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Social care is not a barrier to success for Ballysillan woman

A YOUNG North Belfast woman taken into care at the age of 13 has spoken of how a Belfast Trust support scheme has allowed her to enter the workplace and pursue her dream of becoming a business owner. Darragh Phillips, 20, is just one of a large number of people who are exiting the care system […]

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OAP appeals for return of sentimental jewellery

A NORTH Belfast pensioner has appealed to the public for help after sentimental jewellery was stolen from her home. Anne Bradley, who lives on the Limestone Road, was at the cinema with her daughter on Friday, February 10 and when she returned home she found her house had been burgled. Her son’s computer and a […]

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‘Help me live to stay with my daughter’

A BRAVE Lagmore woman has appealed to the public for support as she battles cancer for the sake of her six-year-old daughter. Kellie McConville was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bowel cancer in July last year, just months after her mother died of lung cancer. Devastatingly, the tumour has since spread to Kellie’s liver […]

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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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