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NICMA
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Sonya Cassidy PR

Children and Childminders get creative with a Festive Bake Off in Little Hands SureStart Children's Centre
nadia sawalha launches #thereforme
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Eden Project Communities

#ThereForMe is a new social media campaign celebrating the people who support us locally.  For those who take part on social media, there’s a little treat in store, as The Big Lunch will be randomly gifting all the way to Christmas day.
Dave ‘Boy’ McCauley and Mid and East Antrim Mayor, Cllr Maureen Morrow alongside pupils from Moyle Primary School and Larne High School reveal the new mural.
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International Fund for Ireland

A long-standing wall situated on a major road into Larne has been given an eye catching makeover, thanks to a project that has united the local community through its outreach work.
© Belfast Exposed
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Belfast Exposed

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Belfast Exposed and make a vital contribution to this dynamic and unique organisation.
What will Early Conciliation mean for me as an employee?
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The Labour Relations Agency

Following a change in employment law, the Labour Relations Agency will provide a new service to employees, employers, and their representatives.
Boys photographed posing for the camera at Marrowbone Playing Fields, Oldpark Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland for a feature in Bout Yeh magazine
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Bout Yeh

Receiving 290,000 monthly views on our Social Media platforms, Bout Yeh was created to celebrate Northern Ireland, empower individuals featured & those reading their life affirming stories.
Elevate team
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

We are delighted to announce the successful applicants under the Elevate Mentoring & Grants Programme.
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Consumer Council

Ahead of the busy Christmas online shopping period including Black Friday and Cyber Monday, The Consumer Council is helping shoppers in Northern Ireland who experience postal delivery problems to complain.
PlayBoard Conference
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PlayBoard NI

World Children’s Day on 20 November celebrated 30 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Pictured L-R: Kevin Kingston, Marie-Thérése McGivern, Gerry Hughes & Kerrie Sweeney
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Titanic Foundation

​​​​​​​Titanic Foundation, the charity set up to preserve and promote Belfast maritime and industrial heritage, including the development of Titanic Belfast, are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair and two new Trustees to their Board. 
NICMA
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Sonya Cassidy PR

This month NICMA officially opened its new premises, Elizabeth House, in East Belfast and launched a social media campaign to reinforce the importance of parents using registered childminders to care for their children in the Western Trust area.
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Human Rights Consortium

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival (NIHRF) has officially launched it’s 2019 programme of events for the 8th to the 14th December.
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Autonomie

Autonomie recently received a cheque for £200 from Asda Westwood Centre after customers voted for the charity in its green token scheme.
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Consumer Council

The Consumer Council welcomes the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) announcement that Currrys is to adopt a range of measures to improve the sales process for extended warranties following feedback from mystery shops at 100 of its stores.
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Consumer Council

Following the announcement on 5 November 2019 that Mothercare has appointed administrators, The Consumer Council is urging consumers with gift cards and vouchers to act immediately to avoid losing their money.
William McCulla, Invest Northern Ireland’s Director of Corporate Finance (centre); Harry McDaid, CEO, UCIT (right) and Donal Leahy, Senior Lending Executive, Enterprise Northern Ireland (left) with Caoimhe O’Kane, Founder of Eat Naked NI.
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UCIT

The second Northern Ireland Small Business Loan Fund has provided over £2m of funding to 96 businesses in the past year.
Quiz night raises over £1,100 for Belfast charity Autonomie
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Autonomie

A fundraising charity quiz evening hosted by Autonomie supporter Emma Cockcroft has raised over £1,100 for the charity.
RESTORATIVE PRACTICES CONFERENCE
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Law Society of Northern Ireland

The Restorative Practices Forum (NI) has finalised the full programme for the major 25th Anniversary International Conference on the 14-15 of November 2019 at the Park Avenue Hotel in Belfast.
CM & JM
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

Catherine Murnin, Programme Manager, reflects on the first six months of the Elevate programme.
Launching the 2019 appeal are (from L-R) Garry McKeown, a volunteer member of SVP, Joanna McConway from DfC’s Voluntary and Community Sector Engagement Team, and Lois Payam, BCM’s Head of Residential Services.
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Belfast Central Mission

For the 20th year running, the Giving Tree Christmas programme between Belfast Central Mission, Saint Vincent de Paul and the Department for Communities (DfC), will provide parcels of toys and games for children across the whole of Northern Ireland.
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Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)

Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is delighted to announce the successful applicants in the latest round of Building the Community-Pharmacy Partnership (BCPP) Level 1 funding. 
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Consumer Council

Following today’s publication of Translink’s Passenger Charter standards performance results, The Consumer Council is happy to see that Northern Ireland consumers continue to show their satisfaction with Translink’s overall service.
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Consumer Council

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has alerted that consumers may experience significant delays in the resolution of PPI complaints. A significant increase in the volume of complaints received in the run-up to the August 2019 deadline has created a bac
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Consumer Council

Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (NI) announce winners
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Consumer Council

Following a turbulent year for Northern Ireland travellers, The Consumer Council is helping passengers heading away during the mid-term break to prepare for a smooth, hassle-free journey with its Top Travel Tips.