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Family ‘bursting with happiness’ as Ellen begins nursery school

May 13, 2019 

Last week marked another major milestone for little Ellen Trainor from Bessbrook as she commenced nursery school.

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Flight delays hit school trip travel plans

May 13, 2019 

By Diarmúid Pepper

Flight cancellations are enough to ruin any trip, particularly one involving many school children. However, that exact scenario did little to dampen the spirits of Year 10 students from St Paul’s High School in Bessbrook, during their recent school trip to Barcelona.  Indeed, as Principal Jarlath Burns pointed out, it merely “added to the excitement and to the fascination of the trip” for the children.

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A trip ‘down memory lane’ for Camlough man features in national magazine

May 13, 2019 

The nostalgic musings of well-known Camlough personality and GAA broadcaster Damian McCullough achieved national fame recently, when his story was published in one of the country’s most popular magazines, ‘Ireland’s Own’.

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Baby rape case adjourned to confirm expert witnesses

May 13, 2019 

 Reports from medical experts remain outstanding in the case of a man accused of raping a two-week-old baby, Newry Magistrates Court has heard.

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A Super Charity Match to remember Karl Heaney

May 13, 2019 

By Kieran Lynch

Having passed away tragically following a collision on the A1 dual carriageway last year, Karl Heaney’s family and friends have organised a charity match which will take place in Ballyholland Harps GAC this Saturday (18th May) to pay tribute to his life.

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Family’s ‘deep distress’ at details of Thornton murder by British Paratroopers

May 13, 2019 

Distressing details of the 1971 murder of a south Armagh man at the hands of the British Army’s Parachute Regiment have emerged during the inquest into the Ballymurphy massacre, currently being heard in Belfast.

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Police officer in pursuit had “no choice” but to produce gun

May 13, 2019 

A PSNI officer had “no choice” but to produce his gun during a pursuit as police attempted to apprehend a woman who was observed driving dangerously, a court has heard.

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Malone calls for progress on city park project

May 13, 2019 

Independent Newry City Councillor Gavin Malone has reiterated calls for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to maintain its vision for a city centre park. 

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Drug awareness: Bereaved mother recounts the devastating loss of her son

May 13, 2019 

By Diarmúid Pepper

This Friday 17th May at 6.30pm, Mullaghbawn CLG will host a drugs awareness talk by Theresa Burke. This event is open to everyone above the age of 12, and Theresa encourages parents, as well as teenagers, to come along.

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Armagh to advance to the last four

May 13, 2019 

 ● Ulster Senior Football Championship Sunday 19th may Pairc Esler at 4pm Down v Armagh 

Armagh can overcome arch rivals Down to record their first Ulster championship success since their 1-12 to 0-9 win over Cavan back in 2014. Manager Kieran McGeeney will be hoping that his first Ulster win as a manager will be the springboard to launch the Orchard County back as a major player in the province given that it is 2008 since Armagh have won or appeared in the Ulster final. But despite Armagh defeat the last times the sides met in the championship at the same venue 2 years ago with Down going all the way to the Ulster final it is Armagh who will carry the favourites tag next Sunday. On that last championship win Down were quickest out of the blocks racing into a 4 point lead which they held at the final whistle. This time round it is roles reversed as Armagh are the Division Two team and Down are in Division Three.

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