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Eighteen year old remains in hospital after hit-and-run

December 31, 2011 

By Christine Keighery

A young Newry man’s Boxing night celebrations came to an abrupt halt when he became the victim of a hit-and- run incident.   Read more

Local travel agent wins prestigious award for exceptional service

December 31, 2011 

Newry based travel specialist Sharon Morgan is celebrating after winning a prestigious award from international travel company, Travel Counsellors. Read more

Bone Marrow Test Ordered in Turkish Murders Case

December 31, 2011 

By Christine Keighery

A Turkish court ruled last Thursday that Recep Cetin, who is to be tried for the killing of County Down women Marion Graham and Kathy Dinsmore last August, will be required to have a bone marrow test to find out how old he is.   Read more

GAA star’s killer laid to rest

December 31, 2011 

The man who murdered a GAA star before taking his own life was mourned last week as a victim of his own crime. Read more

Sadness at Christmas Suicides

December 31, 2011 

By Christine Kieghery

The local and wider communities were left saddened over the festive period by a spate of suicides in the region.  Three men are reported to have taken their own lives over the holiday season. Read more

Proposed Track Closure Confirmed

December 31, 2011 

Newry and Mourne District Council last week confirmed the closure of Newry’s newest running track at St.Colman’s College in the New Year to facilitate the insertion of a, previously omitted, synthetic ‘D’ on the in-field track area.   Read more

Derby whets yearly football appetite

December 31, 2011 

A derby fixture to whet the football appetite of supporters of Armagh and Down is just what the doctor ordered as the counties meet at Pairc Eslar at 2pm Sunday January 8th, Ref Martin Sludden in the opening group B fixture in the Dr McKenna Cup. Read more

St Michael’s officially open their new playground

December 31, 2011 

St Michael’s Primary School in Newtownhamilton welcomed Santa on the eve of the Christmas holidays to officially open their new Foundation Stage soft surface playground funded by the National Lottery Awards for All Schemes. Santa also commended them on their community relations and extra-curricular activities throughout 2011. Read more

Information sought on Newry rape

December 31, 2011 

Detectives from the PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit are appealing for information following a serious sexual assault which occurred in Newry on Sunday, 11 December. Read more

Club Senior Football Championship semi-finals for Portlaoise and Longford

December 31, 2011 

The times and venues for the AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals have been announced, with Portlaoise and Longford hosting the senior games on Saturday 18 February. Read more

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