Monthly Archives: September 2016

CAP Income Boost Welcomed By UFU

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has welcomed the increase in the sterling value of CAP payments, describing this as a welcome boost for farmers as feed and other winter bills start to rise on farms across Northern Ireland. The figure used to convert euro payments from Brussels to sterling will be…

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St Vincent De Paul Celebrates Members Day In Newcastle

The Burrendale Hotel in Newcastle was the venue for the 2016 St Vincent de Paul Members’ Day which saw more than 80 members of the charity’s Northern Regional Conferences gather to listen to presentations and to take part in workshops under the theme of ‘One Society of St Vincent de…

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County Down Named In Top 100 Sustainable Destinations

On World Tourism Day on 27 September, the world’s largest sustainable certification programme of its kind, Green Tourism, announced that County Down in Northern Ireland has been listed in the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations for 2016. County Down joins a host of green-minded areas around the globe in a list…

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Game On At Ballynahinch As Harvest And Fine Food Fair Draws Crowds

Ballynahinch launched its Game and Harvest Festival last weekend in rain and high winds… and finished in glorious sunshine. Saturday’s dismal weather failed to dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic family audiences enjoying the boisterous spectacle of living history re-enactments from the historic battle of Ballynahinch, coupled with family fun…

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Housing Executive Outlines Newry Mourne and Down Investment Plans

The Housing Executive met Newry Mourne and Down District Council this week for an update on the housing body’s plans for the next four years and to report on last year’s investment. The Housing Executive is due to make a significant investment during 2016/17 in the area to support the…

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Hazzard Announces Planning Review On Renewable Energy And Countryside Development

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has today announced a review of planning policies on renewable energy and countryside development. The review will be informed by external consultants who can provide specialist research and advice‎ in relation to the rapidly changing technologies and types of renewable energy development and their impacts, including…

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Derryboye Pupils Star In Ulster-Scots Learning Resource

A unique learning resource that stars pupils from Derryboye Primary School has been launched with a special event at Stormont. Entitled Our Innovators: An Ulster-Scots Legacy, the comprehensive educational tool examines the legacy of local visionaries with Ulster-Scots connections and is available free of charge online. Designed for Key Stage…

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Down Health Group Gets £200,000 Boost From Lottery

Moya Murphy (43) from Rostrevor suffered a brain haemorrhage eleven years ago this month. After needing emergency brain surgery and being put on life support, her parents were told that if she survived she would need 24-hour care for the rest of her life. Against all odds Moya has learnt…

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Social Security Offices Closures Cause Political Reaction In Newry And Down Area

Jim Shannon MP and Rowallene Councillor Billy Walker  have met with Communities Minister Paul Givan regarding Ballynahinch Social Security Office and demanded that a public voice must  must be heard on consultation. Jim Shannon MP for Strangford, speaking after a meeting with  Minister f Givan said: “We had a very…

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Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2016 – Phase 3 – LAST CALL

This Scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme and there is only TWO DAYS LEFT to get in your application. Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led, voluntary organisations for projects tackling…

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Given Announces £2.5million For Advice Services

Communities Minister Paul Givan MLA, has announced an initial £2.5million package of support to frontline advice organisations. This package is part of the £8million that the Northern Ireland Executive has made available to provide additional support over the next four years. The support will be provided to the Citizens Advice…

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UFU Urges Caution When Spreading Slurry

Poor ground conditions are preventing many farmers from spreading slurry – but as the start of the closed period on October 15 approaches Ulster Farmers Union President, Barclay Bell, has urged farmers to be ‘cautious’ to protect their Basic Payment from the EU. Along with the other office bearers the…

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Hamilton Welcomes Increase In Number Of Employee Jobs In Northern Ireland

Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has welcomed the latest figures from the Northern Ireland Business Register and Employment Survey which show an increase in employee jobs. Figures published today showed the number of employee jobs in Northern Ireland as at 7 September 2015 was 728,932 – an increase of 7,749…

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Account Managers Vacancies With Cardell Media Ltd

Cardell Media is looking to add to its team of Account Managers, providing outstanding support to our clients. If you know anyone who might be interested in these positions, please could you forward this email to them. At the beginning of this year, my world class team began building new…

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Facts On Smoking Cessation Services In NI From 2015 To 2016

Smoking can and does kill. If you are interested in stopping smoking perhaps these blunt statistics might give you an idea of the scale o the problem. You are not alone in your smoking habit. The Department of Health has published statistics relating to smoking cessation services for 2015/16. The…

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