Tullycarnet, Belfast and Beyond

Tullycarnet, Northern Ireland - Tuesday, 16 July 2024

First Steps Playgroup, Reimagined

by TCSS Ltd

After an unexpected hiatus, caused by the abrupt closure of the Tullycarnet Primary School by the Education Authority for needed repairs, TCSS can announce the opening of the First Steps Playgroup again.

At First Steps Playgroup, each child is a unique individual.

TCSS would like to thank the Grace Baptist Church in Tullycarnet for housing the Playgroup, which is a much needed service of the entire community in the Tullycarnet area.

We would also like to thank Stay Clean NI and Cyndarian Solutions for their generous donations which allowed us to cover much of the setup costs and provide new equipment for our playgroup.

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Residents of Tullycarnet flats told of demolishion


Tullycarnet residents face demolishion of their homes.

After being told their homes were going to be refurbished, then left living for years in what would be considered "slum-lord conditions" by many, the residents of the King Road flats in Tullycarnet have finally learned the fate of their homes - demolition.

With the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) unable to get a contractor to carry out the much needed work, the NIHE board has now decided that the flats are to be demolished in the coming years.

For more, read the MSN story "Tullycarnet flats renovation work begins on doomed East Belfast homes"

Reduce the cost of your BT Broadband plan

by TCSS Ltd

If you are claiming Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support or Employment Support Allowance then you could qualify for the BT Home Essentials

The Home Essentials Broadband package provides 67MBs of speed for only £15 a month and lasts for a year, even if you stop receiving benefits. Each year, if you still qualify, you'll be able to continue with the special priced plan and there is also no early exit fees if your circumstances change.

National Autistic Society

The Newtownards branch of NAS offers support to families with a child or member with autism, providing an activity group for young children with autism as well as swimming and trampoline classes.

The branch covers those in Ards and North Down, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Lisburn and Castlereagh, Newry, Mourne and Down and can be contacted via


Extra lights, re-wires, shower installations - No job too small - Free estimates

Tel: (028) 9080 0779 or Mob: 07815 904203

Cream Cafe Bistro

At cream cafe bistro we serve fresh homemade food, amazing coffee and probably the best desserts ever

Tel: 028 9048 4549 - or call in: Unit 1-2 Hanwood Business Park, Old Dundonald Road, Belfast

Donate Blood

With donations of blood now being supplied by the smallest number of donors in 25 years and the demand reaching pre-pandemic levels, now is the time to take the step to donate blood and help to save lives.

Register now with the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service and take to step to help save a life.

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Records Wanted - Top Prices Paid - Call 07738 297690


Free Classifieds

Have something to sell or want to buy? If you're in the Tullycarnet or Belfast area, we provide a free classified advert service - contact us for details.

All Antiques Bought

Gold, Silver items, clocks, watches, paintings, furniture, military medals, militaria, coins, banknotes, gold jewellery - top prices paid. Tel: (028) 9042 3131


First Steps Playgroup Placement

Placement applications for First Steps Playgroup are now available. Please contact the Playgroup for details.

New Smoking Law

From 1 February 2022, new regulations to further protect children and young people from the dangers of second-hand smoke make it an offence to smoke in a smoke-free private vehicle.

For more information read NI Direct: Smoking and vaping regulations in Northern Ireland