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Lady Anne is a real lunchtime treat

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Lady Anne Brasserie at The Balmoral Hotel THE Balmoral Hotel has established itself as a favourite for many locals in West and South Belfast and beyond offering a unique dining experience for many years. The hotel has undergone a recent impressive revamp with the opening of Stix & Stones ‘steak on the stone’ […]

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Longlands boney site a ‘pigsty’ says local resident

A LONGLANDS resident has said he may have to leave his home due to the havoc wreaked by local bonfire builders. The resident, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the bonfire site adjacent to homes on Longlands Avenue has become a hotspot for anti-social behaviour. Last week, the North Belfast News visited the site […]

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Pic of the Day, Thursday, May 17

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New vision for the Gaeltacht Quarter

THERE is much excitement in the Irish language community in West Belfast as plans are afoot for an Irish language Gaeltacht village in the heart of the Gaeltacht Quarter. If the plans go ahead, a plot of land adjacent to Coláiste Feirste known as Tríantán Ard na bhFeá will turned into a flourishing hub of […]

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Willowbank boss hails treble-winning heroes

LAST year, they pipped local rivals, St James’ Swifts to claim the Belfast and District Premier League title. Fast forward 12 months and Willowbank have secured a remarkable treble in their first season in the Northern Amateur Football League. Having secured the Division 2C title and the Junior Shield, Willowbank returned to Seaview last Wednesday […]

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Pic of the Day, Wednesday, May 16

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Out of jail, but bars to a full life remain

TAR Isteach – English translation ‘Come In’ – first opened its doors in September 1999. The Antrim Road-based group was set up to provide integrated support services for republican ex-prisoners and their families in the North Belfast area. The voluntary and minimally-funded organis-ation has developed into one of the best advice services on all aspects […]

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Sinn Fein call for Gaza book of condolence

SINN Féin have formally requested that a book of condolence be opened in Belfast City Hall for the victims of the massacre in Gaza. On Monday, 58 Palestinians were killed when Israeli troops opened fire on the deadliest day of violence since 2014. Monday’s violence came as the USA inaugurated its first embassy in Jersualem […]

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