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Homeless in our Christmas thoughts

THE Devenish Complex will host a very special Christmas dinner next Tuesday for the homeless. The gesture is part of a festive drive by the Devenish and the others businesses of the JDM group who are asking for as much support from the people of Belfast as possible Along with inviting the homeless for a […]

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New Irish centre the latest step forward for language in the city

CULTURE Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has announced funding of £160,000 to go towards building a new Irish language cultural hub for the Upper Springfield area. The new centre is the brainchild of Glór na Móna and will be named Ollionad na Carraige. To be built on a site beside Whiterock Leisure Centre, the centre is […]

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Golden boy Jack has his sights on the Paralympics

A teenage wheelchair athlete has raced closer to his dream of competing in the Paralympic Games after returning with three gold medals from his first-ever international competition. Belfast Royal Academy pupil Jack Agnew (16), who has been in a wheelchair since birth, recently returned from the 2015 Brazil Paralympic School Games in Natal, having won […]

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Terrorism Act a block to healing says counsellor after sacking of ex-prisoner

A Tar Isteach counsellor has said that he believes British legislation punishing ex-prisoners is acting as a barrier to healing for all of society – and not just former combatants. Joe Barnes, himself a republican ex-prisoner, was speaking after the Belfast Media Group broke the story of 51-year-old Robert Henry. He  was sacked from his […]

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Fun and laughter at Cinderella

This week I found myself at the Waterfront Hall with four of my over-excited nieces and nephews watching the Christmas panto, Cinderella. Presented by LANA Productions, the magical story of Cinderella is brought to life on the festive pantomime stage by a fabulous cast of larger than life characters. We were promised that children would […]

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A Christmas show that’s not a Christmas show

“YOU don’t need to know anything about Gaelic football to enjoy a show at Christmas that’s not a Christmas show,” laughs Alan McKee, one half of comedic duo Grimes and McKee, as he explains their latest show St Mungo’s Luganulk. Sitting in their own specially designed GAA jerseys based on HB’s classic Loop the Loop […]

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