Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: September 2015

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Rural primary school under threat of proposed closure 

Proposals to close a primary school near Crossmaglen have sparked anger and concern among parents, staff and local political representatives in the area.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Community stunned at passing of promising young student

The sad passing of young Silverbridge man, Micéal Murphy, on Sunday last created a painful void not only within his close family circle, but in the wider south Armagh community where he was well known and respected.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Bail granted to seven accused over MI5 sting

Bail has been granted to seven men involved in alleged Continuity IRA terror plots, which were covertly recorded in an MI5 sting operation in Newry last year.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Award winning success for Hughes Camlough

Hughes Nisa Extra in Camlough has been hailed the top Independent Retailer of the Year 2015 in the national Retail Industry Awards, which took place at glittering awards ceremony in London last Thursday night.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Court hears international drugs gang linked to Newry shootings

A Lithuanian man charged with the attempted murder of two Eastern European men in Newry last week is allegedly part of an international drug smuggling gang, a judge has been told.


Holders looking to retain titles

Armagh champions Crossmaglen Rangers and Down champions Kilcoo have both reached their respective County Finals as they bid to add further glory to their names. The Armagh final will be a repeat of last year when Rangers, bidding for six…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Ongoing senior staff shortage threatens future of Daisy Hill Emergency Department

The Southern Trust has admitted that, despite its efforts to recruit senior doctors to maintain the Emergency Department in Daisy Hill at night time on a permanent or temporary basis, the UK wide shortage of Middle Grade and Consultant emergency…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

New Local Policing Team to be stationed in Crossmaglen, PSNI reveals

New-style Local Policing Teams (LPTs) will begin operating across the Newry, Mourne and Down District from today (Monday) as part of a phased plan to transform community policing, the PSNI has announced.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Prestigious award for Ring of Gullion website design firm

Local company, Wibble Web Design & Development has won a DANI award – Northern Ireland’s premier digital industry awards – for its work on the revamp of the Ring of Gullion’s website.