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PODCAST with Matthew Thompson

With over 600 events every year including live music, discos, art exhibits, comedy sketches, open mic storytelling nights and much much more, The Black Box is without a doubt the creative heartbeat of our city. We sat down with co-director Rachael Campbell-Palmer to talk about the importance of creating spaces where people can experiment with […]

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Police appealing for information following criminal damage to West Belfast charity vans

THE manager of a West Belfast charity has described as “scumbags” the thugs who smashed the windows of three of its buses and a van in an attack on Sunday afternoon. General Manager of Springfield Charitable Association (SCA) Terry McNeill explained how the vehicles, which have been parked in the former Belfast Trust Lawther building […]

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Belfast’s Got Talent: 40 Under 40 2012

Young people are stepping up to the mark to build tomorrow’s Belfast. That’s the message from this year’s Belfast 40 Under 40, which recognises 40 of our talented young people.

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£80m fund

Sinn Féin MLA Jennifer Mc Cann has welcomed the launch of the consultation on the Social Investment Fund which took place at the Long Gallery last Tuesday.

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Funding downturn presents challenges

Recent research carried out by Belfast-based business development agency Ortus on behalf of Charity Bank has identified a need for third sector organisations to reposition themselves for sustainable investment in light of the sudden collapse in previously assured funding streams.

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Long-haul duty cut gets warm welcome

The decision to cut air passenger duty for long-haul flights from Belfast to the US has been welcomed by politicians and business leaders.Air passenger duty (APD) currently adds £60 to an economy fare and £120 to a business ticket. Under new proposals the direct long-haul rate of APD will fall to the lower short-haul rate of £12 per passenger in economy and £24 for business and first class passengers.

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