Northern Ireland: News - March 2019

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Red Arrows Return to Newcastle as Part of Festival of Flight

30th March 2019

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is pleased to announce that the Red Arrows will be taking part in the Festival of Flight, which takes place in Newcastle, County Down on Saturday, 22 June 2019.   Speaking about the Red Arrow’s forthcoming participation in the annual event, Newry,...

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Basketball Twinning Programme unites local schoolchildren

30th March 2019

The power of sport has brought local schoolchildren together through an innovative twinning programme, led by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. This basketball twinning programme engaged children from across the community, and participating schools included Ballykeel Primary, Camphill Primary,...

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Go a hunting as Belfast Zoo celebrates its 85th birthday

21st March 2019

Belfast Zoo is 85 years old and to celebrate is hosting a birthday party on Saturday 30 March with a treasure hunt offering 85 fantastic prizes. It is part of a fun filled adventure day with other activities including live history tales, animal feeding times, juggling workshops, garden games and street...

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New study reveals primary school aged children learn better after physical activity

10th March 2019

77% of participating schools noted an improvement in brain function and learning in pupils after exercise Exercise improved mood of all children in the study, notably boys Brain speed improved by up to 19% after exercise A new Super Movers study has demonstrated the positive effect exercise...

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Local sports stars dazzle at Mid and East Antrim awards

7th March 2019

  The best of the borough’s sporting talent was celebrated at last night’s Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Sports Awards. The glittering awards ceremony took place at the Tullyglass House Hotel in Ballymena. This is the fourth annual Sports Awards for Mid and East Antrim Borough...

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