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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...
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 ...
Deal should benefit all of Northern Ireland
13th June 2017
WELL, what a turn of events. After years of speculation that our local parties may have a say on the formation and maintenance of a UK government, and successive elections where that has not come to pass, a series of events has created that exact situation. Theresa May’s calamitous performance in a campaign for an election she should never have called, the DUP surge which led th...
Buckle up for the DUP Rollercoaster
10th June 2017
Well, what a turn of events. Finally the speculation that NI parties may have a role to play on the Westminster stage has come to pass. The drastic losses of the Conservative party in what was frankly an unnecessary election, have ensured that the DUP, with a record 10 seats, has emerged blinking into the spotlight of the inquisitive UK press and public. And what a roller...
Putting the focus on Health Literacy in Derry & Strabane
8th June 2017
Local health professionals from across Derry City and Strabane District Council area have successfully completed a training programme aimed at helping to reduce the impact of low health literacy. Research from the World Health Organization shows that people with low health literacy make more mistakes with medication or treatment, are less able to follow treatment instructions an...
SSE Airtricity drives Belfast Health & Social Care Trust towards greener future with all-new electric vehicles
2nd June 2017
SSE Airtricity is helping the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust steer towards a greener and more sustainable future, as well as promoting a cleaner and healthier environment, through the introduction of all-new zero-emission electric vehicles. The Trust has taken delivery of 3 new Nissan e-NV200 vans supplied by leading energy supplier SSE Airtricity which will bring the Trust...
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