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Trailblazers inspired by the landscape around them

TWO trailblazers from the interior design industry are teaming up with the Springfield Charitable Association (SCA) to design a “world class” space as part of its redevelopment of the former blood bank at Cupar Street. Based in Conway Mill, MANI Interior Design’s Nicola McArea and Martina Shields explained that their creative flair very much “comes […]

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Icy conditions continue to cause disruption across the city

FREEZING temperatures have resulted in school closures across the city as snow and ice continue to cause disruption. Parents are being urged to contact their children’s schools for information while the icy weather continues. Meanwhile, flights have been cancelled from George Best City Airport and Belfast International. Motorists are being urged to exercise caution as […]

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Saoradh: Arrested man’s wife told no new door until New Year

SAORADH have hit out at housing association Clanmil for failing to adequately secure one of their member’s homes after his door was broken by the PSNI in a search operation. And the housing association has admitted no replacement will be available until after Christmas. Eamonn Hutchinson, 36, was arrested last week along with Matthew Charles […]

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Thieves wreck Christmas for live-alone OAP

A NORTH Belfast pensioner has been left distraught after Christmas presents she’d bought for friends and family were stolen during a daytime burglary. 81-year-old Olive McAlea was asleep in the living room of her Cedar Avenue home on Monday afternoon when she awoke to find heartless thieves had stolen the gifts from an upstairs bedroom. […]

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WWII Blitz bunker uncovered in Falls Park

A WORLD War Two air raid shelter has been uncovered by workers while building a new events space for Féile in the Falls Park. Speaking to the Andersonstown News after the shock find, Cllr Stevie Corr said: “I could hardly believe it when I got a call from the fellas working in the park to […]

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Christmas appeal is launched for families

“We would normally have 30 to 40 requests for Christmas support,” says Deirdre Walsh, Centre Manager of Whiterock Children’s Centre. “So far this year we have had over 200 and it’s only the start of December.” Every year hundreds of people across West Belfast struggle to make ends meet, particularly at Christmas time. This Christmas, […]

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Rev Bill’s delight at funding for vital cross-community initiative

A PROJECT that helps young men who are at risk of entering the justice system has been awarded funding to help reach more people. Based at the 174 Trust, the youth project concentrates on confidence building activities alongside fostering cross community friendships. Hope for Youth NI has provided a funding package for the package which […]

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Precious Life ‘close the door’ on Marie Stopes NI

THE north’s leading pro-life group Precious Life say they are celebrating a ‘massive victory’ after it was announced the Marie Stopes clinic is to close its Belfast office. The office, which opened in October 2012, will close its doors on Friday after the government moved to fund abortion for women in the north in England. […]

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