Archive | May, 2015

MLAs jet to New York for major trade and investment conference

The biggest-ever delegation of political leaders from Belfast will attend next week’s New York-New Belfast conference — just as Irish American leaders step up their efforts to save the faltering peace process. Members of the Stormont Assembly from six different parties will attend the sixth annual conference at Fordham University Lincoln Center campus on 4-5 […]

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‘Why was our offer to end tyre-burning on bonfire turned down?’

A Newtownabbey community worker has accused the Housing Executive of ignoring their responsibilities after they rejected a deal that would see the removal of around 200 tyres from a notorious bonfire site in the heart of Rathcoole. Last year the bonfire, located in green space on the East Way road, gained massive media attention after […]

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#throwbackThursday

We take a look back at what was making the Andersonstown News front page from 30 years ago. Also a look back at one of our Entertainment pages and a Gallery page featuring the very successful St Galls basketball team. Please follow and like us:

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Belfast basketball shocked by sudden death of popular coach Torraine

WARM tributes have been paid to a highly respected Belfast basketball coach who passed away unexpectedly on Monday. Torraine Sears (44), a native of Virginia and coach of the Andersonstown Tigers, was a familiar face within the city’s thriving basketball community and at De La Salle College, where Tigers are based. He settled in Belfast […]

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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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