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Deal of the week at Direct

SUMMER is approaching and this week’s commerical ezine presents a fantastic offer from Direct Furniture’s new garden furniture range. One of Northern Ireland’s largest furniture retailers are offering a garden set consisting of a wicker two-seater settee, wicker two chairs and a coffee table with a glass top for just £159- reduced from £279. There […]

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When the tide goes out

THE prolific pen of West Belfast playwright Pearse Elliott always manages to combine comedy with pathos. His latest work As The Tide Ebbs, currently running at the Lyric Theatre, tells the story of two middle-aged men who frequent a house which doubles as a late night shebeen. It’s here where stories of lost loves, lost […]

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A welcome alternative to Euro 2016

“THERE is an alternative to the Euros,” laughs GBL Theatre producer Joe Rea as he tells me that his latest show Handbag Positive will prove a refreshing tonic. The show, which played to sold-out audiences in its debut Waterfront run last year, will be performed for one week only at the Grand Opera House from […]

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Why a tale of basketball success is also a tale of adversity and struggle

THE term amateur is becoming more and more redundant in top-level sports with the time spent honing skills and costs associated with preparation continuing to grow. This is certainly the case for four teenagers from across the city who are balancing their schoolwork with a devotion to basketball. St Malachy’s College lads Conor Ryan, Conor […]

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Saffrons rue slow start as they crash out of Ulster

Ulster Senior Football Championship preliminary round Fermanagh 1-12 Antrim 0-9 A TOMÁS Corrigan inspired Fermanagh proved just too hot to handle as Antrim crashed out of the Ulster Senior Football Championship at Brewster Park yesterday. The corner forward kicked nine points, five from frees and two incredible efforts from sidelines to help the Ernesiders continue […]

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Dunville statue unveiled for legendary Caldwell

FAMILY, friends, and boxers past and present, turned out in their numbers at a sun-kissed Dunville Park yesterday for the unveiling of a statue in honour of an iconic figure in local boxing, Johnny Caldwell. The Cyprus Street native passed away in 2009 aged 71, but left an incredible legacy, claiming a bronze medal at […]

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