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It’s a marvellous time for a Moondance Festival

Appalachian bluegrass, Argentinian Tango, a street ceilidh, and a pop-up orchestra of refugees and asylum seekers – just some of the highlights of Moondance Roots Festival at Bank Square in Belfast on September 30 and October 1. Folktown, Belfast’s emerging cultural quarter, is hosting its second global Folk and Roots Festival with support from the […]

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Chloe designs her future

SHE’S North Belfast’s very own fashion designer whose work has caught the eye of Victoria Beckham and feature on the catwalks of Fashion Week. But as Chloe Dougan’s name is about to go stellar after having designed a wardrobe for classical music star Ruth McGinley, she’s not forgetting her roots in the community. Based in […]

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North Belfast housing scheme recognised on prestigious regeneration awards night

A £9.2 MILLION social housing scheme in North Belfast has beaten stiff competition to be named the UK’s Best Regeneration Project at the annual National Housing Awards 2016. Newington Housing Association’s development of 71 homes near the Newington/Tigers Bay interface impressed a panel of respected international judges with its high design and build quality, and […]

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A Great Arrangement makes a great night out

Michael Collins’ romance with Longford woman Kitty Kiernan is one of the lesser explored parts of his life – probably because the information was only really revealed when private letters between the two were released 16 years ago. The correspondence allowed historians to gain an insight into the private life of Michael Collins. Now a […]

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Personal story will bring the house down

IT has received standing ovations from audiences from the Edinburgh Festival to the New York Irish Festival and is just weeks away from its first appearance at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, a city where its journey first began. Set in Belfast ‘Two Sore Legs’ by Ballymurphy playwright Brenda Murphy tells the story of […]

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SF and police at loggerheads over breathalyser incident

An extraordinary claim that no breathalyser units were available in North Belfast to test drivers after a major collision has led to a war of words between Sinn Féin and the PSNI. It’s been claimed by Deputy Lord Mayor Mary Ellen Campbell that during a debate on road safety, police told those present at last […]

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