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Summer’s bountiful harvest is celebrated in Colin

THE strong green-fingered growers at Colin Allotments celebrated a successful end of summer harvest on Thursday by sharing the bountiful fruits (and vegetables) of their labour with the local community. The Colin Harvest Festival brought people from all over the community together for the celebration. Visitors were treated to displays from traditional musicians, the Colin […]

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Call for Botanic Christmas lights

BUSINESS owners on Botanic Avenue are calling for the extension of the city’s Christmas lights to the area to help tackle the yearly lull in winter trade. As Christmas lights are erected in Belfast city centre, shoppers flock to the area for the winter festivities, making it the busiest time of year for most traders. […]

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Markets residents stress the need for social homes at gates of City Hall

RESIDENTS from the Markets took to the gates of City Hall last night to reiterate their call that land marked for social housing remains so. Residents and campaigners gathered on Monday night to mark the first anniversary of Belfast City Council’s vote to earmark land on the Gasworks site – previously zoned for social housing […]

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New PIP system is set up to fail

A WHISTLEBLOWER who works on the controversial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments has claimed that the system is set up to fail. The claim was made in a letter which was sent to the office of People Before Profit’s West Belfast MLA, Gerry Carroll. The letter writer makes several other startling claims including: n Managers […]

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