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Can the shrew be tamed at the Lyric?

THERE was no need to ‘Brush up your Shakespeare’ at the Lyric Theatre’s dazzling and sharp adaptation of Kiss Me, Kate. Set both on and off stage during the production of a musical version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this production revolves around the tempestuous love lives of actor-manager Fred Graham/Petruchio and his […]

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Renewed calls to open historic cemetery

THERE have been renewed calls this week for Belfast City Council to re-open the historic Clifton Street Cemetery to the public. The gates at the Henry Place site are locked to the public and can only be accessed by prior arrangement with Council officials. Local Sinn Féin councillor JJ Magee seconded a motion brought by […]

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Everyday sacrifices behind the music

THURSDAY afternoon at a kitchen table and West Belfast actress Antoinette Morelli is poring over old photographs of her showband legend father Tony. She’s also got stacks of postcards he sent home from wherever he was performing in the world. It’s that legendary Showband era that forms the basis of Keep Telling Me Lies, a […]

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Council apologise after grave mistake

BELFAST City Council has had to apologise to a recently bereaved family after falsely informing them that a stranger was buried in their loved one’s grave. Last week, Council officials told the West Belfast family they could not bury their relative alongside her mother as there was an additional person interred in the burial plot. […]

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The craic’s ninety but where’s the snow?

“WHEN you travel to a new place, you try to make the best of it and that is what I have done,” says Penina Kaumbuthu with a bookish strong smile. 25-year-old Penina was a bit emotional when she boarded that eight-hour long flight last year. “I did my research about where to study. I wanted […]

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SF will be ‘equal partners’ in government

SINN Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill has said her party would be “equal partners” in any government coalition involving Fianna Fáil. The election in the 26-counties saw Sinn Féin receive the largest share of first preference votes, picking up 37 seats to Fianna Fáil’s 38. Parties began talks aimed at forming a government yesterday. Speaking […]

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Family’s fitting tribute to Danielle

THE family of a Glengormley woman who died just weeks before she was due to begin a new life-extending cystic fibrosis drug have raised over £1,500 in her memory. Danielle McFall (30) died at Antrim Area Hospital in October after a week in intensive care. She was diagnosed with the disease aged just six weeks […]

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100 new jobs created in new Andersonstown Leisure Centre

100 new jobs will be created with the opening of the new £25 million Andersonstown Leisure Centre in April. Andersonstown will be the next leisure centre to re-open as part of Belfast City Council’s £105 million leisure transformation programme. It follows the recent openings of the new Brook and Lisnasharragh Leisure Centres. GLL, the social […]

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