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You may have heard the news on Thursday, that Meta (the parent company of Facebook and Instagram) have taken the decision to make 11,000 of their employees redundant.
A regrettable situation indeed. However, it brings me to a point.
It is at times like this that we are incredibly thankful that we are not a social media platform - we are a digital platform (I'm not being pedantic - there is a big difference!)
Yes, we have just shy of 100,000 followers across our various social media channels, which is excellent, but we have over 382,000 monthly readers viewing our website. Over three times what social media provides! And of course, over 6,000 of you lovely people on our newsletter.
The beauty of this is, that no matter what happens with social media, whether it crashes, or closes or we get hacked (not again, touch wood!!) we will continue to provide our services as normal on platforms that we own.
Time to recognise our community heroes as Armagh I launch annual People of the Year Awards — armaghi.com
Nominations are now open!
Nominate someone worthy of recognition here. We'd love to hear from you.
In the Headlines...
Armagh city centre street to be transformed as six more properties to get major make-over!
Armagh pensioner who threatened to burn neighbour out of her home jailed
‘World-class’ eye surgery clinic destined for Banbridge with jobs boost for borough
Jonesborough man jailed after caught with cocaine in Crossmaglen house search
A Craigavon Councillor has spoken of her delight as her long battle for a new play park at the Kernan Playing Fields has finally became a reality.
Jail for drunk and aggressive Lurgan man who repeatedly kicked police van.
Newry teen launches online Girlguiding unit for isolated girls across UK
Armagh family firm SDG stronger together as CEO Louise Skeath heads up ambitious plans for future — www.armaghi.com
Stronger together is the motto of Armagh construction supply company SDG, and it’s a maxim that its chief executive keeps at the forefront of all her business dealings.
Council opposes electronic border checks as it would ‘sabotage tourism in NI’
Warning of impact on ‘already highly pressurised’ services as nurses vote for strike.
New councillor co-opted to represent Portadown replacing Darryn Causby
Newry man was disorderly and damaged sanitising station in Portadown train station
NI Water told regular sewage leaks at school gates ‘totally unacceptable’
Plans lodged for 40 new homes in Banbridge
Portadown man with 131 convictions smashed Spar window and spat at police
Angry DUP councillors storm out of Newry Council chamber in protest
Former Craigavon Mayor and Upper Bann MLA Sammy Gardiner passes away
‘No one knows our struggles,’ says Portadown carer of two disabled sons
In Pictures: Opening night for Armagh’s exciting new health and wellbeing clinic, Alora Rejuvenation — www.armaghi.com
Friday, November 4, saw 10 Russell Street lit up with life, even into the dark of the evening, with the launch of Armagh’s exciting new health and wellbeing clinic, Alora Rejuvenation.
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A reader got in touch this week to tell us of a black limousin heifer which has unfortunately been missing since October 23. The heifer has been described as weighing approximately 350 kilos and it would mean a lot to the owner if she was found.
Whilst it is great to hear all of your good news via the newsletter, please do feel free to get in touch about anything you think is of relevance, just as this reader has done. You can send us your stories and photos here.
Jay Price talks leap from food to finance as he prepares to take on Everest — armaghjobs.com There's a saying, "From little seeds, grow mighty trees" and for Laurelvale man, Jay Price there is perhaps no better fitting adage.
Linwoods are recruiting a full time NPD Technologist to focus on the development of products within our Ingredients and Health Food departments.
Tretzo Armagh have created a vacancy for an Assembly Operative to join their busy assembly department.
Alexander's of Markethill have two postings available including a Pastry Chef/Cook role and a Coffee House Assistant position.
Happening this week...
Celebrate the Female Entrepreneur with host Diggmama!
Armagh Golf Club, Wednesday November 16 | 3pm - 5pm
☎️ 028 37525050 or 📧: email@example.com
Armagh City Hotel showcases best of festive food and craft in Christmas Fair!
Sunday November 11 | 11am - 4pm
☎️ 028 37518888 or 📧: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Marketing masterclass with 2/3 Different at Vibe Armagh
Monday November 14 | 10am - 3pm
📧: Tickets can be booked via eventbrite (limited to 5 per business)
After Melissa: Finding ‘home’ between Donegal and Alexandria in Jane Coyle’s new play
Friday November 11 | 8pm
📧: Tickets can be booked here
As mentioned in our previous newsletters, we had two Family Passes to give away for performances at The Market Place Theatre. The first went to Anne Ardis (congratulations Anne!) and the second is going to.... Callum Ross! Well done Callum, contact our office on 028 37 443 043 to claim your prize!
We also announced in Tuesday's newsletter that we had Cinema tickets to giveaway in conjunction with Omniplex Cinemas, big congratulations to Ruth Taylor! Well done Ruth! Please contact our office on 028 37 443 043 to claim your prize!
We have some very exciting giveaways coming up on Armagh I and as always exclusive to our newsletter readers! So stay tuned and don't forget to tell you friends and family to sign up!
Tributes pour in as renowned Tyrone motorcycle champion Keith Farmer dies suddenly — www.armaghi.com
The Co Tyrone community – and further afield – has been left in shock following the news of the sudden passing of acclaimed four-time British motorcycle champion Keith Farmer.
St. Patrick’s Academy pupils represent Tyrone in Texaco Art Competition Top 15 — tyronei.com
They were the only two prize winners from Co. Tyrone.
The Department of Health has warned of “further impairment of already pressurised services” after Royal College of Nursing members voted unanimously in favour of strike.
Residents who died in the immediate aftermath of being transferred from the Valley Nursing Home in Clogher have brought their concerns at the high mortality rate to the attention of the PSNI.
‘Super seven’ qualify for Irish Dancing World Championships in Montreal — tyronei.com
The dancers are touted as being in the 'top 1% of dancers in the world".