Northern Ireland: News - May 2018

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Blue Flag Success for Newry, Mourne and Down Beaches

31st May 2018

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is celebrating the success of its beaches in achieving Blue Flag status at the recent Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful Awards ceremony. The internationally recognised award is certified by the Foundation for Environmental Education with 45 countries taking part,...

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Council presents cheque to Air Ambulance NI

24th May 2018

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Kim Ashton presented a cheque for £1,644.50 to the Air Ambulance NI following the success of two women’s events organised by the Council in aid of the charity.   The events, which were held to recognise this year’s International...

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Council seeks views on current leisure provision

20th May 2018

Mid Ulster District Council is asking residents to give their views on current leisure provision and participate in a new survey launched today that seeks feedback from user and non-users of leisure facilities across the Council area.   In line with the Council’s customer-focussed values,...

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Children ‘paws’ to learn at recent educational dog shows

16th May 2018

Around 500 school children from nine different schools across the borough recently took part in educational shows promoting responsible dog ownership and how to stay safe around dogs – with Gilly the poodle being the star of the show! Organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough...

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New partnership improving safety on our rivers

13th May 2018

A new partnership formed between a group of local agencies in early 2017 has resulted in an overhaul of life saving equipment provisions along the River Foyle and River Mourne. The group, which includes Foyle Search & Rescue, City Centre Initiative, Derry and Strabane Policing and Community Safety...

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PlasticSmart award for St Patrick’s Primary School in Glenariff

9th May 2018

St Patrick’s Primary School in Glenariff is celebrating its new PlasticSmart status. It received the recognition from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council after staff and pupils demonstrated an ongoing commitment to cutting down their reliance on single use plastic items. To mark the...

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Pre-School and Primary Admissions – September 2018

6th May 2018

Pre-School At the close of Stage One of the procedure, a total of 22,118 (96.72%) children were placed with 87.83% being offered a place at first preference.  Stage Two of the pre-school process commences on 27 April 2018 and ends on 8 June 2018. Information on this stage is available to parents...

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