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Young people set to make life-changing journey to Romania

A GROUP of young people from North Belfast are gearing up for a potentially life-changing trip to Romania. Twenty youths, aged between 15 and 18, who are part of the Romania Project in the New Lodge area, are to travel to the country in just a few weeks. The New Lodge Youth Project, as part […]

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Four Corners festival to tackle legacy issues

ADDRESSING the legacy of conflict in the north will form the theme of this year’s Four Corners festival with one of its founders saying he expects some people to struggle with some of the more challenging events that have been organised. Fr Martin Magill established the festival in 2012 while Parish Priest of Sacred Heart […]

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Stop your fighting and come along to a Fureys gig

THE ROYALTY of Irish folk, The Fureys, were in Belfast this week promoting their upcoming gig, but younger brother George also had some advice amidst the botched energy scandal that has been sweeping Stormont. The Irish folk band initially consisted of four brothers from Dublin but inevitably there have been line-up changes over the years. […]

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Runners take it as red

A LOCAL charity is urging the public to ‘Dress to Kill Heart Disease’ by donning red for a range of events this February – including a Red Dress Fun Run at Stormont. NI Chest Heart and Stroke’s Red Dress campaign is being launched to raise awareness of women’s heart disease, which is the biggest killer […]

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Healthy nosh for less dosh

WHETHER you are cooking for one or have a family, healthy food on a budget can be difficult to access – but good foods need not cost the earth. Glengormley Library is holding a free ‘Healthy Nosh for Less Dosh’ workshop on Tuesday, January 24 to share tips for eating well without breaking the bank. […]

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Glory days recalled as top local team is back in the league

A WILDLY successful junior team based in the New Lodge that was seemingly lost to history after a merger in the 1980s has been reformed after thirty years in a tribute to the players and management. Ashton Gate started as a breakaway from Malachians in the early-80s but soon found its feet in the Dunmurry […]

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