Reaching out! Calling out bullying culture...
Good morning, it’s Micheal with you here on this rather baltic Tuesday morning (I don’t think I’ll stray too far wrong with that predication at the time of writing on a Monday night). Look at me mentioning the weather after my all high and mighty attempts to avoid the potential for the clickbait claims in my last newsletter outing! But jeepers, it has been cold and it’s not looking too hot for the rest of the week either.
As always, thanks to everyone who has reached out to us about a story – see our most read story below. Enough was enough for some former workers at the DVA centre in Armagh. We may have an update on this one to come, so stay tuned.
Also, in the lead up to Christmas we really want to hear from our ex-pats, or those going away for Christmas. Where will you be spending Christmas this year? Maybe you’re returning home to the Orchard County or simply tucking into turkey on the beach, please reach out and tell us, we’d love to share it with our readers. We know you’re out there, so please don’t be shy.
Honestly, don’t be shy; you don’t want to be reading court stories on Christmas Day…..I mean it, share your positivity! Simply reply to this email.
MOST READ: Former Armagh DVA Centre workers slam ‘toxic, bullying’ environment
Famous Yellow Heifer in Camlough set to calf new gourmet pizza takeaway in village!
Yellow weather warning for ice as freezing fog descends on Co Armagh
A Santa photo to cherish as councillor reflects on driving change for people with disabilities
Reporting ban lifted for bank clerk who stole up to £172,000 from 90-year-old woman
Sub-zero temperatures cause bin collection disruption as contents freeze
Health workers in Craigavon brave freeze and take to picket lines in pay strike
Lorry stolen in Donegal turns up with false registration plates in south Armagh
Keady man assaulted police when approached for outstanding money warrant
Man uninjured after petrol bomb thrown at house in Craigavon
Popular Gerry hangs up his scrubs after 42 years in Daisy Hill Hospital
Stephen Barriskill murder accused to face Crown Court proceedings next week
Giving back: Forkhill man braving ‘a dip a day’ in icy waters for Southern Hospice
Portadown street petitions council for signs giving its name in Irish and English
Lurgan man in breach of bail blew close to four times drink drive limit before 1pm
Petrol bomb thrown at house in Newry
Man travelled from England to kidnap estranged pregnant wife in Bessbrook, court hears
Armagh man who spat at paramedic and dad pushing baby in pram says he’s known for charitable Covid work
Four ‘progressive’ Dungannon-based careers on offer with Mount Charles
The position of a trained HGV mechanic has become available at family-owned, Corr Brothers Ltd.
Mac Electrics are recruiting for a full time Electrical Counter Sales for immediate appointment.
Re-Gen Robotics are currently recruiting for the role of a Personal Assistant to the Company Director.
Christmas Light Parade
Friday December 16 | assembling 5.30pm | 6pm start | Meeting at Scotch Street car park, parade through city centre, ending at Christmas Fair at Sherry’s Field | Everyone welcome
Visit Santa at South Lake Leisure Centre
Thursday December 15 - Tuesday December 20 | Monday - Friday 3pm - 7.45pm | Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4.15pm | Friday December 16 will have an Autism Friendly session from 7pm - 7.45pm | £10 per child | Click here for more
Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Star Tracker Evening
Armagh Observatory and Planetarium | Wednesday December 14 | 6.30pm | The event will include a talk, a Dome Show and stargazing | Book tickets here
Don’t forget to enter our weekly cinema ticket giveaway, you can keep entering by clicking this link.
This week’s Featured Property…
For Sale: 13 Breagh Lodge, Portadown. A beautiful four bedroom detached property with spacious rear garden laid mostly in lawn and patio, front garden laid in lawn with mature shrubs, driveway, attached garage.
Matthew McCallan funeral: Mourner’s hear 15-year-old’s touching tribute to parents who ‘mean the world to me’
Tributes paid to popular Tullygiven resident who was full of ‘fun, generosity and faith’
Mid Ulster LMP aim to ‘reduce the gender gap’ by investing in childcare provision
Retired photojournalist captures anecdotal history of Dungannon in fundraising booklet
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Hi Michael we have been out here for 3 years now as my 2 sons and 1 daughter all live out here now so we just followed them .
This Christmas I will be celebrating with my daughter and her family on the coast in a place called Mooloolaba. We will still have Turkey and Ham but it will be a cold lunch with the temperature being up in the 30 . We still find time to go to the beach and probably have a swim . Still miss the Christmas dinner and family at home .