Skechers Steps Into The Boulevard, Banbridge

Niamh Parker Consumer

High profile American lifestyle and trainer brand, Skechers is set to open its doors at The Boulevard, Banbridge on the 2nd of August. The store will be the first Skechers outlet to open across the island of Ireland. The global footwear brand will create a total number of 12 new jobs and will offer customers the opportunity to shop styles …

The National Launches New Backyard Picnic Concept, Just In Time For Summer Heatwave

Niamh Parker Consumer

With another scorcher forecast this week, you can soak up the sun at The National Grande Café in Belfast whilst tucking into their new Backyard Picnic. A rural oasis meets the urban sprawl with this quirky new concept from The National, where you can now picnic in the sun-trapped beer garden, right in the heart of the city’s bustling Cathedral …

Natural History Museum Dinosaur Encounter Launches At W5

Kathryn Stevenson Consumer

Visitors to W5 Belfast this summer will be invited to step into the land before time as a Dinosaur Encounter touring exhibition from the Natural History Museum, which features lifelike and awe inspiring animatronic models, opened to the public this week. The exhibition will be running daily throughout the summer from 6 June to 31 August. Ideal for families and …

Little Wing Launch New Apprenticeship Scheme

Niamh Parker Consumer

Home-grown pizzeria group, Little Wing has launched a new scheme which will offer eight individuals the chance to gain an apprenticeship, which will provide an NVQ, credited by Babcock International. The scheme, targeted towards 17 to 24-year olds, will offer 21 hours of employment per week at £5 per hour, with a further potential to increase to £8.11 after training. …

Babel Launches A Unique Twist On Traditional Afternoon Tea

Niamh Parker Consumer

Belfast’s most stylish rooftop bar, Babel, is turning traditional afternoon tea on its head with the launch of a new Tipsy Tea. The exciting new menu, which launches on Saturday 2nd June, will pair delectable sweet and savoury treats with a selection of signature Babel cocktails. Set in the surrounds of the city’s chic new rooftop bar and restaurant, Babel …

Full Fight Card Revealed For Brave 13: Europe Evolution, Belfast

Niamh Parker Consumer

Brave Combat Federation has announced the full fight card for Brave 13: Europe Evolution hosted on 9th June at the SSE Arena in Belfast. The event marks the entry of the Bahrain based global promotion to Europe. The main event features the bantamweight champion, Stephen Loman from Philippines defending the title against Frans Mlambo from Ireland. The bout is a …

£750K Investment And 30 Jobs As Centra Opens New Derry~Londonderry Store

Niamh Parker Consumer

Leading convenience retail brand, Centra, has opened a new store in Derry~Londonderry, creating 30 new jobs and bringing £750k investment to the city. The brand-new store, located on Waterloo Place in the city centre, and operated by the Kavanagh Group, will be the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, explained Nigel Maxwell, Musgrave’s Centra Sales Director. “We are incredibly …

Step Back Into The Roaring 20s At Berts Jazz Bar

Niamh Parker Consumer

Belfast’s only dedicated Jazz bar, Berts will bring the illicit world of the roaring twenties to life with a themed night of swinging jazz and bootlegged booze on Friday 25th May. Berts Jazz Bar and Monkey 47 presents a special Golden Age of Jazz Party, inviting guests to don their best flapper attire and be transported back to 1920s New …

Visit the Home of Northern Ireland’s Original Craft Gin Distillery

Kirsty Winter Consumer

Gin fanatics can now visit the home of Shortcross Gin at its newly redeveloped facility in Co. Down. Rademon Estate Distillery, producer of the multi award-winning Shortcross Gin and the first craft distillery to reside in Northern Ireland, has undergone a significant redevelopment with the addition of two new copper stills and a stylish Visitor Experience Centre, representing an investment …

Liam Neeson Narrates New Film Celebrating Heaney’s Life, Literature and Inspiration

Niamh Parker Consumer

Tourism Ireland and Mid Ulster Council hosted an event in The Bloomsbury Hotel in London last night, to celebrate the work of Seamus Heaney and to promote the Seamus Heaney HomePlace visitor attraction in Bellaghy, to a ‘Culturally Curious’ audience in Britain. The invited audience included influential representatives of the GB travel industry and media, as well as members of …