Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: December 2016

Lead Stories South Armagh

Pensioner attacked and robbed in aggravated burglary

A Cullyhanna pensioner was assaulted and robbed by an armed gang who broke into his home on Tuesday evening last.

Lead Stories Newry

Pensioner’s festive display makes top ten in NI

A Newry pensioner who has lit up his home for the last 8 years in aid of the Southern Area Hospice says he is delighted his Christmas illuminations have been featured on Cool FM’s top ten list of the Best…

Lead Stories South Armagh

Final push for Happy Faces Christmas gift appeal

After a hugely successful gift appeal last Christmas, the team at Happy Faces Day Care in Silverbridge have once again been running their Christmas gift appeal, this year in conjunction with Women’s Aid Newry and Armagh and the Newry Helping…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Grainne misses out on Lord Sugar’s investment

Dromintee make-up artist and budding entrepreneur Grainne McCoy narrowly missed out on a place in the final of BBC One’s The Apprentice, and the chance to win a £250,000 investment.  

Lead Stories Newry

Shauneen makes the cut for children’s cancer charity

A student at Southern Regional College in Newry has went for the chop by having her long hair cut and donated to the Little Princess Trust charity.

South Armagh Sports

Armagh dethrone Tyrone

O’fIAICH CUP Armagh 3-10 Tyrone 0-13 Inspired by a personal 2-3 from Man of the Match, Ethan Rafferty, 13 man Armagh recorded a 3-10 to 0-13 win over defending O’Fiaich Cup holders Tyrone at a well attended Oliver Plunkett Park,…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Intervention of victims’ families led to new police inquiries, Kingsmill hearing told

A lawyer has told a preliminary hearing into the Kingsmill massacre that new lines of inquiry are being investigated by police after families of the victims intervened.

Lead Stories Newry

Former Council Chair struck down with meningitis

A Sinn Fein councillor and former chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is seriously ill in hospital with meningitis, the Examiner has learned.

Lead Stories South Armagh

Egg farmer hatches a cracking marriage proposal!

Whilst the humble egg might not feature at the top of most girls’ wishlists for a romantic marriage proposal, one local man found they were definitely the way to his girl’s heart!

Lead Stories Newry

Kilbroney Park Cafe closure threat lifted as privatisation fears persist

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have been forced to refute claims that the much-loved Kilbroney Park Cafe in Rostrevor will close after Christmas while the lease is put out to tender.