Other NI News In Brief

Arrest Warrant Out For Teenage Rapist

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a convicted rapist who has breached the conditions of his probation.

Edward Connors was 15 when he twice raped an American tourist in the Colin Glen Forest in west Belfast, four years ago, and he was given an eight year jail sentence.

He was due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday morning charged with failing to "complete an individual programme of work to address his sexual offending," but he did not turn up.

County Fermanagh Man Popped 20 Ecstasy Tablets A Day

A 27-year-old from Lisnaskea has admitted regularly using 20 Ecstasy tablets in a day.

Kevin Joseph McElroy of Main Street pleaded guilty at Fermanagh Court to possession of the drug.

The prosecutor said Mr McElroy had drug and alcohol dependencies and the tablets were found on him by chance.

Northern Irish Structures Commended At National Awards

Derry/Londonderry's Peace Bridge has won a national steel design award.

And Rise, the 37.5-metre sculpture on the Belfast's Broadway roundabout, was highly commended at the national Structural Steel Design Awards in London.

Other structures that were recognised at the awards were the main Olympic Stadium, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the new footbridge at MediaCity UK, in Salford.


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06 October 2015
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Detectives are investigating a possible link following two burglaries in north Belfast on Monday night. In the first incident an elderly woman was knocked to the ground by a man as she answered her door in the Lawnview Street area just after 7pm. The man made off empty handed when the woman began shouting.
05 October 2015
Two Men Charged Following Arson Attack In East Belfast
Two men have been charged in connection with an arson attack at a flat in east Belfast. The attack occurred at a top floor flat in the Mount area in the early hours of Saturday morning. A 32-year-old man has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life and two counts of burglary.
07 January 2011
City Competition Catering For Success
Belfast City Council will honour the achievements of the hospitality sector in the city when it hosts the Belfast Business Awards this year.
13 April 2010
Belfast Business Awards On Way
Local businesses successes will be celebrated at a prestigious business awards later this month. UTV's Marc Mallett (pictured) is looking forward to hosting the Belfast Business Awards which will take place in the City Hall on Thursday 29 April. Space NK.apothecary founder Nicky Kinnaird will co-host the awards alongside the UTV presenter.
05 November 2003
Training success honoured at Belfast gala dinner
A total of 24 local organisations, businesses and individuals have scooped 33 awards in this year’s prestigious National Training Awards competition.
11 November 2008
Housing Executive Up For Two National Awards
The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) will find out this week whether it has won two national awards for regeneration. NIHE has been nominated for the Developing and Regenerating Communities prize and the Outstanding Achievement in Housing in Northern Ireland accolade.
10 November 2008
National Awards Accolade At Vivo
Top level service at a Northern Ireland convenience store shone through last week as a Coleraine woman claimed a national prize. Lorna McLaughlin, a Henderson Group employee at Vivo Mountsandel, Coleraine (pictured) won the Convenience Store Sales Assistant of the Year Award at a London ceremony.
18 October 2006
NI entrants top National Training Awards
Twenty Northern Ireland entrants in this year’s National Training Awards competition have won prizes for excellence. During a ceremony at Belfast City Hall yesterday evening, a total of 30 National and Regional Awards were presented to employers, individuals, partnerships and training organisations.
23 February 2006
UCF launch National Clean Air Awards for NI
The Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF) has today launched the National Clean Air Awards for Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Established by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, the UK-wide scheme recognises and rewards employers who have implemented effective smoke-free policies.
19 October 2005
NI scoops 26 awards in 2005 national training competition
Twenty-six Northern Ireland entrants in this year's National Training Awards competition have won prizes for training excellence. The news was revealed last night at the annual gala dinner held in Belfast City Hall, where a large gathering of representatives from the public and private sectors joined in the celebration of success.
09 March 2010
NI Makes Finals Of Roofing Awards
Local firms are in the running for a prestigious construction accolade. Among the roofing awards' finalists are Co Derry firm D.
16 October 2007
Winners Rewarded
A range of Northern Ireland companies have received recognition for excellence in training at this year’s National Training Awards (NTA). 
 The Awards, hosted by the BBC’s Kate Silverton, were presented to 18 organisations before 300 business leaders and representatives from the public sector at the Culloden Hotel.
18 January 2005
Increased museum funding as visitor numbers rise
The number of people visiting Northern Ireland’s museums has increased by around 50%, new figures have revealed. Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister, Angela Smith, unveiled the figures as she announced £13.5 million in funding to help improve the infrastructure of the sites operating under the National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland.
21 October 2004
Workforce training important to NI economy
Minister for Employment and Learning Barry Gardiner has emphasised the importance of workforce training and development to the Northern Ireland economy, during the annual National Training Awards gala ceremony held in Belfast City Hall.