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Walk to School Week runs from 15th to 19th May 2023 and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is encouraging everyone to get more active by leaving the car at home and walking the school run. Statistics show that almost two thirds (65%) of primary school pupils are driven to or from school by car, while […]

We’re celebrating our 4th Birthday today. Thanks to our volunteers for all their hard work. Thank you for listening and supporting the station. #bighitsradiouk

Following a review by the Northern Ireland Executive, some Covid-19 Restrictions are being lifted. A further review will take place on 13th May 2021. The easing of restrictions include:- From 30 April, up to 15 people (including children) from no more than three households can meet up outdoors in a private garden, but you should […]

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding the public of the importance of seeking urgent medical care if they experience any of the symptoms of stroke and that help is available for those who need medical attention. A person is at a higher risk of death or disability if they take a stroke, than from COVID-19, if not […]

We would like to thank everyone for listening and supporting Big Hits Radio UK over the past year. We hope you had a good Christmas. Everyone at the station we would would like to wish you a Happy and Prosperous New year. Let’s hope 2021 is a better year.

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24 November 2020

PHA recommends Vitamin D supplements during autumn and winter The Public Health Agency NI (PHA) is recommending that everyone takes vitamin D supplements during the winter months to help keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Dr Hannah Dearie, Senior Health and Social Wellbeing Improvement Officer at the PHA, said: “Vitamin D is an essential vitamin […]

Three simple steps can help save lives: 1. Wash your hands regularly.2. Keep social distancing (2 metres where possible).3. Wear a face covering where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Help stop the spread of COVID-19. For more info visit

Our streaming server has underwent some maintenance and received an upgrade. This has resulted in new streaming URL’s being issued. To the best of our knowledge all streaming portals such as our website, TuneIn etc have been updated with the new URL’s. Should you find a link that doesn’t work please let us know via […]

You should carefully consider your holiday and travel options, in light of the continuing COVID-19 threat. A ‘staycation’ is one way of mitigating the risks – while also supporting the local economy. If you’re holidaying abroad, you may have to self-isolate for a period of 14 days on your return home – depending on which […]

Due to the July holidays, refuse collections will take place one day later than your normal collection day. Please make sure your bin/box is out for collection by 7:00am. Household Recycling Centres closed Mon 13 & Tues 14 July 2020.

Face Coverings On Public Transport From 10 July 2020 it’s the law that passengers and staff on public transport in Northern Ireland must wear a face covering: – on bus, coach and train services– in public transport stations– in indoor areas of a ferry and outdoor areas where you can’t keep two metres social distance This law […]

Since 11 June you can meet up to nine other people outdoors who are not from your household but you should maintain social distancing by being at least 2 metres apart. Social distancing is essential to prevent further waves of the epidemic. You should avoid visiting places such as seaside resorts and popular beauty spots […]

If you need advice on issues such as benefit entitlement, employment issues, debt or Covid-19 related issues or completing forms, then help is available from the following:- Portaferry and Ards Peninsula Community Advice Ards and North DownTel: 0300 123 9287Email: Strangford, Downpatrick, Killyleagh, Ardglass Community Advice Newry Mourne and DownTel: 0300 30 30 306Email: […]

The National Trust has started to open some gardens and parklands across England and Northern Ireland through advanced booking including more than 200 coast and countryside car parks. All houses remain closed for now. We’re following government advice closely and will reopen more places as soon as we can. We’ve introduced advanced booking at some places to […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel adviceYou should not travel abroad unless it’s essential. If you plan to travel in the weeks and months ahead, keep up-to-date with the latest advice for the country you plan travelling to. There is guidance for Northern Ireland residents who are either travelling overseas or returning to NI from abroad. New rules […]

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