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BELFAST YOUTH FORUM SCOOP AWARD

BELFAST Lord Mayor, Councillor Tom Hartley, has congratulated members of the Belfast City Council Youth Forum after winning national recognition for their work highlighting the issues facing young people.
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CALL FOR HEALTH MINISTER TO RESTRIST TOBACCO AVAILABILITY IN NI

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FOLLOWING the announcement from the Department of Health on new tobacco control measures in England and Wales, the Ulster Cancer Foundation has called on Health Minister Michael McGimpsey to restrict the availability of tobacco to young people in Northern Ireland. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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BELFAST’S BIGGEST ART SCULPTURE UNVEILED

broadway-74THE design plan for Belfast’s biggest public art sculpture has been unveiled. Rise will be built at Broadway Roundabout by the artist Wolfgang Buttress and will stand at 123 ft high by 98.4ft wide. Continue reading

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