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Nay-sayers can still make things tough

This morning, Belfast City Council launched its Marshall Plan for Belfast, a £150m investment package and a series of economic measures designed to put the city back to work.

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Teen arrested after website posting

A local teenager has been arrested by the PSNI for posting inappropriate comments on the police’s West Belfast Facebook page.

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West tops housing wait list

West Belfast currently has the longest waiting list for social housing in the whole of the North. The grim figures were released after a question was put to Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland in the Assembly.

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Emptiness beside the happy memories

Mary Enright and her husband Terry are cheerful people. When I visit them, Mary chats about the weather, Terry has a little laugh at how different my head looks when I take my cap off. Then he leaves and I sit down with Mary. It’s January 12, 2012; the day before, January 11, was the fourteenth anniversary of the death of their son Terry, who was shot dead by the LVF.

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What about the damn glam scam, eh, ma’am?

SQUINTER really doesn’t care whether Martin McGuinness meets the queen or not. In fact, he’s cast adrift in an ocean of indifference so vast and so utterly uncharted that it’s likely he’ll spend the rest of his days there with beard and chapped lips.

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A right old language ruck and maul

ULSTER’S poor record in France continued at the weekend when the team went down to Clermont Auvergne, condemning the boys from Ravenhill to play away in the Heineken Cup quarter finals. Disappointing and all as the score was, there were major pluses to be taken from the match. The main one being

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