There's been an overnight invasion!
Good morning, Kellie here. As I write this it’s December 1 and overnight there seems to have been an invasion of little red and white menaces… the elves on the shelves are back! Whatever happened to the low maintenance giving of advent calendars?
I do get the appeal, though, they are great fun… if you’ve got a great memory, endless creative energy, ample time and don’t mind cleaning up!
We do love to see your elves getting up to no good so feel free to share your pictures with us here.
South Armagh woman in phone charger warning after burning incident
Caledon woman’s concern over animals being kept in ‘horrific conditions’
Man arrested in connection with 1996 murder of Ian Lyons in Lurgan
Theo’s Journey: Road racing champion brother teams up with Cancer Fund for Children to design race helmet
Gardaí investigating deaths of two men in separate locations along Armagh-Monaghan border
‘The Moutrays once again come in twos’ as new Portadown councillor given warm welcome
Intoxicated Portadown man walked home before returning to straighten car in parking spot, court hears
Intruders claiming to be ‘IRA punishment squad’ beat Newry man with baseball bat lined with nails, court hears
Pensioners seeking Credit Union loans to buy bread and milk
Council re-think Bessbrook Christmas tree following resident backlash
Another blow to Portadown high street as HSBC announce branch closure
Newry Mourne Down District Council ‘Make It Local’ this Christmas with business support
Magheralin designer Angeline scores with floral display at World Cup in Qatar
Ombudsman finds litany of failings in care of man at Keady care home
A part time role in retail set Chris on a path he was not to veer from. His zest for life, need to be kept busy and desire to engage with people all contribute to making him a wonderfully well-rounded Supermarket Store Manager. Read the jobs profile here.
Don’t Box Me In Support Group in Keady require a Project Co-ordinator to provide support and activities to children, young people and their families in accordance with the aims and objectives of the organisation.
Newry based Re-Gen Robotics have a vacancy for Personal Assistant to the Director with Re-Gen Waste requiring an IT Manager.
Armagh City Hotel have two current vacancies including Conference and Banqueting Co-ordinator and Fitness Instructor roles.
Caledon Christmas Tree Festival
St. John’s Parish Church, Caledon | December 2 | 1pm - 9pm | Opening service at 7pm
December 3 | 10am - 7pm | Santa’s Grotto
December 4 | 2pm - 7pm | Closing Carol Service at 7pm
Santa’s Grotto Blackwatertown
Old Orchard Stables, 75 Blackwatertown Road | December 4, 10 and 18 | 4pm - 8.30pm
Christmas Animal Farm and Santa Visit
Portadown Wellness Centre | December 3 | Proceeds in aid of Leukaemia UK
Marie Curie Carol Service - Carols by Coral Society
Parkanaur Manor House | December 8 | 7pm | Mulled wine and shortbread reception
Eagle eyed and regular competition entrants will have notice our Faux pas on Tuesday when we didn’t link our competition! (I’m not passing the buck but these things are a team effort - Rikki, need I say anymore) Anyway here you go good people - your chance to win a beautiful fireside set courtesy of our friends at Killeen Hardware!
Also - this weeks winner of a pair of cinema tickets.. Ann Mc Kearney, well done! Give us a call on 02837443043 to arrange your prize!
As always you can enter for next weeks giveaway here!
This week’s Featured Property…
For Sale: 40 Loughbrickland Road, Newry. A quaint, little restoration project for someone with the know-how. This mature, two-bedroom cottage is located only two miles from the busy town of Rathfriland, serviced by many popular boutiques, butchers, cafes and supermarkets.
People of the Year Awards
The nominations for this year’s People of the Year Awards are officially closed! Now the hard work begins. Rikki and I have been busily shorting through the nomination forms over the last two days, categorising, scoring etc. It’s a lot of work! The nominations have been incredible - trust me when I say there is not a dry eye in the house.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate those all-important people. Stay tuned to find out who has been shortlisted in the coming weeks.
Tributes paid to one of “natures gentlemen” Robert ‘Stevie’ Stevenson MBE following Cookstown fire
‘Small in stature but a larger-than-life character’, Cookstown High School pay moving tribute to former vice-principal
The funeral to be held today for popular Dungannon man Ciaran Coyle
Harry Dickson the ‘maintenance man of Moy’ retires on 66th birthday
Council calls on Christmas shoppers to support small businesses “in their time of need”
Mid Ulster Council attempting to add lifeguards to swimming pools but recruitment ‘challenging’
Capper Trading’s generous employees contribute to purchase of vital defibrillator
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