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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

Belfast Job Fair Opportunities

Belfast Job Fair Opportunities

The NI Department for Communities DfC in partnership with Belfast City Council host major Belfast job fair in Europa Hotel Belfast Wednesday 7 February 2018 10am - 3pm

Liam Neeson Thanks Aer Lingus UNICEF Fundraising Guests

Liam Neeson Thanks Aer Lingus UNICEF Fundraising Guests

Aer Lingus cabin crew received ultimate recognition for their fundraising from UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Northern Ireland actor Liam Neeson at a private event in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. He thanked the crew for raising €1 million for UNICEF in 2017 through the airline’s ‘Change for Good’ initiative.

New Titanic Quarter Restaurant

New Titanic Quarter Restaurant

An exciting new restaurant has opened in the heart of Belfast’s vibrant Titanic Quarter creating ten new jobs. Rain Check, which is in Arc Retail, has been opened by Andrew Davison and Graham Johnston. The duo already have a presence in the complex through their joint ownership of the neighbouring Spar store

NI Planning Permission Granted For North South Electricity Interconnector

NI Planning Permission Granted For North South Electricity Interconnector

Full planning permission for the 400kv overhead electricity line, known as the North South Interconnector, has been granted. The proposed development will create a cross border electricity line between Northern Ireland and the Republic

Belfast Teenagers Take First Steps Into Paid Employment This Summer

Belfast Teenagers Take First Steps Into Paid Employment This Summer

Belfast City Council’s Paid Work Experience Programme (PWEP) is offering at least 20 Belfast school pupils aged 16-17 with an opportunity to complete a paid work placement during their school holidays. Opportunities exist in sectors such as digital industries, legal and financial services and information technologies

NI Commercial Property Market Resilient

NI Commercial Property Market Resilient

The commercial property market in Northern Ireland finished 2017 in a strong and resilient position with a total investment volume figure of £340.9m, 24 per cent above 2016 and just above the five-year average, according to new research published today by Lambert Smith Hampton.

Queen University Belfast Groundbreaking Quantum Theory Experiment

Queen University Belfast Groundbreaking Quantum Theory Experiment

Scientists from three UK universities Queen’s University Belfast, University of Southampton and University College London have formed a consortium with European universities and British photonics technology company M Squared to test one of the fundamental laws of physics

NI Talent Shines Bright  BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

NI Talent Shines Bright BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

NI applied science students receive recognition for their projects at the prestigious BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Beth Morrow and Eloise Nabi were highly commended whilst Stephanie Robinson and Jonathan Elder wowed the judges to take second place.

NI Company Brookvent Excels At Exporting

NI Company Brookvent Excels At Exporting

Northern Ireland’s leading supplier of energy saving ventilation systems Brookvent, is currently exporting 48% of its products to markets as far afield as New Zealand. Brookvent won the coveted title of SME of the Year at the recent UTV Business Eye Awards.

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.

NI Graduates Offered Exciting Robotics Career

NI Graduates Offered Exciting Robotics Career

Deloitte has launched a new Robotics Automation Academy offering over twenty graduates the opportunity to join their Belfast office. Supported by the Department for the Economy, the Academy will help graduates gain the skills required for a career in robotics.

First Recruits Join Phoenix Apprenticeship Scheme

First Recruits Join Phoenix Apprenticeship Scheme

NI apprentices from SERC Joe Dobson, Jonathan Gough and Martin Logue are the first new recruits to take up a full-time gas engineering apprenticeship with Phoenix Natural Gas as the NI company extends its network into 13 new towns in County Down.

Belfast Zoo's ‘JOEY’ This Christmas

Belfast Zoo's ‘JOEY’ This Christmas

Belfast zoo keepers get surprise present as a Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo joey has been spotted with his head out of the pouch for the first time! The festive cheer is spreading as the zoo celebrates the first Christmas of this endangered tree kangaroo

Belfast’s Older Volunteers Enjoy Limelight

Belfast’s Older Volunteers Enjoy Limelight

Belfast woman Elizabeth Sillery is named Older Volunteer of the Year 2017 at Belfast City Hall, for her voluntary management of the Agapé Centre in south Belfast. The contributions of 44 older volunteers were celebrated at Belfast City Council’s Age-Friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards

Freeze Closes Belfast Zoo

Freeze Closes Belfast Zoo

Belfast Zoo is closed due to the ongoing weather conditions. The Cave Hill site has seen a large amount of snowfall and, for safety reasons, the decision has been made to close the site. Zoo manager, Alyn Cairns has apologised for the closure

Belfast Businesses Opportunity For Success

Belfast Businesses Opportunity For Success

Belfast’s fledgling businesses in high growth areas are being offered an opportunity to increase their sales, profitability and competitiveness through a new business development programme called Venture for Success, a free Belfast City Council three year programme


KFC Chicken Free Nightmare

KFC NOW CHICKEN FREE

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?

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