Meet the air traffic controller equivalent for Irish lorries..
Good morning! It's Micheal here. Firstly, enjoy these few days of sun – it's probably going to be our lot for the summer.
Once again, it has been a busy week, despite the few days holidays sandwiched in between for the Twelfth. I'm not really sure what holidays mean anymore given our seven-days-a-week news cycle. Any one fancy doing a weekend shift? (That's half a joke).
In those seven days we've had some powerful stories...I'm hoping some of our newsletter readers have seen this in some form or other already but Conor's interview with David Livingstone this week was a special one. Watch the video below.
Speaking to people is so special, like it was David, as we firmly believe – in fact, we know – everyone has a story to tell. Please just reach out to us and share your story, or maybe that of a friend, or family member. We want to hear it – and share it with others too.
We'd be keen to know if this newsletter is something you'd perhaps consume more often, or if you'd prefer it on a different day – Sunday? Monday morning? Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
We've also soft launched our new jobs platform www.armaghjobs.com. While we've previously housed our jobs on the main site – we still will – our new site offers additional and more appropriate job functionality. It will have its home on Armagh I as always.
We've also started a new Jobs Profiled section on Armagh Jobs – it's a simple Q&A with a person in a specific role. We ask them about their job among other things. The first one we have compiled is Helen McNamara, who is a customs clearance agent, with Armagh transportation company Allied Fleet Services. Check it out here.
Trainee Business Development Executive — armaghjobs.com
Quality Assurance Assistant — armaghjobs.com
Ray Ban sunglasses giveaway...
We’ve teamed up with McCrystal Opticians in Armagh once again to give away a pair of designer Ray Ban sunglasses to one lucky winner.
You pick the frames and the rest is on them – free single vision prescription lenses (if required); free tint; and free UV protective coating.
Win all this in our exclusive giveaway with McCrystal Opticians.
To enter, simply comment on this story in our dedicated comments section – login required.
Our winner will be announced on Friday, July 23. Good luck!
Win a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses with McCrystal Opticians — armaghi.com
10 headlines you may have missed..
Brother of murdered Majella (12) says statute of limitations ‘unacceptable betrayal’ — armaghi.com
Bank closure blow for Lurgan as AIB confirms town branch to shut in November — armaghi.com
Community stunned as tributes paid following death of talented young GAA star — armaghi.com
Woman and three children rescued from their Craigavon home after garage fire — armaghi.com
Heartbreak as Judith loses battle with cancer eight years after husband lost same fight — armaghi.com
Teenage girl suffers suspected broken jaw in alleged assault outside Moy pub — armaghi.com
Tassagh’s Tracy wins recognition for work in community and raising over £60,000 for charity — armaghi.com
Markethill High School in tribute to ‘very popular and much-loved’ Megan following sudden passing — armaghi.com
Change of pace for South Lakes’ new incredABLE head chef with over 20 years experience — armaghi.com
Patrick Boyle murder: Sister’s emotional tribute to ‘best wee brother’ who had third child on the way — armaghi.com
Work from home: Properties on the market offering space for that dedicated office — armaghi.com
In Pictures: Twelfth of July celebrations in Tandragee — armaghi.com
In Pictures: Twelfth of July celebrations in Armagh City — armaghi.com
Couch 2 5km is back but with a difference! It’s now a virtual programme so everyone can join in and walk, jog or run at their leisure.
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.
The concept is simple and suitable for recreational runners who need a little extra encouragement and advice on how to get back into or starting running. Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking to gradually build up your fitness and stamina.
By the end of the eight-week programme, participants will be able to complete a 5km Parkrun.
For further information please contact Amanda Mogey, Assistant Sports Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gin and a Cruise – what's not to like?
Savour the taste of locally crafted gins as you cruise majestic Carlingford Lough — armaghi.com
Meet the Simpsons!
One last thing before you go. Tomorrow's Podcast is Meeting the Simpsons - the local family with one million TikTok followers...Another Elaine special to listen out for.