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Market and Donegall Pass get a Queen’s boost

FIRST-YEAR and postgraduate Architect students from Queen’s University are working with local community organisations to help deliver improvements to a range of premises in South Belfast over just five days. Street Society is an annual one-week environmental design and creative event, running since 2010, which is facilitated by architecture staff from the School of the […]

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Thousands attend Belfast vigil for McGuinness

THOUSANDS of mourners gathered in West Belfast last night (Tuesday) to pay their respects to former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. The Sinn Féin politician died in hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning with his family by his side. Mourners gathered at the site of the former Andersonstown Barracks to hold a candle […]

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Tributes paid to Martin McGuinness after he passes away aged 66

Martin McGuinness has been hailed as a passionate republican who worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation after he passed away in Derry surrounded by his family last night. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams led the tributes to the 66-year-old politician who played a key role in the peace process and republican efforts to reach out […]

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Duncairn to learn from New York Irish arts experience

A PIONEERING project in Belfast that saw a Presbyterian minister transform his church into an Irish cultural centre after his congregation dwindled is to seek partnerships in New York to develop their cross community outreach. The Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts’ events manager, Ray Giffen, is to spend a month in New York from […]

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EAMONN’S MUM TELLS US: Now I can grieve

THE heartbroken mother of Eamonn Magee Junior says she can now finally grieve for her son after the man accused of killing him pleaded guilty to murder. There were emotional scenes in Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday as Orhan Koca pleaded guilty to the 2015 murder of the young West Belfast student and boxer. 34-year-old […]

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Confusion over new plans for Andersonstown Leisure Centre

THERE’S confusion over the future of Andersonstown Leisure Centre as Belfast City Council began its public consultation on redevelopment plans. There were two public consultation sessions at the leisure centre last week to allow the public to view and give feedback on the £25 million investment. But according to Sinn Féin Councillor Ciarán Beattie, the […]

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Spring festival aims to change the face of St Patrick’s Day in the Holyland area

A NEW event taking place this week aims to change the image of the Holyland as a no-go area on St Patrick’s Day. The Spring Gathering Festival, which is being co-ordinated by the South Belfast Partnership Board, will enable families to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and the story of St Patrick as a refugee, highlighting […]

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15-day Crimewave in South Belfast

SOUTH Belfast residents have been left shocked in the wake of a 15-day upsurge in burglaries and thefts from vehicles. Between February 10 and 24 there were nine burglaries reported to the PSNI – these ranged from a break-in at a commercial property to burglaries at private properties. A commercial premises on the Upper Lisburn […]

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