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Newry pupils stage protest against rising canteen prices

March 25, 2019 

Students from a Newry grammar school have staged a protest against rising food prices and a declining quality of food in their school canteen. Read more

Newry Feis President receives Points of Light Award

March 25, 2019 

A legendary teacher of music, dance and speech throughout the district has been announced as the recipient of a Points of Light award from British Prime Minister Theresa May for her “long-standing dedication” to the Newry Musical Feis. Read more

Heroes welcome for local Special Olympics medal winners

March 25, 2019 

Triumphant Special Olympics sporting stars were given a heroes welcome on their return from the World Games in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, laden with medals. Read more

Disappointment at Council “snub” of Brexit Border Group 

March 25, 2019 

Slieve Gullion area Councillor Mickey Larkin has said that the decision by Newry Mourne & Down Council to refuse to recognise the contribution of the Border Communities Against Brexit Group (BCAB) in helping raise concerns about the impact of Brexit and the return of a “hard border” is deeply disappointing and viewed by many as a snub. Read more

Preparatory work for Southern Relief Road forces relocation of GAA club

March 25, 2019 

  Newry Mitchels GAA club is to relocate its entire club activities to Derryleckagh Playing Fields to facilitate preparatory work to commence for the proposed new Southern Relief Road. Read more

Fire crews assist in dramatic rescue of family pet

March 25, 2019 

.Derrymore Woods in Bessbrook was a scene of high drama on Thursday night when two crews from the NI Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) were tasked to help rescue a dog that was stuck in a quarry hole. Read more

Funeral of murdered mother and daughter takes place

March 25, 2019 

The funeral of a mother and daughter murdered in Newry earlier this month took place in Belfast on Friday afternoon.  Read more

Barcroft rape victim: Frustration at lack of progress into Police Ombudsman complaint

March 25, 2019 

A woman who was subjected to a brutal and violent rape before being left for dead in a forest near Newry city centre when she was just 8 years old, has called on the Police Ombudsman to make progress into her complaint against police for what she claims have been “significant failings” in the police investigation into her case.  Read more

Rebels without a cause

March 25, 2019 

 ● Allianz National league Division 2 round 7 Armagh 1-14 Cork 3-8

Cork’s one point victory over Armagh at the Athletic Grounds was their only consolation, as it did not prevent what has to be the lowest point in the Rebels proud footballing history, relegation to Division Three for the very first time. Cork had fought back to take a late lead after Armagh had drawn level but news after the final whistle that Clare had bagged 1-2 in added time against Tipperary to snatch victory from defeat meant that Cork joined Tipperary in the third tier for next year. Read more

Disgust as baby hamsters dumped outside Newry pet store

March 25, 2019 

Pet Connection staff who discovered seven baby hamsters abandoned in a filthy cage in the store’s car park on Monday last say they are “disgusted” by the neglect.  Read more

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