The British Red Cross has provided £2,250 in emergency cash assistance to Women’s Aid Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne and Newtownabbey (ABLCN) to help women and families most in need during the Coronavirus lockdown. Seventy five women identified by the Women’s Aid ABCLN Floating Support and Accommodation Service will benefit fromRead More →

Free wi-fi and mobile connectivity will be provided to children and young people who may not have had access to digital technology during lockdown. This is part of a scheme announced in May to lend digital devices to those children who would benefit most and to ensure continuity of learningRead More →

Breastival, the award-winning, fun-filled summer family festival, is gearing up for a fourth year with its first online festival, which is set to be a virtual celebration of all things breastfeeding. While Breastival normally takes place on 1 August in the Ulster Museum, in the context of Covid-19, the volunteer-run festivalRead More →

Face coverings will become mandatory on public transport from Friday July 10 as part of the recovery process from Covid-19, to support efforts to reduce the risk of transmission. From this date passengers travelling on most bus, train and ferry services in Northern Ireland will be required to wear aRead More →

Castle Espie will open to the public again on Tuesday July 7. Members of the public and WWT members will have to pre-book online for the day they want to visit as part of measures to keep everyone safe. WWT’s priority is to ensure the public can access its beautifulRead More →

A summer food scheme proposed by the Minister for Education, Peter Weir, has been allocated £12 million in the June monitoring round process. A further £12 million for learning support programmes and summer activities, and £10.5million for childcare was also confirmed by the Finance Minister Conor Murphy today as partRead More →