Archive | March, 2015

How surplus food from our supermarkets is making Belfast a better place

A local project that distributes surplus food to charities and voluntary organisations is having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged groups. The FareShare scheme, run by the Council for the Homeless, is directly tackling food poverty by collecting surplus food from major retail outlets and redistributing it to charities that are […]

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A strange air of bonhomie in the chamber at City Hall as the old Council hands over to the new

IT was all change at Belfast City Council’s monthly meeting last night as 15 councillors from across the city took their pew for the final time before the new ‘super-council’ takes power tomorrow. Before any Council business was discussed, warm tributes poured forth from both sides of the chamber for outgoing Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon, […]

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Antrim grab narrow win

ANTRIM’S quest for promotion remains on course as they held on for a 1-10 to 0-12 win against Wicklow at a wet and windy Corrigan Park on Sunday. Conor McGourty’s opportunist goal on 57 minutes proved crucial although a late Wicklow rally almost saw them take a share of the spoils, which would have been […]

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Man shot in the face also suffered a number of fractures

A man shot in the face in a gun attack in the north of the city last night is in a serious but stable condition in hospital this morning. Police are treating the attack as attempted murder. Assistant Chief Constable Stephen Martin said in an interview this morning that as well as the gunshot wound […]

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McDonagh’s dark domain as comically bleak as ever

When you realise you’re laughing out loud during talk of child murder, abuse and torture you know you’re well and truly in Martin McDonagh territory. Such was the case on Wednesday night at The Lyric theatre in Stranmillis when McDonagh’s 2003 piece, The Pillowman began a three-week run. Regarded as a seminal work by the […]

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Youth clubs put aside their differences to reach out a helping hand

Young people and youth workers from Ardoyne and the Shankill have reached across the city divide to take part in a mission of mercy to Africa. The Belfast to Blanco initiative sees young people from Ardoyne Youth Club and the Hammer Youth Club team up to travel to the Blanco township in Cape Town, South […]

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