Down Royal confirms Ladbrokes Festival of Racing €125,000 prize fund for Grade 1 Champion Chase

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Horse racing at Down Royal is scheduled to take place behind closed doors later this month, with confirmation that Ladbrokes will continue as headline sponsor of the long-established two-day Festival of Racing. Set to be staged on 30th & 31st October, … read more

Apply Now For the Northern Ireland Young Musicians’ Platform Award

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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland in partnership with BBC Northern Ireland, are calling for young, exceptional musicians from across Northern Ireland to apply for the Northern Ireland Young Musicians’ Platform Award, supported by National Lottery funding and BBC NI. These … read more

CHOOSE NOW AND WIN A SHARE OF £5000

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Leading functional drinks company Boost has launched a new initiative aimed at inspiring and enabling local people to fulfil their dreams and follow their passion. The brand recognises that life can be hectic, with people often living an on-the-go, 24/7 … read more

Art galleries safely reopen

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  Stuck for something to do this weekend?  Why not go along to your local public art gallery and enjoy some great art! A number of the region’s public art galleries have begun to reopen following a significant period of … read more

Lidl Northern Ireland Launches First Own-Brand Self-Tan

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Lidl Northern Ireland has announced the addition of its brand new vegan certified, cruelty-free self-tan to the retailer’s permanent affordable beauty range. Available in all 39 stores across Northern Ireland from the 23rd July, Marbella Glow is Lidl’s first ever … read more

Temple Golf Club host charity Drive In Movies

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This Friday, 10 July, Temple Golf Club in Carryduff will host their first ever drive in cinema and they’ve teamed up with Cinemagic as their charity beneficiaries. The cinema listings are: • 2pm – The Lion King • 4pm – … read more

Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort Among UK’s First Hotels to Secure New AA COVID Confident Mark

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Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort has become one of the UK’s first hospitality businesses to secure the new AA COVID Confident Mark for its health and safety commitment ahead of reopening on Friday 24th July. The UK-wide accreditation certifies Galgorm … read more

NORTHERN IRELAND’S ‘NEW NORMAL’ BUCKET LIST REVEALS AN APPETITE FOR HOME COOKING

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More than half of people in Northern Ireland (52%) have changed their ‘bucket list’ since the outbreak of COVID-19, according to new research carried out by The National Lottery. While people still dream of striking it rich with a £15M … read more

Horse-assisted workshops to help overcome stress and anxiety

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With concerns rising over the impact the COVID-19 pandemic may have on people’s mental health and a recent survey* revealing one third of adults are worried about finances, such as bill payments and debts, June Burgees has a novel way … read more

NI company inundated with orders for new ‘Super Sanitiser’

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A Northern Ireland company has been inundated with orders for its ‘super sanitiser’ after it became the first in the UK and Ireland to be certified to kill the COVID-19 coronavirus. Laboratory tests* in England have confirmed that Aktivora, which … read more

Star Nation 2020 offers Ulster musicians a slice of success

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A nation-wide search for Ireland’s next big music star got under way recently with the launch of the second annual ‘Star Nation’ competition, giving aspiring songwriters and musicians a chance to win €3,000 of music equipment, a recording session in … read more

Local Husband and Wife Introduce Wine With Stories

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Thomas Soliman and his wife Sherril started GreatVine Ltd in 2016, to import beautiful artisan wines from small, single vineyard producers after living for many years in the heart of the Veneto wine region near Venice. Thomas was Food & … read more

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