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Tributes paid to teen with ‘infectious personality’

A four-day search for a missing Newry teenager ended in tragedy on Saturday when the body of 15-year-old John Paul (JP) Smyth was located in the water close to Warrenpoint pier.

Hairdresser shares weight loss journey ahead of impending wedding

By Diarmúid Pepper Weight-loss experts at The Academy Masterplan have teamed up with a local hair salon owner to help her fit into the dream dress for her big day, and you can follow this journey exclusively in The Examiner.

Chief Constable’s Christmas Day tweet ‘a PR disaster’

Local politicians are to meet with the PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne tomorrow (Tuesday) to discuss the fallout from his controversial post on social media on Christmas Day, which pictured heavily armed officers posing outside Crossmaglen police station. The photo…

Arson attack owner vows to rebuild

By Diarmúid Pepper A Newry business owner says he is focused on rebuilding his car dealership after a New Year’s Eve arson attack on his premises. Police were called to ‘Elite Cars and Recovery’ on the Forkhill Road, Newtowncloughoge in…

Reavey family no longer expects justice over brothers’ triple murder

Forty-four years on from the murders of their three brothers, the Reavey family from Whitecross says they no longer expect to see anyone brought to justice for the crime. John Martin, Brian and Anthony Reavey were attacked in their family…

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Be early as number crowd expected

BOI Dr McKenna Cup It’s the first Wednesday night following New Year’s Day but that will not stop thousands of Armagh and Tyrone football supporters descending on the Athletic Grounds as the counties meet in what will be the deciding…

Story of Reavey brothers’ murders to be told through film

Young filmmaker John Reavey is writing the script for an upcoming film he will direct on the killings of his three uncles who were murdered by a loyalist gang in their Whitecross home in January 1976. John is joined in…

New salon gutted in suspected arson attack

Less than two weeks after the official opening of their new bespoke premises, the owners of a hair and beauty salon in Jonesborough say they are beyond devastated after it was completely gutted in a suspected arson attack.

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Darts – Fifty teams taking to the oche

There will be 50 teams taking part across the 5 different divisions in the 2019/20 Newry Darts Leagues season which will be sponsored by Frontier Coach Hire Newry Mob 07778352339

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Roadside protest flags up residents’ concerns 

Locals have been campaigning for years to secure road safety improvements and have now moved to demand previous assurances from the Roads Service and DfI are implemented.