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Agriculture Community Constituency Government Lurgan Upper Bann Westminster

World Sheepdog Trials Comes to NI

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has said the hosting of the World Sheepdog Trials at Gill Hall this September will bring huge benefits for local tourism and hospitality providers, with over 50,000 people expected to attend. This week the DUP MP hosted a meeting between some of the organisers and DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots MLA. […]

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Community Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh

Newry Woman Charged Following £250,000 Drug Seizure

Police have charged a 30-year-old woman with two counts of possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, two counts of being concerned in the supply of a Class B controlled drug and other related offences. She is due to appear at Newry Magistrates Court tomorrow, Wednesday 6th July. As is normal […]

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Community Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh South Armagh

Man Named and Charged in Court Following Drug, Cash and Firearm Seizures in Bessbrook and South Armagh

By Paul Higgins A Lithuanian lorry driver allegedly at the centre of an international “large scale criminal conspiracy” was remanded into custody today (tues.) Refusing to free Modestas Mockevicius, District Judge Trevor Brown said his claims of having £100,000 in cash for IVF treatment was “a very unconvincing explanation” so given the seriousness of the […]

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Community Constituency Crime Newry Newry and Armagh

Police Seize £250,000 in Suspected Drugs, Cash and Counterfeit Products in Newry

Police seized £250,000 in suspected illegal drugs, cash and counterfeit products in the Newry area yesterday, Monday 4th July. Area Commander for Newry, Mourne & Down, Superintendent Norman Haslett said: “During the searches, we seized approximately £200,000 in both Class A and Class B suspected controlled drugs and counterfeit goods. A sum of £25,000 in […]

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Community Constituency Council Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council South Armagh South Down Warrenpoint

NMD Refuse Collection Bank Holiday Arrangements

Waste Management and Household Recycling Centres  Refuse Collection All refuse collection and commercial waste collections will take place as normal on the Bank Holiday Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July 2022.  PLEASE PLACE YOUR BIN AT KERBSIDE FOR 6.00AM TO ENSURE COLLECTION, NO EXCESS BAGS OF WASTE WILL BE COLLECTED.  If due to unforeseen circumstances, […]

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Community Constituency Lurgan Upper Bann

Workers End Strike Action at Interface, Craigavon After Winning Inflation-Busting Pay Increase

After one week of strike action, union members vote overwhelmingly to accept ​15.25% percent pay increase Unite members working at flooring manufacturer Interface Europe, based in Craigavon, have voted overwhelmingly to end their strike action after receiving a much improved pay offer from management. The offer comes at the end of a first week of strike […]

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Community Constituency Education Newry Newry and Armagh

Blue Plaque Unveiled in Belfast to Celebrate Professor Henry Barcroft

The Physiological Society was delighted to unveil a blue plaque at Queen’s University Belfast today celebrating the distinguished physiologist Professor Henry Barcroft (1904-1988). Barcroft is renowned for his work on the circulatory system. His meticulous research on blood flow determined how nerves and hormones control blood flow in the limbs. The plaque is positioned at […]

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Business Community Constituency Council Events Government Lifestyle Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Newry Set for Summer in the City

Newry City is gearing up for a summer of entertainment with a ‘Summer in the City’ programme of events. Newry BID (Business Improvement District) has organised the campaign to encourage people to spend time in the city over the summer. The programme is part funded by the Newry Mourne and Down Council Community Grant scheme. […]

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Albert Basin Park Campaigns Community Constituency Council Government Infrastructure Newry Newry and Armagh NMD Council

Questions Raised Over Albert Basin Park’s Inclusion in Levelling Up Funding

A row has broken out regarding the lack of interest for the Albert Basin Park to be included in Newry, Mourne and Down District Councils “Levelling up” funding application. The “Levelling up” Fund is designed to invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK. The £4.8 billion fund will support town centre and […]

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Business Community Constituency Events Lifestyle Newry Newry and Armagh

Nan Rice’s Reveal “Marty Mural” to Newry Legend

Newry based business Nan Rice’s which is known for being a popular destination for young and old in Newry has created new mural dedicated to a popular Newry man. The mural which is located in the tunnel area of the bar and outdoor lounge area depicts an image of a very well known Newry legend….Martin […]