Northern Ireland News for October 2011 : Page 2

UK National News, Oct 28, 2011
MPs Wife Sentenced Over Kitten Theft
An MP's wife has been given a nine-month suspended jail sentence for snatching a kitten from the home of her husband's mistress. According to the Independent on Friday, Christine Hemming, 53, from Mo...
UK National News, Oct 28, 2011
People Need Better Informed On Green Deal
Action is required to tackle customers’ misconceptions over energy efficiency to ensure success of the Government’s 'Green Deal' policy, according to a report from Ernst & Young. The research, which...
UK National News, Oct 28, 2011
Greeks Weren't Ready For Euro – Sarkozy
The French President has controversially spoke out against Greece's membership of the Euro, just as European leaders strike a deal to save the currency and the union. On French television during Thu...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 28, 2011
Count Begins For Irish President Election
Counting of the ballots, to decide the next President of Ireland,is underway but it is understood that it could be tomorrow before the results are revealed. The results from the first counts in the 4...
UK National News, Oct 28, 2011
Gov Considers Daylight Saving Changes
The Government is to consider supporting the Daylight Savings Private Members Bill, which could eventually mean the advancing of time by one hour throughout the year across the country. The Governmen...
UK National News, Oct 28, 2011
FSTE Boss Earnings Up By 49%
Earnings by directors of the UK's top 100 companies increased by 49% last year, flouting the trend for the majority of workers throughout the nation. According to the research by Incomes Data Servic...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 28, 2011
Man Arrested After Stabbing Attack
An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the back in south Belfast. The incident happened in the Fountainville Avenue vicinity at approximately...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 28, 2011
'Rebuild Libya' Says Assembly Trade Committee MLA
There's gold in the desert according to a member of the Stormont Assembly's Enterprise Trade and Investment Committee. Robin Newton, who is also Chairman of the Assembly's Business Trust and is an Ea...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 28, 2011
Smaller Firms Banking On Global Advice
International business success stories will be shared with hundreds of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and aspiring entrepreneurs as part of a major events tour being organised by Ulster Ban...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 28, 2011
Kinahan Calls For Online Tax Disc Renewal
The Ulster Unionist Environment Spokesperson, Danny Kinahan MLA has been highlighting the need for online car tax renewal arrangements for NI. The South Antrim Assembly Member said: "Vehicle licensin...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 28, 2011
O'Dowd Welcomes Primary Success
Primary school education was in focus this week when the NI Education Minister, John O'Dowd, has visited St Bernard's Primary School, Glengormley. St Bernard's recently exited the Department's Formal...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 28, 2011
Domer Stars In Creative Storytelling Project
Young people across Northern Ireland, aged 7-11, will have the chance to create their very own story about Victoria Square's Domer the Dinosaur - star of the shopping complex's monthly Kids Club - as ...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 28, 2011
Other NI News In Brief
Belfast Wins Social Media Award Belfast City Council's use of social media channels during last winter's water disruption crisis has won a prestigious national award. Efforts to keep residents...
UK National News, Oct 27, 2011
Other News In Brief
Murdered Man Named Detectives have on Thursday named a man murdered at his home in West Kensington. William John Saunderson-Smith, 58, a property developer of Dewhurst Road, W14, was found dead by th...
UK National News, Oct 27, 2011
UK Diabetes Soars
The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK increased by nearly 130,000 in the past year, according to a leading charity. The report by Diabetes UK, published on Thursday, says some 2.9 m...
Business News, Oct 27, 2011
Ireland Receives Job Boost
Four IT firms have announced what is being hailed as a significant jobs boost for Ireland with over one hundred jobs up for grabs. It is understood, after a series of announcements, that up to 165 jo...
UK National News, Oct 27, 2011
Husband and Wife Jailed For Benefit Fraud
A couple that had taken £150,000 in falsified benefits have been jailed for three years. Maurice and Lindy Sumner were sentenced on at Wood Green Crown Court after pleading guilty to offences of frau...
UK National News, Oct 27, 2011
'Clare's Law' On Domestic Violence Proposed
The Government has launched a public consultation on 'Clare's Law', which would see advise on the past convictions of previous domestic abuse offenders passed to their new partners. Calls for the in...
UK National News, Oct 27, 2011
Woman Convicted Of Killing Elderly Husband
A woman in her 50s has been convicted of killing her elderly husband at the Old Bailey on Wednesday. Leonora Sinclair, 50, of Windward Close, Enfield was found guilty at the Old Bailey of the mansla...
UK National News, Oct 27, 2011
Automatic Life Sentence For 'Serious' Re-offenders
The justice minister has revealed plans to introduce mandatory life sentences for those who commit serious crimes more than once. The "two strikes" rule will see anyone convicted of a second serious...
UK National News, Oct 27, 2011
St Paul's Chancellor Resigns In Support Of OccupyLSX
The chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral has resigned from his post in support of the protestors still camped outside the churches grounds. Reverend Canon Dr Giles Fraser had been vocal in his support ...
UK National News, Oct 27, 2011
Euro Deal To Half Greek Debt
European Leaders have secured a last minute deal to the save the Euro during late night talks in Brussels on Wednesday night. During the emergency meeting, representatives from 21 states brokered a ...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 27, 2011
Pensioner Killed In Bus Crash‎
An elderly woman has died after being knocked down by a bus at Wellington Road in Enniskillen. Kitty Gault, 78, was taken to Erne Hospital following the accident which happened at about 11:30am on We...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 27, 2011
£8m Social Housing On Way For Derry
Tenders are currently being sought for the construction of 60 houses in a social development scheme in Londonderry. Planning applications revealed the intention for 60 houses with an option for a fur...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 27, 2011
Win EMA Tickets With Belfast City Council
Belfast City Council residents are today being given the chance to win coveted tickets to the forthcoming MTV EMA ceremony at the Odyssey Arena on Sunday 6 November. The council's website is currentl...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 27, 2011
Hillsborough Castle Hosts Business Innovators
Three top innovators from Northern Ireland and beyond have been lined for a major event at Hillsborough Castle today, for an event that is being attended by some of the management elite of the local b...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 27, 2011
Only Major Roads To Get Winter Clearances
NI motorists are being warned to take extra care on winter roads - and while pedestrians are being supported with more town and city pavements set to be cleared this year - minor roads will again not ...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 27, 2011
SDLP Man Slams Reduced Roads' Funding
An SDLP MLA has expressed his concern after a reduced amount of money will be allocated by to structural roads maintenance after the October Monitoring Round allocations. West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne wa...
Northern Ireland News, Oct 27, 2011
Not 'Ferry Good News' In Strangford
A temporary weight restriction of 7.5 tonnes has this week been applied to heavy goods vehicles travelling on the Strangford Ferry. The main vessel, the MV Portaferry II, has been withdrawn for its a...
Business News, Oct 27, 2011
Not 'Ferry Good News' In Strangford
A temporary weight restriction of 7.5 tonnes has this week been applied to heavy goods vehicles travelling on the Strangford Ferry. The main vessel, the MV Portaferry II, has been withdrawn for its a...