Northern Ireland: News - January 2019

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Strong link identified between children's screen time and outdoor play

30th January 2019

A new report out today shows for the first time a strong link between recreational screen time and children’s inactivity, with children choosing to spend hours indoors and on screens instead of playing outside. The report released by the Association of Play Industries - A Movement for Movement...

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Foyle Arena to host Northern Ireland Judo Open

24th January 2019

  The cream of Northern Ireland Judo talent and a host of international competitors are set to descend on the Foyle Arena later this year for the 2019 Northern Ireland Judo Open.   The event will take place on the weekend of April 6th and 7th at the Waterside venue with competitors...

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23rd January 2019

Speeding motorists are being warned to slow down to save lives near primary schools and other areas across the borough where speeding is a problem. Over the next few months, a number of speed detection and alert signs (SIDs), funded by Mid and East Antrim's Policing and Community Safety Partnership,...

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Captivating 'Let the Dance Begin' performance set for the Alley

17th January 2019

The finale of a six-week community arts and wellbeing project 'Let the Dance Begin' will take place in the Alley Theatre, Strabane on Thursday 7th February 2019 – promising a captivating performance which will see community groups and schools collide 'On the Air' for a celebration...

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£400,000 redevelopment of Navarra Place playground in north Belfast gets green light

15th January 2019

Work will begin next month on the £400,000 redevelopment of Navarra Place playground in north Belfast, following planning approval at Planning Committee last night. The project is co-funded by Belfast City Council, the Department of Justice and T:BUC (Together: Building A United Community) from...

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W5 Opens New MED-Lab Exhibition

10th January 2019

Created in association with Almac Group, Ireland’s first attraction to explore human body unveiled   MED-Lab, a new interactive medical themed exhibition area at W5, takes visitors of all ages on an extraordinary and fun journey of discovery into the human body.   The only...

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Belfast Nursery Named Best in UK

7th January 2019

Puddleducks Day Nursery in Belfast is celebrating after winning a top national gong at the prestigious Nursery Management Today Awards in London last month.   Crowned the ‘Best Individual Nursery’ for the whole of the UK, Puddleducks was applauded for its focus on “the self-esteem,...

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