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16 September 2014

The Live Here Love Here small grants scheme is a new grants scheme open to volunteer groups looking to complete an environmental or community improvement project in their local area.

‘Live Here Love Here’ is a new and exciting initiative that takes a fresh approach to improving our local environment and building a sense of civic pride in our local communities. Launched by Keep Northern Beautiful in association with the Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland Tourist Board and twelve local councils, the small grants scheme provides support to volunteer projects which aim to:

15 September 2014

Derry Walls Day 2014 took place on Saturday. The event marked the 400th anniversary, in September 1614, when Peter Benson, a London tiler and bricklayer, was awarded the contract for building the Derry Walls.

Living history performers representing Peter Benson, Matthias Springham, Commissioner from City of London, and Captain Manus O’Cahan, local Irish landholder in the Guildhall to met with Commander Peter Campbell RN Rtd, the 9th generation descendent of Peter Benson. Commander Campbell was accompanied by his son Rory, (10th generation descendent) and grandson Finian (11th generation descendent). Witnessing this historic reunion was Piers Nicholson, Deputy Master of the present-day Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers bringing a message of fraternal greetings from the Mayor of the City London to the Mayor of Derry. 

09 September 2014

Dalata Hotel Group plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into agreement to acquire the Tower Hotel in Derry, Londonderry.

The Company has agreed to acquire the freehold interest in the Tower Hotel, Derry, Londonderry for a consideration of £4.375 million (the “Tower Acquisition”). It is expected that the transaction will complete in October 2014.

08 September 2014

Belfast’s Lyric Theatre has become the first arts venue in Northern Ireland to be rated a five-star experience.

The top class rating was awarded under a Northern Ireland Tourist Board scheme designed to provide quality grading information on visitor attractions.

The five-star accreditation signifies the venue is operating to an ‘outstanding’ level of quality.

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