to launch, encouraging people to adopt a plant-based diet for the month of January. ‘Veganuary’ have teamed up exclusively with the animal campaigning organisation Viva! to promote the challenge and hopefully raise tons of cash for animals. Matthew Glover, a vegan businessman, put forward the idea following inspiration from […]

Foundation degrees: What are they?

Foundation degrees are becoming more popular and widely available these days but many people still aren’t sure what exactly a foundation degree is. Johnny Nolan, careers manager for Newry in the Department for Employment and Learning’s Careers Service explained, “A Foundation Degree is a Higher Education qualification which combines academic and work based learning. “Foundation […]

Newry Times celebrates 2 years of news

Tomorrow is the second birthday of Newry Times and what an amazing two years it has been. Newry Times was launched on 30th November 2011 with several key aims: to provide the latest news and views to the local community, to provide quality content at absolutely no cost to the readers and lastly, to make […]

Rostrevor’s ‘real life Narnia’ under spotlight during C.S. Lewis 50th anniversary

South Down MLA Seán Rogers says so much more can and should be done to reinforce the links with C.S. Lewis and the South Down area. Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. Lewis wrote more than […]

Newry: A look back in time – Newry Theatre bomb

In our new column Newry Times columnist Sean O’Siridean takes a look back through the Newry of old. He takes a step back in time and looks at how history reported on Newry and the surrounding areas through past decades. Today Sean looks at how Newry was reported in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper after the […]

Local volunteer helps build hope in India

Warrenpoint woman Cathy Lavery is calling on people within the local community to get involved with Habitat NI after she had a rewarding experience volunteering earlier this year. Her call comes ahead of Habitat NI launching their volunteering opportunities for 2014. Cathy travelled to India in June 2013 as part of a Habitat Global Village […]

Osteoporosis – not just a dairy issue?

As the clocks changed last weekend our attentions turn to the darker evenings. Most of us now leave for work each morning and return home each evening in the dark, venturing perhaps as far as the staff canteen for lunch midday. This often means we see little to no actual daylight, which can be a […]

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