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Jim McGreevy, The National Lottery Heritage Fund; William Roulston of The Ulster Historical Foundation; William Burke and Liam Campbell, Joint Editors of the newly launched Lough Neagh Atlas; Arnold Hatch and Gerry Darby of Lough Neagh Partnership; and Sir Denis Desmond of The Ulster Historical Foundation, at the launch of Lough Neagh Atlas, Lough Neagh: An Atlas of the Natural, Built and Cultural Heritage. www.loughneaghpartnership.org
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New book of captivating essays and images illustrates life on and around Lough Neagh. From artists to poets, archaeologists and historians, the story of the largest freshwater Lough in the UK and Ireland is told in the newly launched Atlas.
L-R: Dan Gorman, Youth Worker at Rio Ferdinand Foundation (RFF), Ursula Toner, Choice Regional Head of Tenant & Client Services are pictured with Gary Stannett, CEO - RFF, Choice Group Chief Executive, Michael McDonnell and NI Project Co-Ordinator for RFF Karla McDermott.
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Open Strategic Communications

Choice Housing has become the first housing association in Northern Ireland to partner with the well-established Rio Ferdinand Foundation to support young people through a range of personal and professional development programmes.
2022 Eastside Awards Winners
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It was seventh heaven for Ashfield Girls’ High School on winning a hat trick of much coveted Eastside Awards, bringing to a total of 13 Eastside Awards won by the school since the awards began seven years ago.
Present Future installation
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Excalibur Press

Present Future exhibition allows children and young people from PUL communities showcase hopes and dreams
Co-founders Reverend Steve Stockman and Father Martin Magill. Photo by Pacemaker.
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Excalibur Press

Dreams…Visions for Belfast theme for annual celebration
Mary Waide, Regional President of SVP North Region
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St Vincent de Paul spokesperson says requests for help in Northern Ireland rose by 51% at the end of last year with almost 170 calls a day for help being logged in the last quarter of 2022
Lidl Northern Ireland has selected 25 secondary schools from across the region to participate in the Sport for Good Schools Programme with each school to benefit from a dedicated Mental Health Athlete Mentorship programme delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust. Pictured with Lidl Castlereagh Road Store Manager Andrew Burwood are Lidl Northern Ireland’s Sport for Good Mentors, Paralympic Champion Michael McKillop MBE and Irish Hockey Legend Shirley McCay MBE.
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LK Communications

25 winning schools across Northern Ireland secure coveted place on retailer’s established Mental Health Athlete Mentorship programme delivered by the region’s sporting legends
James Brown MBE and Beverley Brown, James Brown & Sons, are pictured with recipients of the James Brown & Sons Community Fund. www.jamesbrownfuneraldirectors.com
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James Brown and Sons has selected six groups that benefit the youth to elderly, those living with disabilities and mums and tots
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Action Cancer is kicking off its 50th Anniversary celebrations on World Cancer Day, Saturday 4th February 2023, with The Great Big Bucket Collection and is looking for volunteers from across Northern Ireland to make it a ‘Great Big Success’.
Gerry Darby, Lough Neagh Partnership Manager, is joined by Members of Lough Neagh Partnership Board to launch the new strategic review
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A new five-year review for the Lough Neagh area seeks to boost business, navigation, and conservation opportunities through attracting new significant investment from funding opportunities
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Arts Care

In December 2022, The Twilight Festival for young people in care, took place for the twelfth time. The exhibition took place in the Dr Jenny Elliot Suit, at the Arts Care premises.
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DAERA is seeking nominees to its Rural Advisory Group from Community and Voluntary sector organisations.
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Advice NI

In this episode of our Inspirational Speaker Series, our guest is Les Allamby. Les will talk about how he believes our current crisis is not a cost of living crisis but an income crisis, and he will talk about what can be done to tackle it.
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Law Society of Northern Ireland

The journey of separation and divorce can be painful, confusing and frightening. Feelings of loss, anger, rejection and fear can be overwhelming for all involved. Within this context the parties will need to take legal and practical steps that will have
At the launch screening of ‘Life on the Lough’ are Peter Harper, Lough Neagh Partnership, Thomas Pollock and Colin Ross of Lamb Films, Gerry Darby of Lough Neagh Partnership, Larry Cowan of Lamb Films, Ciara Laverty and Aaron Swann of Lough Neagh Partnership.
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‘Life on the Lough’ is a story about the internationally recognised Lough and the people and wildlife that rely on it
Jane Adams at the Plant the Planet Games with Self Help Africa in Kenya. www.selfhelpafrica.org
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​​​​​​​Four of Antrim’s best known players have recently returned from an historic trip to Africa, where they kick started a bid to plant more than a million trees to combat climate change.
Sean Kelly, PA Duffy & Co Solicitors
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#SaffronAid was the brainchild of Sean Kelly, Finance & Marketing Manager at PA Duffy & Co Solicitors Dungannon, Belfast & Dublin, during his time as Antrim GAA PRO.
Local man 101 year old Terry Sharp performed the official opening of Vincent’s Springfield Road. He’s pictured with SVP Regional Board Member Anne Irwin, SVP Regional President Mary Waide, and SVP Regional Retail Committee Chair Anne McLarnon. www.svp.ie
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Vincent’s has officially opened on Belfast’s Springfield Road to offer the local community a range of the latest fashions for ladies and gents, babies and childrenswear, footwear, household goods, gifts and accessories.
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An inquiry into mental health services in settings that work with young people here has been launched by an All Party Group (APG), supported by the mental health charity MindWise.
Robbie Butler MLA, Chair of The All Party Group on Reducing Harm Related to Gambling
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The investigation by the All Party Group (APG) on Reducing Harm Related Gambling is announced as figures show Northern Ireland (NI) has the highest incidence of problem gambling in the United Kingdom (UK) and on the Island of Ireland
41 lucky shoppers across Northern Ireland take part in festive dash to bag their entire Christmas shop for free in support of NSPCC Northern Ireland
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LK Communications

41 lucky shoppers across Northern Ireland take part in festive dash to bag their entire Christmas shop for free in support of NSPCC Northern Ireland
NICMA
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Sonya Cassidy PR

The Mid Ulster Labour Market Partnership (LMP) is offering places at a Registered Child Minder Academy to help increase the provision of affordable childcare in the Mid Ulster area.
Action Cancer
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Local businessman James Hagan, founder and chair of award-winning Hagan Homes, has presented Action Cancer with an extremely generous donation of £22,680 in the run up to Christmas.
Kickstart your career with Graduate Boost
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Ulster University

Are you, or do you know a graduate with a disability? Ulster University has launched the Graduate Boost Programme, combining a 15-week internship with a postgraduate module. Graduates will receive a weekly £364 bursary payment.
Christmas appeal
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PlayBoard NI

In response to the challenging circumstances facing parents and families this winter, PlayBoard, the lead organisation for the development of children and young people’s play, has reached out to local organisations for donations to their Christmas appeal.