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Large effort needed to turn round fortunes

Rather than sit back and moan about their troubles, the traders of South Belfast teamed up with their partners in the South Belfast Partnership at the weekend to put their best foot forward.

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Changing the rules of electoral game

When Bobby Sands was elected MP for Fermanagh/South Tyrone the British government decided it didn’t like that particular outcome and immediately introduced and passed legislation to change the rules of the electoral game.

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Better to light a candle than curse the darkness

On the basis that it’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness, the Belfast Media Group, across all its newspapers and websites this week launches a citywide Buy Local Campaign.

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Inability to make investment case sees city still lagging behind

News of a reprieve for the Continental service linking Belfast and the US is good news for all the people of this city, not just those who take that transatlantic flight. The news that Twitter has chosen Dublin this week for its European base — the 11th major digital company to locate major operations there — shows that Belfast is still behind the curve when it comes to attracting inward investment.

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What does he have to do?

MICHAEL Quinn may only be 22 years old, but already his name is enough to strike fear into the hearts of the community in which he grew up. And if his name strikes fear into the hearts of people who have mostly never crossed his path, how much more terrified must his past victims be? […]

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We can’t afford job losses

WORRYING words this week as the Health Service union Unison upgrade – downgrade? – their estimate of how many jobs will go in the sweeping cuts that are to sweep across the Belfast Trust.

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