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Northern Ireland Hospice “Jumps into Jingle” with GAA star Niall Morgan

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Northern Ireland Hospice welcome GAA star Niall Morgan as charity’s Ambassador Tyrone All-Ireland winner Niall Morgan has come on board as an official Ambassador of...
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Neighbourhood Café – a new spot for coffee and brunch opens in Belfast’s Cathedral...

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Neighbourhood Café has opened at 60 Donegall Street in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Open Thursday through Monday from 7:30am - 4pm, Neighbourhood brings specialty coffee,...
Ranked: The 30 most innovative cities in the UK 🏙 Rank City Business Start ups (per 10,000 population) Qualified workforce (NVQ4 and above) (%) Private knowledge intensive business services jobs (%) Google Search volumes for 'how to start a business' (monthly) Av. 12 month search trend for 'how to start a business' Kickstarters (No. Ideas) Kickstarter Pledges (Ave. amount per idea) INNOVATION INDEX SCORE (out of 100) 1 London 107 53.3 23.7 11960 -32.00% 16835 £9,141.08 86.4 2 Bristol 56 46.7 18.7 1770 -18.00% 1121 £7,947.60 82.5 3 Edinburgh 55 57.5 21.5 1460 -28.00% 1845 £4,462.50 78.5 4 Manchester 65 38.0 15.7 1970 -25.00% 1373 £11,498.19 78.5 5 Leeds 53 40.1 19 1710 -6.00% 787 £3,688.12 77.8 6 Glasgow 48 47.4 14.2 1730 -4.00% 996 £4,673.41 77.6 7 Brighton 88 55.3 15.1 890 8.00% 216 £3,114.88 74.1 8 Reading 66 51.0 25.3 1080 -27.00% 154 £4,786.72 73.5 9 Cambridge 55 69.6 15.3 790 -22.00% 456 £12,127.26 72.1 10 Northampton 89 33.7 14.8 1050 60.00% 238 £3,227.45 72.1 11 Southampton 79 39.4 13 760 -19.00% 319 £12,516.30 68.7 12 Milton Keynes 74 43.9 17.9 910 -30.00% 154 £4,716.12 68.7 13 Aberdeen 50 54.9 16.6 896 -15.47% 178 £2,434.55 64.4 14 Liverpool 59 36.3 12.7 1550 -20.00% 713 £3,402.58 67.1 15 Nottingham 40 36.3 12.6 1180 -10.00% 832 £16,454.30 67.1 16 Bournemouth 53 39.4 17.7 1000 -21.00% 312 £4,356.21 67.3 17 Leicester 59 35.5 12.9 1510 -12.00% 261 £3,062.02 66.4 18 Slough 80 40.3 15.9 1090 -31.00% 12 £27,374.48 66.2 19 Sheffield 41 41.3 11.2 1420 -18.00% 629 £4,834.46 63.7 20 Belfast 42 40.2 12.4 1030 -16.00% 406 £5,447.09 63.3 21 Norwich 43.3 32.2 14 800 15.00% 302 £5,459.21 61.7 22 Oxford 42.3 57.9 9.7 900 -27.00% 472 £7,993.58 60.5 23 Birmingham 56.8 30.2 11.5 3030 -35.00% 991 £4,270.00 59.6 24 Warrington 55.9 41 20.5 880 -42.00% 70 £3,693.05 57.1 25 Coventry 43.6 36.4 11.5 1290 -21.00% 254 £3,225.56 55.6 26 Swindon 50 34.4 18 830 -40.00% 117 £7,958.49 55.6 27 Exeter 50.2 38.9 10.5 730 16.00% 225 £2,306.60 55.3 28 Derby 44.9 33.3 13.6 1080 -33.00% 161 £6,702.94 54.9 29 York 45.1 49.1 13.4 760 21.00% 62 £1,690.22 53.7 30 Cardiff 47.3 46.4 15.1 720 -33.00% 514 £3,044.24 52.6 London is the UK’s most innovative city - and makes the world’s top 20 London ranks as the most innovative city in the UK, scoring 86.4 out of 100 on the Innovative index. With 107 startups registered per 10,000 people, compared to 89 business closures in the same year, the professional landscape of London is only growing. London also has the highest number of kickstarter ideas out of the whole of the UK with 16,835. The average pledge currently invested in London-based Kickstarters is £9,127.90, showing the vast amount of new business growth across the capital. For London, innovation isn’t a new trait, it lies deep in the city’s history too. London has been home to many inventions, from the world’s first underground railway to the humble vacuum cleaner. So it is no shock the UK capital is top of this list. Bristol comes second in the list of most innovative cities in the UK Bristol ranks second place on the UK innovation index, scoring 82.5 out of 100. Home to one of the best universities in the country, inventor of motorcycle side-cars, and pioneer of beating heart surgery, Bristol has many strings to its innovating bow. Close behind London with nearly £11,000,000 in total invested in Kickstarters, Bristol’s innovations just keep coming. Scotland’s second largest city Edinburgh is the third most innovative in the UK Edinburgh rounds up the top 3, scoring a respectable 78.5 out of 100 innovation total. The city saw 55 business start ups per 10,000 people in 2019. The historical city is constantly growing, and with 1,845 Kickstarters open at the moment, there is plenty of opportunity for innovation in every field. The city is the host of the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world, and this is just one instance of world-leading innovation coming out of the city. To see the full index of the UK and the world’s most innovative cities, please visit here.

New study names Belfast one of the most innovative UK cities in 2021

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A brand new study by Paymentsense has revealed the 50 most innovative towns and cities across the UK - and Belfast ranks in twentieth place! Uk card payments...