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Heading calls for complete disclosure on home scandal

THE SDLP’s Brian Heading has called for “full disclosure” of Dunmurry Manor reports after the PSNI said it will be contacting around 180 families as part of their ongoing criminal investigation into allegations of mistreatment at the local residential home. “The systemic failures of care at Dunmurry Manor led to a degrading and disgraceful environment […]

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A taste of Italy right on your doorstep

IF you have ever been to Italy before, you will know just how good the local food can be. From pizza to pasta, Italian food is right up there with so many people’s tastebuds. As a lover of all things Italian, I was hugely excited when the Balmoral Hotel recently started their ‘Italian Night’, available […]

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Priceless 1916 artefacts to go on show at opening of new James Connolly Centre

AN ORIGINAL 1916 Proclamation along with the printing blocks used to create the document are among the historically invaluable artifacts to go on display for the first time ever together when Áras Uí Chonghaile opens its doors next month. The Gaeltacht Quarter-based £1.4 million three-storey building is set to welcome tourists and visitors from Saturday, […]

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Butsy was larger than life and loved by many

BORN on September 12 1948 the late Pat ‘Butsy’ Butler has been described as a “larger than life figure” and “someone who was known and loved by many”. Pat, who passed away on December 12 2018, was educated at St Teresa’s Primary School on the Glen Road, before moving to St Malachy’s College where he […]

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Pic of the Day, Wednesday, March 20

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History man Joe’s lifetime in community

HAVING been involved in community development for the best part of three decades, Joe Baker is a familiar face to many in North Belfast, but he is probably most recognised as one of the city’s leading resident historians. Joe has been involved with the Ashton Community Trust virtually since its inception in the early-90s and […]

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Book of condolence opens in City Hall for Cookstown tragedy

A BOOK of condolence for those who lost their lives in Sunday’s tragic events in Cookstown has been opened at Belfast City Hall. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Deirdre Hargey, joined representatives from all the political parties on Belfast City Council to open the book on Tuesday afternoon. It will be available for signing in the […]

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Pic of the day, Tuesday March 19

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