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Hands off our Gruffalo, say families after Colin Glen vandalism

PARENTS and day-care service providers say ongoing vandalism at Colin Glen Forest Park’s popular Gruffalo Trail is upsetting families who are coming to visit the attraction. Two of the sculptures from the popular Julia Donaldson-penned Gruffalo tale were completely destroyed after they were set ablaze while others were defaced. Colin Glen Forest Park is home […]

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It could pay to back the Boks in Japan

World rankings are a funny thing. Apparently, Belgium are the top-rated team in world football, ahead of Brazil and the actual world champions France writes our rugby tipster Paddy Tierney. In golf, Englishman Justin Rose moved to world number one ahead of the US Masters despite his one and only major victory coming at the […]

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Thomas has been behind the lens for 21 years

TO many people in North Belfast Thomas McMullan is a familiar face in the local community. A multiple award-winning photographer, Thomas has been the man behind the camera for 21 years ever since the North Belfast News started publication in 1998. Hailing from Chatham Street in old Ardoyne, Thomas was born in 1969 in the […]

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Bone man at key Palestine hearing

A BONE man is in the Hague this week as an international observer at a historic hearing on the Palestine-Israeli conflict. Eddie Whyte, who has lived in Norway for over thirty years, is also a member of the Palestine Justice Campaign. Eddie attended the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands as the case got underway […]

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5,000-mile journey to share language struggle story

5,000 miles and more may separate Belfast from Bangladesh but a common struggle for language rights bridged that gap last week when the first-ever Bangladeshi ministerial visit arrived on these shores. Feted at City Hall and in Stormont, the delegation from the Asian nation, population 170m, was led by Minister for Land Saifuzzaman Chowdury who […]

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One woman’s journey of discovery on Lyric stage

HOUSE lights dim, stage lights up and our scene is set. Gingham tablecloth, matching curtains, egg and chips on the hob and Tara Lynne O’Neill’s Shirley Valentine invites us into her kitchen. Willy Russell’s iconic play, later a film, has been relocated from 1980s Liverpool to Belfast in this winning new production by Patrick J […]

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Méabh set to sing the anthem at Croke Park

AN Under-16 Lámh Dhearg footballer will perform Amhrán na bhFiann in front of thousands of GAA fans on Sunday ahead of the Dublin -Galway All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Final. 15-year-old Méabh McNeill told Daily Belfast that she is “super excited” to be singing in front of up 51,000 fans at Croke Park ahead of the […]

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