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Schools and businesses close in anticipation of Ophelia

ALL schools, colleges and universities in Belfast are closed today as Ireland braces itself for ex-Hurricane Ophelia. When it reaches Ireland this morning, the category 3 storm will be at its most severe on Monday and will continue into Tuesday. While it had been forecast that the storm would hit the north of the country […]

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Concern taking up the fight against hunger in fragile, beautiful Burundi

Robin Livingstone has been to the east African country of Burundi to visit projects that benefit from Concern Worldwide’s Food in a Fragile World appeal YOU can’t blame a bloke for expecting that his first visit to Africa will reveal heat-hazed vistas of sun-scorched plain and racing herds of zebra and wildebeest throwing up thick […]

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Belfast’s plate expectations

SQUINTER was fondly remembering his oul’ ma the other day and in particular the daily battle she faced to put food on the table for a large family. Like all good mothers, her own dietary requirements were very much put to the side until the needs of her brood were catered for. In a warmly […]

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Murder investigation launched after woman’s body found

A MURDER INVESTIGATION has been launched after the discovery of a woman’s body on the Suffolk road last Friday – the body may have lain undiscovered for over two years ago, say police. 68-year-old Marie Conlon was discovered dead in her bed on Friday, October 6. Police announced on Wednesday night that they have launched […]

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Red Hands and Johnnies both vying to end title famine

Lámh Dhearg v St John’s (Sunday, 3.15pm, Glenavy) ALL roads lead to Glenavy this Sunday for a West Belfast derby to decide who will be crowned Antrim Senior Football champions for 2017. Whoever emerges between Lámh Dhearg and St John’s, it will be the first time either club has got its hands on the Padraig […]

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Park Madness: Emergency City Hall meetings

SINN FÉIN representatives are preparing to call an emergency Belfast City Council meeting around the ongoing anti-social behaviour in the Falls Park. It comes after months of wanton destruction at the West Belfast beauty spot, which has seen drunken and drugged teenagers running amok in the park. A fortnight ago we reported that passengers were […]

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