March 24 In the Press

Emerson's supermarket announce home delivery service. IMG_9503

Emerson’s announce home delivery service to support elderly and vulnerable

EMERSON’S Supermarket boss, Gavin Emerson, has announced a new home delivery service to ensure basic necessities get to local elderly and vulnerable customers during lockdown.

The supermarket has been inundated with calls from concerned relatives living as far away as Belfast who wanted reassurance there’s something locally in place to support elderly relatives living in the Armagh area.

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March 24 In the Press

Emerson's Supermarket continues to serve the community of Armagh and surrounding areas. IMG_6810

Emerson’s Supermarket pulls out all stops to serve community in lockdown

A LEADING Armagh retailer and restaurateur says he and his team remain dedicated and committed to serving the community of Armagh in what he describes as ‘extremely challenging trading conditions’.  

Gavin Emerson, owner of Emerson’s Supermarket, has had to shut his restaurant Uluru Bar & Grill, but has commended his team for their huge efforts in spite of three weeks of enforced lockdown.

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March 6 In the Press

Minister for Education Peter Weir speaking at Northern Conference of the INTO

Inspections regime set for an overhaul as Education Minister wants ‘radical change’

THE Minister for Education got a round of applause and a standing ovation at the Northern Conference of the Irish National Teachers’ Organsisation when he stated a “radical change” is needed in the way inspections are carried out.

Northern Conference delegates applaud the minister’s commitment to overhaul the inspections system.

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March 6 In the Press

Teachers' mental health needs must be addressed says INTO at Northern Conference 2020. Pictures by Kevin Cooper, Photoline

Teachers’ mental health needs must be addressed by employers, says INTO

THE Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says there’s an increasing need to deal with teachers’ mental health needs in schools across Northern Ireland due to a sharp rise in serious mental health problems in young people.F

Figures published recently revealed that almost 800 post primary school pupils in Northern Ireland are on a waiting list to receive counselling.

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March 6 In the Press

Nuala O'Donnell urging schools to make classrooms menopause friendly

INTO to urge principals to make NI classrooms menopause friendly

Principals across Northern Ireland will be urged today to make schools and classrooms more menopause friendly in order to support teachers and help prevent them leaving their professions.

A motion will call on the INTO at the 152nd Northern Conference to negotiate with employers on a range of measures including putting in place an agreed policy on supporting menopause in classrooms.

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March 5 In the Press

Northern Secretary Gerry Murphy at INTO conference

Mental health, menopause and budget cuts high on agenda at INTO conference

HUNDREDS of delegates will gather at the Canal Court Hotel in Newry this weekend (March 6&7) for the Northern Conference of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

Senior officials will address issues such as mental health and menopause which are key issues affecting staff and pupils in every school in Northern Ireland. Also on the agenda will be equality, budget cuts, special educational needs and much more.

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November 25 In the Press

Symphonia Gin will be at the Good Food Winter Show at Birmingham's NEC 2019

Mary Berry, The Hairy Bikers, Michel Roux Jnr and Symphonia Gin

The place to be this weekend is Birmingham’s NEC where Symphonia Gin will be well placed among 450 exhibitors for the BBC Good Food Show Winter.

The event will see chefs, cooks and bakers including Tom Kerridge, Mary Berry, The Hairy Bikers, Michel Roux Jnr and James Martin cooking up a storm. Check out the ticket giveaway on Symphonia Gin’s Facebook Page

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October 10 The Richhill Apple Fayre

The launch of the RichhiLL apple Harvest Fayre 2019

Taste Armagh at the 2019 Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre

ARMAGH’s land, which is famous for its PGI protected Armagh Bramley Apple, will feature firmly on the food map yet again as the Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre returns on October 26 for its sixth year.

The popular harvest fayre, takes place during the ‘Taste The Island’ 12 week long collaboration with Tourism Northern Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. There will be food and drink stalls, crafts, fun and games for all of the family and much more.

