• 16 Playparks To Get £500,000 Upgrades

    An additional £500,000 has been secured by Newry Mourne and Down District Council from the Rural Development Project for the upgrade of 16 playparks across the district. The major funding boost along with cash from the Council’s capital budget will be used to design and upgrade low value play parks…

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    McGrath Calls For Centre For Eating Disorders

      SDLP MLA Colin McGrath has said that Northern Ireland desperately needs a dedicated unit that deals with the issue of eating disorders. Mr McGrath added: “In this modern 21st century with so much emphasis on personal identity, some in our community are struggling with theirs and in extreme cases…

    Read More: McGrath Calls For Centre For Eating Disorders Friday, September 21st, 2018

    Never Too Old To Learn And Meet New Friends

    Following the success of the Senior Shindig in February, older people will have another opportunity to enjoy a day packed with exciting entertainment and socialising on Thursday 11 October from 10am at The Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle. Downpatrick, Rowallane and Slieve Croob District Electoral Area (DEA) Fora have once again…

    Read More: Never Too Old To Learn And Meet New Friends Friday, September 21st, 2018

    Home Safety Advice For Students

    As college and university students prepare for a new academic year, Newry Mourne and Down District Council is encouraging students to keep safe by being aware of potential hazards in their home or student accommodation. Being mindful of potential hazards in the home and putting in place some simple home…

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    Caution Urged Over Invasive Species Of Crayfish

    Water users urged to take precautions to avoid spread of crayfish plague.  The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)  has urged water users, both recreational and commercial to take precautions when visiting the River Blackwater catchment in Co Tyrone. The warning comes after some dead native white-clawed crayfish…

    Read More: Caution Urged Over Invasive Species Of Crayfish Friday, September 21st, 2018

    Red Squirrel Week Events At Silent Valley Park

    Families are invited to help track down one of our much-loved, but endangered animals, the red squirrel, at Silent Valley on Saturday 29 September, as part of Red Squirrel Week celebrations organised by Ulster Wildlife. Starting at 10am, join Shanna Rice, Ulster Wildlife’s Red Squirrel Officer for the Mournes, on a…

    Read More: Red Squirrel Week Events At Silent Valley Park Thursday, September 20th, 2018

    Bradley Says Planning Decisions Are Too Slow

    Bradley: Planning decisions painfully slow SDLP spokesperson for Infrastructure ,Sinead Bradley MLA, has said that statistics published by the Department for Infrastructure, highlighting that only five out of eleven councils are meeting their fifteen week targets to process planning applications is totally unacceptable. Ms Bradley said: “Serious questions must be…

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  • PHA Says To Students Mind Your Head

    PHA encourages students to ‘Mind Your Head’. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging students to be aware of the importance of looking after their mental health, as the new academic year gets underway. Fiona Teague Health Improvement Manager with the PHA, said: “This month marks an exciting time for…

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    Council Presents ‘Two Oceans’ Geopark on World Stage

    Newry Mourne and Down District Council was represented among 800 delegates at the recent 8th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks in Italy. The delegation, comprising of senior UNESCO officials, scientists, policy makers, government representatives and local communities from all over the globe, gathered at the Adamello Brento UNESCO Global…

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    Join The Free Exploring Enterprise Programme

    Are you interested in joining the Exploring Enterprise Programme (EEP) ? The EEP introduces you to what it takes to run your own business and be an entrepreneur. It teaches you the first important steps on that exiting journey providing a very valuable insight. Joan Tummon, Business Adviser with Down…

    Read More: Join The Free Exploring Enterprise Programme Thursday, September 20th, 2018

    Newcastle RNLI In Storm Ali Three Yacht Rescue

    Newcastle RNLI rescues three yachts in difficulty on Strangford Lough during seven hour Storm Ali call out.  Newcastle RNLI came to the rescue of three yachts during Storm Ali yesterday. The volunteer crew members were alerted at 11.40am yesterday morning (Wednesday 19 August) to go the aid of a stricken…

    Read More: Newcastle RNLI In Storm Ali Three Yacht Rescue Thursday, September 20th, 2018

    Ballygowan Vet Honoured In UK Top Post

    Ballygowan vet Simon Doherty named new British Veterinary Association President.  Ballygowan-based veterinary consultant, and senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), Simon Doherty was elected President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for 2018/2019 at BVA’s annual Members’ Day at the National STEM Learning Centre in York today (20 September). Simon…

    Read More: Ballygowan Vet Honoured In UK Top Post Thursday, September 20th, 2018

    Killyleagh Life Saving Equipment Destroyed

    Anti-social behaviour is growing around the Killyleagh harbour area according to local politicians who are receiving calls from their constituents calling for action to curb the problems. The worst case scenario is that some dark evening there is a tragic accident and there is a fatality when a teenager loses…

    Read More: Killyleagh Life Saving Equipment Destroyed Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

    New Mural Celebrates Ballywalter Heritage

    A community cohesion project supported by the Housing Executive has brought people of different backgrounds and ages together to reimage a mural in the village’s Peace and Memorial Garden. Sandra Henderson, from Ballywalter Community Action Group, explains how the new mural was created. She said: “In 2008 the Housing Executive helped…

    Read More: New Mural Celebrates Ballywalter Heritage Wednesday, September 19th, 2018