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Belfast at the heart of health and clinical innovation
27th June 2016
Belfast is at the heart of innovation in the health sector with the launch today of the world’s first App for teenagers with Congenital Heart Disease transitioning from children’s to adult care, alongside a new research book on the treatment of the disease. Supported by the Children’s Heartbeat Trust, the launch sees the publication of Congenital Heart Dis...
The Workspace Group looks to the future
21st June 2016
The Workspace Group in Draperstown, formed 30 years ago by a group of individuals who encouraged some 170 members of the local community to invest funds to buy the former shirt factory on the Tobermore Road and convert it into units for businesses, is on the lookout for new members. That initial project was a community based response to the prevailing economic conditions of the t...
Pupils looking for child friendly play spaces
21st June 2016
Belfast Healthy Cities, a World Health Organisation project in Northern Ireland, today gave local children a voice on the development of Child Friendly spaces, and more than 250 primary school pupils took the opportunity to set out their priorities and question local decision makers. The ‘Children’s Places, Children’s Voices’ event in Belfast City Hall also fea...
Andrea McIlroy-Rose, Partner at Pinsent Masons along with Gavin Boyd, Rainbow Project, and guest speaker Catherine Vaughan from EY at ‘Business Rainbows Better Together’.
Diversity NI event at Pinsent Masons
25th May 2016
Northern Ireland businesses have made huge strides in the value placed on respecting gender and sexual orientation, according to a new poll. Over the last decade, the culture towards members of the LGBT community within the workforce has changed, with many businesses realising that diversity is a key factor in not just retaining talent, but encouraging skilled workers t...
Children’s charity has heart set on helping kids achieve their dreams
16th May 2016
Little Kyla McConnell has her heart set on becoming an astronaut when she grows up. The six-year-old Belfast girl has congenital heart disease and has already undergone open-heart surgery twice, as well as having a pacemaker fitted. But Kyla won’t let her condition hold her back and still hopes to reach for the stars. Nine-year-old Shay Bradley from Magherafelt woul...
SSE Airtricity and Perform Boot Camp prove purr-fect partners for special youth production of CATS
12th May 2016
Hundreds of children and teenagers from across Northern Ireland will take to the stage at The SSE Arena, Belfast this summer for a unique youth production of the iconic West End musical, CATS. Perform Boot Camp has teamed up with SSE Airtricity to present the world-renowned, record-breaking show, having been granted special permission by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Usefu...
Early signs of small tremors
6th May 2016
The first preference votes are now coming in thick and fast from constituencies across Northern Ireland in Assembly Election 2016. It is too early yet to draw any firm or lasting conclusions but a few patterns are clear. While the two major parties on both sides of the Unionist / Nationalist blocks, the DUP and Sinn Fein have made further gains over their smaller rivals the UUP and the...
Fold and Helm Housing Associations agree plans to form a new association.
3rd May 2016
The boards of Fold and Helm Housing Associations have agreed to combine to form a new association, subject to due diligence and the necessary approvals.   Both boards have considered and approved an outline business case for merger and will now take forward plans for completing the process by early 2017. The new association will manage 12,000 homes, provide services for ar...
Lust and Loathing in the MAC as After Miss Julie opens
1st April 2016
It’s been described as ‘Strindberg’s cruellest love story’ but there’s little love in Patrick Marber’s adaptation of the Swedish playwright’s After Miss Julie, currently running in the MAC. Self-loathing, self-destruction, envy and lust are the dominant themes in this tale of class war played out in the bedroom – or the kitchen in ...
SSE Airtricity Education partnership launches with a Big Bang!
30th March 2016
W5 celebrates 15 years of discovery with new Educational partnership with SSE Airtricity Leading energy provider SSE Airtricity has joined forces with W5, Northern Ireland’s award-winning family science and discovery centre beside The SSE Arena, Belfast, to power its educational programme for children and young people of all ages over the next three years. SSE Airtricit...
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