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Family left devastated as pet dog brutally killed by burglars

November 28, 2016 

A Bessbrook family has been left devastated after their family pet was brutally bludgeoned to death by heartless burglars who broke into their Archdale home on Friday evening. Read more

Former Maiden releases Christmas charity CD in father’s memory

November 28, 2016 

Former Maiden of the Mournes, Margaret Murphy, has released a Christmas CD in memory of her late father Seamus.   The single, which was produced with the help of supportive family and friends, will raise vital funds for the Southern Area Hospice, who provide specialist palliative care and support to terminally ill patients. Read more

Homeless charity volunteers brave the elements in Newry sleep out

November 28, 2016 

Newry Helping The Homeless volunteers gave up their cosy beds on Saturday night to brave the cold temperatures during a sleepout to raise funds for the charity and to increase awareness of the plight of the homeless. Read more

Music venue cancels gig in response to community backlash

November 28, 2016 

A Dundalk music venue was forced to cancel a planned appearance of country music performer Eamonn Jackson on Saturday night amid protests from members of the public in relation to allegations of animal cruelty linked to the singer. Read more

Inspirational anti-bullying campaigner receives prestigious award

November 28, 2016 

A Queen’s University student from Bessbrook who has been blazing a trail with her inspirational anti-bullying message, has received a prestigious “Points of Light” award from British Prime Minister, Theresa May.   Read more

Residents step up campaign against persistent burglaries

November 28, 2016 

Prompted by the marked increase in burglaries in the Camlough and Bessbrook areas, residents have stepped up their campaign against such crimes and have established a Neighbourhood Watch scheme. Read more

Anger as road remains unfinished despite seven week closure

November 28, 2016 

Local residents have expressed their concerns that the stretch of road between Annaghduff and Mullaghbawn remains unfinished – despite being closed for seven weeks as part of the B30 Newry Road resurfacing project. Read more

Parents pledge to raise awareness of road safety after inquest into Armagh crash

November 28, 2016 

The mothers of two teenage boys who were killed in a horror smash at Fews Forest gave a heartbreaking testimony at the inquest into their deaths last week. Read more

Joe to lead Ireland Down Under

November 28, 2016 

GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail has announced that Joe Kernan will bring the Irish team down under after it has been agreed that Australia will host Ireland in a two-test International Rules Series to be played in Australia in November next year. Read more

Issue 1235 – Newry Christmas Lights Switch On

November 28, 2016 

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