08/02/2019

Other News In Brief

Man Dies In Armagh House Fire

A man in his 50's has died following a house fire in the St Brigid's Hill area of Armagh.

The PSNI received a report of the blaze at around 4pm on Thursday 07 February.

The man died at the scene.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and will be subject to an investigation in liaison with the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

Alliance Encourage Participation In Childcare Survey

Alliance MLA Chris Little is urging members of the public to have their say in a major survey on childcare issues in Northern Ireland.

Employers for Childcare's cost survey for 2019 seeks the views on the provision of childcare in Northern Ireland, and the support available for both parents and providers. The results inform the organisation's campaigning for better support for childcare in Northern Ireland to ensure it meets the needs of all working in the sector.

"I would encourage as many parents as possible to get involved with this year's Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey," said Mr Lyttle.
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"If you are a parent or childcare provider, this is one of the best ways to make your voice heard. Quality childcare is vital to the development of children. Therefore it is disappointing we continue to see some families struggle to access it or make quality childcare work for them.

"This survey and the results will inform Employers for Childcare's campaigning for better support, so this a fantastic opportunity to ensure the opportunities are there to give quality childcare provision which is accessible and affordable for all."

Jess Glynne To Perform At Custom House Square In August

UK singing sensation Jess Glynne has announced a return to Belfast with a planned headline show at Custom House Square in August.

Her second album 'Always In Between' was released in 2018 and debuted at number one in the UK.

She will perform at the popular venue on Wednesday 21 August, with tickets priced at £32 plus booking fee.

The concert went on sale today, Friday 08 February, and tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster outlets or online.



(JG/CM)

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