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St John Ambulance 999 Defibrillator Fund Walk Underway

Volunteers from St John Ambulance are walking and running 999km throughout June in a monumental feat, to raise funds to replace the organisation’s life-saving defibrillators. With more than 150km already completed, volunteers from St John Ambulance Head Quarters Transport Division have dedicated yet more of their time and take on the challenge. Interim Unit Manager Neil...

Kann O&M £250,000 Investment Plan For Solar Farm Panel Cleaning

Kann O&M plans a three-year £250,000 investment after they received grant aid of £19,425 from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs that was used to assist with the purchase of the leading solar panel cleaning system on the market today. The Sunbrush system is used to wash large-scale solar farms to improve their...

Dished Up Deli Brings Homemade Cooking To Your Doorsteps

Philip Davison was inspired during lockdown to open Dished up Deli and is now offering homemade cooking, delivered to your doorstep for your weekend dining. From three-course dinners to snack boxes and their speciality brownies Dished up Deli has a weekly changing menu, which if ordered on Wednesday will be with you, freshly prepared, on...

Better Food, Better Mood From New Healthy Snack Company Benergy

New healthy snack company, Benergy, has a mission statement Food Impacts Mood, as they deliver a range of healthy snack options including breakfast pots that are all plant-based. Available online, in selected gyms and shops, Benergy’s founders Ben Cochrane and Jessica Thompson, looked at their own lifestyles for two years and realised they needed to...

Time For Government To Step Up For Hospitality Sector

By Emma Bricknell, restaurant owner The welcome re-opening of hospitality after long, depressing months is something everyone in the sector has been longing for but the government needs to back us after such a tough time. I have had to take seriously the impact on my business, and will be changing the brand of all my...

How a Fight With Cancer Turned Helen Into a Campaigner For Those With Oesophageal and Stomach Cancer

In Northern Ireland there are more than 400 people diagnosed with oesophageal or gastric cancers every year, and as charity OG Cancer NI undertakes its annual awareness campaign to make sure people are aware of the symptoms Chair, Helen Setterfield has a personal reason behind her involvement. The above figure was pre-Covid, and due to...

Fresh, Fun Seafood For Belfast City At Prawnagraphic

A new seafood restaurant is set to open its doors in Belfast’s iconic Hill Street later this week. Prawnagraphic will open its doors in the historic Cathedral Quarter on May 27, as the new brand from Made In Belfast owner, Emma Bricknell, offering a fun, fresh, sexy seafood menu, all within a California-styled restaurant. Like many...

Gobbins Crafts Jewellery Studio Becomes 11th NI Tourism Business To Be Granted Économusée Status

Gobbin’s Crafts, a jewellery studio owned by goldsmith and designer Heather McFadden, is the 11th business in Northern Ireland to be granted Économusée status. Today (May 13th) Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust invited guests along to an online launch celebrating the launch of Gobbins Crafts’ workshops into the Économusée programme. After graduating from Art College...

New Belfast Radio Station Launches With Strong Local Focus

New radio station, Belfast 247, launches on Monday, May 10, at 10am, with a strong emphasis on local voices, local artists, as well as all the best hits to fill your day. Broadcasting online, via the station app on Apple and Google, on smart speakers and later on this year broadcasting on the digital DAB...