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Cllr Paul Greenfield, Nicola Wilson, Head of Economic Development, Steven Fullerton, Invest NI, Rick Manso, NI Climbing Frames and Noelle Garvey, Business Engagement Programme Manager with some of the equipment at the Banbridge business.

NI Climbing Frames is tops

A cutting-edge business programme designed to support and grow local micro and small sized enterprises has engaged with over 500 local companies during the last four years and successfully helped create over 100 jobs across the Borough.

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Charlie Lennon and Tom McSherry pictured with Anne AndersonNew-Bridge Principal.

Charlie and Tom scoop Acrobatic Gymnastics titles

New-Bridge College pupils Charlie Lennon and Tom McSherry (8BY) competed in the NI Schools Acrobatic Gymnastics Championship recently. The Loughbrickland pupils achieved gold medals in the under 14 pairs floor competition. Charlie competed individually in the U14 tumbling completion and achieved gold in this category also.

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Appeal for witnessess to incident

Appeal for witnessess to incident

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has appealed for witnesses to an incident during which a 13-year-old boy was arrested in Banbridge on Saturday evening (March 2).

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Professor Maura McAdam, from Banbridge, will work with researchers on the project, Overcoming the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Gender Divide.

Maura’s project supports women

An international consortium led by Professor Maura McAdam at Dublin City University, has been awarded €994,133 to help tackle gender inequalities in Ireland’s entrepreneurial sector.

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Adam Bingham (left) is presented with his award by Kathryn McIntosh, from sponsors Origin Digital along with joint winner Scott Shaw.

Dromore student, Adam, celebrates Business success

Adam Bingham, from Dromore, is celebrating success after winning a top award at Ulster University Business School. Adam, who has graduated with a BSc Hons in International Travel and Tourism Management was joint winner of the Origin Digital Award for delivering the best group business pitch at the annual Department of Hospitality and Tourism Awards. Professor Una McMahon-Beattie, Head of Department said: “In conjunction with our industry partners, the Department of Hospitality and Tourism is delighted to celebrate and recognise the excellence of our students. We are very proud of their achievements and are confident that with the current growth in the local hospitality and tourism sectors, our graduates are well equipped to take on the challenges of managing and leading in these competitive market environments.”

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Society get a History of Tea talk

Society get a History of Tea talk

The next meeting of Banbridge Historical Society will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 7.30pm when Robert Bell, the great-grandson of the founder of S D Bell and Co Ltd will give a talk on The History of Tea with particular reference to his great-grandfather’ business.

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Lockhart supports Special Olympics coffee morning

Lockhart supports Special Olympics coffee morning

DUP Upper Bann Assembly member Carla Lockhart has added her support to the Banbridge Special Olympics Club along side MP David Simpson, Cllr Paul Greenfield and Cllr Junior McCrum. Recently the Club held a coffee morning and fundraiser at the Old Town Hall in Banbridge. The group which has been running since 2004 gives young people with additional needs the opportunity to take part in sport and out door adventure.

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Jo-Anne Dobson, Kidney Care UK Northern Ireland Ambassador with the members of Loughbrickland Women's Institute at their President's Night held in the Belmont Hotel.

Spreading the message of hope

The members of Loughbrickland Women’s Institute hosted Jo-Anne Dobson, Kidney Care UK Northern Ireland Ambassador as guest speaker at their President’s Night at the Belmont Hotel, Banbridge.

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The Rock Red Friday campaign was launched by brother and sister, Niall Parfitt (4) and �abha (7) and is asking  everyone to wear red tomorrow (Friday, February 15) for charity.

Are you ready to Rock Red tomorrow?

Banbridge siblings are encouraging the local community to ‘Rock Red’ this Friday to raise funds for Congenital Heart Disease Charity, Children’s Heartbeat Trust.

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Irish golf legend captain Padraig Harrington meets Team Ireland's Jill Connery, from Scarva at the Portmarnock Links Hotel in Portmarnock, Co Dublin.

Jill meets golf legend Padraig Harrington

Local golfer, Jill Connery from Scarva, received the opportunity of a lifetime to meet with Irish golf champion, Padraig Harrington as she prepares to tee off in Abu Dhabi for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games this March.

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One of the local Big Lunches last year.

Save the date for the Big Lunch

The Eden Project and the National Lottery are inviting people in the Banbridge area to mark June 1 and 2 in calendars and make The Big Lunch 2019 their New Year’s resolution for their community.

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