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MARKET TUNNEL PLAN ENCOUNTERS SETBACK

RESIDENTS from the Market area are concerned that private new development plans will “eclipse” the much-anticipated Market Tunnels Project. The eight disused railway arches, known as the Lanyon Tunnels, connect the Market with Belfast Central Station, St George’s Market and Lanyon Place. Plans are at an advanced stage to open them up for use as […]

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Packed and exciting festival programme ahead

FÉILE An Droichead continues to go from strength to strength. Now in its eighth year, the festival is recognised as one of the highlights of the traditional arts calendar in Belfast. Based in South Belfast, An Droichead is an Irish language organisation that promotes the development of Irish language and culture through education, arts, family […]

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Belfast to Blanco: More kids prepare for African trip of a lifetime

IT’S becoming an annual mission for a group of inspirational young people from Ardoyne and the Shankill as they embark on another life-changing project helping poor communities in South Africa. Formed in 2013, the annual Belfast 2 Blanco (B2B) project has been uniting two polarised communities in North Belfast ever since. The project was formed […]

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Suspect tortured by the past urged to come forward

The family of a newlywed couple and their baby who were burnt to death in a loyalist petrol bomb attack in 1976 have launched a new appeal for a suspect to come forward and tell what he knows about the murders. Joseph (22), Jeanette (19) and Brigeen Dempsey (10 months) were killed as they slept […]

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New massacre movie to be seen across the world

A film documentary by an Oscar winning director is set to bring the story of the state’s role in the 1994 Loughinisland massacre to a world audience and enhance the families’ quest for justice. ‘No Stone Left Unturned’ will be released next year and is based on the work of former North Belfast News journalist […]

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Two staff members injured during attempted robbery and assault at Belfast pharmacy

TWO staff members were injured during an attempted robbery and assault at Cooper’s Pharmacy on the Andersonstown Road on Thursday afternoon. Police received reports that an armed man entered the pharmacy shortly before 5pm and approached staff at one of the four counters with a knife and demanded money. No money was handed over during […]

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Féile an Phobail’s unique history explored

Renowned as one of the most dynamic and unique community festivals in Europe, Féile an Phobail, is the subject of an ambitious and groundbreaking new research project based in Queen’s University Belfast. As Féile prepares to celebrate its thirtieth year in 2017, the research team aim to chart the extraordinary history of West Belfast’s innovative […]

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Newcastle look weekend banker

We start with the weekend soccer and we star with the quad and we are hoping Newcastle (6/5) can get their act together when they face Bristol City at Ashton Gate and the Magpies are our first team down on the docket at the weekend. Onto League One and Bolton (1/1) have started well and […]

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