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Consumer Council

Firmus energy has announced today, 5 April 2022, an increase of 37% effective from 3 May 2022 for gas customers in the Belfast area.
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Consumer Council

In the week following the five pence cut in fuel excise duty, the Consumer Council’s research shows the average price of unleaded petrol and diesel across Northern Ireland have dropped by 3.4p and 1.9p respectively.
Youth@Play
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PlayBoard NI

PlayBoard NI, the lead organisation for the development of children and young people’s play, joined youth workers and young leaders at a celebratory event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast on Wednesday evening.
Acquired brain injury week 2022 advance survey
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Headway - the brain injury association

We'd love to hear your views on Brain injury as a hidden disability
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LK Communications

Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June, will honour local volunteers with a week-long programme of events as part of wider UK celebrations
David Campton launches anthology of poems
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Belfast Central Mission

Methodist minister launches first book of prose with event of readings and vocal performance in south Belfast
Lynne Kavanagh (front centre) with BCM colleagues at the CO3 Awards 2022
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Belfast Central Mission

The Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive of Belfast Central Mission (BCM) won their categories at the prestigious CO3 industry accolades, namely ‘Leading Organisational Change’ and ‘Best Newcomer’ respectively.
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Consumer Council

The ScamwiseNI Partnership has launched a programme for people in Northern Ireland with learning difficulties to stay safe from scams.
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Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

As part of its work to prepare charities for the changes which will be brought in by the new Charities Act (NI) 2022, the Commission has issued emails to some 7,000 charity contacts asking them to ensure their trustees’ contact details are up to date.
Lough Neagh Partnership Hosts Free Spring Online Talks Series
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Lough Neagh Partnership is inviting the public to join in celebrating the season of new beginnings with its Spring Online Talks series via Zoom, exploring the fascinating features and unique adaptations of plant and animal species
Playday 2022
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PlayBoard NI

Playday is the national day for play, celebrated each year across the UK on the first Wednesday in August. Playday 2022 will be celebrated on Wednesday 3 August.
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Consumer Council

P&O Ferries yesterday (17 March 2022) announced it is making changes to its programme of work resulting in significant disruption across services over the new few days.
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PlayBoard NI

Leading UK Charities and industry bodies call on UK councils to create accessible and inclusive child play spaces. The joint statement, launched today, addresses the need to uphold every child’s right and need to play.
Voice for Locals
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Voice for Locals is seeking to support businesses in NI
Introduction to Asylum Seeker & Refugee Issues
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Volunteer Now

This 2 hour training, delivered by Denise Wright of South Belfast Roundtable, aims to give:
Small Worlds Workshops
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Volunteer Now

Small Worlds workshops are café-style events, hosted by members of Belfast Friendship Club. Table hosts share their purely personal perspectives about how they’ve coped with their lives as migrant workers, asylum seeks, refugees, etc.
April Training Offer
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Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd

To celebrate the launch of our new training calendar, we have an offer available for all participants booking onto our new Building Foundations Series of courses in April.
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Advice NI

Applications are now open for Adviser NI - Level 4 Certificate and Extended Certificate in Providing Social Security Advice
Its4women
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Its4women presented with diamond award
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Life Coaching Northern Ireland

Are you are looking for a fresh start or to kick-start this Springtime; or maybe you need to gain a different perspective on things outside of your control.
Mary Waide, Regional President of St Vincent de Paul North Region
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SVP has revealed that the number of requests for help with fuel in February 2022 has increased by a staggering 497% on the same period last year and is 152% higher than the number of people seeking the Society’s support for fuel in January of this year.
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Advice NI

A ground-up Community Wealth Building approach to target poverty: The Combined Power of the NI Independent Advice Network as an Anchor Institution. 
Eastside Awards Chair, Jonathan McAlpin, and Stephen Patton of Principal Sponsor George Best Belfast City Airport, announce the finalists of Eastside Awards. Tickets are now available for the glittering awards ceremony on 29 April at www.eastsideawards.org.
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There is clear evidence of East Belfast bouncing back better, as a record number of entries have been received for the sixth Eastside Awards in association with George Best Belfast City Airport.
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Consumer Council

SSE Airtricity has announced today (Friday 4 March) an increase of 39% effective from Friday 1 April 2022.