Teenage trendsetter scoops top style award at Aintree Ladies’ Day

April 16, 2018 

A 19-year-old student from Killeavy has swept aside stiff competition to scoop the top prize in one of the horse racing calendar’s most prestigious style contests. Read more

Hero’s welcome for local World champion Irish dancer

April 16, 2018 

St Oliver’s primary school pupil Caitlin Murray was given a hero’s welcome in school this week after being crowned under 11 World Champion in the recent CLRG World Irish Dancing Championships in Glasgow. Read more

Judgement reserved in police chief’s Glenanne Gang appeal

April 16, 2018 

Senior judges presiding over an appeal brought by NI Chief Constable challenging an ‘Order of Mandamus’ to complete an investigation into suspected state collusion in the murders carried out by the notorious Glenanne Gang in the 1970’s have reserved judgement in order to assess all legal arguments.  Read more

Angry scenes in Council chambers as Unionist motion on McCreesh park fails

April 16, 2018 

There were angry exchanges at Newry Mourne and Down District Council’s monthly meeting last Monday when a Unionist motion to change the name of Raymond McCreesh play park in Newry was defeated. Read more

BCAB launches new poster campaign

April 16, 2018 

The local branch of Border Communities Against Brexit (BCAB) unveiled its new anti-Brexit poster at Killean Bridge, near Newry on Monday last, marking the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA). Read more

Sport NI chief to lodge unprecedented unfair dismissal case

April 16, 2018 

The chief executive of Sport NI, Antoinette McKeown, is to take legal action against her employers for unfair dismissal and sex and religious discrimination, even though she remains in her job. Read more

St. Joseph’s new build planning approval welcomed

April 16, 2018 

As expected, planning permission for the new St. Joseph’s High School in Crossmaglen was approved by Newry Mourne and Down District Council last week. Read more

‘Honky Tonk Girl’ Kerry releases new single

April 16, 2018 

Local country singing star Kerry Fearon has released another new single from her forthcoming debut album of country classics and covers, “Honky Tonk Girl”.  The latest offering from Dromintee’s “pocket rocket”,  who has been enjoying huge success since her introduction to the country music scene just three years ago,  is a track entitled ‘If the devil don’t want me’.   Read more

Cullyhanna family bruised and shaken after aggravated burglary

April 9, 2018 

Police have appealed for information after a Cullyhanna family suffered a terrifying ordeal during an aggravated burglary at their home last weekend. Read more

Newry shooting: Traveller gang refused bail

April 2, 2018 

A chance encounter with a police patrol vehicle minutes before shots were fired at a house in the Altmore Gardens area of Newry on Monday night, led to the arrest of five members of the travelling community in connection with the shooting. The men were arrested near the scene of the incident after speeding from an attempted traffic stop by police. Read more

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