AN investment of £50,000 has led to expansion of a specialised health, wellbeing and fertility clinic in Belfast which has so far assisted in the conception of 804 babies born to Northern Ireland couples.
The last time the Bank of England raised interest rates, Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy were freshly installed leaders, tech evangelist Chris Messina had just birthed the Twitter hash-tag, and the first iPhone had just been released (and we were months away from the worst global recession in living memory).
It may come as a surprise to some to learn that Northern Ireland is the happiest place in the UK, according to the latest statistics on the issue, despite being the focal point of some of the UK’s major economic challenges; namely Brexit and the border.
A NUMBER of court challenges are being mounted, starting tomorrow, to prevent more than 20 pubs in the north from having their drinks licences renewed - because they allegedly allow illegal gambling on their premises.
OFFICE and educational furniture supplier Alpha Office Furniture has completed one of its most significant recent projects, supplying all furniture for the UK’s largest special school, the new Castle Tower School in Ballymena, A division of the Alpha Group, which specialises in office and educational furniture and design in the UK and Ireland, Belfast-based Alpha provided specialist furniture to fit the needs of pupils and staff for the new £20 million building.