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Giants Continue Run And Beat Panthers

Giants Enjoy Perfect Weekend The Stena Line Belfast Giants made it six wins in-a-row with a Sunday defeat of the Nottingham Panthers. Four middle period goals did the damage for the home side as they reduced the deficit on the first placed Panthers to four points thanks to a 6-1…

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PHA Urges Eligible People To Get Flu Vaccine

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging all eligible people whose health could be seriously affected by flu to get the free flu vaccine. GP’s across Northern Ireland are offering flu vaccination to everyone over 65, pregnant women, and people under 65 with underlying health conditions. Last year, seasonal flu…

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End The Harm Campaign Is Launched

End the harm caused by paramilitary style attacks PSNI is supporting the ‘Ending the Harm’ campaign launched today which aims to raise awareness of the devastating impact that paramilitary style attacks have on the wider community. Telling the story of a paramilitary style shooting from the view point of a…

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WWI Killyleagh Veteran To Lead Lantern Walk

A Killyleagh veteran, who is one of Northern Ireland’s last RAF survivors from the Second World War, is to lead a unique peace lantern walk to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Martin `Tina’ Charters, who is aged 97 and who survived more than…

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Autoline Scoops Top Investors In People Award

Autoline presented with Gold Award by Investors in People: Autoline Insurance Group, one of Northern Ireland’s leading insurance brokers with an office in Downpatrick and headquarters in Newry have been awarded Gold Standard accreditation by Investors in People for the third consecutive time. The award was collected by Claire Curran, Human…

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Last Race Meeting For Season In Downpatrick

The last race meeting at Downpatrick racecourse for the 2018 season took place last Friday with a moderate crowd of die-hard punters supporting in rain-swept conditions writes Joe Kavanagh. Conditions on the course were good to yielding. Ger Fox was content to sit third for most of the Molson Coors…

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CM Precision Opens New Facility In Downpatrick

Downpatrick-based CM Precision Components Ltd has officially opened its new 16,000 sq ft manufacturing facility at Invest Northern Ireland’s Killough Road Industrial Estate. The advanced engineering firm has invested almost £1million in the construction project, to expand its production capabilities and meet the growing demands of its customers. Kieran Cooper, Managing Director…

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Vodaphone Social Innovation Funding Available

With the deadline nearing for applications to Vodafone’s Social Innovation Fund, Techstarter, I thought this may be something your readers would be interested in as there is still time to apply?   Vodafone Techstarter is aiming to uncover ideas that will harness the power of technology, connectivity and innovation to improve health, education, environmental protection or social mobility.   The award…

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Bradley Says Insurance For Cross Border Rail Is Another Brexit Mess

SDLP Spokesperson for Infrastructure, South Down MLA  Sinead Bradley, has hit out at the announcement that in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit passengers will have to carry insurance if they cross the border by rail. Sinead Bradley said:  “As is well known, thousands of people in Northern Ireland cross…

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South Eastern HSC Trust To Receive 891 New Beds

The South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust is pleased to be partnering with Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare after a competitive procurement process to supply and maintain a new range of beds and mattresses in the Ulster Hospital, Ards GP Ward, Lagan Valley Hospital and the Downe Hospital. Drive DeVilbiss will…

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Police Join Forces With Agencies To Fight Crime

Police officers right across Northern Ireland took part in an operation focusing on rural crime, cold callers and scams working in partnership with colleagues from An Gardaí Siochana, HMRC and Trading Standards.   Officers conducted over 189 vehicle check points, seized nine vehicles and made two arrests during the targeted operation on Thurs (October…

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Down Beaches Achieve Water Quality Recognition

Down beaches have scored well in the latest Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs survey. But Newcastle has only a ‘sufficient quality’ award. Mournes Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke speaking following the release of the bathing water quality latest figures from the Department , has welcomed the success of beaches…

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SERC Excel in Mental Heath Care For Students

South Eastern Regional College have been nominated in two categories at Action Mental Health’s Headfirst Awards which took place at W5 to coincide with World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October. This year the global theme for the day is ‘Young people and mental health in a changing world’….

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Pesticide storage – are you covered?

Suppliers storing pesticides for sale or supply must hold a BASIS Certificate of Competence writes Andrew Murray CAFRE Short Course Manager. The code of practice for suppliers of pesticides to agriculture, horticulture and forestry backed up by the 2012 introduction of the ‘Sustainable Use Directive’, states that there are continued requirements…

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IoD Talks Sense Over Moving Enterprise Forward

Business leaders call for ‘Productivity Allowance’ to drag the UK out of lost decade says the Institute of Directors (IoD). Business leaders have today [Friday] urged the Government to introduce a new ‘Productivity Allowance’ to help drag the UK out of a ‘lost decade’ of economic performance. The suggestion, which…

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