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No Ifs’ or Butts for St Colman’s College | Newry Times

St Colmans College, Newry - No Ifs’ or Butts for St Colman's College - Newry Times - newry latest news

NI Water has donated a waterbutt to St Colman’s College, Newry for use in their school garden.     As pupils have recently returned to the classroom, many schools are seeking to improve their outdoor learning environments to enhance pupil wellbeing and mental health alongside improving the sustainability of the school grounds.     Waterbutts […]

Roof repairs fund for listed buildings opens | Newry Times

Roof repairs fund for listed buildings opens - Newry Times - newry news

A £200,000 fund aimed at supporting roof repairs to listed buildings is now open.     Owners can avail of £5,000 for repair works associated with roofs including chimneys and gutters.     £10,000 is available for the repair of thatched roofs. This is part of a £350,000 Executive package of support being provided to […]

£2.5 million investment in Northern Ireland greenways announced | Newry Times

£2.5 million investment in Northern Ireland greenways announced - Newry Times - newry news today

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has confirmed £2.5 million for the development of greenways as part of her budget allocations for this financial year.     The Department will continue supporting local councils to deliver greenways in Strathfoyle, Strabane North, Forth Meadow and Lagan Gateway.    The Minister made the announcement as she was on-site to see […]

Newry fostering agency shines a light on inspirational foster parents | Newry Times

Local fostering agency shines a light on inspirational foster parents - Newry Times - newry newspaper

A local independent fostering agency in Newry is shining a light on the resilience and dedication of their foster parents during the annual Foster Care Fortnight in an attempt to encourage more people to become foster parents.     The nationwide campaign which runs every year from 10 – 23 May aims to raise awareness […]

Dodds announces call for applications under the European Social Fund | Newry Times

Dodds announces call for applications under the European Social Fund - Newry Times - newry local news

Economy Minister Diane Dodds today launched a final call for projects to apply for funding under the Northern Ireland European Social Fund (NI ESF) programme.     The ESF is designed to combat poverty and enhance social inclusion.     It supports participants to progress into further education, training and ultimately employment through funding organisations […]

15 million cigarettes and 4 tonnes of tobacco seized in £7.2m smuggling operation | Newry Times

15 million cigarettes and 4 tonnes of tobacco seized in £7.2m smuggling operation - Newry Times - newry news now

Justice Minister Naomi Long has praised the vigilance of Border Force staff as 15.12 million cigarettes and 4.44 tonnes of tobacco were seized in two separate operations.     If the smuggling attempts had not been detected, it would have cost the Treasury approximately £7.24 million in unpaid duty and VAT. In the first operation […]

Communities Minister Hargey paves the way for upfront childcare costs | Newry Times

Communities Minister Hargey paves the way for upfront childcare costs - Newry Times - newry news headlines

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has welcomed the Executive’s approval to her request for amendments to existing Universal Credit (UC) regulations which pave the way for upfront childcare costs.     The move is part of the Minister’s ongoing response to the Covid-19 pandemic which includes a range of labour market interventions designed to help remove […]

PSNI highlights sextortion dangers | Newry Times

PSNI highlights sextortion dangers - Newry Times - newry news

The Police Service of Northern Ireland wants to raise awareness of sextortion and the dangers associated with interacting with someone you don’t know online.     Detective Sergeant Lenaghan said, “Sextortion is a form of blackmail where a perpetrator threatens to reveal intimate images of the victim online unless they give in to their demands. […]

Companions introduced to help Southern Trust dementia patients | Newry Times

Dementia Companion team - Companions introduced to help Southern Trust dementia patients - Newry facebook

For people living with Dementia, admission to hospital can often leave the person feeling more vulnerable and their families worried.     In the Southern Health and Social Care Trust we have four Dementia Companions as part of our ongoing efforts to offer additional support for this group of patients.     As part of […]

Funding deadline approaches for projects to protect nature – Poots | Newry Times

Funding deadline approaches for projects to protect nature – Poots - Newry Times - newry news

Environmental projects that connect people with nature, improve our best habitats or help tackle threats facing our natural environment such as the decline of native species are being urged to apply for funding.     Environment Minister Edwin Poots said applications for the £2million Environmental Challenge Competition, one of three strands of the Environment Fund […]

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