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 →

  Along with tea, the weather is a big thing in Northern Ireland says Kerry Thomson. It’s our default line, the Polyfilla for pasting over silence with “overcast, it’s trying, it’s meant to clear up in the afternoon…” A panacea for all known socially awkward situations. When we first relocatedRead More →

    To celebrate a brand new edition of Roald Dahl’s classic James and the Giant Peach, join James, the Centipede, the Earthworm and the rest of the gang and welcome in the sounds of spring by making your own musical grasshopper at home… From the moment the Old-Green-Grasshopper startedRead More →

Containing utterly delicious recipes for the entire family, from nourishing breakfasts to tummy-friendly desserts, Lee Holmes’s new book Supercharge Your Gut is packed full of advice on how to take a break from hard-to-digest foods and eat your way towards better long-term health… TURMERIC SCRAMBLED EGGS GF    WF    DF    SFRead More →

In January Ni4kids launched a survey asking parents for their views on the Budget cost-saving proposal of the removal, or means testing, of free home-to-school transport… In December, in the absence of Ministers and a working Executive, the Department of Finance took the unusual step of publishing information about theRead More →

Rebecca Reid, local author and mum-of-four, helps her kids find their groove… Ever noticed how, without knowing it or even meaning to influence it, your kids turn out to have their very own individual styles? This was never my intention. I have never been one of those mums who wantsRead More →

Rebecca Reid, local author and mum-of-four has had enough of sickie tummies, runny noses and sleepless nights… Everyone knows that there are two terrible things that can occur when you have children. 1) You accidently lose one (like the time they wandered off in Tesco, or decided it was funnyRead More →

Top of our winter wish list is… Back by popular demand, the team at Cheeky Chompers are super excited to unveil two new designs that have been created in collaboration with iconic British brand, Joules, ‘Winter Blooms’ and ‘Balancing Bears’. Awarded for its clever design, the innovative Neckerchew uniquely combinesRead More →