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Local trader predicts firms excluded from rates relief package will go to the wall

A Belfast business owner says small companies not eligible for government support during the Covid-19 pandemic are facing collapse. PLS Locksmith owner Frank Cahill said subletting business tenants, who are not responsible for rates bills, are unable to avail of the Executive’s £10,000 small business grant. Under the government’s terms, only businesses in receipt of […]

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Belfast Tech company steps up to back frontline health workers: JustGiving appeal raises £20,000+ in just 24 hours

A TOP Belfast financial technology firm is going the extra mile to help hard-pressed frontline health workers battling the Covid-19 crisis with practical supplies and an online appeal. And in just 24 hours, a JustGiving page set up by the company to fund support supplies for NHS staff has raised over £20,000. Management and staff […]

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PODCAST with Matthew Thompson

With over 600 events every year including live music, discos, art exhibits, comedy sketches, open mic storytelling nights and much much more, The Black Box is without a doubt the creative heartbeat of our city. We sat down with co-director Rachael Campbell-Palmer to talk about the importance of creating spaces where people can experiment with […]

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Police appealing for information following criminal damage to West Belfast charity vans

THE manager of a West Belfast charity has described as “scumbags” the thugs who smashed the windows of three of its buses and a van in an attack on Sunday afternoon. General Manager of Springfield Charitable Association (SCA) Terry McNeill explained how the vehicles, which have been parked in the former Belfast Trust Lawther building […]

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Belfast’s Got Talent: 40 Under 40 2012

Young people are stepping up to the mark to build tomorrow’s Belfast. That’s the message from this year’s Belfast 40 Under 40, which recognises 40 of our talented young people.

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£80m fund

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer Mc Cann has welcomed the launch of the consultation on the Social Investment Fund which took place at the Long Gallery last Tuesday.

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