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Council warning over worrying

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council received and investigated 26 complaints of dogs worrying livestock in the area over the period April 2018 to March 2019.

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Spa Masonic Lodge 703 and Spa Royal Arch Chapter 703 members pictured presenting the cheque for �1,200 to The Grand Master of Irish Freemasons, M. W. Bro. Douglas T Grey

Masonic supports Charity work

Spa Masonic Lodge 703 and Spa Royal Arch Chapter 703, which has members from the local area, recently presented a cheque for £1,200 to The Grand Master of Irish Freemasons, M. W. Bro. Douglas T Grey to boost his Grand Masters Festival of charity “Vision 2020”.

People
‘My 17 days in a coma fighting pneumonia and sepsis in ICU’

‘My 17 days in a coma fighting pneumonia and sepsis in ICU’

One day I was sitting at my desk at News Letter headquarters, when I realised I was coming down with the cold. So far, so commonplace. It was January; who doesn’t have to reach for the Kleenex in this desperate and bluest of months? I felt feverish, shivery. I sneezed and felt a cough brewing. I packed up at the end of the day, feeling utterly horrible, self-pityingly wretched. But I had no doubt the adequate dose of Co-codamol, a bag of oranges and some Lucozade would sort me out, plus an early night under a heavy duvet curled up in the foetal position beside my beloved bedside radiator.

Health

Irish castles that offer a royal welcome

With Ireland being famous for its historical castles and recent research from Booking.com revealing that 43% of travellers are planning to stay in a new type of accommodation this year, there’s really never been a better time to check in to a rustic, royal abode. At the dawn of the new year, you can rest like a royal after enjoying the day in the fresh countryside, basking in the winter sunshine and taking in the spectacular Irish landscapes.

Lifestyle
Joules comes to the Boulevard

Designer outlet creating 12 jobs

One of the UK and Ireland’s most loved lifestyle brands, Joules, has been confirmed as The Boulevard’s first retailer signing of 2020, creating 12 jobs initially.

Business
Pictured Brian Doran (Chief Executive, Southern Regional College), Minister Diane Dodds (Department for the Economy) and Martin Lennon (Managing Director, O'Hare & McGovern)

£15m campus is first class

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has highlighted the importance of further education colleges which deliver significant benefits to learners, businesses and wider society.

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New local groups for people living with dementia

New local groups for people living with dementia

Local dementia charity, Dementia NI, are to deliver new Empowerment and Support groups for people living with dementia across the Southern Trust area, after being awarded almost £460,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with individuals living with dementia.

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Anne Crossan, Regional Retail Manager for SVP in Northern Ireland

Why not clear the clutter to a Vincent’s this New Year?

Beginning a new year by clearing the clutter can be a refreshing exercise and whether it’s unwanted Christmas gifts or last year’s toys which Santa replaced this year with updated or more advanced versions for those little ones who’ve gotten a year older, you can drop off unloved or once loved items to your local Vincent’s in Banbridge.

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