Northern Ireland: News - February 2019

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Registration deadline for ESB Science Blast Belfast extended!

28th February 2019

Due to popular demand the deadline to register for ESB Science Blast Belfast has been extended until April 3 giving classrooms of Key Stage 2 pupils even more time to secure their place at one of the island of Ireland’s BIGGEST science events. Taking place at the ICC Belfast (Waterfront Hall)...

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Strabane Sigersons' youth coaches encouraging kids to 'Have a Ball' & keep active

28th February 2019

Youth coaches from Strabane Sigersons GAA club are taking the lead on a new health & wellbeing programme which will see children aged 4-8 receive an introduction to exercise in a safe, fun environment thanks to a grant of £2,800 from the 'Change Something Fund'. The 'Change Something'...

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Manchester route to start from City of Derry this spring

24th February 2019

Following on from the positive news that Derry City and Strabane District Council has agreed to appoint Loganair to operate the London Stansted route from City of Derry Airport, Loganair has confirmed it will operate a new daily air service to Manchester. Welcoming the announcement, the Mayor of Derry...

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Make smoke alarms a legal requirement in ALL homes with children.

21st February 2019

Primary Times is campaigning to make smoke alarms a legal requirement in ALL homes with children. This is through the platform. We would like to get as many signatures as possible, so please share widely. Please find the petition here: •...

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Rural Areas to Benefit from Million Pound Play Parks Project

18th February 2019

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council this week celebrated the launch of a major construction and upgrade of play parks. This project was part funded by the Mourne, Gullion and Lecale Rural Development Partnership, which is a programme supported by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural...

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Walled City story to light up Tower Museum

6th February 2019

This weekend all eyes will be on the Tower Museum as the story of the Walls comes alive through a series of images projected onto the building’s historic façade over the weekend. The projections are part of a year-long series of events celebrating the 400th anniversary of the completion...

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Belfast Zoo offers children the chance to try out a future career in zoo keeping with new ‘Junior Keeper’ experience!

4th February 2019

Many children dream of becoming a zoo keeper when they grow up, and now Belfast Zoo is offering the chance for young animal lovers to try out their career aspirations with a new ‘junior keeper for a day’ experience.   Belfast Zoo’s new junior keeper experience provides an...

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1st February 2019

Leading law firm Arthur Cox has selected The Fostering Network in Northern Ireland as its charity partner for 2019, in a move that will see the firm’s employees take an active role in volunteering for the charity. The Fostering Network is the leading fostering charity in Northern Ireland,...

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