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CQ BID & DFI Working To Resolve Vehicular Traffic Issue In Cathedral Quarter

In May 2020 Minister for Infrastructure Nichola Mallon announced a pilot scheme which restricted traffic in the historic cobbled streets of the Cathedral Quarter. The temporary road closure of Hill Street and Gordon Street was extended until October 31 with local businesses still permitted access as required. Businesses in the area have been divided on the...

Translink launches first virtual book club event for ‘Novel Journeys’

Translink has announced the line-up for its first ‘Novel Journeys’ virtual book club event, which will coincide with NI Book Week. The guest panel will include David Torrans, owner of No Alibis Bookstore, authors Shirley-Anne McMillan and Brian McGilloway, and book blogger Sian McQuillan. Taking place on Thursday 21st October at 7pm, the book club will...

Forest Fitness Adds Fun To Outdoor Exercise

Forest Fitness brings outdoor experiences of getting fit and enjoying fresh air to new levels on its 30-acre forest site near Carrickfergus, on the Causeway Coastal Route. From personal training to team activities, there is a full range of activities suitable for all levels of fitness, including assault courses, combat sports, inflatables, mud mayhem obstacle...

Post-Furlough Options Available For Those Who Lose Jobs

Recruitment agency says there are employers hiring right now Tyson Wilson Recruitment has today (Friday October 1) said that the ending of the government-backed furlough scheme will cause stress for many workers, but there are plenty of options available. Michelle Tyson, director of the agency said that while some employers may not be able to retain...

Cathedral Quarter Bid Gets Backing For A Further Five Years

Members vote overwhelmingly for business improvement district to continue Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District, Destination CQ, has received an impressive vote of confidence with members voting for it to continue operating for a further five years and implementing its new business plan. All business improvement districts across the UK are required to poll their members every...

Don’t Rush Post-Furlough Staff Decisions Urges Recruitment Specialist

Tyson Wilson Recruitment has urged employers to not make hasty staffing decisions as the government-backed furlough scheme comes to an end. Michelle Tyson, chief executive of the agency said it was a worrying time, not helped by the lack of news of any further support for businesses. “It is an incredibly stressful time for those wanting...

NI Engineering Company, PAC Group, Receive Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation

Belfast-based electrical and mechanical engineering company, PAC Group, has received royal recognition for its innovative carbon fibre preforming technology.  The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK, with winners personally approved by her Majesty the Queen. The Group were the only company from Northern Ireland to receive the award...

Social enterprise creates 21 new jobs as it wins hospitality contracts for two leading Belfast leisure centres

The Orchardville roles will be located at Andersonstown and Lisnasharragh leisure centres Northern Ireland registered charity and social enterprise, Orchardville, is seeking 21 full time and part time hospitality workers for its new cafés at two Belfast leisure centres.  The cafés within Better’s Andersonstown and Lisnasharragh leisure centres will provide training opportunities for people with learning...

New Radio Station Belfast 247 Launches Competition To Find New Talent

Radio station, Belfast 247, is searching for new presenters as the station continues to grow, and they want to make sure young people have the chance to train and learn. Presenter and programme director, Robin Elliott, said the search for new talent is a key project for Belfast 247. “While we are always on the lookout...

Tributes To Northern Ireland Music Legend Steve Strange Flood Social Media

By Tina Calder & Jonathan Traynor Tributes have been paid to one of the giants of the global music industry, Northern Irish man, Steve Strange, who died after a short illness aged 53. From playing in local bands, learning the ropes of booking in the Limelight, Strange co-founded one of the largest booking agencies in...