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Hundreds take part in run to remember Eamonn Magee Jnr

THE sun shone on hundreds of runners on Sunday morning as friends and family of murdered boxer Eamonn Magee Jnr came together for a charity run in his memory. Eamonn’s mother Mary told the Andersonstown News that despite the “rawness” of grief that surrounds the family only seven weeks on since the promising young boxer […]

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Big GAA camp comes to Belfast in August

The groundbreaking Irish language and GAA summer scheme for young people Campa Chormaic returns to Belfast for another year. Campa Chormaic is held in memory of Tyrone football captain Cormac McAnallen, who tragically died in 2004 of a heart condition. The event launched in Antrim six years ago, based on promoting two of Cormac’s biggest […]

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Boxers going the distance in the fight for wellbeing

A group of amateur boxers from across Belfast are aiming to land a massive blow in the battle to raise awareness of suicide and mental health issues. North Belfast’s Star ABC and West Belfast’s Gleann ABC have teamed up to put together a Boxing for Wellbeing fight night which they are hoping will raise the […]

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Why Belfast’s burgeoning café culture isn’t good news for the blind and their guide dogs

BELFAST city centre, a heaving Friday lunchtime, and I’m about to find out first-hand what it’s like to be blind. And what I find out is that while café culture has brought many positives to the city – who doesn’t enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine al fresco? – for the blind and […]

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It’s a Black Moon rising as music lovers with learning difficulties go clubbing

A day-long programme of dancing, music and craic for people and by people with learning difficulties is taking place as part of this year’s Féile an Phobail. ‘Black Moon at Féile an Phobail’ takes place on Tuesday, August 4, at the Devenish Complex and finishes off at the Black Box in Hill Street that night. […]

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Squinter: People longing for the good old days haven’t got a Cluedo

PINING for the good old days seems to be something of a national obsession at the moment. As the economy continues to struggle, it seems all you’re hearing is about how awful the 21st century is and how things used to be so much better… Curly Wurlys used to be bigger When you think about […]

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