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Community rallies around Olive after theft

THE North Belfast community has rallied around an 81-year-old pensioner after Christmas presents for her family and friends were stolen from her home. In last week’s North Belfast News, we reported on the story of Olive McAlea, who was left devastated after burglars entered her Cedar Avenue home in broad daylight before stealing the gifts, […]

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Help us to help those who need it the most

THIS Christmas the Whiterock Children’s Centre have teamed up with the Belfast Media Group and Ulster Bank Andersonstown Road branch to help make the season a little bit brighter for those less fortunate. The Andersonstown News met with Deirdre Walsh, Manager of Whiterock Children’s Centre to find out how we can help. Deirdre said: “We […]

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Two bidders in for Cultúrlann building

THE board of the Cultúrlann are one of two bidders for the landmark building on the Falls Road. The board say they are hugely excited to be in a position to bid for the iconic building that they have occupied and developed for the past 26 years having secured funding. The Irish language cultural hub […]

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Business and community in generous gesture to Hospice

R CITY project together with partners The Wall Group are celebrating raising £3800 for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. The duo teamed up on Sunday, October 22 for a sponsored colour walk which saw people of all ages, shapes and sizes run, walk and jog around the route. Eco-friendly powdered paint was dispensed leaving all […]

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Bombardier dispute set for Commons

AN ongoing dispute between US airline giant Boeing and Canadian firm Bombardier – who have a plant in Belfast – will be discussed by MPs later today (Wednesday). Boeing officials will be questioned by MPs before giving evidence to a House of Commons committee. The trade row is threatening up to 1,000 jobs in Belfast, […]

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Group thanks public for food bank donations

THE NORTH Belfast Advice Partnership have raised over £400 for their annual Christmas Hamper appeal thanks to kind donations from local people. The organisation recently held a Christmas coffee morning event at the Wolfhill Centre in Ligoniel. This year, they are set to deliver 185 Christmas hampers to help families, care leavers, individuals who have […]

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McCord hails Dublin legal victory over border poll

Victims’ campaigner Raymond McCord’s battle to remove the power of calling a border poll from politicians moved another step ahead yesterday after the High Court in Dublin granted him leave to seek a judicial review. This follows a similar success in the High Court in Belfast in September with both cases to be heard in […]

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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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