Recorded child cruelty and neglect offences are increasing, NSPCC Northern Ireland can reveal. In Northern Ireland, there were 500 child cruelty and neglect offences recorded by police in 2018/19, which has more than doubled from 184 in 2013/14. Across the UK, police recorded  more than 20,000 cases last year alone. ReportsRead More →

Two inspirational 10 year-olds from Coleraine have almost completed their quest to swim the length of the English Channel for the Northern Ireland Children to Lapland and Days To Remember Trust. Oliver Dickey and Ethan Pollock, embarked on their admirable pursuit to swim 1400 lengths, which equates to 21 miles, atRead More →

From Friday 6 December, Antrim Castle Gardens will be transformed into an Enchanted Winter Garden, for the return of one of Northern Ireland’s most popular Christmas experiences. The Power NI Enchanted Winter Garden sees Antrim’s award-winning gardens transformed into a magical illuminated outdoor experience for all the family, capturing theRead More →

The search is on for Northern Ireland’s top young movie reviewer. Education charity Into Film has launched its new competition The Big Review of the Year, which is open to any movie buffs aged 5-19. Sean Kelly from Into Film said: “2019 has been another incredible year for film withRead More →

Children’s charity Action for Children are thrilled to announce their Secret Santa campaign for Christmas 2019. They are launching a series of charity t-shirts and jumpers with celebrity supporters including ambassador Larry Lamb, Stacey Solomon, AJ Odudu, and Sophie Hinchliffe (aka Mrs Hinch). Other stars supporting the campaign include LisaRead More →

  Frozen 2 Cert PG, Release date: Friday 22 November The highly-anticipated sequel to Disney’s Frozen is coming to cinemas this winter – six years after the release of the original. Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna,Read More →

Cosy up with a wonderful winter story… Age Pre-school+ Moon and Me: The Little Seed by Andrew Davenport, illustrated by Mariko Umeda, HB £12.99 published by Scholastic This brand-new story featuring Pepi Nana, Moon Baby and friends is the first in the range of Moon and Me: Storyland Adventures eachRead More →

What makes you, you? Our early ancestors realised that children often grew up to look and act like their parents (for better or worse!). But they had no idea why. Today we know that two things – environment and inheritance – influence how we turn out and the characteristics weRead More →

By Alan Meban One of the theatre productions in this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival explored the issue of toxic masculinity. As a reviewer, I was watching an actor who had grown up in Cork, tell his story of being steeped in a particular sporting tradition. As he rose throughRead More →

As Road Safety Week (18 – 24 November 2019) gets underway all road users are reminded of the hazards we face when travelling on our rural roads. The Department for Infrastructure is collaborating with road safety partners in the emergency services and the Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster to urgeRead More →