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Huge Newry development will see ‘industrialisation’ of Ring of Gullion, say residents

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'We can assure local residents on the Chancellor’s Road that if we are successful, we pledge to be a good neighbour' Huge Newry development will see ‘industrialisation’ of Ring of Gullion, say residents 'We can assure local residents on the Chancellor’s Road that if we are successful, we pledge to be a good neighbour' A huge 180,000 square foot development on the...

Cancer Focus NI choir hits the right note this World Cancer Day 

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Cancer Focus NI continues to urge people this World Cancer Day to become familiar with the main signs and symptoms of cancer, to contact their GP immediately if they have any concerns, and to attend cancer screening when called. Anthony Stuart, Cancer Focus NI Community Wellbeing Manager, encourages everyone to get involved in healthy New Year resolutions: “With the...

Daisy Hill to lose emergency surgery permanently under new proposal

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The removal of emergency general surgery from Daisy Hill Hospital is "downgrade by stealth" according to Newry & Armagh MLA Justin McNulty who asks "Are we going to let them tear down Daisy Hill brick by brick, or are we going to take a stand" Workers Party representative Nicola Grant has also urged everyone to make their views known in...

Cloughoge: Priest ‘shocked to the core’ after Sacred Heart church vandalised

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The Church of the Sacred Heart in Dublin Road in Cloughoge just outside Newry was vandalised overnight between Thursday and Friday. Police were alerted to the incident at about 09:00 GMT on Friday. Father Richard Naughton said he was distraught and that it was the first time anything like this had happened. He said the windows would require specialist repair which would...

Murderers Alison McDonagh and Stephen McParland arrested in Newry

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Alison McDonagh, 49, and Stephen McParland, 54, were arrested in the Newry area on Thursday afternoon. McDonagh was imprisoned for a murder committed in 2004; McParland received his conviction for a killing in 1997. They had been last seen at Lanyon Place train station in Belfast at about 13:45 GMT on Saturday. According to the Department of Justice, McDonagh was on a...

Newry Reporter: Buyer saves 155-year-old paper from closure

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The Newry Reporter has been taken over by publishing firm National World. The new owner said the sale was a key opportunity to underpin its growth in Northern Ireland, where it owns several other local papers. The Newry Reporter, which has been in circulation for 155 years, employs 10 people in Margaret Street in the city. Their jobs had been placed at...

Newry: Man dead following shooting in Ardcarn Park

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A murder investigation is under way after a man died following a shooting in Newry. It happened at Ardcarn Park on Thursday evening. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police have said. Ardcarn Park is closed to motorists and pedestrians. SDLP councillor for the area Michael Savage condemned what he called "a reckless act that resulted in the death of...

Cancer Focus NI awards £90,000 grant to Queen’s University for oesophageal cancer research 

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Susie Kennedy receives the Dr Jim Birnie Fellowship to study immunotherapy in oesophageal cancer, thanks to a £90k donation from the Birnie family to Cancer Focus NI. Pictured left to right: Research supervisor Dr Richard Turkington, Susie Kennedy, Ruth Birnie and Chief Executive of Cancer Focus NI, Richard Spratt.

Northern Ireland’s longest running cancer charity; Cancer Focus NI funds three-year research fellow post at the Patrick G. Johnston Centre for Cancer Research.  This substantial gift of £90,000, made possible thanks to the generosity of the late Dr Jim Birnie, a Trustee of Cancer Focus since 1985 and a member of the Ballymena Cancer Focus Group since 1973, will leave...

Newry burglary: Three men granted bail after iron bar attack

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Three men aged 27, 30 and 33 charged with involvement in an aggravated burglary in Newry have been granted bail. They were charged after a man was attacked with baseball bats and an iron bar during the incident at a house in Springfarm Heights. on Tuesday morning. The men were arrested after a car crashed on the southbound carriageway of the...