November 2011

29/11/2011 - 11:12

A news round-up of what is happening in Northern Ireland and beyond.

News

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Belfast Telegraph: Economy heading for double-dip recession. Read more...

UTV News: Secretary of State's computer hacked. Read more...

UTV News: Bus lanes opened to ease strike disruption. Read more...

UTV News: Cold weather death rates decrease. Read more...

BBC News: 200 year-old newspapers go online. Read more...

Government Cuts

BBC News: Stormont may lose £150m in Government cuts. Read more...

Health

BBC News: Alzheimer's: Deep brain stimulation "reverses" disease. Read more...

BBC News: Health review changes "almost inevitable". Read more...

Technology

BBC News: Stradivarius violin "replicated". Read more...

Obituary

Film-maker Ken Russell dies at 84. Read more...

Don DeVito, Bob Dylan album producer, dies. Read more...

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24/11/2011 - 10:35

A news round-up of what is happening in Northern Ireland and beyond.

News

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UTV News: NI health system "not sustainable". Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Canned food raise levels of chemical linked to heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Read more...

Health

BBC News: Basic home care help "breaching human rights". Read more...

BBC News: Dreaming "eases painful memories". Read more...

BBC News: NI GP surgeries to "widen services". Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Cancer drugs recalled over poison fears. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Royal Victoria Hospital Ward restrictions after C-Diff outbreak. Read more...

Obituary

BBC: Pop artist Gerald Laing dies at 75. Read more...

BBC: Opera performer, Sena Jurinac, dies. Read more...

Technology

Guardian Blog: How digital media can transform charities' reach. Read more...

Forum: Pension Tax Simplification

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22/11/2011 - 10:39

A news round-up of what is happening in Northern Ireland and beyond.

News

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BBC News: "Tsunami" of obesity-related disease warning for NI. Read more...

UTV News: "Toughest Christmas" for NI retailers. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Airport body scans will be compulsory in UK. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Belfast City Council defends Christmas lights switch-on. Read more...

BBC News: Sorting debt "unexpectedly hard". Read more...

BBC News: Northern Ireland house crash "among world's worst". Read more...

Health

BBC News: Cancer survival progress hailed. Read more...

BBC News: Health review changes "almost inevitable". Read more...

Technology

BBC News: Bionic lenses to project emails. Read more...

Guardian Blog: How digital media can transform charities' reach. Read more...

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21/11/2011 - 11:22

An exhibition of the Belfast Blitz: An era soon to be forgotten.

Poster for the Blitx exhibition.The Springfield Charitable Association has been awarded funding by the Big Lottery Fund and is using the money to present an Exhibition on two separate occasions and in two separate venues. Best of all, it is FREE!

  1. Monday 21st November 2011 in the Conway Mill Centre, Falls Road
  2. Thursday 24th November 2011 in the Spectrum Centre, Shankill Road.

Both exhibitions start at 10am and will last to 5pm. The Exhibition is a celebration of the time and of stories that will soon be lost as the generation is slowly, but surely dying out. 

This exhibition will be the culmination of an intergenerational cross community research program, involving schools from across Belfast. The schools interviewed older people and using the information wrote a news story of the time. At the exhibition will be memorabilia of the time. A small film will be played on loop, produced locally by students from Workforce Training Services, illustrating the damage of the blitz. 

Also on display will be an smaller exhibition from Joe Baker, local historian. 

Local historian Denis Hughes has been facilitating the discussion between the schools and the older people. He also created an 8 page booklet illustrating some unusual facts of the time. Denis commented:

That this is an important part of our history that for one reason or another has been lost and we are endeavouring to shed some light on a time in Belfast’s history when many people died, no matter what religion. 

Terry McNeill, General Manager SCA stated:

This big lottery sponsored event enables us to work with younger men and women and older people. At the heart of the project is the reminiscence of a terrible time in all our history. We would encourage all people to drop in and see this event.

