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Warm memories shared of school which traced the history of the 20th century

FOND MEMORIES of a local primary school born at the opening of the 20th century and whose history traced momentous historical events are being shared on a popular new online social site. Local man Joseph Doyle, who attended St Finian’s Primary School on the Falls in the 1950s, has created the Facebook group ‘St Finian’s […]

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Big smiles on the Big Bus as Angela sets a new milestone

A Dunmurry woman has become the 10,000th woman in the north to be screened for breast cancer this year on local charity Action Cancer’s Big Bus. Angela Maxwell’s screening is a record-breaker for the charity, which is the only one in Ireland and the UK to offer free breast screening to asymptomatic women outside the […]

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New Lord Mayor’s first and most important meeting

BEFORE the newly appointed Lord Mayor of Belfast oversaw the first meeting of the new ‘super council’ last night Sinn Féin’s Arder Carson had his most important meeting – with his mum. Speaking at her Cavanmore Gardens home, 89-year-old Alice Carson said she and her family were “extremely proud” of the Black Mountain ward councillor […]

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New history of UDR copperfastens its reputation as a loyalist militia

Speaking recently on Radio Ulster Jeffrey Donaldson provided a spirited defence of the Ulster Defence Regiment. Few nationalists or republicans would have recognised his description of the locally recruited regiment but fewer still would have been surprised that a Democratic Unionist MP and former UDR soldier would reject criticism of his former comrades. Claims that […]

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How surplus food from our supermarkets is making Belfast a better place

A local project that distributes surplus food to charities and voluntary organisations is having a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged groups. The FareShare scheme, run by the Council for the Homeless, is directly tackling food poverty by collecting surplus food from major retail outlets and redistributing it to charities that are […]

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Youth clubs put aside their differences to reach out a helping hand

Young people and youth workers from Ardoyne and the Shankill have reached across the city divide to take part in a mission of mercy to Africa. The Belfast to Blanco initiative sees young people from Ardoyne Youth Club and the Hammer Youth Club team up to travel to the Blanco township in Cape Town, South […]

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