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OG Cancer NI Welcomes Minister’s Cancer Plan

Charity warns that patients need referrals dealt with without further delays OG Cancer NI, the charity that supports those with oesophageal and gastric cancers has today welcomed Health Minister, Robin Swann’s, three-year Cancer Recovery Plan to rebuild Northern Ireland’s cancer services. Chair of OG Cancer NI, Helen Setterfield, said the plan, together with £30m to tackle...

Cathedral Quarter BID Brightens Up Winetavern Street

As the city gears up for the annual Belfast In Bloom competition the Destination CQ Business Improvement District team are getting in on the act. BID Manager Damien Corr has committed to “brightening up the streets” of the Cathedral Quarter starting this week with Winetavern Street in Smithfield. Working in partnership with Belfast City Council the...

Crime author joins Belfast 247 presenting team

James Murphy to showcase the best of crime fiction Author, James Murphy is joining the Belfast 247 radio presentation team with an exclusive two-hour slot each Wednesday evening with a show dedicated to the world of crime books and shows. From 7-9pm James will talk to guest authors, review books, and host a guide to writing...

Culture Night Belfast Is Back With A Fresh New Format

Reset and reinvented Culture Night Belfast returns to the Cathedral Quarter this September with a new format and a new approach designed for a COVID-safe, post-pandemic environment. Running from 17 – 19 September, Culture Night Presents The City Garden will transform Cathedral Gardens, Writers’ Square and the area around into a colourful, nature-inspired place for play,...

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...