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South Belfast MLA Ó Muilleoir accepts honorary degree in US

South Belfast MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has received an honorary degree from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, USA. Writing on his blog – NewBelfast.com – Dr Ó Muilleoir said: “I never formally graduated from Queen’s University, my alma mater.
Back in the day, graduating students had to endure the British national anthem played by the RUC band, […]

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New health and well-being festival springs up in West Belfast

A number of community organisations in the Upper Springfield area have come together to organise a ground-breaking new health and well-being festival.   Glór na Móna, Upper Springfield Youth Team, Newhill Youth Club and the Frank Cahill Resource Centre have collaborated to produce a packed programme of events.   Féile na gCloigíní Gorma is a […]

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Our Dáire gets superstar treatment

SEVEN-year-old Turf Lodge boy and Everton superfan Dáire Flanagan’s dreams came true at the weekend as he led his beloved Toffees out as they beat Watford 1-0 at Goodison Park. Speaking exclusively to the Andersonstown News, Dáire’s mum Colette said he had lived the celebrity lifestyle – “and loved every minute of it!” Dáire, who […]

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Danny’s got a mountain to climb (or walk)

A TAXI driver from Dunmurry plans to raise money for a local cancer charity through his fundraising efforts taking place this weekend. Danny McCabe is urging people to come along and get involved in the Divis Mountain walk in aid of Marie Curie this Saturday morning, explaining he was inspired by a previous charity challenge. […]

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Heritage Centre vision for former Sailortown Church

PLANS are in place to transform a derelict former church in the heart of Sailortown into a Heritage Centre for the local community. St Joseph’s Church was closed in 2001 after the Catholic Church decided there was no longer a sustainable local population in the docks area of the city. The building has lain dormant […]

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Arlene’s advocacy to be put to the test

A GLENGORMLEY girl is hoping to bring her campaign against climate change and fossil fuels to the world stage by securing her place in the finals of Miss Earth 2017. Arlene Trainor is one of 16 finalists who will contest the north’s regional heat of the prestigious contest later this month, which will take place […]

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