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Blanchflower £2.3 Million Belfast Development

Blanchflower £2.3 Million Belfast Development

Councillor Jim Rodgers, Chair of Belfast City Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee and Mr John Davidson, H&W Welders FC Treasurer, kick off the first phase of a £2.3 million development at the Blanchflower Playing Fields. The 15-month project, supported by the council’s Belfast Investment Fund, will develop an Irish Football Association standard pitch, pavilion and associated facilities for the Welders club. In addition, council is also investing £1.1million to develop a 3G pitch for the local community on the site as part of their £325 million capital investment programme for the city. Find out more at

Updated: 2018-11-22

Friendship Four Ice Hockey tournament SSE Arena Belfast

Friendship Four Takes Over Visit Belfast

Excitement builds ahead of 4th annual Friendship Four Ice Hockey tournament, returning to the SSE Arena Belfast 23-24 November. Belfast Lord Mayor Deirdre Hargey joined (Picture L-R) Josh Hagwell, representing the Eastern College Athletic Conference; MaryJo McCanny, Director of Visitor Services at Visit Belfast and Shane Johnston, Project Manager of the Friendship Four to officially unveil the new Visit Belfast window dressing to promote the event. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) tournament will see teams from Yale University, Union College, Boston University and University of Connecticut take to the ice to battle it out for the coveted Belpot trophy. The tournament is a working outcome of the Sister Cities Agreement between Belfast and Boston signed in 2014, which aims to develop economic, trade and investment, tourism, youth, cultural, faith based exchange and educational linkages between the two cities. Visit

Updated: 2018-11-13

Primary school children from St Malachy’s, Bangor support NI Water’s commitment to reducing plastic waste and refilling from the tap!

NI Primary School Transfer Tests

It’s a tough few weeks ahead for thousands of children as they sit the transfer test and NI Water want to wish all of them the best of luck! Pictured Primary school children from St Malachy’s, Bangor support NI Water’s commitment to reducing plastic waste and refilling from the tap!

Updated: 2018-11-12

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Paul Michael, CEO Jacqui Dixon, Joan Christie CVO OBE, Air Vice-Marshal David Niven

Lest We Forget Such Great Sacrifices

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Paul Michael was joined by Chief Executive, Mrs Jacqui Dixon in welcoming HMLL Mrs Joan Christie CVO OBE for a reception at Antrim Civic Centre for Air Vice-Marshal David Niven and Mrs Lynn Niven. During the reception, Air Vice-Marshal David Niven was presented a small gift, in appreciation of his service with the Royal Air Force and to mark his forthcoming retirement. The Air Vice-Marshall is the most senior RAF officer in Northern Ireland and lives locally.

Updated: 2018-11-09

Remembering William Dunlop

Remembering William Dunlop

Mid Ulster District Council Chair, Councillor Sean McPeake has opened Books of Condolence in memory of Ballymoney rider William Dunlop, who was tragically killed during a practice session at the Skerries 100 in County Dublin on Saturday 7th July 2018. Councillor McPeake expressed his deepest condolences and deepest sympathies to the Dunlop family. Photo Caption: Councillor Sean McPeake signs the Book of Condolence in memory of William Dunlop in the Burnavon, Cookstown

Updated: 2018-07-11

KFC Chicken Free Nightmare


Congratulations to KFC on going meat free! Thanks to a new supplier its reported that the chicken food chain can't get its chicken to its stores throughout the UK, although its reported the news for Northern Ireland isn't as bad. The Question for many, is are KFC paying their staff for the hours on this weeks rota or have they failed to pay them because they are on zero hour contracts? Is there a new PR nightmare ahead for this chicken free Corp?

Updated: 2018-02-21

NI Water Apprentices You're Hired!

Chris Cole, Technical Learning and Development Advisor (right) shows Jack Reynolds (far left) and Toby Wright (left) how to search for leaks. You're Hired! NI Water apprentices complete their training.

Updated: 2018-01-30

Survitec Employees Enhance Skills

Survitec Employees Enhance Skills

Fifteen Survitec employees recently completed an Institute of Leadership and Management accredited Train the Trainer qualification at South Eastern Regional College. The training was delivered in-house at the company’s Dunmurry Office. The course was designed to ultimately enable delegates to build their skills and confidence in training session planning, design, delivery and evaluation. Train The Trainer provides delegates with the skills to design, train, assess and track effective training programmes. Delegates learnt how to design training for groups of varying sizes, learning styles and experience. For more information or to enrol onto the course please contact SERCs Business Services team on 0345 600 7555.

Updated: 2018-01-24

L-R Yvonne McIlree, Adrian McNally, Titanic Hotel Belfast. Neil Walker SSE Arena, Belfast. William McIlroy Titanic Hotel Belfast.

SSE Arena Belfast Launches Titanic Partnership

The SSE Arena, Belfast has today launched a partnership with Belfast’s newest hotel destination: the iconic Titanic Hotel Belfast. With over 600,000 visitors every year to The SSE Arena, Belfast the business partnership will create opportunities for customers to avail of many exclusive offers. Situated in the heart of the Titanic Quarter and just minutes from the venue, Titanic Hotel Belfast is a transformation of the legendary Harland & Wolff headquarters and spectacular Drawing Offices. The close proximity to The SSE Arena, Belfast offers customers the chance to experience a live show and then relax in the comfort of the world’s most authentic Titanic themed hotel.

Updated: 2018-01-12

Better Gym Connswater Charitable Christmas Spririt

Better Gym Connswater Charitable Christmas Spririt

Over a 100 members from Better Gym Connswater took part in a series of activiries aimed at raising money for Cash for Kids Christmas appeal. Classes included Spin, Bootcamp, Booty Beats Dance and Boxfit. Food and treats were donated by local business Sweet Robyn’s Healthy Bakery, with even Santa marking a appearance, couresy of the East Belfast Fire Brigade. Congratulations to event organiser Charlotte Rice and all the staff who supported the event.

Updated: 2017-12-19

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