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Anti-social behaviour fears if cuts go ahead

SEVERAL local councillors have warned that cuts to youth outreach workers could cause further issues of anti-social behaviour throughout West Belfast. Youth attachment workers at St Peter’s Youth Club, Holy Trinity Youth Club, and St Teresa’s Youth Club are at risk of losing their jobs when funding from the Education Authority (EA) runs out on […]

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Rab McCullough to headline Greatest Hits night

HOSTED by the Andersonstown News, next week’s ‘Greatest Hits’ showcase is set to be a true celebration of the best local music from the last 50 years, and there are few musicians who know the Belfast scene better than legendary blues guitarist and event headliner, Rab McCullough. The Andersonstown man has shared stages with some […]

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Tuning up for a good cause

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Stark warning about inner-city drug use

A community rep has warned about an increase in visible drug use around the Lower Falls and Grosvenor areas. The worsening heroin problem in the area has become increasingly visible in areas close to the city centre in recent months. The latest warning comes following the discovery of used hypodermic needles near a community leisure […]

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Don’t panic if results don’t go your way

WITH the release of summer exam results, this time of year can often be stressful for young people, especially those who are not sure where the future will take them. Whether it’s further education or the world of employment, the important thing is not to panic. There are loads of options available and, as McDonald’s […]

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Portrait honour for campaigner Raymond

A PORTRAIT of a local victims campaigner has gone on display as part of an exhibition by an artist who believes he embodies the true spirit of the north. The painting of Raymond McCord is among 30 by artist Shauna Fox that have gone on display at the exhibition in the Sea Holly Gallery in […]

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Glassmullin green standoff continues into second day

PROTESTORS have returned to Glassmullin Green amid a stand off over plans by De La Salle College to build a new sports facility on the site. Work was due to begin the £1.6million project yesterday, but campaigners moved on to the green in a bid to block the development. Contractors Haffey Sports Grounds left the […]

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Alan’s word of advice for festival-goers as summer season continues

A NEWTOWNABBEY man is appealing to concert-goers to protect their hearing as the summer festival season continues. Alan Thomson was diagnosed with tinnitus in the 1990s after years of attending gigs and is urging others to be wary of the consequences. “In my much younger days I would have been an avid music fan and […]

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