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Working From Home in the Drinks Industry

Anna McLaughlin is currently one of the thousands of people working at home for the first time due to COVID-19. As the Jameson Whiskey Brand Ambassador for Northern Ireland, lockdown restrictions have completely turned the usual day-to-day aspects of her role on to its head. Here is how she is …

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The names at risk of going ‘Bye-Bye Baby’ across the UK

What is on trend comes and goes across the country. What was once fashionable and current can become as out-dated as your favourite pair of flared jeans. The same goes for popular baby names and what ones end up topping the tables can change generationally or year-on-year. What name you …

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Maintaining a fitness routine during a global pandemic

The Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent government directives on social distancing has forced gyms across Northern Ireland to shut down. Regular gym-goers have found their daily routine disrupted whilst those beginners who had just started to get into fitness prior to the epidemic have also found their progress stunted. I …

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PSNI figures reveal increase in male victims of domestic abuse

When one thinks of the term ‘domestic abuse’, often the first thought that comes to mind is of a man perpetrating violence against a woman. People often forget that men can be victims of such abuse as well. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) defines domestic abuse as violent, …

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Covid-19: How has the lockdown impacted people’s exercise?

Under current lockdown rules in the UK, the government has permitted people to go out for exercise once a day. As a result of this, more of us have been leaving our homes for exercise to explore the benefits it has for our health. However, there is some confusion over …

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Northern Ireland ends 2019 with near record low-levels of unemployment

Northern Ireland ended 2019 with a near record low unemployment rate of just 2.7%, despite 3,041 redundancies throughout the year. The rate of unemployment at 2.7% in Northern Ireland is the lowest during the 8-year period of 2011 to 2019, according to information from the official statistics agency, Nisra. An …

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The fight for Abortion rights in Derry, what next?

by Victoria Johnston Access to abortion was due to be available in Northern Ireland from March 31st – due to the Covid-19 outbreak there is currently no treatment in place. The move to have abortion access from March 31st would have put an end to pregnant women from Northern Ireland …

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Race Incident Surge Figures Not “A Fair Representation of Real Life”

Brow-raising figures released by the PSNI have shown a pronounced spike in racist incidents reported in the Mid & East Antrim council area. The data, accessible on the PSNI website, has shown that a race motive was recorded in 109 calls to police within the borough between October 2018 and …

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Golf courses; another victim of the pandemic?

The onset coronavirus pandemic has caused the sport and leisure industry to grind to an uneasy halt. The timing of the pandemic could not have been worse for golf clubs, with memberships due in Spring across many clubs. With people diverting their resources toward essentials during the current crisis, golf …

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