Chinese Consul General welcomed to Dunadry

Following a £4million investment, the four-star Dunadry Hotel and Gardens in conjunction with the Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Alderman John Smyth welcomed Madame Zhang Meifang, the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Belfast to discuss new opportunities to strengthen the relationships and connections between China and Northern Ireland. Mme Zhang said the visit was an important opportunity to showcase the area and everything it has to offer International visitors.

Northern Regional College lecturer Jackie Scott (right) with some of her Essential Skills students and former Thomas Cook employees (L-R) Jane, Moyra Morgan and Jennie Lyttle.

NRC acts to help former Thomas Cook employees upskill

A group of former Thomas Cook employees have undergone intensive IT training course at Northern Regional College to help improve their employability. NRC developed the fast-track IT course after being approached by cabin crew of the now-defunct travel operator.

Libby Henry (chairperson) and Bruce Holdstock  (vice-chairperson) presenting a bouquet of flowers to Jennie Watt, the 200th person to join the Ballymena U3A this year.

Ballymena U3A membership tops 200

Chairperson of Ballymena U3A Libby Henry and Bruce Holdstock (vice-chairperson) present Jennie Watt with a bouquet of flowers to mark her enrolment as the 200th member to join in the current year.

The Ecos Centre. (Editorial Image).

‘Shaped for success’ event

The Innovation Centre At Ecos will be the venue on Wednesday, January 29, for ‘Shaped for Success’ - Mid and East Antrim’s inaugural Tourism and Hospitality Seminar, bringing industry specialists and tourism and hospitality businesses together to shape individual and borough potential for tourism success in 2020 and beyond.

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