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30 years of giving others a hand up

TWO North Belfast football clubs are celebrating 30 years of working together to tackle social issues in the Shankill and New Lodge. Established in 1987, Shankill Juniors and St Patrick’s have more recently been active in promoting their latest mental health campaign, entitled #itsok2ask4help. Working with TAMHI (Tackling Awareness of Mental Health Issues), both clubs […]

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NI Assembly elections date set for March 2

THE north will go to the polls on Thursday, March 2 to elect a new Assembly after Secretary of State James Brokenshire yesterday triggered an election – as expected. Mr Brokenshire was legally obliged to call the election after negotiations failed. Sinn Fein did not nominate a Deputy First Minister to replace Martin McGuinness, who […]

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Young people set to make life-changing journey to Romania

A GROUP of young people from North Belfast are gearing up for a potentially life-changing trip to Romania. Twenty youths, aged between 15 and 18, who are part of the Romania Project in the New Lodge area, are to travel to the country in just a few weeks. The New Lodge Youth Project, as part […]

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Shot couple’s son under threat from gun gang

THE son of the man and woman shot last week in Turf Lodge is now under threat from the same gun gang, a West Belfast MLA has claimed. Husband and wife Peter and Marie Dorrian were attacked on Thursday evening by a three-man gang in their home. Mr Dorrian is understood to have been shot […]

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Four Corners festival to tackle legacy issues

ADDRESSING the legacy of conflict in the north will form the theme of this year’s Four Corners festival with one of its founders saying he expects some people to struggle with some of the more challenging events that have been organised. Fr Martin Magill established the festival in 2012 while Parish Priest of Sacred Heart […]

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Heartbreak after theft of wedding day jewellery

AN Elmfield man has been left devastated after cash and treasured jewellery from his daughter’s wedding was stolen. Mathew Nampudakam returned from work in the early hours of Saturday morning to find his Glengormley home had been ransacked. It is believed the burglary occurred between the hours of 6pm and midnight. “I came home at […]

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Givan U-turn on Líofa bursaries

POBAL, the Irish language umbrella group, has said that Paul Givan’s reversal of his decision to withdraw funding for Gaeltacht bursaries is a victory for Irish language campaigners. The DUP Communities Minister cut the £50,000 funding for the programme just two days before Christmas, depriving children from disadvantaged backgrounds from attending the Gaeltacht. Tweeting at […]

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Runners take it as red

A LOCAL charity is urging the public to ‘Dress to Kill Heart Disease’ by donning red for a range of events this February – including a Red Dress Fun Run at Stormont. NI Chest Heart and Stroke’s Red Dress campaign is being launched to raise awareness of women’s heart disease, which is the biggest killer […]

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