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Belfast university threatened with closure outperforms Oxford in prestigious league table

The principal of St Mary’s University College said their high ranking in a prestigious university league table is is a vindication after a difficult year in which they faced closure. Professor Peter Finn was speaking after the Falls Road university was placed number two in the Guardian newspaper’s league table for universities. St Mary’s came […]

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Belfast shop’s same-sex referendum display turns into a window on the world

A Belfast shop window display celebrating the equal marriage referendum result has created an internet sensation and even attracted interest from news giant CNN. Staff from Noel Grimley Electrics on the Andersonstown Road marked the ‘Yes’ to same-sex marriage by creating a display of two Henry Hoovers with a ‘Just Married’ balloon, flowers and congratulations […]

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Tense wait as Villiers weighs up DUP offer to take over responsibility for welfare from Stormont

THE DUP has urged London to take over responsibility for welfare from the Assembly after the party’s bid to push through the Welfare Bill failed after a lengthy debate yesterday. A petition of concern tabled by Sinn Féin and backed by the SDLP and the Greens ensured that the bill would be blocked, opening the […]

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Stormont on brink of collapse

As First Minister Peter Robinson recovers in the Royal Victoria Hospital in West Belfast from a suspected heart attack, his party colleagues will today bring forward a Welfare Bill which could trigger the collapse of the Stormont Executive. Having abandoned talks with Sinn Féin to close the gap between the two big parties on protections […]

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Narrower pavements for new transit system must mean lower speed limits, says urban campaigner

An architect and campaigner has called for a reduction in the speed limit on one of the city’s main roads to reduce safety fears around the new Rapid Transit System. Declan Hill from the Forum for an Alternative Belfast says the narrowing of pavements on the Falls Road represents a danger to pedestrians and has […]

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Murder victim’s brother launches legal action against PSNI over claimed investigation failings

The brother of a Mount Vernon UVF murder victim has launched legal action against the PSNI for failing to properly resource the investigation into the killing. Newtownabbey man Thomas McTasney, whose brother Peter was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries in February 1991, is seeking a judicial review of the decision to withdraw resources from the investigation […]

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Terminally ill pregnant mum fights to see her baby

A pregnant West Belfast woman diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer is battling every day to keep alive her unborn baby as she awaits pioneering treatment in a specialist cancer clinic. Currently 33-year-old mother-of-one Margaretlee Hilton from Kerrykeel Gardens in Lenadoon is 16 weeks pregnant. She was diagnosed with stage four cancer in April during surgery […]

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New threat to Assembly as Robinson moves to bring welfare reform crisis to a head

There are fresh fears for the future of the political institutions here after First Minister Peter Robinson moved dramatically yesterday to clear the impasse over welfare reform. The DUP will next Tuesday bring the stalled Welfare Reform Bill back before the Stormont chamber, where the Minister for Social Development, Mervyn Storey, will outline a new […]

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Disco Spin

It would appear that last week’s rant worked, no one has cross examined me about my training regime this week […]

Jog Blog, Positive Mental Attitude!

PMA does this really work? I’m an expert at PMT I know how to work that. It’s hard to motivate […]

Jog Blog

Why do we eat so much when we train? Correction, why do I eat so much when I train? My […]

Life got in the way

This week I hit a few snags, it’s very true what they say sometimes ‘life just gets in the way’ […]

The prince, the UDR and ‘failure of the few’

The Duke of York is in the news again with accusations of impropriety coming from USA. A spokesman for Buckingham […]

Jog Blog: Week Three

Well, things are getting better. I’m training more, eating cleaner and sleeping like a log. I’m still no Sonia O’Sullivan, […]