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£300,000 Road improvement For B8 Newry Road 

A £300,000 road improvement scheme on the B8 Newry Road near Mayobridge in County Down is now complete. The scheme which has improved the road alignment and forward visibility on the busy B8 Newry Road between Mayobridge and Hilltown, will also improve visibility for traffic exiting the Ballydoo and Edentrumly…

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Shining Light Community Volunteering Awards 2018

The Confederation of Community Groups (CCG) this week announced details of the nominations received for the Community Volunteering Awards of 2018. The ‘Shining Light’ Community Volunteering Awards were established by the Confederation in memory of our esteemed colleague Patricia Graham, and this year marks the 10th Year of the Awards. …

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Visit Geopark Project Open Day On 2 June

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Hosts ‘Geopark Project Open Day’ Are you fascinated by volcanoes or curious about earthquakes? If you love the world around you and would like to know more about how it has been formed then get yourself down to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s…

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Big Investment To Newry Collaborative Workshop

£250k invested in community-driven collaborative workspace initiative. A Newry-headquartered property development and investment firm has invested a quarter of a million pounds in a shared, community-driven and fully serviced Coworking office space initiative. Flexi Work Space in Newry was officially launched by Parker Green International, following its major investment in…

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Home Of Saint Patrick Festival Full of Events

The Home of St Patrick Festival is in full swing with a global programme of local and international music, theatre, sport, spoken word and spirituality taking place throughout Newry Mourne and Down. Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Rosin Mulgrew, said: “An array of historical events, musical performances,…

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CCTV Cameras To Be Removed From NMD Town Centres

Newry Mourne and Down District Council has agreed that town-centre CCTV should no longer be provided in Newry City, Ballynahinch, Downpatrick, Kilkeel, Newcastle and Warrenpoint. The decision comes as crime levels throughout the district continue at low levels, based on reported crime in all categories, and as the equipment used…

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Appeal For Info On Newry And Mayobridge Burglaries

Detectives in Ardmore are appealing for information following two burglaries in the Mayobridge and Newry areas. Detective Constable Dave Skillen said: “Police received a report of a burglary at a house in the Mayo Road area of Mayobridge just after 10pm on Thursday, 1st February. “It was reported that entry had been…

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Road Improvements In County Down

£252,000 resurfacing scheme on Hospital Road, Newry.A £252,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on Hospital Road, Newry will commence on Monday 8 January 2018. The scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road. Work is expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete. The resurfacing…

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YAFTA’s To Take Place At Millbrook Lodge Hotel in 2018

2018 will be a big year for the Down Youth Council as it hosts the YAFTA awards. The YAFTA’s (Youth and Future and Talent Awards) are a celebration of youth talent across the Newry Mourne and Down District Council area and were held last year in Newry, and the Downaptick…

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Three Convicted At Newry Court For Benefit Fraud 

Two men and a woman were convicted at Newry Magistrates’ Court today for claiming benefits they were not entitled to. Wayne McKee (38) of Abbey Park, Kilkeel, claimed Income Support, Carer’s Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £4,919 while failing to declare employment. He was given a three month prison sentence…

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Newry Twilight Market Is Huge Success

Twilight Market a Huge Success for Newry’s Night Time Economy Newry Mourne and Down District Council hosted a second Halloween-themed market event in the historic Newry Variety Market on Friday 27 October 2017. Council Chairperson, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew, said; “The event was central to the Council’s Newry Halloween celebrations and…

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Police Appeal After Newry Shooting

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a shooting incident in the Drumgullion area of Newry last night (Tuesday, 24 October). Detective Sergeant James Johnston said: “Shortly after 8.15 pm police received a report that a man in his fifties had been shot in the hip whilst answering his front door….

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Halloween To Be Howler In Newcastle and Newry

This Halloween, Newry Mourne and Down District Council have a host of ghoulish activities planned across in Newry and Newcastle from fireworks displays to children’s events and a Halloween Twilight Market. Following on from a very successful event last year, the Twilight Market at Newry Variety Market takes place on…

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McGrath Resolves Kilcoo Postcode Confusion

South Down SDLP MLA Colin McGrath has addressed a post code issue in Kilcoo. Mr McGrath said: “I was approached by residents in Cairn Grove who voiced their frustration with their postcode difficulties. It would appear that there is a Cairn Grove in Newry whose postcode was also BT34.  This…

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Hazzard Challenges South Down Double Standards In Health

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP has today called for a more collaborative approach from the Southern and South Eastern Health Trusts in delivering equitable health services for patients right across South Down. Speaking at a public consultation on the future of the Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry, the South Down…

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