Further Information

Contact Terry McNeill 07969070837

 
17/11/2011 - 10:32

A news round-up of what is happening in Northern Ireland and beyond.

News

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Belfast Telegraph: Programme for Government agreed. Read more...

Belfast Telegraph: Facebook users hit by a deluge of violence and porn. Read more...

BBC News: Northern Ireland house crash "among world's worst". Read more...

Arts

The Artist pays homage to Hollywood's silent era. Read more...

Health

BBC News: Obese hospital patients on the rise. Read more...

Technology

BBC News: Google unveils online music store. Read more...

Guardian Blog: How digital media can transform charities' reach. Read more...

Click

Essential! Avoiding mobile roaming charges. Read more...

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16/11/2011 - 10:08

A news round-up of what is happening in Northern Ireland and beyond.

News

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UTV News: NI constituencies among worst in UK for unemployment. Read more...

BBC News: Two unemployment blackspots in NI. Read more...

Arts

Al PAcino: Why I love Oscar Wilde. Read more...

Health

BBC News: Doctors back proposed smoking ban. Read more...

BBC News: Alcohol policy a joke, say British Liver Trust. Read more...

UTV News: Drivers "put off road" by petrol hike. Read more...

Technology

BBC News: Broadband's "rush-hour" revealed. Read more...

BBC News: Why is Google in love with Bletchly Park. Read more...

Click

Essential! Avoiding mobile roaming charges. Read more...

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15/11/2011 - 10:44

A news round-up of what is happening in Northern Ireland and beyond.

News

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BBC News: Tributes paid to Folks on the Hill star Sean Crummey. Read more...

UTV News: NI MPs debate fuel price hike. Read more...

Arts

Al PAcino: Why I love Oscar Wilde. Read more...

Health

UTV News: Alcohol causes hundreds of NI deaths. Read more...

BBC News: Is oral contraceptive pill fuelling prostate cancer? Read more...

BBC News: Study links Parkinson's disease to industrial solvent. Read more...

Technology

BBC News: Websites to give privacy warnings. Read more...

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14/11/2011 - 11:10

Age NI's Spread the Warmth Campaign is, well, heating up rightly.

A keyboard button with the word "news" upon it.Spread the Warmth is Age NI's push to ensure that this winter is not as harsh as it was last year for so many older people.

Winters are harsher for older people now more than ever and not just because of the cold snaps we have been having the past few years.

Fuel and food prices have shot up so much that there are many who have a stark choice - heat or eat. Nearly 1000 older people died last year because of this.

Aside from that, many older people feeling more isolated and alone.

No matter how little or how much you can do, Age NI will help you Spread the Warmth this winter.

How you can Spread the Warmth

Visit Age NI Spread the Warmth or download their Winter Wrapped Up Guide (PDF 1.8MB)

02/11/2011 - 11:18

Carer and user involvement has been part of the health and social care landscape for some time now.

A keyboard button with the word "news" upon it.Carers Northern Ireland has organised a seminar - 'Getting it Right - Effective Carer Involvement' - to reflect on current best practice in involving carers in health and social care.

The seminar will bring together health and social care professionals including commissioning teams, social care team leaders, carer co-ordinators, PPI leads, equality officers and others who work with carers to ask:

  • What are the barriers to engagement?
  • Why are carers seen as a hard to reach target group?
  • What works?

Joe Duffy, author of 'Looking out from the middle: User involvement in health and social care in Northern Ireland' (2008), will examine recommendations and themes arising from this report. He will be joined by his research colleague Brendan McKeever, a former carer.

Brian O'Hagan will describe the carer's experience of involvement in the design and delivery of a Trust's user and carer involvement practices. 

Further Information

The event takes place on Tuesday 29th November from 10.00am to 1.00pm, followed by lunch, in Grosvenor House, Belfast. There is no charge to attend.

Please contact Claire Leonard at Carers Northern Ireland to register by telephone on 028 9043 9843 or email.

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