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Carnbane scheme: Uncertainty mounts over anchor tenant

February 29, 2016 

A multi-million pound mixed used development in Newry could suffer a significant setback as speculation mounts that supermarket giant Asda is rethinking its decision to become the anchor tenant of the controversial new retail and business park. Read more

QUB award renamed in honour of tragic Silverbridge student

February 29, 2016 

An annual award scheme bestowed upon top achieving first year students of Accountancy at Queen’s University, Belfast has been renamed in honour of a former recipient from Silverbridge, who tragically passed away last year. Read more

Veteran republican vows to appeal jail sentence

February 29, 2016 

Veteran republican Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy has vowed to appeal the 18-month jail term handed down to him at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin on Friday, having been found guilty of nine charges of tax evasion. Read more

Deputy First Minister addresses Chamber business event

February 29, 2016 

Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, was the keynote guest speaker at a business lunch hosted by Newry Chamber of Commerce in the Canal Court Hotel on Wednesday last. Read more

Rising rates bills ‘crippling’ rural hospitality sector – McNulty

February 29, 2016 

Rising rates bills will place extraordinary pressures on the licensed trade and hospitality sector and lead to the closure of rural pubs, SDLP representative Justin McNulty has claimed. Read more

Translink accused of blatant disregard to rural areas

February 29, 2016 

Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty has criticized Translink for what he described as its “indifference” to rural areas. Read more

Two points is all that matters

February 29, 2016 

Allianz National Football League Div Two Armagh 1-10 Fermanagh 0-12

Saturday night’s clash between Armagh and Fermanagh at the Athletic Grounds produced a lot of talking points and issues that will be probably be dealt with by a higher authority, but in this at times unsavoury encounter for the hosts the result is all that mattered. A first win from 3 league outings has taken Armagh out of the two relegation places and with results from elsewhere have re-opened their promotion prospects. Read more

Talented trio’s ‘Maxi Taxi’ video goes viral

February 29, 2016 

A talented trio of female singers from Newry are enjoying unprecedented exposure after featuring in a video recorded in an unusual venue recently.   The teenagers performed a stunning mash-up of hit songs by artists such as James Bay, George Ezra and Ellie Goulding from the backseat of Dundalk based  “Maxi Taxi Talents” cab recently. Read more

Issue 1197 – Flashbacks

February 29, 2016 

Local duo to take on epic two wheeled US trip in aid of KBRT­

February 29, 2016 

This April a Culloville man will embark on an epic two-wheeled trip spanning the breadth of the United States, all in aid of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust.   Darren Rowland will begin the monumental 4000 mile cycle from San Francisco to New York on Sunday 3rd April travelling south of the Rockies, across the Nevada Desert to Dallas Texas, Memphis Tennessee, Nashville Tennessee, Philadelphia and finishing on June 16th in New York City. Read more

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