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Farry Says PM’s Brexit Statement A Huge Mistake. 

Alliance Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has said the Prime Minister’s escalation of language around Brexit negotiations is a potentially “grave and historic mistake”. Dr Farry was speaking after Theresa May said talks had reached an impasse, with the rejection of her Chequers Plan by the EU as “not acceptable”….

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Assessment Of Performance 2017-18 Recognises Achievements

The Assessment of Performance 2017-2018 for Newry Mourne and Down District Council was considered and approved by the Strategy, Policy and Resources Committee on Thursday 13 September. The Chairperson of the Strategy, Policy and Recourses Committee, Councillor Michael Savage, said, “I am pleased to present this year’s Assessment of Performance,…

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SERC Appointment

Roisin Morgan from Crossgar has been appointed as Marketing and Engagement Intern within the Communications, Engagement and Admissions Department at South Eastern Regional College. She will assist the Marketing and Communication Officers in the production and execution of events for the College helping to promote SERC across the community. Also,…

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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…

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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…

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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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£350,000 Road Scheme For Drumaroad

£350,000 Resurfacing Scheme ForBallynahinch Road, Drumaroad.  A £350,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the B175 Ballynahinch Road, Drumaroad will commence on Monday 1 October 2018. The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 2.5 km from its junction with Drumaroad Hill to a point 100 m east of the Carnreagh Road…

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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…

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Hazzard Calls For North’s Remain Vote To Be Respected

Hazzard Calls For North’s Remain Vote To Be Respected at Féte de l’Humanite. Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP has called on the British government to acknowledge and respect the democratic decision of the people of the North of Ireland to remain within the European Union. Speaking at the Féte de l’Humanite festival…

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Coffee For Macmillan In Killyleagh Library

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Giants Fall To Notttingham Panthers

Game Report. Stena Line Belfast Giants 3    6 Nottingham Panthers. Wednesday 19 September, The SSE Arena, Belfast. Giants Fall To First Defeat As Nottingham Win 6-3. The Stena Line Belfast Giants fell to 6-3 defeat against the Nottingham Panthers in their opening league game of the season. Following four…

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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…

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Alert After African Swine Fever Found In Belgium

Farmers urged to maintain good biosecurity as African Swine Fever detected in Belgium.  The Belgian Authorities have reported two cases of African Swine Fever (ASF) in wild boar close to the border with France. ASF has been spreading in Eastern Europe since it first entered the European Union (EU) in…

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Ennis calls For Full Support For Inter County Athletes

Ennis Welcomes Inter-county Athlete Study  Sinn Féin MLA Sinéad Ennis has welcomed the publication of the new Economic and Social Research Institute study in to inter-county athletes by the GAA and Gaelic Players Association. The party’s Culture, Arts and Sport spokesperson said: “This report is beneficial for gaining an insight…

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