Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Year: 2017

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Cuddle cot donated in memory of tragic baby May Rose

A ‘cuddle cot’, which offers bereaved parents the opportunity to spend time with and provide after-death care for their baby, is to be based in Crossmaglen and will be made available to grieving families throughout the area when needed, The…

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Health Service prepares to deal with significant Christmas pressures

Emergency Departments and GP services in Northern Ireland are facing significant pressures going into the Christmas and New Year holiday period,  Health and Social Care (HSC) organisations have warned.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Katie’s Christmas comes early with dream Lapland trip

Six-year-old Katie Moley from Crossmaglen is set to enjoy an early Christmas present when she embarks on the trip of a lifetime this week to visit Santa Claus at his home in Lapland. 

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Local GAA stars in sleep-out for homeless

A number of current and former county GAA stars from the area took part in an overnight sleep-out on the streets of Belfast at the weekend, as part of an initiative to raise awareness of homelessness.

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Proposal to reclassify Crossmaglen town status vehemently opposed

 A Council proposal to reclassify the status of Crossmaglen from town to village has been angrily rejected by local politicians who have vowed to prevent any such change from taking place.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh

Cullyhanna cousins deny kidnap and robbery charges

Two Cullyhanna men are to stand trial on a number of charges linked to the kidnap and assault of a taxi driver in November 2016.

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McCreesh Park name to be retained, for now

The contentious dispute over the naming of a Newry playpark after Camlough Hungerstriker Raymond McCreesh returned to the fore when it was debated at a meeting of Newry Mourne and Down District Council on Wednesday last.

Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Daisy Hill’s new Paediatric Unit opens

Frontline services at Daisy Hill hospital have received a welcome boost with the completion of the brand new state-of-the-art Paediatric Unit and the opening of its new Children’s Ward last week.

Entertainment Lead Stories Newry South Armagh South Down

Top trad music award for Mullaghbawn singer

Mullaghbawn-based singer, Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin, is set to receive a prestigious award in recognition of her contribution to the Irish traditional music industry.


Championship changes in Armagh

The 2018 Senior, Intermediate and Junior championships in Armagh will take on a completely new format following the passing of a motion at County Convention. The new Group format will bring more importance to the leagues, as well as guaranteeing…