Monthly Archives: June 2017

PCSP Addresses Anti-Social Behaviour In Kilkeel

The Newry Mourne and Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) along with the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) and local schools is bringing attention to complaints from the community about anti-social behaviour along the Riverwalk in Kilkeel. The Riverwalk is used daily by all members of the community including…

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Newry Mourne And Down Gives £1.24Million To Local Groups

Newry Mourne and Down District Council provides £1.24 Million to Local Community and Voluntary Groups.  Newry Mourne and Down District Council has awarded £1.24 million to fund 299 community and voluntary projects throughout the district through the Financial Assistance Programme. The funding will be used to support the local delivery…

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Council Welcomes £4.2m Peace IV EU Funding

Newry Mourne and Down District Council will be responsible for the delivery of the PEACE IV action plan to promote peace and reconciliation in the local area. The plan will focus on three key themes; Children and Young People, Shared Spaces and Services, and Building Positive Relations. The funding will…

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Icebergs and Babies Seminar At St Malachy’s HS

St Malachy’s High School, Castlewellan hosted a recent ‘Love for Life’ seminar. The title of the seminar was ‘Icebergs and Babies’. This was delivered to the Year 11 students as part of St Malachy’s High School’s Good Mental and Physical Wellbeing initiative. Year 11 students are pictures with the coordinators…

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Lockton Supports Newry Early Years Family Centre

The team from global insurance broker Lockton’s Belfast office offered a helping hand recently at the Newry Early Years Children and Family Centre by rolling up their sleeves and putting a fresh coat of paint on the Warrenpoint Road facilities. Attended by over 20 members of Lockton’s Belfast-based team, this…

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Historic Hillsborough Switches On To Gas 

Utility Regulator welcomes the availability of natural gas in Hillsborough. Phoenix Natural Gas today announced that Hillsborough has become the second town to officially connect to the natural gas network in the company’s highly anticipated project to extend the natural gas pipeline in County Down. The announcement represents a significant…

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Murlands Solicitors Are All Heart For NICHS

Murlands Solicitors with offices in Downpatrick, Carryduff and Ballynahinch have continued their committed support of NI Chest Heart & Stroke, waiving their fee for the preparation of Wills, subject to a donation to being made for a second year to NICHS. The most recent phase of the campaign generated raised…

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Quad Bike Riders Must Legally Wear Helmet On Roads

Riders of four-wheel quad and all-terrain bikes are now required by law to wear a helmet when travelling on the public road network. The Motor Cycles (Protective Headgear) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999 which mandates the wearing of helmets for those who ride motor cycles, has been extended to those who…

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Police Appeal After Attack On Car Near Clough

Police are appealing for information following the report of criminal damage that was caused to a vehicle within the vicinity of the Newcastle Road in the Clough area of Downpatrick. Inspector Darren Hardy said : “It was reported that at approximately 1.35am on Friday 30 June, bottles and bricks were thrown…

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Trust Colorectal Team Receive Top Award

Let’s Talk Crohn’s and Colitis NI is a charity which supports people affected by Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis throughout Northern Ireland. The group recently held a ‘Night of Appreciation‘ in Belfast City Hall. Patient Louise Bingham nominated Clinical Nurse Specialist, Martina Finn and the Colorectal Nursing team at the…

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Portaferry RNLI Rescues Four In Strangford Lough

The Portaferry Lifeboat was called out early on the afternoon of Wednesday 28 June to rescue a group of four people who had become stranded on an island at the north end of Strangford Lough. The four, two women and two children had become stranded on Rough Island, a small…

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County Down Couple Scoop £1m On Euromillions

Two charity workers from Newry, the founders of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Fund, have become Northern Ireland’s latest lottery winners after scooping a huge £1,000,000 in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker on Tuesday 20 June. Retired couple Colin Bell and his wife Eithne set up the trust four years ago…

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FSB Frustrated By Talks Failure

NORTHERN Ireland’s largest business organisation, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), has voiced dismay over the failure of politicians to reach agreement at Stormont. Wilfred Mitchell OBE, FSB NI Policy Chair said:“The FSB is greatly frustrated that there has been no agreement between the political parties; Northern Ireland deserves a…

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SERC Unveils Exciting New Website

With South Eastern Regional College’s 10th anniversary only a few months away, preparations are well underway for the milestone event with the unveiling of an exciting new website. The new-look website www.serc.ac.uk features a fully integrated online application and a brand new payment system which is easily accessible across a range of…

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McGrath Calls For Pavement Clean Up in Newcastle

South Down MLA Colin McGrath (SDLP) has called on Newry Mourne and Down District Council to make a greater effort with the footpaths in Downpatrick and Newcastle as he said they were “filthy” in places. Mr McGrath said:  “A decision was taken a number of years ago to replace the…

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