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Newry police continue appeal for witnesses after crowbar attack on man | News in Newry

Newry police continue appeal for witnesses after assault on man | News in Newry

Detectives in Newry are appealing for information following a report of an assault in the Drumalane Park area of Newry shortly after 9.30 pm on Thursday, 15 September.     It was reported that the victim, a man in his twenties, who was in the area with friends at the time, was attacked by a […]

Northern Ireland Census 2022: Population more diverse than ever before | News in Newry

Northern Ireland Census 2022- Population more diverse than ever before | News in Newry

The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) has released further results from the census held on 21 March 2021.     The usually resident population on census day 2021 was 1,903,175 – the highest ever. The census data also showed that the population continued to age. While the overall population increased by five per […]

Two thirds of NI drivers ‘won’t go electric unless they absolutely have to’ | Newry News Today

Two thirds of NI drivers 'won't go electric unless they absolutely have to' | Newry News Today - newry local newspaper

As the cost of living rockets, price comparison experts CompareNI.com asked consumers across Northern Ireland how they really feel about electric versus fossil fuel cars (petrol/diesel) and which they found most cost effective.     The new survey reveals that 62.7% of petrol/diesel drivers will only consider buying an electric or hybrid vehicle ‘when I […]

Armagh Observatory announces record footfall | Newry News Today

Armagh Observatory announces record footfall | Newry News Today - down newspaper

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP) has announced record footfall as it marks its first anniversary since unveiling its newly redeveloped visitor experience.     The globally recognised astronomical research facility saw footfall reach a decade high of 17,000 in July 2022. The organisation, which reopened in June 2021, reported a total footfall of 34,000 between […]

Construction scam demolished by HMRC in Northern Ireland | Newry News Today

Construction scam demolished by HMRC in Northern Ireland | Newry News Today - newry court news

A man has been jailed and three others sentenced for trying to steal more than £250,000 in a tax fraud conspiracy.     The three men and a woman, working in the construction industry in Northern Ireland, were charged after false claims for tax repayments were uncovered by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigators. The […]

Larkin welcomes enabling works for Forkhill Greenspace | Newry News Today

Larkin welcomes enabling works for Forkhill Greenspace | Newry News Today - news in newry

Sinn Féin councillor Mickey Larkin has welcomed the commencement of works at the community greenspace in Forkhill.     The Slieve Gullion councillor says, “A number of works will be carried out on the site this week.       “This includes the removal of badly overgrown shrubs, bushes and grass from the central area. […]

NI scam victim loses £30,000 | Newry News Today

NI scam victim loses £30,000 | Newry News Today - newry news headlines

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is advising people to be on their guard following a recent incident in which a scammer posed as a caller from the victim’s bank, resulting in the victim losing £30,000.     The victim, who lives in County Down, was contacted by a man who claimed he worked for […]

‘Regret’ at removal decision of Newry oak trees | Newry News Today

'Regret' at removal decision of Newry oak trees | Newry News Today - newry news now

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has expressed regret at the decision to remove a number of Oak trees at the Greenbank in Newry.     The Newry and Armagh MP says, “Over the last number of months I have met with a number of concerned residents as well as engineers to assess the situation.   […]

PSNI launches Student Safety Campaign | Newry News Today

PSNI launch Student Safety Campaign | Newry News Today - local news newry

With students arriving in Belfast this month, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and Belfast Metropolitan College, have launched their student safety campaign.     The campaign aims to encourage safe and respectful behaviour and provide an opportunity for students to learn more about their local police. […]

Substantial damage caused to outbuildings and vehicles after fire | Newry News Today

Substantial damage caused to outbuildings and vehicles after fire | Newry News Today - todays news in newry

Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire which has caused substantial damage to a number of outbuildings and vehicles at a farm in the area.     The fire happened in Newtownhamilton during the early hours of Monday 5 September 2022. Detective Inspector Celeste Simpson says, “Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service reported the […]

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