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Belfast Zoo Celebrates A First With Flamingo Chicks!

Belfast Zoo Celebrates A First With Flamingo Chicks!

Belfast Zoo keeper Geraldine Murphy hand-rears first ever Chilean flamingos to hatch at Belfast Zoo! The Zoo has been home to flamingos since first opening in 1934. Fancy a Christmas trip to the Zoo check their website!

Belfast Titanic Quarter Construction Contract Out For Tender

Belfast Titanic Quarter Construction Contract Out For Tender

Tendering underway for the construction of Olympic House, a 150,000 sq ft Grade A office development located within Belfast Titanic Quarter. Olympic House will be delivered by a joint venture between Belfast Harbour Commissioners and the owners of Titanic Quarter.

Sky High Comedy Club With British Airways

Sky High Comedy Club With British Airways

Flying Start, British Airways global charity partnership with Comic Relief, is celebrating raising £20 million. This partnership, the first to work with Comic Relief to raise money all year round, began in 2010 with a goal to raise £20 million by the end of 2020 and has achieved hitting the monumental target two years early.

Use Caution When Buying From Secondary Ticketing Websites

Use Caution When Buying From Secondary Ticketing Websites

NI Trading Standards Service (TSS) is reminding people to be careful when purchasing online tickets this Christmas, especially from secondary ticketing websites. TSS advise you to show caution and do your research on the seller, their terms and all terms and conditions imposed by the original ticket issuer

Over One Million Lights To Dazzle Lisburn This Christmas

Over One Million Lights To Dazzle Lisburn This Christmas

Over one million lights will dazzle Lisburn City Centre as part of its winter Lisburn Light Festival which runs from 22 November 2018 through to 25 January 2019. The captivating light canopy covering the length and breadth of Bow Street will produce daily light shows

Belfast City Centre Support Package

Belfast City Centre Support Package

Belfast Bank Buildings fire fund nearly £6million as David Sterling, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service adds to the pot. With Belfast City Centre relatively empty perhaps it about time Mr Sterling and Suzanne Wylie of Belfast City Council listened to you! Read our story 'Who Broke Belfast'

Former Balmoral Fruit Market Comes To The Market

Former Balmoral Fruit Market Comes To The Market

Commercial property agents Lambert Smith Hampton and McKibbin bring to the market former site of the Balmoral Fruit Market. Offers are invited in the region of £8.5m.

Annual Memorial Service Remembers Northern Ireland Prison Officers

Annual Memorial Service Remembers Northern Ireland Prison Officers

The NI Prison Service has held its annual Memorial Service to remember officers who have lost their lives in the course of duty. Director General of the Service Ronnie Armour laid a wreath in memory of the 32 members who lost their lives

Budget Energy Tariffs To Increase By 10.38% From 29 November 2018

Budget Energy Tariffs To Increase By 10.38% From 29 November 2018

Budget Energy face a further energy tariff increase after the electricity supplier announced a 10.38% increase, effective from 29 November 2018. This is the second time this year that Budget Energy customers will experience an increase in their electricity costs, advises The NI Consumer Council.

Belfast City Council's Footfall Strategy

Belfast City Council's Footfall Strategy

As Belfast continues to struggle following the Primark Bank Buildings fire Belfast City Council has announced details of its programme of events in an attempt to drive footfall into the city. With calls to demolish the building continuing will the £1.69 million package be enough?

Titanic Belfast Unveils Top Five Experiences

Titanic Belfast Unveils Top Five Experiences

World leading attraction Titanic Belfast which is located on the site where RMS Titanic was built in Belfast, has welcomed its five millionth visitor! To celebrate the iconic landmark has unveiled what its millions of guests have enjoyed

UK Workers Could Use Smartphones To Boost Productivity - Deloitte

UK Workers Could Use Smartphones To Boost Productivity - Deloitte

New research from Deloitte maps the state of mobile-readiness across the UK workforce and reveals how mobile devices could be critical to boosting worker productivity; Two-fifths of employees use a mobile device for work purposes

NI Water Lesson For St Patrick’s Pupils

NI Water Lesson For St Patrick’s Pupils

P5 pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School in Castlederg recently enjoyed a tour of NI Water’s Derg Water Treatment Works. They saw first-hand how NI Water supplies 570 million litres of high quality drinking water every single day.

Queen’s University Belfast Welcomes Chinese Students For Engineering Summer School

Queen’s University Belfast Welcomes Chinese Students For Engineering Summer School

Around 200 students from seven institutions in China have arrived at Queen’s Belfast for a summer school with the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The students will get a flavour of Queens university’s teaching and research expertise

Man Charged With Revealing Identity Of Alleged Rape Trial Victim

Man Charged With Revealing Identity Of Alleged Rape Trial Victim

Man charged with revealing the identity of the alleged victim in the high profile Rugby Rape Trial. Read comment on this news story from Olivia O’Kane, partner at Carson McDowell.

Belfast Zoo's Quiet Summer

Belfast Zoo's Quiet Summer

Saturday the 28th July will see Belfast Zoo go ‘quiet’ once again, allowing visitors with sensory requirements, their family and friends to enter the zoo an hour early at 9am and enjoy the peace and quiet of the zoo for an hour before its normal opening time.

Belfast's Says It With Flowers. Roses

Belfast's Says It With Flowers. Roses

Belfast Rose Week including a host of family friendly events including face painting, a teddy bears picnic. football and food demonstrations gets underway! This FREE event at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park also provides a FREE bus to the park every 20 minutes throughout the week.

Belfast Young People Career Minded

Belfast Young People Career Minded

Belfast City Council’s Career Development Programme is set to support more than 4,000 young people in Belfast to get on the road to career success. Post primary school pupils will have the opportunity to experience the world of work

NI Disability Rights

NI Disability Rights

Vice Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to address Belfast conference organised by NI Equality Commission to highlight United Nations concerns about the levels of protection offered to people with disabilities in Northern Ireland

Free Monthly Belfast Tea Parties For Over 75s

Free Monthly Belfast Tea Parties For Over 75s

Contact the Elderly tea parties are coming to Belfast in March and will offer a lifeline of company, cake and conversation to older people over 75 feeling alone in the city. Over 75, fancy a cuppa, watch this space


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 www.belfastcity.gov.uk/friendshipfour

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