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Abuse campaigner welcomes attendance of inquiry chairman at redress event

Campaigners have welcomed the attendance of the chairman of the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry at a weekend seminar which discussed possible redress for victims. Sir Anthony Hart, who is heading up the Executive’s inquiry into institutional child abuse in the north, attended the Redressing Historical Institutional Abuse: International Lessons seminar on Saturday as a […]

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Belfast conference hears how sport gave direction to the Jackal in Tigers Bay

Belfast boxing hero Carl Frampton has spoken of how sport offered him a way out of some potentially destructive situations whilst growing up on a North Belfast interface. The Tigers Bay native – who’s Ambassador for the Sport Changes Life Foundation – made the admission at a conference at Ulster University promoting the role of […]

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New festival will highlight strength of electronic dance music in the city

BELFAST is being invited to get on its dancing shoes as a major celebration of electronic dance music comes to the Titanic Quarter this May with the AVA (Audio Visual Arts) Festival. The conference and music festival will see heavy-hitting DJs and artists from the world of electronic music educate and entertain over the course […]

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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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