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TOAST THE COAST WITH ARRIVAL OF LATEST TOURISM OFFERING

TOAST THE COAST WITH ARRIVAL OF LATEST TOURISM OFFERING

Northern Ireland’s growing tourism offering has just got even bigger with the arrival of Toast the Coast – a brand new guided food tour along part of the beautiful Causeway Coastal Route.

After identifying a gap in the market, Toast the Coast was devised by Portia Woods to shine the spotlight on the breadth of local producers, suppliers and hidden gems located along the Antrim Coast.

Beginning from either Belfast or Dublin, tourists will be taken on a culinary journey stopping off in Whitehead, Larne, Ballygally, Glenarm, Carnlough and Cushendun, tasting the very best food and drink on offer plus exploring local tourism hot spots along the way.

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MARKING THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MATHS

MARKING THE HISTORY AND FUTURE OF MATHS

The biggest maths festival in the world is almost here and there is still time to register! Maths Week Ireland is taking place from October 14th – October 22nd.

Taking place in schools, colleges, museums, universities and communities throughout Northern Ireland, Maths Week 2017 is set to deliver another spectacular programme of events designed to make maths fun.  Hundreds of schools from across the province have already registered online to join in Maths Week 2017 and organise their own in-school events supported by www.mathsweek.ie which offers resources and ideas, competitions and challenges.

With a history dating back to the Egyptian and Greek era and beyond, Maths remains the most popular A-level subject in Northern Ireland, making it an impressive three years in a row at the top of the table.

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STRIVE AND THRIVE THIS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH WITH AMERICAN AUTHOR AND ABUSE SURVIVOR FELICIA JOHNSON

STRIVE AND THRIVE THIS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH WITH AMERICAN AUTHOR AND ABUSE SURVIVOR FELICIA JOHNSON

The rise in Suicide in Northern Ireland has been described by the press as an epidemic and indeed figures show that more people took their own lives in the 16 years after the Troubles than died during them.   The Office of National Statistics recently reported that in 2014, Northern Ireland had the highest rate of suicide in the UK for the third consecutive year with 16.5 suicides per 100,000 people.

These figures are staggering showing that mental health problems and its consequences are very much on the public agenda in Northern Ireland and much needs to be done to raise mental health awareness and help local people and charities stamp out the stigma associated with it.

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£100,000 INVESTMENT MARKS NEW ERA  FOR THE CARDAN BAR & GRILL

£100,000 INVESTMENT MARKS NEW ERA FOR THE CARDAN BAR & GRILL

Purchased in 2004, The Cardan originally boasted an old pub style, formerly known as The Robins Nest, but following an initial £400,000 investment into the venue, it was been rejuvenated into a modern hub for locals. 2017 saw a need to further enhance the offering and a complete overhaul was completed in April at a further cost of £100,000. This investment marks a new era for the venue, that has further investment plans in place that will potentially create a further 10-15 local jobs.

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