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Social care is not a barrier to success for Ballysillan woman

A YOUNG North Belfast woman taken into care at the age of 13 has spoken of how a Belfast Trust support scheme has allowed her to enter the workplace and pursue her dream of becoming a business owner. Darragh Phillips, 20, is just one of a large number of people who are exiting the care system […]

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Retiring after fifty years on the road

ANDERSONSTOWN bus driver Kevin Maguire has dedicated most of his life to making sure we all get to where we need to be and he wouldn’t have had it any other way. “The buses have been very good to me,” said Kevin, “that’s where I met my wife Deirdre. She was a passenger on my […]

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Local gym gets a £20,000 grant for equipment

MEMBERS of a South Belfast social enterprise gym are biking their way to better health thanks to a £20,000 from the Housing Executive. The Shaftesbury Community and Recreation Social Enterprise has received the funding to purchase new gym equipment. Twenty brand new Pulse Group spin bikes, with onboard computers, are now in place in the […]

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Hollywood headliner launches Film Festival

STAR of stage and screen Stephen Rea was on hand on Monday to officially launch the Respect Belfast Film Festival. The festival, which is part of Féile an Earraigh programme was launched at the Cultúrlann on the Falls Road where Stephen spoke in his capacity as Patron of the Respect Belfast Human Rights Film Festival. […]

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£8.5 million hotel project to reenergise the Shankill

A groundbreaking project that will see one of the most famous buildings on the Shankill turned into a four-star Titanic-themed hotel will help spark the regeneration of the famous road, the people behind the project have predicted. Argyll Business Centre is to take control of the old Shankill Road Mission Presbyterian Church and start the […]

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Movie star Rea on the way

LEGENDARY Irish stage and screen actor Stephen Rea will be heading to West Belfast on Monday next to help launch a very special double festival programme. The Oscar-nominated star of V for Vendetta, Michael Collins, The Crying Game and Breakfast on Pluto will be present to speak at the joint programme launch of Féile and […]

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