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Constituency Downpatrick Government Health South Down Stormont

McGrath Welcomes Trial of Body-Worn Cameras for Ambulance Staff 

SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath has welcomed a trial of body-worn cameras for ambulance staff. Mr McGrath said it was deeply regrettable the trial had been introduced after a rise in assaults on staff. He said that any measure that would increase protection by discouraging the abuse of staff should be considered. South Down MLA […]

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Campaigns Community Constituency Cost of Living Downpatrick Government Kilkeel Newcastle Politics South Down Warrenpoint Westminster

Ordinary People Paying Price for Tory Chaos – Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said people in the north are ‘paying the price’ for Tory chaos and told the British government to stop giving cover to the DUP to block a government being formed. The South Down MP said: “Ordinary people and businesses in the north are paying the price from the uncertainty […]

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Banbridge Business Community Constituency Newry Newry and Armagh South Down Upper Bann

Southern Area Hospice Services Announces Closure of its Shops

Located in Newry, Banbridge and Rathfriland, the shops are due to close in the next few weeks.  Like all high street retail outlets, they have faced significant challenges in recent times, mainly related to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  In line with government guidelines the shops were closed for several months since March 2020. […]

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Constituency Downpatrick Government Politics South Down Stormont

Patrick Brown MLA Elected Vice Chair of All Party Group on Animal Welfare

Patrick Brown MLA welcomes his appointment as Vice Chair of the All Party Group on Animal Welfare following its first meeting at Stormont last week commemorating the reconstruction of the group. Mr Brown said: ‘I am delighted to have been elected as Vice Chair of Stormont’s APG on Animal Welfare, joining colleagues Chair John Blair […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Government Politics South Down Stormont

Patrick Brown MLA Opens Downpatrick Constituency Office

Patrick Brown MLA held the opening of his constituency office Saturday 25th June, with opening hours starting this week. Mr Brown said: ‘I am delighted to have my constituency office and team in place so that we can start delivering for everyone in South Down. Thanks to the support and hard work of everyone involved, […]

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Community Constituency Health Newry and Armagh South Down Upper Bann

Innovative Medical Imaging System to Benefit Patients in the Southern Trust

Southern Health and Social Care Trust are one amongst of number of Trusts across Northern Ireland to benefit from the introduction of a Digital Pathology solution that with benefit patients, staff, and regional services. The Northern Ireland Digital Pathology project, which has been implemented by Business Services Organisation (BSO), is part of Northern Ireland’s Picture […]

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Community Constituency Downpatrick Newcastle South Down

Police Appeal For 14 Year Old Missing Girl

Police are very worried about Lucy aged 14. Lucy hasn’t been seen for 5 days. She is described as 5’6″ in height, slim build, long black hair usually tied in a bun, blue eyes and wearing grey shorts and a grey hoody. We believe she is in the Ballynahinch area. If anyone has any information […]

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Constituency Crime Kilkeel Newcastle South Down

Five Arrested in South Down Drug Seizure

Mournes Neighbourhood Policing Team and local District Support Teams carried out numerous searches in both the Newcastle and Kilkeel Areas. With the help of Tactical Support Group, over £22000 worth of suspected cannabis and cocaine was seized along with cash. 5 people have been arrested in connection with the possession and the supply of a […]

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Community Council Downpatrick Government NMD Council Politics South Down

DUP Councillor Hasn’t Been to a Single Meeting Since February!

Rowallane DUP Councillor William Walker has not attended a council meeting since February whilst continuing to claim a council wage. Clanrye News and Sport can reveal via a freedom of information request that the elected representative last attended a council meeting on the 21st of February 2022. Mr Walker came under fire recently when a […]

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Community Events Lifestyle South Down Warrenpoint

The Kilbroney Show is Back!

The annual vintage car show at Kilbroney is back after a two year hiatus due to Covid with very high expectations to be extremely busy this year. Newry Lions Club and the Kilbroney Vintage Show Committee invite you to take part in the Kilbroney Vintage Show on Saturday 18th June 2022 The Kilbroney Show has […]