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2018 NI Responsible Business Awards Entries Closing

2018 NI Responsible Business Awards Entries Closing

Entries for the 2018 Northern Ireland Responsible Business Awards will close on Friday 23 February 2018. The Awards run by Business in the Community, seek to recognise and celebrate firms in Northern Ireland that are making a difference addressing social and environmental issues. Winners will be revealed at a glittering gala dinner at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Thursday 24 May 2018.

£70,000 Rainwater Garden Complete At Clandeboye Primary School!

£70,000 Rainwater Garden Complete At Clandeboye Primary School!

NI Water, the NI Department for Infrastructure, Education Authority and the NI Department of Education are pleased to announce that an innovative new rainwater garden to help reduce the risk of flooding has been completed at Clandeboye Primary School. £70,000 has been invested in the garden, which is an innovative flagship project for NI Water and the Department for Infrastructure.

SERC Celebrates Class of 2017

SERC Celebrates Class of 2017

South Eastern Regional College SERC celebrate the graduation of over 300 students at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall at a ceremony generously sponsored by East Down and Lisburn Education partnership

Autumn Fair Returns To Botanic Gardens This September

Autumn Fair Returns To Botanic Gardens This September

Botanic Gardens in South Belfast will be buzzing on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September as the city’s seasonal Autumn Fair returns with free family fun. The top event runs from 12.30pm to 6pm each day...

NI Beekeepers & Public Urged To Lookout For Asian Hornets

NI Beekeepers & Public Urged To Lookout For Asian Hornets

Northern Ireland Beekeepers, gardeners and the general public are being asked by the NI Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) to be on the lookout for a hornet that kills our insects including honeybees and help prevent their establishment in Northern Ireland.

Lord Mayor gets ‘bee-hind’ conservation at zoo’s new ‘Buzz Stop’!

Lord Mayor gets ‘bee-hind’ conservation at zoo’s new ‘Buzz Stop’!

Belfast Lord Mayor councillor Nuala McAllister has officially opened Belfast Zoo’s new Buzz Stop, which will be home to a hive of 2,000 Irish black honeybees. The colony arrived at the Zoo on 2 August 2017 and can now be viewed by visitors

Invest NI's New Regional Manager In Spain

Invest NI's New Regional Manager In Spain

Invest Northern Ireland announce new regional manager for Spain. Chief Executive of Invest NI Alastair Hamilton made the announcement whilst visiting Madrid to meet Simon Manley CMG, British Ambassador to Spain and Andorra and Conor McGurk, Director of the Department for International Trade

NI Businesses Leading Innovation At Motor Transport Awards

NI Businesses Leading Innovation At Motor Transport Awards

Lisburn based McCulla Transport and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) ‘ExtraClick+’ are finalists in the prestigious UK-wide upcoming Motor Transport Awards in the ‘Temperature Controlled Operator of the Year Award’ and the ‘Innovation Award’ categories respectively.

NI Water's World Water Day Message

NI Water's World Water Day Message

Our blue planet may be covered in water, but only around 1% is drinkable, and many countries simply do not have the means to provide required amounts of clean, safe water. WaterAid is marking World Water Day on 22 March by urging supporters to ‘go blue’, and NI Water is only too happy to support this initiative.

Opportunities Knock At Belfast Job Fair

Opportunities Knock At Belfast Job Fair

Belfast City Council in partnership with the Department for Communities DfC is to host a major job fair at the Europa Hotel next Tuesday the 21st February from 10am to 3pm. Taking part are more than 70 employers from retail, hospitality, care, financial services and manufacturing

Belfast Ratepayers Face Rates Increase

Belfast Ratepayers Face Rates Increase

Belfast City Council to increase the district rate by 1.89 per cent for 2017/18. The council’s decision which amounts to 45% of the overall rates bill, will see Belfast domestic rates increase by up to £18 a year approx. and see Belfast Business pay up to a £135 year approx.

Avian influenza detected in wild bird in Northern Ireland

Avian influenza detected in wild bird in Northern Ireland

A wild swan found in County Londonderry near Lough Beg has tested positive for H5N8 avian influenza. The swan was reported to DAERA by a member of the public as part of DAERA's Avian dead wild bird surveillance programme. Initial testing indicate avian influenza, sub-type H5N8

Belfast Lord Mayor Welcomes IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Officials

Belfast Lord Mayor Welcomes IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Officials

Belfast Lord Mayor welcomes an inspection delegation to City Hall ahead of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship taking place at SSE Arena in Belfast from the 23rd April to Saturday the 29th April

CDE Global Cookstown Office Plans

CDE Global Cookstown Office Plans

County Tyrone based manufacturing company CDE Global reveals plans to invest in building a new, multi-million pound office complex at its headquarters in Cookstown, which will house 400 people. Construction will begin in February 2017 and completed within 18 months

SERC First NI College To Receive Welder Training Certification

SERC First NI College To Receive Welder Training Certification

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) is delighted to announce that they have received certification from TWI Certification Ltd (TWI CL), part of The Welding Institute, to offer specialist coded welder training. SERC is currently the only TWI CL certified provider within Northern Ireland

Alliance Northern Ireland Assembly Candidates Revealed

Alliance Northern Ireland Assembly Candidates Revealed

NI Alliance Party reveal full list of candidates for NI Assembly Election on the 2nd March 2017. Alliance will run 21 candidates including Naomi Long, Chris Lyttle East Belfast, Nuala McAllister North Belfast, Paula Bradshaw, Emmet McDonough-Brown South Belfast and Sorcha Eastwood in West Belfast

TUV Announces NI Assembly Candidates

TUV Announces NI Assembly Candidates

The TUV has announced that it will field two candidates in Belfast in the upcoming NI Assembly election. The party will field 12 candidates in all with John Hiddleston standing in South Belfast and Andrew Girvin standing in the West Belfast constituency

Beatles Magic Hits Grand Opera House Belfast

Beatles Magic Hits Grand Opera House Belfast

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper, The Magic of The Beatles hits the Grand Opera House Belfast 3rd June 2017 book your tickets for all your favourite hits such as Hey Jude, Hello Goodbye, Love Me Do and many more. Great costumes, superb vocals, fab night

Belfast City Council Urge You To Help Shape The City

Belfast City Council Urge You To Help Shape The City

Belfast City Council launches a major consultation at City Hall today on how to plan the city's development up to the year 2035. The Belfast Local Development Plan (LDP) will guide investment and set out a framework for the use and protection of land. So it's time to have your say!

ABBA & Bee Gee Tributes Bands Belfast Concerts

ABBA & Bee Gee Tributes Bands Belfast Concerts

Mamma Mia! Fancy a night out to in Belfast enjoying the music of ABBA & the Bee Gees? Did you say I Do I DoI DoI Do then its time to check with your Honey Honey make sure you have the Money Money Money & book your seats at the GoH for the 31st May 2017


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.

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