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Call for witnesses after serious sexual assault on woman 

Detectives are investigating the report of a serious sexual assault on a woman in the Castleblaney Street area of Newtownhamilton yesterday, Thursday 15 August. Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Inspector Leah Crothers said, “We received the report yesterday afternoon, just after 2pm, that a female had been assaulted by a male in a house in […]

Anger after arson attack on local primary school building

Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has branded an arson attack on Anamar School on Thursday night as an attack on the community. Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Hearty stated, “In recent months there has been a community led campaign to retain Anamar School building for community use for the betterment of local people. Article continues […]

NIE Networks to commence £300,000 investment project in Newry

Upgrades to the utility infrastructure in Newry City Centre will receive a further boost this month with the commencement of a £300,000 investment project by NIE Networks. The upgrade project, which is part of NIE Networks’ ongoing investment plan in the network across Northern Ireland, will begin on 19 August and run until the end […]

Lasers shone at aircrafts flying over Newry and Kilkeel “could result in a catastrophe”

Police are appealing to those shining laser pens towards aircrafts to desist, following recent reports of this activity. Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant Paul Connolly said, “Last week, police received three reports of laser pens being shone directly at pilots of commercial airlines. Article continues below “On Wednesday night (31 July), it was reported an […]

94 new jobs as Newry business announces £7m investment

Newry-based business Around Noon has announced a £7m investment and said it will create 94 new jobs.   The local company specialises in ‘Food-to-go’ products such as sandwiches and salads and already employs over 300 people in Newry, Dublin and Slough. The company said that it is investing over £7 million in a major expansion […]

Parents urged to “think carefully” about leaving children home alone

The NSPCC has urged parents to think carefully before leaving their children unsupervised during the school holidays, after seeing a 21 per cent rise in contacts across the UK about the issue last summer. As the summer holidays continue for pupils in Northern Ireland, the child protection charity has revealed specialist practitioners on its helpline […]

Appeal for witnesses after ‘invasion of family home’

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has called for anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity outside Meigh on Tuesday morning, 23 July, to contact himself or the police. The local Councillor made his appeal after a home was broken into and ransacked. Article continues below The Sinn Féin representative told Newry Times, “Sometime after 10 […]

Newry children “putting lives at risk” playing in and around railway tracks

Police and Translink have issued a warning following reports that children have been playing in and around the railway line in the Dorans Hill, Newry, and Low Road, Meigh, areas in the past two weeks. Speaking to Newry Times, Sgt. Colin Jamieson said, “We have received two reports and we want everyone to remember the […]

£1.5m cash seized and 13 arrested on suspicion of money laundering

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has arrested 13 people, including an arrest in County Armagh, and seized £1.5 million in cash during a UK-wide operation targeting suspected money laundering. 150 officers from HMRC executed 28 warrants across County Armagh, London, Bedfordshire, Wiltshire, Kent and Deeside, and arrested eleven men and two women on suspicion of […]

South Armagh farmer sentenced for tobacco fraud

A South Armagh man has been sentenced for evading more than £43,329 in excise duty, after being caught with large quantities of non-UK duty paid cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco (HRT). Bernard McShane, 48, of Forest Road, Forkhill, Armagh, was interviewed by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers, after a car was stopped by police at […]


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