PHA programme to tackle type 2 diabetes

A new programme to tackle the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes has been launched by the Public Health Agency. The programme has been developed as part of Northern Ireland’s approach to providing innovative services which have a focus on prevention and has been supported by investment from the transformation fund.

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.

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.

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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