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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

Gulf Region Offers Good Export Opportunities For NI Businesses

Gulf Region Offers Good Export Opportunities For NI Businesses

15 Northern Ireland businesses are heading to the Gulf region this week as part of Invest Northern Ireland’s trade support activity, exhibiting at Arab Health and participating in a trade mission to UAE and Kuwait, as part of a four day programme

Belfast City Council's New Olympia Leisure Centre Opens

Belfast City Council's New Olympia Leisure Centre Opens

Belfast City Council open the all new Olympia Leisure Centre with state of the art facilities and luxury Day Spa. It was opened by Belfast Lord Mayor Brian Kingston who was joined by Gareth Kirk Regional Director of GLL who operate all of Belfast Leisure Centres under the Better brand

Belfast City Council’s £105m Leisure Transformation Programme

Belfast City Council’s £105m Leisure Transformation Programme

Belfast City Council appoint contractor for next phase of the council’s £105m Leisure Transformation Programme which will see Heron Brothers Ltd build three new leisure facilities replacing Andersonstown Leisure Centre, the Robinson Centre and Brook Activity Centre

Alliance Party Selects New Belfast Lord Mayor

Alliance Party Selects New Belfast Lord Mayor

Alliance Party Councillor Nuala McAllister has been selected by the party to become Belfast Lord Mayor later this year. Ms McAllister will be the first Alliance Party Lord Mayor of Belfast since Naomi Long who is now Alliance Party Leader

NI Health Minister's Cold Winter Weather Advice

NI Health Minister's Cold Winter Weather Advice

Northern Ireland Health Minister Michelle O’Neill MLA urges the public to stay well by being prepared for the cold winter weather, advice issued includes wearing warm clothes, checking the forecast, taking care outdoors, eating a balanced diet and heating rooms you are to use

Belfast Clearways & Bus Lanes Enforcement

Belfast Clearways & Bus Lanes Enforcement

NI Minister Chris Hazzard announces that Belfast, a city that does not have a 24 hour public transport or bus service will lose 3 of its 24 hour bus lanes, but not all of them. The Northern Ireland Minister also announced the introduction of the clamping and removal of vehicles parked in bus lanes & clearways

Lisburn Author Inspiration To All At SERC As He Launches Second Book

Lisburn Author Inspiration To All At SERC As He Launches Second Book

Jonathan Fisher, a South Eastern Regional College (SERC) student from Lisburn, who defied medical predictions to survive a rare condition which left him paralysed, has written his second book ‘Ten Minutes on Mars’. The book is a collection of eighteen short stories, with frightening tales of thrilling science-fiction

NI Water Holywood Kinnegar Network Upgrade & Environmental Improvement Scheme Completed

NI Water Holywood Kinnegar Network Upgrade & Environmental Improvement Scheme Completed

NI Water confirm the completion of the multi-million pounds network upgrade / Environmental Improvement Scheme in the Holywood / Kinnegar area. The project involved a major programme of sewer laying, tunnelling work and the construction of a major pumping station


Happy Belfast Chinese New Year

Happy Belfast Chinese New Year

Miss Min Fan, Belfast Lord Mayor Alderman Brian Kingston and Madame Wang Shuying, Consul General enjoying the Chinese New Year celebrations at Belfast City Hall on Friday 10 February. The event showcased the best of local Chinese and NI talent and recognised the valuable contribution that our Chinese community makes to enrich our society.


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