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Archive | February, 2018

Local nurse going the extra mile for diabetes

A NEWTOWNABBEY nurse who was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes has decided to take on a special challenge to raise awareness of the disease. Karen Law will run the Belfast City Marathon on Monday, May 7 in aid of local charity Diabetes UK Northern Ireland. “As a nurse, I did recognise the symptoms of […]

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Yellow weather warning comes into force

A YELLOW weather warning for snow is in place as the north prepares for the arrival of the so-called ‘Beast from the East’. The warning, issued by the Met Office, will remain in place until midnight on Saturday. Scattered snow showers are expected to cause some disruption later on Wednesday, with temperatures set to fall […]

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Talented Shankill and Falls teens follow the paper trail

DOZENS of budding young actors from across the city gathered on the Shankill and Falls roads to audition for a musical adaption of Tony MacAuley’s Paperboy. Special auditions took place in the Falls Leisure Centre, and the Spectrum Centre on the Shankill Road where the novel is set and where the author grew up. Each […]

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Work finally set to resume at ghost estate

WORK is finally resuming on a £10 million ‘ghost estate’ on the Glen Road after the project ground to a halt over two years ago. Construction work on 92 homes adjacent to the Glen Road Travellers site ceased abruptly in July 2016 after the company contracted to do the work went into administration. We’ve been […]

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Reds man Kelly set for Celtic switch

A CLIFTONVILLE Football Club social media guru is set for a big transfer to Glasgow after landing a job with Scottish football giants Celtic. Cookstown native Kevin Kelly, who assisted with the popular ‘Reds By The Minute’ Twitter account landed the role where he will record and create content for the Celtic’s website, social media […]

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Thousands of victims take to the streets of Belfast demanding Time for Truth

THOUSANDS of people marched to Belfast City Hall yesterday to support the Time for truth campaign, which is calling for political action in dealing with legacy issues. Speaking at the march Michelle O’Neill, Sinn Féin’s leader in the north, assured those gathered that funding would still be forthcoming despite the collapse of the talks. Addressing […]

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