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Local gym gets a £20,000 grant for equipment

MEMBERS of a South Belfast social enterprise gym are biking their way to better health thanks to a £20,000 from the Housing Executive. The Shaftesbury Community and Recreation Social Enterprise has received the funding to purchase new gym equipment. Twenty brand new Pulse Group spin bikes, with onboard computers, are now in place in the […]

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Weapons seizure linked to INLA investigation

PIPE bombs and ammunition found in West Belfast yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon are thought to be linked to the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). The discovery in Conway Street forced local residents to evacuate their homes for some time while police and British army technical officers searched the area. ATOs examined a number of suspicious objects […]

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Granddaughter talks about Dunmurry care home probe

THE granddaughter of a former resident of Dunmurry Manor said she “welcomes” the Commissioner for Older People’s investigation into the care home. Following family members and former employees raising serious concerns about the standards of care and safety of residents living with dementia in Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People this week […]

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Andrée Murphy: Playing the Orange card shows laziness

FOR an election called amid such drama, hasn’t the campaign been a little, well, lacklustre? I mean, if it wasn’t for Arlene’s very sad crocodiles that turned into a publicity coup for the Irish language community, the portrayal of the campaign thus far has felt like business as usual. Or is it? Actually no. Look […]

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Three’s the magic number for Belfast boxers on Elite finals night

IT was a great night for local boxers at the National Stadium on Friday night as Brendan Irvine, Sean McComb and Kristina O’Hara all claimed National Elite titles. Irvine retained his flyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Thomas McCarthy to cement his place on the Irish team that will travel to the European […]

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Man dies in scrambler crash

A 27-year-old man has died after he suffered fatal injuries in a scrambler crash in Lisburn yesterday evening. An ambulance was called to a lane close to the Sprucefield park and ride facility around 7pm last night following the incident in which an 18-year-old man was also hurt. His injuries aren’t thought to be life […]

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On the ready for more festival clues this weekend

We have  just under four weeks to go to Cheltenham 2017 and festival fever is already starting to hit local punters. A few betting clues were got at the weekend for a few festival races and the mighty Alitor is now 3-1 on with Sean Graham for the Arkle after sauntering home at Newbury. On the same […]

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Tickets on Sale for the Sean Graham CPN17

TICKETS NOW ON SALE:  With just under 4 weeks to go to Cheltenham 2017, local layers Sean Graham have put their tickets on sale for there prestigious preview night on Monday, March 6 at the Europa Hotel. Tickets are £10 and remember, that includes a free £5 matched bet and are available at all their outlets. Brian Graham […]

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