Newspaper for Crossmaglen, South Armagh, Newry and Down.

Month: December 2018


Twenty must know rules of Golf for 2019

There are a lot of golfers who hibernate for the Winter period and re-emerge in the Spring ready for the competitive golfing season that lies ahead. This Winter though whether you be in hibernation or still actively playing you will…

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Judge criticises PPS as charges are withdrawn

A judge has criticised the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in the case of a Crossmaglen man who had been charged with assault and intimidation offences.

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‘Stories in Sound – Pen Pals’ – local man features in BBC Radio documentary

In 2015, Proinsias O’Coinn from Mullaghbawn, made a radio programme entitled ‘Lacrimosa’ about his search for a work of art that could bring him to tears. 

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Former USCPA boss avoids jail sentence

The former Chief Executive of the north’s leading animal charity has avoided a jail sentence after being found guilty of abusing his position to defraud the service.

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Pensioner robbed in Sainsbury’s

 An elderly lady is among the latest victims who have been targeted by callous thieves in the run up to Christmas.

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£210k funding boost for CRJ

Community Restorative Justice Newry Armagh (CRJNA) has received more than £210,000 of funding from the the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) which will be used on projects that will deliver positive change for the local community. 

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Bite ‘n’ Banter reaches out to lonely and in need on Christmas Day

This Christmas Day the annual Bite ’n’ Banter event in Newry will once again reach out to the lonely and in need.  Now in it’s fifth year, the Christmas Dinner will be held at the Gateway Club in Kilmorey Street…

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Growing drug culture blamed for end of late-night trading

A Newry coffee bar owner who strives to offer an alcohol-free alternative to to the teen and young adult social scene in Newry says he is being forced to close his doors early due to two unsettling incidents where the…

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Miami Showband story being made into musical

The story of the Miami Showband massacre is to be made into a musical.   Award winning playwright Marie Jones is penning the play which it is understood will open next summer.

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Pathology report delays prosecution of Phelan murder accused

A decision to formally prosecute the man accused of murdering Bessbrook father-of-two, Brian Phelan on a rural road outside Newry earlier this year, will not be taken until an outstanding pathology report is presented.