A nightmare before Christmas
We usually do like to try and keep the tone of the newsletter light. Christmas is usually a time for good will, family gatherings and enjoyment.
As much as we could try, there is no getting away from the darkness which befell the Lurgan community on Monday morning. This week one Lurgan family has been left devastated by the murder of a much loved daughter, sister, niece and friend. Natalie McNally was brutally murdered in her Silverwood Green home in the town. Detectives from the PSNI’s Major Investigation Team have launched a murder investigation.
Man arrested on Wednesday has been released on bail.
Detectives released CCTV footage along with details of a reward from the charity Crimestoppers.
Watch: Natalie McNally’s family speak out amid ongoing murder investigation
Man (22) charged with multiple offences after ATM stolen at Fruitfield near Richhill
Christmas Eve funeral for Co. Armagh presenter Darryl Grimason following untimely passing
Cannabis, 2,000 cigarettes and imitation firearm seized during Newry raids
Seven months jail for man who stole over £1,200 of clothes from Portadown store
‘Disappointment’ for families as council fails to light up gaol
In Pictures: Santa arrives in style at Killeavy Christmas event
Man urinated in ambulance, spat blood at staff and damaged defibrillator
Family friends set up fundraising page after death of Lurgan man Odhran O’Neill
An Armagh councillor who lost her mum to pancreatic cancer has said the council must “not let people down” after it failed to light up a building as part of an awareness day.
Let’s try to lighten the tone. This was the moment The Grinch tried to ruin Christmas – and one Richhill man’s birthday – as Santa Claus paid a visit to the children of Hardy Memorial School.
It’s the last of our cinema tickets giveaways … for this year only! Congratulations to Wendy Hilditch! You are the last 2022 winner. Contact our office on 028 37 443043 to arrange collection of your tickets! As for now, that’s a wrap! Our popular cinema ticket giveaway will be back in the new year!
People of the Year Awards - One week left to vote!
Don’t forget to vote! Winners will be announced at our awards event at Armagh Planetarium in February, hosted by the brilliant Barra Best!
Last minute Christmas gift guide…
With only two days left until we all exchange gifts we thought some of you might benefit from a little last minute gift-guide (and a recent newsletter poll revealed that many of you might be glad of it!) So, here are some ideas from a few of our current advertising clients:
Killeen have a variety of products to keep the your fireplace neat and tidy this winter from Companion sets and log baskets to coal buckets and fire guards. See in store for details.
Basil Sheils have the answer to picking the perfect present for the pickiest of people. Call in to the restaurant or bar to choose a gift voucher to suit your budget.
J D Hunter’s & Co.
J D Hunter’s have a sale on all their non-food Christmas items and a wide selection of children’s toys available for last minute purchase.
Fruitfield have announced that they are now stocking BeerHawk pint-pouring machines and a variety of kegs for the perfect in-house bar experience. They also have a selection of pre-made gift hampers from £25 to £100 for instore purchase.
Aonach Mhacha have a beautiful variety of handmade gifts, books and jewellery available from their gift shop - why not grab a coffee at Café Mhacha while you’re in!
Wax’d Car Care
Wax’d Car Care are offering premium gift vouchers for the car-care enthusiast in a variety of amounts to suit all budget sizes.
Alexanders of Markethill
Alexander’s have announced 25% off Christmas decorations, trees and lights, as well as, a FREE Christmas mug when you spend £30 on food gifts. Gift cards are also available instore.
McKeever’s have a range of fragrance gift set for him or her, popular Clarins gift sets and plenty to choose from in their electrical goods section. Staff are also on hand to provide complimentary gift-wrapping on purchases.
Play it ‘safe’ this Christmas with home safes in stock and available from £100 and gift vouchers available in store.
Tributes have been pouring in for Patsy Vincent who was well known throughout the province as a talented DJ, MC, performer and ‘absolute gentleman’. A ‘larger than life personality’, he would often work in a Michael Flatly impersonation to many of his gigs, gaining him his famous moniker of ‘Lord of the Dance’.
The winds are picking up in Stewartstown and rumour has it that they might even carry a curious, little Kansas girl right into the Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown.
Police have urged car owners to take the same precautions as they do with their home security, and have advised them, where possible, to keep vehicles in a garage and lock driveway gates following keyless car thefts in Mid-Ulster
From all of the team at Armagh I, Tyrone I and Armagh Jobs, may we wish you a Merry Christmas, stay safe and look after each other. The next weekly edition of our newsletter will be Tuesday January 3. In between now and then we will of course keep you up to date will all the news on our website armaghi.com