13/09/2019

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NI Council Warns Of Suspicious Emails

A series of suspicious emails are circulating in the Fermanagh and Omagh area, the council has said.

Customers and service users have reported reaching correspondence from council employees that prompts recipients to click on a link and insert a password- however no such emails would be sent by the council.

A spokesperson said: "These emails should be deleted and no details should be entered– the council will never ask anyone to enter a password- we never have any requirement to do so."

Anyone who has opened a similar email and entered their password is advised to change it immediately.

If in doubt about whether an email is genuine, do not open it but contact the council officer that it purports to be from to check its authenticity.

Suspicious emails should be reported to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or by using the online reporting tool.

Lisburn Welcomes New State-Of-The-Art Gym

Whether you're already a fitness fanatic or are hoping to make a lifestyle change, the new pay-as-you-go gym in the heart of Lisburn may be just the place for you.

Force7Gyms is a boutique training facility run by Personal Trainer and Chartered Accountant, Fergus McGivern.

Located in Market Square, the bright and airy study specialises in 1:1 and small group efficient workouts so you can get fit fast and stay fit.
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Force7Gyms offer a range of 30-minute cardio and boxing HIIT circuits to suit all abilities as well as open gym sessions at designated periods throughout the day, focusing on its seven-station kickboxing zone, circuits and free weights.

The new facility is the first to offer a dedicated EMS (Electro-Muscular Stimulation) Hub within Northern Ireland, which Mr McGivern explained uses low frequency electrical impulses over all the major muscle groups to enhance muscle activity during workouts.

Chair of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council's Economic Development Committee, Alderman Allan Ewart MBE said the gym will complement the varied leisure and fitness facilities already on offer.

He commented: "This hub will harness the power of advanced electro-stimulation technology which is an innovative approach already well-established across Europe, Asia and Australia for some years. On behalf of the council I wish Fergus every success on this new venture."

Larne Roadworks To Begin Next Week

A series of traffic restrictions are set to be introduced in Larne over the next few weeks to support road improvement works.

The A8 Ballymena Road from Pound Street junction (Belfast bound lane) for 1.1km will be resurfaced in a £237,000 scheme.

Work will begin on Friday 20 September and run until Sunday 06 October.

A full road closure will be in place from 7.00pm on Friday 20 September until 8pm on Sunday 22 September, followed by a lane closure from 23-27 September between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Another full closure will then be in place from 6am until 8pm on Saturday 28 September.

During these times a diversion will be implemented via Circular Road, Circular Road Roundabout, Glenarm Road, Victoria Road, Old Glenarm Road, Greenland Road, The Roddens and Antiville Road.

Drivers should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the area.



(JG/CM)


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