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Bringing Calm To The Chaos
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OR Training & Personal Development Ltd

Leadership Lessons From A Real Fire Fighter.

New co-ordinated falls service launched in Belfast
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Health and Social Care Board

A new co-ordinated service in Belfast, aimed at reducing the risk of frail older people falling and to help elderly patients safely stay at home after a fall, instead of being admitted to hospital, has been launched.

The Consumer Council Press Statement Update on Ryanair’s Flight Cancellations
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Consumer Council

As a result of the Civil Aviation Authority enforcement action that The Consumer Council called for, Ryanair should now have contacted, via email, all of the passengers affected by recent flight cancellations.

70% of NI households not ‘switched on’ to switching
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council is encouraging households to check they are on the best energy deal.

Marie Curie to host major conference on end of life care for non-cancer conditions
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Marie Curie

Major conference on palliative care for people with conditions other than cancer coming to Belfast on 27 November.

New Christmas Appeal
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BBC Northern Ireland - Broadcast Appeals

BBC Broadcast Appeals – Talking about Loneliness

Fire Safety gets a Grilling - Fire Service Reveals Cooking Top Cause of Accidental House Fires
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Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service

To mark the launch of North/South Fire Safety Week today, Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) released figures showing that cooking or cooking appliances are the top cause of accidental house fires.

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Cinemagic Film and Television Festival

Do you enjoy watching films? Would you like to be the first to see new films from around the world? Ever thought of being a film critic? If so, this year’s Cinemagic Belfast ‘CineFocus’ and ‘CineSeekers’ film jury’ is just for you!

Level 3 Award in Developing Counselling Skills
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JMC Counselling & Training

Beginning: Tuesday 17th October 2017 from 6.00pm-10.00pm
Entry Requirements: None, Duration: 12 weeks

Lord Mayor Nuala gets a dust up for breast cancer research
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Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

You can hardly see Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister for ‘pink’ dust.

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Community Arts Partnership

Community Arts Partnership is delighted to invite poets from across NI to a special poetry masterclass, designed to help you develop, write and submit a poem to be considered for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing and for inclusion in the antholology

Celebrating the success of SATCHEL
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Barnardo's NI

The SATCHEL project aimed at giving children aged 4-6 years in the west the best start at primary school and encouraging parents to be more involved in their child’s education recently celebrated its achievements.

Book Buddies
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Barnardo's NI

Five North Belfast primary schools recently celebrated completing a Book Buddies Programme aimed at improving literacy, building friendships and addressing social and emotional well being.

Bouncy Castle Hire in Newtownards, Bangor, Belfast and surrounding areas
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Glendarragh Bouncy Castles

For all your parties, fun days or community events check out Glendarragh Bouncy Castles

Loan from Building Better Futures Fund enables Strand Arts Centre to grow its artistic programme and increase revenue
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UCIT

The Centre has obtained a loan from the Building Better Futures Fund to finance the acquisition and installation of a new digital projector.

One enchanted evening at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus
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The Woodland Trust

Visitors are invited to come under the spell of the Woodland Trust’s Oakfield Glen on the evening of Friday 13 October, from 6 to 9pm.

MoU signed by Fundraising Regulator and the Charity Commission
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Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

The Fundraising Regulator and Charity Commission for Northern Ireland have this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which provides a framework for a collaborative and close working relationship between the two bodies.  

Arts & Business NI announce New Chair
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Arts & Business Northern Ireland

Martin Bradley MBE announced as new Chair of Arts & Business NI

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Consumer Council

As the statutory body representing air passengers flying in and out of Northern Ireland, The Consumer Council have responded to Ryanair completely suspending flights between Belfast and London Gatwick from November 2017 to March 2018.

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Advice NI

Tuesday, 3 October 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm & Friday, 6 October 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm. Please note that we will be offering further scheduled sessions in various locations across Northern Ireland

Stand up for street trees
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The Woodland Trust

Almost three quarters (73%) of city people throughout the UK want access to green space or parkland within walking distance of their home, a new survey shows. And almost 80% believe that trees are essential for making them feel happier and more relaxed.

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Consumer Council

Translink Charter Monitoring Results for Spring 2017

A BBC Radio Ulster Appeal on behalf of Tourette Alliance
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BBC Northern Ireland - Broadcast Appeals

Tourette Alliance seeks to help people better understand Tourette by providing resources, services and information about the latest research and treatments.

CINEMAGIC: INDUSTRY Q&A WITH FILM COMPOSER TREVOR JONES + SCREENING 'LAST OF THE MOHICANS'
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Cinemagic Film and Television Festival

Film Music Composer, Trevor Jones, known for his work on The Last of the Mohicans, Labyrinth, Notting Hill, and In the Name of the Father will visit the Cinemagic Festival at Odyssey Cinemas on 11th October.

NI Road Safety Awards Launched
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CommunityNI

Entries are now being sought for the Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards 2017, which recognise the contribution of individuals and organisations who have worked to improve road safety in their communities.