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On Thursday 12 November 2009 S3 Business Studies attended a Young Enterprise master class held in Armagh City Hotel.

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MT4Uth is the only all-Ireland youth arts organisation providing top level music theatre education and training to 11 – 25 year olds from a team of International professionals. MT4Uth are delighted to offer young people throughout Ireland a chance to book onto the 2010 auditions.

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Changing Attitude Ireland is organising a Civil Partnership train next Saturday the 5th Dec. at 12.35 departing from Belfast to Dublin, to highlight the shortcomings in the ROI Civil Partnership Bill and locals can join the train at Newry Station departing at 13.27hrs.

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The County Armagh Committee of the Ulster Farmers Union have recently held their Annual Dinner Dance and Award Cermony in the Canal Court Hotel Newry.

Cecil Brownlee, Chairman, County Armagh UFU and his wife Gladys and Graham Furey, President, Ulster Farmers' Union and his wife Julia at the County Armagh Ulster Farmers' Union Annual Dinner in Newry.

A large turnout of members welcomed special guests for the evening Mr Graham Furey and his wife Julia, President of the Ulster Farmers Union and Mr David Johnston and wife Pauline from Loughgall Agricultural Plant Breeding Centre (AFBI) who presented the County Cereal Awards.

Winners in each catergory are as follows; James & Wesley George - Winter Barley. William & George Irwin - Spring Barley. Philip Reid - Winter Wheat. Roy Taylor - Oats.

The Chairman's chosen charity appeal was Marie Curie Cancer Care and a total of £1112.65 was collected on the evening.

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Recipients of the Newry and Mourne District Council Good Relations Small Grants Scheme received their awards today at a function in the Council offices.

The Mayor of Newry and Mourne Council, Councillor John Feehan welcomed local community groups and organisations from across the district into Council Chambers to mark the Good Relations Small Grants Scheme 2009 /2010.

The Good Relations Small Grants scheme which is run by the Good Relations section of the Equality Unit is made possible by funding received from the Community Relations Unit of The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister. The Scheme is 75% funded by OFMDFM with the remaining 25% is funded by Newry and Mourne Council.

Congratulating the groups and organisations on their success Mayor of Newry and Mourne Council, Councillor John Feehan said, ‘it is wonderful to see so many groups applying to run so many diverse projects. It is really great that the Council is in a position to run this small grants scheme and I am delighted to see how well the funding will be used to promote diversity and integration across our district.’

Groups that attended included

South Armagh Rural Women’s Network

Magnet Young Adult Centre

Youth Action N Ireland

South Armagh Women and Family Health Initiative

Ballyholland Development Association

Kingdom Youth Club

Bessbrook Development Company

Atticall Community Association

Mourne U3A

The Swallows

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Newry and Mourne Community Partnership and Newry and Mourne District Policing Partnership recently joined forces with their counterparts in Down District to host their joint Neighbourhood Watch Conference in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Newcastle for co-ordinators from across both district council areas.

The conference gave co-ordinators the opportunity to come together to share their experiences and good practice, building closer links between Neighbourhood Watch schemes in both council areas ahead of the merger under the Review of Public Administration.

Chairman of Down District Council, Councillor William Dick opened the conference, “Neighbourhood Watch is one of our most successful community engagement programmes, and working directly with the local community has proven invaluable in reducing crime and the fear of crime. I would like to both congratulate and praise our co-ordinators for their commitment to Neighbourhood Watch, and for the great work they do on behalf of our local communities

Speaking at the conference, Chair of Newry and Mourne Community Safety Partnership, Mr Martin McDade also thanked the co-ordinators for their time and commitment, and commented on the important role that Neighbourhood Watch plays within community safety. Mr McDade added that he hoped co-ordinators found the conference enjoyable, and the advice and information of value to their Neighbourhood Watch activities.

Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership between local communities and the Police, supported by the local Community Safety Partnership and District Policing Partnership. The scheme aims to help people to protect themselves and their property and to reduce the fear of crime. Neighbourhood Watch brings people closer together, develops a stronger community spirit and promotes confidence within communities that something positive is being done to prevent local crime and improve the qu ality of life in the area.

For further information on Neighbourhood Watch schemes, or to get one set up in your area, please contact Newry and Mourne Community Safety Partnership on 028 3031 3031.

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Myra Callaghan, Newry was the first winner of the Recycler of the Month competition for the New Year. A £50 cheque was presented to the winner by the competition sponsor’s ReGen.

Myra’s bin was full to bursting with all the correct blue bin materials, which she had washed and squashed, where appropriate. Myra collects all her recycling materials in a container in the kitchen and then takes it out to the recycling bin, which means she doesn’t have to go outas often, in the cold weather. Myra is going to use the cheque to treat herself.

Therese Hamill (NMDC), Myra Callaghan  (Winner), and Ruth Colgan (NMDC)Therese Hamill (NMDC), Myra Callaghan  (Winner), and Ruth Colgan (NMDC)Officers this month, found that most bins set out had the correct materials inside. However, householders are reminded that no plastic bags or packaging, apart from plastic bottles, should go into the blue bin. Drinks cartons also cannot be placed into the blue recycling bin. If residents would like to recycle their drinks cartons, they can take them to any of the Council’s 7 Amenity Sites. Your bin man will not collect a bin that is contaminated with any of the items above.

Anyone who uses his or her blue bin correctly is eligible to win. This means that the blue bin is not contaminated, all material is clean, dry and loose, and where appropriate lids are removed and containers are washed and squashed. For more information about recycling or the competition, please contact Therese Hamill on (028) 30313233 or email recycling@newryandmourne.gov.uk.

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The Flagstaff walk of the 60's and 70's is back after many years rest so dust off those walking boots which have been lying in the back of the cupboard all winter and sign up for the Mayor’s Charity Flagstaff Walk/Run/Cycle which will take place on Sunday 25th April.

Mayor John Feehan is inviting everyone to participate in what will be a fun day out for all the family. Walkers will be given the chance to experience a walk along the picturesque Flagstaff Road with breathtaking views over Carlingford Lough.

You and your friends can choose to participate in either a Walk, Run or Cycle starting in the vicinity of the Quays Shopping Complex. Entry fee is £10 per person, Children £5 and Families £20 which will go to the Mayor’s Charity Cycle Fund. You will also be given the opportunity of raising your own sponsorship for the Mayor’s Charity Fund which is being administered through the Newry Lions Club.

Mayor Feehan extends this invitation to all local schools who may have a fundraising project in mind. This will be an ideal opportunity to get children walking and at the same time raise money for their school project.

Mayor Feehan said: “this is an great opportunity for anyone, including children, wanting to fundraise for charity. The walk is open to anyone who is keen to get their walking boots on and hike for charity”.

All participants will be presented with a certificate on completion of the walk.

Entry forms and sponsor cards will be available at all major Council facilities in early February or accessed at www.newryandmourne.gov.uk/downloads.

For further information contact Hilary Halliday tele 028 3031 3072 or email hilary.halliday@newryandmourne.gov.uk

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