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December 4 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

From left, Gavin Emerson, Marissa Quinn and Alessie Magowan from The Emerson's Foundation with Richard Thompson from the Armagh Foodbank launching the Christmas Trolley Appeal P1030943A

Emerson’s Supermarket ‘Trolley Appeal’ to aid foodbank

THE Emerson’s Foundation is collaborating with Armagh Foodbank to help with a surge in demand from families living in the community who are facing financial struggles this Christmas.

The foundation, launched last year by Emerson’s Supermarket staff with the aim of helping transform the local community, has announced its support for the foodbank in its fight against hunger this Christmas.

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November 22 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Markethill High School to become regional hub of excellence for educational research

Markethill High School to become regional hub of excellence

Markethill High School is to become the first school in Northern Ireland to join forces with the Teacher Development Trust – a UK-wide organisation which raises the awareness of effective professional development in schools and colleges across the UK.

Principal James Maxwell announced the partnership at this week’s prize giving where he told a packed hall that the aim for Markethill High School is to become a regional hub of excellence for professional development and educational research.

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October 23 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Bluegrass Horse Feeds will travel to Kentucky for a Kentucky Equine Research conference

Bluegrass Horse Feeds team are all set for Kentucky for equine health conference

A team from Co Tyrone based Bluegrass Horse Feeds will travel to Kentucky this week to attend a global conference which focuses on 30 years of progress in equine health and nutrition.

KER President and Founder, Dr Joe Pagan, will welcome guests from around the globe on day one, where conference will focus on Medicine, while day two of the conference will focus on nutrition with Dr Pagan exploring 30 years of trends and changes in the global feed industry.

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September 21 Brand Journalism PR Northern Ireland The Richhill Apple Fayre

Chefs John White, Mervyn Steenson and Mark Winter

Thousands prepare for the fantastic Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre 2018

The Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre is a popular country village fayre which attracts thousands of people every year to celebrate the PGI protected Armagh Bramley Apple. This is a fantastic FREE fun day out for all of the family.

Go along to Richhill on Saturday, October 27 where there will be over 30 artisan food and drink producers, a tugo’war, a tasting theatre, hot and cold drinks and food, a scarecrow competition and much more. The event runs from 9am to 5pm. See you there!

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September 7 Brand Journalism PR Northern Ireland The Richhill Apple Fayre

The launch of the 2018 Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre

Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre encourages young people to enter catering industry

The Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre is an annual celebration of the Armagh Bramley Apple and this year it will welcome award winning chefs who will use their tasting theatre to encourage young people to enter the catering industry.

The Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre, which will take place on Saturday, October 27, has launched with the announcement that it will use its prime position in The Food Heartland to encourage young people to embark on a career in the kitchen. Here’s the full story;

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September 4 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Trevor Knipe of Ballymartrim Woods in Co Armagh will run the Dublin Marathon in October 2018

Grandfather inspired by woodland is in training to run Dublin Marathon

A 67-YEAR-old landowner from Co Armagh is preparing to run his first ever marathon this year after being inspired by a woodland which was planted on his land three years ago. Trevor Knipe, of Ballymartrim Wood, planted over five hectares of native Irish trees, which he has since opened up to the public for walking and fundraising events.

The Forest Expansion Scheme grant is up to 100 per cent funded and attracts an annual income of up to £425 for 10 years and can be in addition to Single Farm Payments.

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September 3 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Carolyn Trimble of Indiwoods, a woodland consultancy in Northern Ireland

DAERA say Forest Expansion Scheme plans to go-ahead ‘irrespective’ of Brexit

A WOODLAND consultant who celebrated planting her one millionth tree in Northern Ireland last year is welcoming news from DAERA that the Forest Expansion Scheme is expected to go ahead next year in spite of the looming uncertainty of Brexit.

Woodland consultant Carolyn Trimble says she is delighted the Department  confirmed it fully plans to open the scheme again next year, irrespective of Brexit, and is encouraging landowners to avail of the grants to plant woodlands.

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