Searching for a truly unique Christmas gift idea for little animal lovers? Belfast Zoo’s NEW junior keeper for a day experience will give the next generation of zoo keepers the chance to get up close and personal with some of their favourite animals, while getting an insight into the day-to-dayRead More →

Leading charity Action for Children today (Thursday 6 December) warns many families in Northern Ireland face Christmas hardship as a new survey reveals nearly half (47 per cent) of parents here have been cutting back on Christmas essentials like presents, dinner and a tree for an average of four years,Read More →

A new £1m childcare fund has been launched by the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) to assist community led childcare and family support programmes across Northern Ireland. The UCIT Family Support Fund was launched at an Early Years event in Belfast recently. Early Years is the largest organisation in NorthernRead More →

The Department of Education has announced a review of the current home to school transport policy. The aim of the review is to ensure that home to school transport is fit for purpose and is sustainable over the long term. In the region of 84,000 pupils are currently eligible forRead More →

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke’s youngest ambassador, five-year-old Joe Degnan from Larne, is encouraging families across Northern Ireland to visit their local MACE store to purchase a sachet of magical reindeer food. The magical sachet will help guide Santa and his reindeer to your home this Christmas Eve. LikeRead More →

Singer Paloma Faith has released a Christmas single, Silent Night, in recognition of UK midwives and their tireless work around the festive period. Featuring the Pampers #ThankYouMidwife choir of influencers, her version is also the soundtrack to Pampers’ new Christmas TV ad. For every download £1 will be donated toRead More →

This year, Save the Children’s annual Christmas Jumper Day is taking place on Friday December 14 Flashing, festive knits will be sweeping the nation once again as schools, homes and offices across the country will be ditching their day-to-day dress and donning their daftest, most wonderful woollies for the annual fundraiser. FromRead More →

Lord Mayor, Councillor Deirdre Hargey, has unveiled her Christmas Card today accompanied by the ‘star’ of it – a young toddler from the city who is also raising awareness of the NHS Organ Donation campaign. Two-year-old, Dáithí Mac Gabhann, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) which is veryRead More →