Jail for man who conned his victims out of £25k

December 11, 2017 

A Newry man who scammed seven people out of thousands of pounds over a period of just five months has been handed a 20-month jail sentence.  Read more

Sabrina’s inspirational legacy lives on with thousands raised in her honour

December 11, 2017 

The legacy of an inspirational Killean woman who reached out to help others while fighting her own battle against a rare form of cancer continues to live on, with thousands recently raised for the charity formed in her name. Read more

New SF office officially opened by party’s VP Mary Lou McDonald

December 11, 2017 

The new constituency office of Newry and Armagh Sinn Fein MLA Megan Fearon was officially opened in Crossmaglen last weekend. Read more

Glenanne Gang families publish open letter appealing to police chief to “do the right thing”

December 11, 2017 

The families of victims of the notorious Glenanne Gang have published an open letter appealing to chief constable George Hamilton to do “the right thing” and abide by a recent High Court ruling to order an independent investigation into the murders carried out by the loyalist paramilitary killers. Read more

Brexit deal prompts campaigners to cancel border protest

December 11, 2017 

News on Friday that the first phase of Brexit talks between Ireland, the UK and the EU had yielded assurances that there will be no hard border prompted campaign group Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) to cancel its planned protest. Read more

Garda Golden receives posthumous bravery award

December 11, 2017 

A Garda officer who was shot dead while helping a Jonesborough woman flee from her violent partner has received a posthumous award for his bravery. Read more

Replacement tree restores festive cheer

December 11, 2017 

Bessbrook Residents’ Association has praised the efforts of local councillors who have been instrumental in ensuring the village would not be without a Christmas tree this year. Read more

Musicians showcase local talent at Spanish Festival

December 11, 2017 

A group of musicians from the Ring of Gullion Traditional Arts Partnership, based in Mullaghbawn, recently participated in the popular Festival of Arts in Sitges, located in the Catalonian area of Spain. Read more

St.Paul’s shortlisted for Big School Cook Off regional heat

December 11, 2017 

St. Paul’s High School in Bessbrook is one of six county Armagh schools who have been announced as finalists for the Mount Charles Big School Cook Off, going forward to the regional heats stage of the nationwide competition to find the cookery talent of tomorrow. Read more

Anger as vandals chop down village Christmas tree

December 4, 2017 

Thursday’s planned switch-on of the festive illuminations in Bessbrook suffered a setback after vandals smashed lights on the village Christmas tree before attempting to chop it down. Read more

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