Northern Ireland: News - October 2018

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Belfast Regional partners welcome City Deal budget announcement

29th October 2018

Belfast Region City Deal partners have welcomed news of £350 million investment from Treasury announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in this afternoon’s Autumn Budget. As part of the deal, the NI Executive is expected to add at least a further £350 million and councils will contribute...

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Council issues Halloween safety advice

22nd October 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is urging residents who plan to use fireworks this Halloween to follow the Fireworks Code to reduce the risk of personal injury.   Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, said:   "The Council wishes...

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BBC SEARCHES FOR TEACHER TO STAR IN SUPER MOVERS CAMPAIGN

22nd October 2018

BBC SEARCHES FOR TEACHER TO STAR IN SUPER MOVERS CAMPAIGN   The BBC is looking for a talented teacher to star in their Super Movers campaign. Super Movers is an initiative delivered by the BBC and the Premier League which inspires teachers to get their classrooms moving more. The campaign...

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Grants now available for young people to 'Change Something' in their local community

18th October 2018

The first open call for applications to the new 'Change Something Fund' has been launched this week – and organisers are encouraging young people aged 13-24 throughout the Derry City and Strabane District Council area to apply for grants. The Change Something Fund is your chance to change...

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Grab your wands and get ready for a spellbinding weekend!

15th October 2018

On Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st October, Movie House Dublin Road will be heading back to Hogwarts to bring all 8 Harry Potter Movies on the big screen in one magical weekend!   DAY ONE (Saturday 20th): 10.45am Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (PG) 1.30pm Harry...

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ABC Lord Mayor and NI Children's Commissioner Launch Council Play Strategy

10th October 2018

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council (ABC Council) has pledged its commitment to prioritising children and young people's right to leisure, play and culture by launching its Play Strategy 2018-2026 on World Mental Health Day. The eight-year strategy puts ABC Council at the forefront...

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Joint school choir performance marks Shared Education Week

10th October 2018

A special cross community choir performance in Cloonavin has marked Northern Ireland’s first Shared Education week. Promoting the ethos of living and learning together, pupils from Killowen Primary School and St Malachy’s Primary School sang an original song to an audience which included...

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Barnardo's NI comment in response to NICCY Review

4th October 2018

Barnardo's Northern Ireland Director, Lynda Wilson, said: "We welcome the 'Still Waiting' review and the work carried out by the Commissioner and her office. Mental health and wellbeing is a key area of concern for Barnardo's Northern Ireland, and this report is both timely and...

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Investment is Child's Play for Belfast City Council

1st October 2018

Investing in the future is child's play for Belfast City Council - it has spent £4.5 million on 49 playgrounds across the city.   The Playground Improvement Programme has been running since 2012/13 and the council has just announced work, worth £580,000 on another five playgrounds...

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