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Local student lands prestigious US internship

February 18, 2019 

An ambitious Crossmaglen student is set to soar into the world of young leadership after being selected for an exceptional US-Irish programme which aims to develop promising leaders of the future. Read more

Síomha scoops top provincial prize in Sean-Nós singing

February 18, 2019 

A young pupil of Gaelscoil Phádraig Naofa, Crossmaglen has beaten off stiff competition to win one of the most prestigious prizes in the traditional art of sean-nós singing in Ulster. Read more

Iconic Bessbrook tram replica set for display at Newry Train Station

February 18, 2019 

A beautifully restored full scale replica of the Newry to Bessbrook Tram, originally mooted to be installed as an art piece in the centre of the Camlough Road Roundabout in Newry, is now expected to be put in place at Newry Train Station, due to fears over the potential for vandalism at the busy bypass junction.   Read more

Court appearance for memorial attack accused

February 18, 2019 

 A lorry driver who has been accused of causing damage to the Narrow Water memorial is expected to have the charge formally put to him later this week. Read more

Accidents prompt further appeals for school route to be salted

February 18, 2019 

 A number of accidents on Monday morning last have prompted a local councillor to reiterate his appeal to have a school route included in the roads network winter gritting schedule. Read more

Council pledges additional £50k for flagship Pride Festival

February 18, 2019 

Newry Mourne and Down District Council has pledged an extra £50,000 of funding to support the planning and delivery of the UK and Ireland Pride Festival to be held in Newry this August. Read more

Investigation against sex abuse accused will take ‘some time’

February 18, 2019 

 The police probe into allegations of sex abuse against Crossmaglen man Thomas McKenna is so large that it is expected to take a considerable amount of time to fully investigate, a court has heard. Read more

Turkish jail term for botched jewel theft

February 12, 2019 

A Newry man has been sentenced to an eight-year prison term by a Turkish court after he was convicted of attempting to steal an expensive diamond ring. Read more

GoFundMe page launched to replace Meigh woman’s stolen savings

February 12, 2019 

A south Armagh community has rallied to support the victim of heartless thieves who snatched her life savings in an opportunist robbery two weeks ago.  Read more

Alfie and Ellen fundraising gathers pace to pay for US treatment

February 12, 2019 

The plight of two brave children battling serious illness – whose families are desperately fundraising for potentially life-saving treatment in the US – has captured the hearts of everyone across the district.  Read more

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