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On the ready for more festival clues this weekend

We have  just under four weeks to go to Cheltenham 2017 and festival fever is already starting to hit local punters. A few betting clues were got at the weekend for a few festival races and the mighty Alitor is now 3-1 on with Sean Graham for the Arkle after sauntering home at Newbury. On the same […]

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Tickets on Sale for the Sean Graham CPN17

TICKETS NOW ON SALE:  With just under 4 weeks to go to Cheltenham 2017, local layers Sean Graham have put their tickets on sale for there prestigious preview night on Monday, March 6 at the Europa Hotel. Tickets are £10 and remember, that includes a free £5 matched bet and are available at all their outlets. Brian Graham […]

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Gerry Adams column: Enda Kenny happy to toe British line on Brexit

TWO weeks from today – Thursday, March 2 – the electorate of the north will be going to the polls. The future of the political institutions, and of the Good Friday Agreement, the allegations of corruption within the RHI scheme, and the need for integrity and respect within those institutions, are for Sinn Féin the […]

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Big-hearted locals hand hope to little Aoibheann

OVER £14,000 has been raised to continue vital treatment for a Glengormley toddler with cerebral palsy. Aoibheann O’Connor (3) was born at 28 weeks and suffers from hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy due to a brain haemorrhage shortly after birth. Over £14,000 has been raised so far for the three year-old to continue specialised ABR (Advanced […]

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Police scrambler warning on black hacks withdrawn after RNU objections

WEST Belfast MP Paul Maskey has hit out at dissident republican umbrella group Republican Network for Unity after a black taxi ad campaign aimed at tackling the scourge of scramblers and quads was scrapped As well as billboards and bus shelter ads, the ad encouraging people to ring the police if they witness anyone illegally […]

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Fare play to big-hearted taximen

A GRANDFATHER and his friends have raised almost £1000 for South Belfast Charity Sólás as his grandson awaits diagnoses for autism. Taximen Jackie Stirling and his pal Sandy Ward held a 70s and 80s fancy dress disco in the Westbourne Glentoran Supporters club at the end of January, raising £905. “I used to be a […]

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Bedford Street hotel vision expanded

THE owners of the Europa Hotel have dramatically increased the scale of their plan for a new complex on the site of the Windsor House high-rise in Bedford Street. Announcing their vision of the new hotel, office, retail and hospitality complex in 2015, the Hastings Group envisioned 200 rooms for the hotel. But now a […]

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Fears over future of Mater fracture clinic

FRACTURE Clinic services at the Mater Hospital are to be decreased with concerns expressed for its overall future. The clinic, which runs on a Tuesday, will be moved to the Royal Victoria Hospital with the Friday fracture clinic also now in serious doubt. There’s anger amongst trade unions who say they were not consulted about […]

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