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NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EAST BELFAST CARE HOME
2nd August 2017
The Arches Care Home in east Belfast, operated by the Four Seasons Group, has picked up two major UK prizes at the The National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards which took place in Birmingham recently. Over 650 people from the learning disabilities and autism sector attended the event including people with a learning disabilities, charities, private care providers, r...
The Joshua Tree still standing 30 years on
24th July 2017
Thirty years is a long time…in life, in history and in music. And yet when U2 brought the 2017 edition of The Joshua Tree tour to Croke Park, the only venue to host both the 1987 and the current tour, it was a day to roll back the years while living in the moment. Three decades after its initial release and the subsequent stratospheric rise of the band The Joshua Tree...
Radius Housing helping Hospice
17th July 2017
Radius Housing – leading housing association – has announced Northern Ireland Hospice as their official Corporate Charity Partner for 2017-19, pledging to raise vitals funds to help support local people living with a life-limiting and terminal illness. The housing association has already got their fundraising underway by completing the Hospice Walk in May, followed by ...
BELFAST HEALTHY CITIES NEW BOARD APPOINTMENTS
7th July 2017
The World Health Organization initiative in Belfast, Belfast Healthy Cities, has appointed a new Chairman, Dr David Stewart and two new Board members, Danny McQuillan and Michael Gibbs. The appointment of David as Chairman marks his return to Belfast Health Cities as he was previously a Director of the organisation between 1996 - 2007, and Chairman for 3 years during that peri...
SSE Switches On Slieve Divena II Wind Farm
7th July 2017
Leading renewable energy developer SSE’s Slieve Divena II wind farm becomes operational SSE’s latest wind farm development, Slieve Divena II, near Ballygawley, Co Tyrone, is now fully operational and generating enough clean, green energy to power 16,500 homes in Northern Ireland.* The 18.8MW of renewable energy produced by Slieve Divena II’s eight turbines w...
NI social housebuilding threatened by new benefit cuts
6th July 2017
Social housebuilding in Northern Ireland is being threatened by benefit cuts planned by the UK Government, according to a new report. The report, from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Northern Ireland, warns that plans by the Conservatives to further cut housing benefit, including a new measure dubbed the ‘new bedroom tax for pensioners’, will make housing aff...
Health at the heart of Belfast
29th June 2017
Belfast Healthy Cities today launched their plans to make Belfast a child friendly, inclusive, global city at their ‘Health at the Heart of Belfast’ event in City Hall. The plans were set out in two documents which make the response to Belfast City Council’s consultation to their Belfast Agenda and the first stage of the Local Development Plan. These documents &...
Implementing corporation tax a statement of positive intent
26th June 2017
GROW NI, the umbrella group which represents business organisations employing over 200,000 people across Northern Ireland has welcomed todays political developments and urged the local parties to move quickly to secure the reduction of Corporation Tax locally. Spokesman Mervyn McCall said today, "The devolution of corporation tax varying ...
Northern Ireland telecoms chief welcomes additional funds for broadband
26th June 2017
The head of Belfast based telecommunications firm B4B Group has welcomed the specific commitment of £150million to deliver ultrafast broadband throughout the region following the announcement of additional infrastructure funding from the Government. The company is currently completing a roll out of Ultrafast capable broadband infrastructure in 9 business parks around Northern ...
Belfast Healthy Cities Giving a voice to local children
20th June 2017
Belfast Healthy Cities, a World Health Organization initiative in Northern Ireland, today provided a platform for local children to give their views on the development of Child Friendly spaces in Belfast under the theme ‘Healthy Places, Healthy Children’ with Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister in attendance. Pupils from eleven local primary schools across the city ...
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