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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Petermarkathon raising €65,000 to support the vital work of The Simon Communities Ireland

Stylish pyjama parties, fancy dress parties and bake sales, – maybe not what you’d normally expect to find at Peter Mark’s Waterford Salon!

For one weekend every year, the Petermarkathon fundraiser means just that and it’s always for an amazing cause. This week, Peter Mark City Square Waterford celebrated their part in raising a fantastic €65,000 for the Simon Communities and specifically contributed to maintaining the support facilities for homeless individuals in crisis as part of the "Make it Home" campaign. The charity focuses not on managing but ending homelessness, ensuring that people on the edge maintain and keep their homes. The overall aim of the "Make it Home" campaign is to keep and ensure homes for some

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

Waterford Hospice has launched a ‘Buy a Brick’ appeal to help raise funds needed to reach its €6M target.

The centrepiece of the Buy a Brick appeal is an innovative new website, giving donors the opportunity to buy a virtual ‘brick’ at a price of their choice, which they can personalise withtheir own message.

The appeal will raise vital funds for the €6 million pledge by Waterford Hospice towards the construction of the new South East Palliative Care Unit on the grounds of University Hospital Waterford. Although €4.5 million has already been secured, a further €1.5 million is needed to reach the target.

The new South East Palliative Care Unit will be accommodated in the first two floors of the new five story €25 million

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Wednesday, 14th February 2018

701 new .ie domains were registered in Waterford in 2017, according to new figures in the latest edition of the dot ie Domain Profile Report, published by IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the company that manages and maintains Ireland’s official country domain name, .ie.

The tally for Waterford is an increase of 14.5 percent on the previous year. 7,347 new .ie domains were registered in Munster in 2017, an increase of 19 percent on the previous year.

2017 was the strongest year on record for the .ie database overall. 39,523 new .ie domains were registered in 2017, a 14 percent increase on 2016. There are now 237,412 .ie domains in the database, a 7 percent increase on the previous year end and an almost 30 percent increase on five years ago.

Commenting on the report, David Curtin, Chief Executive of IEDR, said: "The .ie

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Waterford’s stunning Greenway has scooped gold in the coveted All Ireland Community and Council Awards and has been crowned Ireland’s 'Best Tourism Initiative’ in the competition.

It has also taken the 'Grand Prix Award’ for 2018, a special commendation for outstanding excellence and an award presented only to projects that receive the highest marks from the competition’ esteemed judging panel. The Awards were presented on Saturday, February 3, at a ceremony in Croke Park.

It’s a spectacular double coup as the 46km off-road cycling and walking trail edges towards its very 1st birthday celebrations on March 25. Competition was intense and all involved with the Waterford Greenway should be very proud of the All Ireland title wins, according to Michael Walsh,

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

At approximately 2.25pm on 30th January last, a rigid body truck was taken from the Lisduggan area after the vehicle was left unattended with keys left inside. A male took the vehicle and drove into town. Another male was also in the vehicle and may have been picked up along the way.

This vehicle crashed intofour cars which were parked on the Mayors Walk, one parked car in Butler Court in Newgate Street, another parked in Butchers lane and another parked car in Rice Park where the occupants of the truck fled the scene.

These incidents are being investigated and

Gardai are seeking witnesses. Gardai are also following a definite line of enquiry in this case.

On the same day, Tuesday afternoon, 30th January Gardai arrested and interviewed 5 females in

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Wednesday, 7th February 2018

Following months of anticipation great value UK home, leisure and gardens retailer, The Range, is thrilled to announce a confirmed opening date for its new superstore in Waterford. The development work on the site at Musgrave Business Park is well underway and the new superstore plans to open its doors on Good Friday, 30th March at 9am.

Over 80 full and part-time jobs, from store to department managers and warehouse assistants to retail administrators, will be created when the new store opens at the end of March. This is expected to be a fantastic boost to the local economy and sure to be a positive addition to the park.

The Range is continuing to embark on an exciting development strategy that sees the UK retailer now operating over 150 stores across the UK and Ireland. The sudden growth of The Range, given

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

South East Chambers are collectively calling on the Government to give priority to the creation of a Waterford Limerick motorway, over the Cork to

Limerick route, ahead of the Capital funding announcement in early February.

The group, which includes Chambers from Carlow, Dungarvan & West Waterford, Enniscorthy, Gorey, Kilkenny, New Ross, Wexford and Waterford, have been vocal in highlighting the importance of better connectivity between the regional capitals, as designated by the draft National Planning Framework.

Backing the submission to Government by the Local Authorities in Waterford, Tipperary and Limerick supporting the upgrade of the N24 to motorway status, Waterford Chamber President Paul Nolan said: "As outlined in the National Planning Framework, we are facing a time of tremendous growth and it is clear that the cities of

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Now in its fourth year, Whitfield Clinic has introduced its food, health and wellness initiative, ENRICH, to run in tandem with RTE’s 'Operation Transformation’.

With an emphasis on nutritionally balanced meals for patients, staff and visitors the Whitfield catering team has devised a series of low calorie, healthy and flavorsome meal options.

The meals, developed by Whitfield Clinic’s Head Chef, Romain Bierry, along with nutritionist Niamh Orbinski, have similar nutritional profiles as those featured on Operation Transformation.

According to Romain, the meal options are proving a hit with patients and staff. "Here at Whitfield the emphasis is on providing optimum nutrition without compromising on flavour, for those with or recovering from illness. The meals are prepared fresh each day using quality, locally sourced produce."

Many patients who are recovering from

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

A guide to people in Waterford, Wexford, South Tipperary & South Kilkenny as to whether to support South East Cardiac Protest March on February 10 by HEFSE

The three cardiac campaign groups in South East are combining to co-ordinate 'Have A Heart’ protest day February 10th in Waterford city.

We provide 6 facts regarding the cardiac service and the recent review implemented by the Dept of Health. We hope these facts may help to inform readers as to whether they should support the protest day on February 10th and indeed the wider south east region cardiac campaign service into the future.

The 6 factual statements provided by HEFSE and are based on available HSE and Dept of Health information as well as information unearthed in a recent FOI request and published in national media.

HEFSE suggests readers who are positively disposed to answers provided

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Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Management Session

Do you want to manage your money better and stick to your budget in 2018? Come along to our Free Money Management Session with Waterford MABS and discover the tools to help keep you on track!

Carrickphierish Library Branch Manager Melanie Cunningham says "If you want to make 2018 the year you take control of your finances then this is the workshop for you! Waterford MABS will be here to demonstrate their money management tools and will also be available to answer any questions and provide advice in a confidential manner. This free workshop could be the first step in getting your finances in great shape for 2018"

This is a free event, open to all for booking, contact Carrickphierish Library on 0761 10 2696.

EVENT DETAILS:

- Free Money Management Session with Waterford MABS

- Carrickphierish Library

- Tuesday 30th January 2018

- 10.30-11.30am

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