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Reborn nativity figures spread the festive spirit in Bawnmore

HUNDRED-year-old nativity statues rescued from destruction and restored by a local artist will form the centrepiece for the annual Bawnmore Christmas display. Thanks to the local church, Bawnmore Community Association and the Housing Executive the figures will be used in a nativity scene below the Christmas tree. Seamus Kelly from Bawnmore Community Association said the […]

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Parties to meet Theresa May in London over deadlock

Sinn Féin and DUP delegations are in London this morning for separate talks with Prime Minister Theresa May over the political deadlock in Belfast. Gerry Adams and Arlene Foster have both travelled to England for the talks where Sinn Féin will press the prime minister to legislate for an Irish language act and same sex […]

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Adams to step down as Sinn Féin President

Gerry Adams has announced his intention to stand down as Sinn Féin president in 2018. Mr Adams made the announcement at Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis in Dublin on Saturday night. Speaking to a packed RDS arena in what was his last Ard Fheis as president he said he would be asking the incoming Ard Comhairle […]

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Viable device discovered in South Belfast

POLICE and Army Technical Officers have recovered a viable device during a security alert in South Belfast last night. Police were called to the scene of a suspect device in the Lavinia Square off the Ormeau Road around 10.30pm. A police spokesperson said the device has been taken away for further examination. “The surrounding area […]

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One rescued following fire at tower block

ONE PERSON was rescued from a burning tower block and a number of residents were led to safety after a fire broke out at Coolmoyne House in Dunmurry on Wednesday evening. Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) were called to the blaze at the 14-storey property around 5.30pm as the blaze swept through a […]

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Court decision is ‘victory’ for Market residents

A High Court ruling that Market residents can seek a judicial review of the decision to build an office block that they claim will overshadow the area and isolate residents has been welcomed. Local Sinn Féin Councillor Deirdre Hargey said they were pleased they would now be allowed to challenge the decision to allow the […]

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Cavehill PS choir to perform at Christmas lights switch-on

THE choir of Cavehill Primary School will perform at this year’s Christmas lights switch-on event in Belfast city centre. The event takes place on Saturday, November 18 at 6.30pm with the help of Cool FM presenter Pete Snodden and Cavehill Primary School who were personally selected by the Lord Mayor to perform at the event. […]

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Confused? Welcome to Samuel Beckett

MAYBE it’s an indicator of the under-representation of women in serious art that the entrance of three female actors for Beckett Women: Ceremonies of Departure immediately conjures up The Three Witches of Macbeth, nevertheless, that was my reaction at The Mac on Thursday night. The production, brought to Belfast by the renowned Poets Theatre in […]

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