Archive | July, 2014

Lord Mayor Nichola cuts cyber-ribbon on Féile coverage

The First Citizen returned home to West Belfast last night to launch the print and online coverage of Féile an Phobail in the Belfast Media Group titles. Addressing a gathering of business, community and political leaders at the Belfast Media Group offices on the Hannahstown Hill, Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon said she was “a huge […]

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Féile Good Factor

Féile an Phobail kicks off with a flurry of debate and discussion today and the Belfast Media Group will be right at the heart of the action as we post regular previews, reviews and pictures at www.belfastmediagroup.com and via Twitter (@atownnews and #FéileLive). The festival programme gets underway at Shankill Library at 1pm for a […]

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Rapid transit concerns only partly dealt with by DRD, claims Attwood

COUNCILLOR Tim Attwood says the Department for Regional Development (DRD) have only “partly” responded to concerns of local residents in relation to the Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) project – and that other outstanding issues require further discussion. Residents from Stewartstown, Hillhead, Doon Road, Suffolk Parade and Blacks Road raised a number of issues of concern […]

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Nature bestows its bounty on our birdlife

MAYBE it’s something to do with growing older, with the knowledge incrementally increasing with each day that you’ll not be here forever. Because recently, the sheer beauty of our surroundings has blown Dúlra away. It’s been a fantastic summer with the sun shining most of the time, but rarely producing the sweltering days that make […]

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Unionism’s ‘blind side’ to victims of loyalists

A WOMAN whose father suffered a horrific death at the hands of the Shankill Butchers has accused unionism and the Orange Order of having a ‘blind side’ to victims of loyalism after images emerged of a former member of the gang stewarding a parade past a North Belfast church. Pictures of Eddie McIlwaine outside St […]

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Why do loyal wee Ulster’s sportsmen get the best and worst of both worlds?

RORY McIlroy – or Rory McIlbhoy as he’s now referred to in the Twaddell caravan – probably thought he had put the subject of his Olympic future to bed when he recently declared for Ireland. But unfortunately his decision hasn’t gone down well with every true-blue subject in loyal little Ulster. His Sunday night victory […]

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