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Hello, Mairead here. Since we're all very democratic at Armagh I, it's my turn to bring you this week's newsletter.
When it comes to staff, I'm a relative newcomer, having joined last May, but I must say they're a friendly bunch, plus there's always a cup of tea on the go.
Part of last week was spent reading through nominations for our annual People of the Year awards. Hearing about people doing wonderful things, often in the face of adversity, is one of the perks of the job and, at the risk of sounding clichéd, yes, it is an honour and humbling to hear about their lives.
We've all heard a lot about NHS 'angels' in the past two years and while I have written about them, I have thankfully managed to avoid any personal contact with hospitals. That was until last week when a relative was admitted to Craigavon Area Hospital after an accident (now hopefully on the mend).
Because of Covid-19, the only visitors allowed at present are for end-of-life patients and birthing partners, so as a family we've had to rely on phone calls to ward staff.
Nothing has been too much trouble, the nurses have been lovely and a virtual FaceTime call was set up efficiently within minutes.
The NHS may have its problems, but at times like this, it makes you realise how lucky we are to have it.
Like Armagh I's People of the Year nominees, the medical staff really are amazing - and it's only when you need them that the importance of what they do really hits home.
Dodgy ‘Darren’ who fleeced sellers using Facebook subject of BBC Crime NI appeal — armaghi.com
Council in ‘grave danger of creating Holylands situation in Portadown’ — armaghi.com
Eight vehicles deliberately set on fire outside south Armagh home – Armagh I — armaghi.com Armagh I reports on the county's breaking news, sport including Football, GAA & Rugby. Also Videos, Farming, Entertainment and Events.
Pictured: Remarkable moment of sportsmanship during athletics championships in Armagh — armaghi.com
Partner of woman who ‘locked herself in bathroom through fear’ after attack jailed for four months – Armagh I — armaghi.com Armagh I reports on the county's breaking news, sport including Football, GAA & Rugby. Also Videos, Farming, Entertainment and Events.
Lurgan man recalls day he suffered stroke without realising what was happening — armaghi.com
Vote for your People of the Year
With 11 categories this year, our People of the year awards has grown vastly since its inaugural year, when we started the search for un-sung heroes in November 2020. There has already been thousands of votes placed. Voting closes on February 11, so there's still time to be involved. Vote here.
Watch this space
If any of our eagle eyed Instagram followers were watching closely yesterday, you'll have noticed one of our reels, which gives you an insight into something we have coming soon. Why not follow us on Instagram to see more
We love getting a good poke about at what people get up to in their jobs that's why jobs profiled is one of our favourite sections on ArmaghJobs
This week we caught up with Emma, Design Manager at Alexanders Design House at Alexanders of Markethill.
Proactive attitude, motivation and creative flair goes a long way for Emma at Alexanders Design House — armaghjobs.com
Win cinema tickets...
Win cinema tickets: Have a ‘scream’ with Armagh Omniplex — armaghi.com