We think it’s important that children are aware of how to keep themselves safe when they are playing away from home or hanging out with their friends. Detective Sergeant Elaine McCormill, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Public Protection Branch, has some good advice to share…   We’ve allRead More →

William Thompson, Head of Consumer Banking NI Bank of Ireland UK is learning more about being mindful… ‘Mindfulness’ is a term I’ve been hearing a lot recently, whether it’s in work, at the gym or seeing a news article on the topic. I happened to look up the Oxford Dictionarydefinition whichRead 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 →

  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 →