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Remembering the fallen journalists

After a visit to St Bride’s Church in London for the 70th anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), Rebecca reflects on the need to remember journalists who have died in war zones bringing us the news. You’re watching the news with a cuppa and the pictures that you see on TV aren’t…

Food Matters at the Barn opens it’s doors

A cookery school offering classes in practical family cooking has been officially opened on the outskirts of Rathfriland, Co Down. Food Matters at the Barn on the Whitegate Road is the business dream of Heather Henning, a Food Science graduate from Queen’s University, Belfast. From her wealth of experience working in the food industry specialising…

Joyce McConnell, Rebecca McConnell, Vincenta Leyden and Lisa Stewart pictured at In the line of duty

To mark the seventh anniversary of Purple Rain, I held a photography exhibition in Rathfriland on the theme In the line of duty, in Rathfriland Young Farmers’ Hall. I was delighted with the turnout and response from family, friends and neighbours as well as the local community. Colleagues I had worked with in the past journeyed…

WPFG 2013: 2020 Cricket

My first day of volunteering action on the WPFG Social Media team, known in the Twitter trade as #wpfgsocialteam, took me to Shaw’s Bridge on the outskirts of Belfast, where the PSNI team where to face Sri Lanka Customs Veterans in their 2020 cricket match. An avid tennis fan, I confess to not watching or…

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