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Northern Ireland's Pre-Christmas Lockdown

The Northern Ireland Executive agrees two week lockdown closing all non-essential retail from November 27 until December 11. The NI Executive are to close contact services, hospitality, leisure and entertainment, even churches

Connected Health develops technology to support NI community care

Belfast based Connected Health has invested in Research & Development (R&D) to create Carebox, an in-home care solution which is designed to support older people with virtual care and medication. Connected Health has also deployed a host of additional service innovations and support throughout the Covid 19 pandemic.

Northern Ireland's Largest Ever Residential Planning Applications Granted

The Braidwater Group has received approval from Belfast City Council Planning Committee for the construction of more than 650 social and affordable homes in west Belfast. This is one of the largest housing applications ever received by Belfast City Council

British Airways Launches Transatlantic COVID-19 Testing Trial

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld have launched an optional COVID-19 medical-based testing trial on selected flights from the United States (US) to London Heathrow (UK).

Belfast City Council Coronavirus Plans

Belfast City Council agrees exceptional measures in response to coronavirus, A special meeting of council saw plans to suspend City Hall tours, close Belfast Zoo and cancel City Hall functions and events until further notice.


Belfast Harbour announces in its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan its ambition to become the best regional port in the world and create an iconic waterfront for Belfast that will be an attractive place for people to live, work and visit as well as a hub for inward investment and tourism.

Dormant Bank Account Fund To Be Established In Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Department of Finance announces the creation of a Dormant Account Fund to support projects in the third sector. £1 6million has been made available from accounts where banks and buildings societies have been unable to trace the customer and which have been untouched for 15 or more years

Belfast Zoo’s Annual Photographic Competition Deadline!

Deadline looms for Belfast Zoo’s 36th annual photographic competition which is sponsored by Jessops and Phil Smyth Photography. The competition invites amateur and club photographers to creatively capture the sights and scenery of Belfast Zoo and its animals! Deadline 4pm Friday 20 September!

Belfast Deals From Stena Line

Stena Line,Book by 30th November 2019 for travel up to 31st March 2020 and you can sail with your car from Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool or Dublin to Holyhead and arrive in Britain relaxed ready for an enjoyable break in quality accommodation

Belfast Students Urged To Make Home Safety A Priority

Belfast City Council is urging students to make home safety a priority! Its message includes fire safety, carbon monoxide poisoning and crime. As the new term begins Think Safety!

Apex Supports Children’s Summer Activities In East Belfast

The Scaffolding Project was delighted to receive funding from Apex Housing Association to enable the delivery of their summer food programme. The project works with local community organisations to support the provision of healthy snacks and lunches for children enjoying summer scheme activities.

PPS Publishes Statistics On NI Hate Crime

Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service (PPS) statistical bulletin involving hate crime in 2018/19 has been published

Northern Ireland Children's Hospice Belfast Lord Mayor Charity Partner

The Lord Mayor of Belfast John Finucane announces the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice as one of his charity partners. The NI Children’s Hospice provides care to children with life limiting conditions.

Towing A Carvan This Summer - Check The Rules

DVLA want you to have a happy holiday and are reminding motorists to make sure they do not break the rules when towing a caravan this summer. Check your entitlements!

Belfast City Airport Shortlisted For Airport Of The Year

Our local, George Best Belfast City Airport is in the running for the ‘Airport of the Year’ award at the 2019 AIR Convention Europe Awards. So get voting!

Belfast City Council New Climate Change Working Group

Belfast City Council all-party working group on the climate crisis meets for the first time today. Lord Mayor John Finucane indicated it was 'investigating measures the Council can take'

Northern Ireland European Heritage Open Days 2019

The NI Department for Communities invites you to get involved in this year’s European Heritage Open Days (EHOD) Weekend which takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019. Ps. its FREE!

2018/19 NI Figures Show 2,036 Recorded Sexual Offences Against Under 18s

NSPCC re-launches safety campaign as figures show hundreds of sexual offences committed against young children in Northern Ireland in the year 2018/19. Almost a quarter were against children aged between four to eight.

Groomsport's Music And Fireworks Event

Ards and North Down Borough Council’s popular Music and Fireworks event in Groomsport will be back with a bang on Saturday 17 August with plenty of fun, food, music and entertainment for all the family in the beautiful coastal village!

Free zoo audio tours available for the first time!

Listen Up - Belfast Zoo now offers brand-new audio tours to enhance your visitor experience. The free audio tour can be downloaded and allow visitors to explore Belfast Zoo’s 120 species on your phone!

Meet Wipezilla, the Wet Wipe Monster!

Meet NI Water’s very own wet wipe monster. A hideous creature here to remind us that when we flush wet wipes down the loo its wreaks havoc to the sewerage system.

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James Nesbitt at ISPS Handa World Invitational Pro-am

ISPS Handa World Invitational Pro-am

Despite the challenging conditions, one team secured the bragging rights amongst players and celebrities after today’s ISPS Handa World Invitational Pro-am at Galgorm Castle and Massereene Golf Club. It was perfectly scripted for the celebrity pro-am was won by actor James Nesbitt and his playing partners AP McCoy, Pat Jennings and their professional Cormac Sharvin from Ardglass. The ISPS Handa Celebrity team won with an impressive 29-under par score. They denied the Abbey Bond Lovis team of Germany’s Laura Fuenfstueck (pro), Gary Crabbe, Maurice Boyd and Shaun Fleck by one shot. The $500,000 ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women, presented by Modest! Golf gets underway tomorrow at Galgorm Castle and Massereene Golf Club.

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