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John Leathem is laid to rest

Hundreds of people turned out on the Falls Road on Tuesday for the funeral of community stalwart John Leathem. The 59-year-old passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. John spent most of his life tirelessly working for the people of the lower Falls. As a former chairman of the Divis Tower Residents’ Association […]

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An Dream Dearg call for meeting with Brokenshire

A DELEGATION from the Irish language community travelled to Hillsborough Castle yesterday (Tuesday) to highlight the call for an Irish Language Act. Over 60 people, a majority of them teenagers and young people from Irish language primary and secondary schools, were in attendance at the official residence of Secretary of State, James Brokenshire. Each person […]

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Noreen follows in her daughter’s footsteps

AFTER picking up two first place titles at this year’s World Lyrical Dance Championships it did not seem that things could get much better for Turf Lodge dancer Chloe Montgomery. That was, of course, until her mum Noreen became the mummies world champion that same weekend. Having travelled to Stratford-Upon-Avon for the competition on July […]

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Chefs ready to cook up a storm at the Balmoral 

Tonight’s the night. After spending hours preparing and finalizing their dishes in the kitchen over recent weeks, tonight, Thursday, the five finalists of the Balmoral Hotel’s Master Chef Challenge will present their meals to the judges and guests at the Black’s Road hotel. With doors opening at 6.30pm tonight some tickets still remain for what […]

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Joy as Father Philip celebrates first Mass in St Oliver Plunkett

A FORMER Manchester United footballer from West Belfast who was ordained a priest at the weekend took part in his first mass. Father Philip Mulryne was ordained on Saturday by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P., who travelled from Rome for the occasion, in St Saviour’s Church in Dublin. The 39-year-old returned to celebrate a special […]

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Lagmore teenager left with fractured eye socket after attack at Dunmurry station

THE devastated mother of a 15-year-old Lagmore girl who has been left with a fractured eye socket after she was attacked with a brick on Saturday night has said that parents need to know where their children are. Clare Corr’s teenage daughter Lara McGlade was waiting with her friend on Saturday night at Dunmurry train […]

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