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Signing up to buy local

THE Belfast Media Group is launching an online campaign to help support smaller businesses, as part of our new ‘Buy Local’ campaign.

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Blanketmen reunion a huge success as former comrades flock to massive event

There were emotional scenes at the weekend as hundreds of former blanketmen met in West Belfast – many for the first time since leaving the H-Blocks. It was the biggest gathering of blanketmen since they suffered together in Long Kesh during those dark days of 1976 to 1981.

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Thief helps himself to charity box cash

THIS is the moment a heartless thief helped himself to money raised at a West Belfast bar in aid of a local cancer charity.In shocking CCTV footage shown to the Andersonstown News, a man wearing a grey hooded top is caught red-handed by security cameras

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Local dancers go down a storm in London

A group of local dancers travelled to a prestigious London stage school recently to take part in a week-long series of master classes taught by top industry professionals.

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Getting away from it all

With the price of food on the increase, more and more people are taking the plunge and growing their own.Whether it’s a raised bed or a row of potatoes at the bottom of the garden, it seems that more of us are growing our own vegetables. But what if you want to go further but your garden is just not big enough? In that case the only alternative is an allotment.

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100 jobs created with opening of new state-of-the-art care home

A NEW £3million state-of-the-art care home which has opened in the Colin area is set to bring 100 news jobs to the district.The Lord Mayor of Lisburn, SDLP Councillor Brian Heading, officially unveiled the 44-bed Kilwee Care Home in Cloona Park recently, a facility owned by the Conway Group.

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