Monthly Archives: November 2008

BELFAST CITY COUNCIL SET TO MAKE £10M CONTRIBUTION TO TITANIC PROJECT

titanic-signature-project1BELFAST City Council is set to ratify its £10m contribution to the Titanic Signature Project at a special council meeting on December 16. Diane Dodds, Chairperson of the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee, welcomed the announcement that the Northern Ireland Executive is to offer £43.5m towards the £97m Titanic Quarter proposal.
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LIDL LUXURY BEATS CREDIT CRUNCH

ldl2AS families across Northern Ireland face economic doom and gloom in the lead up to Christmas, Lidl has launched their amazing Luxury for All food and wine range that won’t break the bank. Packed with sumptuous produce like lobster, wild pheasant, goose and horseshoe gammon, Lidl’s Luxury for All Christmas range offers great quality products without the hefty price tag.
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OMAGH CELEBRATES THE END OF WARM LAGER THANKS TO COORS LIGHT

sallys-8aCOORS Light celebrated the launch of their new cold activated bottle with a special night of beer and prizes at Sally’s of Omagh. Introducing the new bottle that tells drinkers when their beer is perfectly chilled, Sally’s customers were give the chance to sample the ice cold beer and take part in the Coors Light Blue Peaks Challenge to win some great prizes. Emma Deazley and Paula McAteer pictured with the Coors Light Ice Queens at the Coors Light Blue Peaks Challenge in Sally’s of Omagh.

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JAMES CRACKNELL LEADS THE “GET HOME SAFE” INITIATIVE

get-home-safe-anderson_cracknell-12AS the Christmas countdown begins and the festive party season gets underway, Stella Artois has found that up to 83 per cent of revellers will get frustrated when trying to get home after a night out, due to not planning journeys home in advance. Stella Artois is encouraging people to make a plan to ‘get home safe’, which builds upon the brand’s commitment to responsible drinking. Continue reading

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MLAs PLEDGE TO REDUCE CLIMATE CHANGE

r194556_737903NORTHERN Ireland MLAs have vowed to combat climate change, says a new environment body. A survey, conducted by the Northern Ireland Climate Change Impact Partnership, found that both the public and local politicans are willing to make changes to their lifestyle to reduce climate change and feel that the Northern Ireland Assembly has a role to play in encouraging more action. Continue reading

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NATIONAL TREE WEEK IN BELFAST

tree1BELFAST families are invited to plant trees at Orangefield Park on Saturday November 29 to celebrate National Tree Week. The event, taking place between 12-4pm, will also be marking the first of four seasonal events planned for the park by Belfast City Council, Bloomfield Wildlife Watch and BBC Breathing Places. Continue reading

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AMNESTY CONDEMNS HOMOPHOBIA AS PHOTO EXHIBITION OPENS IN BELFAST

26474HUMAN rights campaigners have published information showing deep-rooted prejudice and intolerance towards LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) people across eastern Europe.
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RAPE CRISIS CENTRE REVEALS DOCUMENTS TO SHOW A GOVERNMENT MINISTER WAS MISLEAD TO WITHDRAW FUNDING

rape-crisis-centre2THE Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre today reveals an internal memo that shows a government minister who approved a recommendation in 2006 to withdraw the organisation’s funding was deliberately given information that was factually incorrect by civil servants. Continue reading

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BELFAST-BASED SLA OPENS MALAYSIA OFFICE

sla-picBELFAST technology firm SLA Mobile has opened an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in a major effort to expand its foothold in the fast-growing mobile market in the Asia Pacific region.The company, which has added global phone giants such as Nokia, Vodafone and Sony to its client base, designs and installs high-tech platforms to enable mobile phone companies to deliver services such as games, music and video downloads.
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EGG A PANTO STAR

mothergoose1GRAND Opera House pantomime stars May Mc Fettridge and Olivia Nash have been left with egg on their faces after an interactive game has taken the internet by storm.The Mother Goose stars, currently locked in rehearsals ahead of opening night on Saturday November 29, have been animated for the special email game which has been downloaded almost 30, 000 times to date. Continue reading

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IRWIN’S LAUNCHES TOP-SELLING BATCH BREAD IN GB MARKET

nuttykrusty1A MAJOR deal secured with ASDA will see Northern Ireland’s top selling batch bread, Irwin’s Nutty Krust go on sale in Great Britain for the first time this winter.
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FLY ME TO THE MOON FOR 2009

2799457408_dd7d1f1da0_bNEW 3D film Fly Me To The Moon is set to ring in the New Year will some fun-filled space adventures.The film, from Momentum Pictures, is the first ever computer animated film designed, created and produced from first frame, exclusively for the 3D experience.
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ASDA CONTINUES TO DROP PETROL PRICES ACROSS UK

800px-asda_logosvgASDA has given motorists more Christmas cheer with its 10th consecutive cut in petrol prices.
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RAPE CRISIS CENTRE INUNDATED WITH SUPPORT FROM THE PUBLIC AFTER HARD-HITTING BBC DOCUMENTARY

centreTHE Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre has been inundated with messages of support from all over Northern Ireland and further afield following the screening of a hard-hitting documentary by the BBC on Wednesday night. Continue reading

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PREGNANCY RUINS YOUR LOVE LIFE SAYS NEW REPORT

a34NEW research has revealed that couples have half the amount of sex when they are expecting a baby – slipping between the sheets less than twice a week. Continue reading

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