The National Trust, Northern Ireland’s leading conservation charity, is calling on people to ‘Bee Aware’, encouraging everyone to get involved to help reduce the decline of pollinators – insects which play a crucial part in ensuring plants produce fruit and seeds. To help drive awareness of pollinators, the Trust hasRead More →

Belfast Zoo recently announced the birth of two capybaras and need YOUR help naming the new arrivals! You can submit your suggestions and the reason for your choice at to be in with the chance of winning a family membership for the zoo!* The pair were born on 2 AprilRead More →

The NSPCC and O2 have launched new advice for parents of young people playing the multiplayer action survival game Fortnite: Battle Royale. It comes amid concerns over a function in Fortnite which automatically allows users to speak to other players through voice and text chat functions. It means children canRead More →

Seven  primary schools have each won a new iPad in a ‘Snap the Cig’ photo competition. They are: Hill Croft School, Newtownabbey, Portrush PS, Brackenagh West PS in Kilkeel, St Patrick’s Ballynahinch, St Joseph’s, Crumlin, Rasharkin PS and Cooley PS, Omagh. This is the second year that Brackenagh West hasRead More →

  The Tropical Ravine in Belfast’s Botanic Gardens will reopen to the public today following a £3.8m refurbishment. Councillors, local residents, and a number of invited guests got a sneak peek of the new facility today to see first-hand how the listed building has been restored to its former gloryRead More →

Leading health charity Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke has called for government action to tackle obesity amongst children. “Nearly one in ten – 8% – of children in Northern Ireland are classified as obese. This is a terrible situation and may well have an effect on these children forRead More →