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Kevin Bell: Tragedy that created a lasting legacy

June 18, 2018 

Five years on from the tragic and untimely death in New York of young Newry man Kevin Bell, his name continues to conjure feelings of pride and heartbreak through the work of the charity set up in his name. Read more

Sudden death of Newry man

June 18, 2018 

Condolences have been extended to the family of a Newry man who died suddenly on Friday. Read more

Miles of smiles as St.Brigid’s PS joins the ‘Daily Mile’ movement

June 18, 2018 

The staff and children of St. Brigid’s PS, Drumilly, are delighted to have been recognised by the Public Health Agency for their participation in the Daily Mile challenge,  an initiative which encourages schoolchildren to walk or run a mile every day.  Read more

Daisy Hill investment boost welcomed

June 18, 2018 

Last week’s announcement from the Department of Health confirming that £6 Million is to be granted to fund the proposed initiatives and solutions set out in the Daisy Hill Pathfinder Group’s final report, has received a resounding welcome throughout the district. Read more

Dromore Diocese makes two new appointments in wake of child abuse allegations

June 18, 2018 

Two new appointments have been made in the Diocese of Dromore, which has been rocked by a string of child abuse allegations in schools and local parishes in recent months. Read more

Police appeal to help identify soccer louts

June 18, 2018 

Police have issued a public appeal to help identify two men who were involved in the violence that followed a football match between Newry City and Portadown in April. Read more

Back to nature with Red Branch Bushcraft

June 18, 2018 

An adventurous Forkhill man is on a mission to re-introduce the younger generation to the great outdoors and the world of bushcraft.  Outdoor educator, Diarmuid Farmer, opened Red Branch Bushcraft last year in a bid to tear children away from their screens and provide them with an outlet for fun and adventure whilst learning a range of skills, from basic fire craft and shelter building to more advanced friction fires and survival skills.  Read more

Tributes paid to former VP ‘legend’

June 11, 2018 

Shock and sadness have followed the sudden passing of former Vice Principal of Our Lady’s Grammar School in Newry and Crossmaglen native, Mr Louis O’Donnell on Thursday last. Read more

Newry author’s Irish fantasy novel becomes a board game

June 11, 2018 

The Newry author of teen Irish fantasy novel, MourneQuest, says he is “blown away” that his dream of turning the story of his book into a board game can now be realised.   Garry McElherron’s popular MourneQuest books, based around the Mourne Mountains, has been turned into a prototype Board Game by Backspindle Games after the project was successfully backed on Kickstarter,  the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Read more

Controversial housing development refusal overturned on appeal

June 11, 2018 

A decision by Newry Mourne and Down District Council to refuse planning approval for a social housing development incorporating an access pedestrian bridge in Newry has been overturned on appeal. Read more

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