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Cliftonville youngsters’ tribute to tragic Conan

YOUNG football players from Cliftonville Football Club have donated a signed Reds jersey to the family of popular Short Strand football coach, Conan Anderson. The 22-year-old died after suffering a head injury on a night out in Belfast city centre in February. Conan was a popular football coach, who worked with kids from Doyle FC, […]

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Former BMG journalist at heart of new collusion film

A DOCUMENTARY on the Loughinisland massacre made by an Oscar-winning director with the assistance of a former Belfast Media Group journalist had its world premiere in New York on Saturday night. And ‘No Stone Unturned’ also reveals the killers’ links to Belfast. The documentary, based on work carried out by former Andersonstown News journalist Barry […]

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New Lodge youngsters prepare for South Africa visit

IT has been over a year in planning but an exciting inter-cultural project between the New Lodge and South Africa is just over a month away. Four young people from New Lodge Youth Centre are preparing for the experience of a lifetime with the Isithumba Community Development Movement, based near the city Durban. New Lodge […]

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Mercy College boys are still on the ball

THE link between education and good health is key – and one North Belfast school is going that extra mile to increase participation in sport. Mercy College earlier this month accepted Year 8 boys for the first time and to celebrate the news, the school is investing further in a unique sport project. First introduced […]

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Rewriting the story of Ulster Gaels

A BELFAST  historian has set out to challenge the “Anglo-centric” narrative of the Nine Years War in Ireland by giving a comprehensive reassessment of the military dimensions of the conflict. In his new book, The Nine Years War, Dr James O’Neill has given what is arguably the most complete modern assessment of what would become […]

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Who said life is all black and white?

READERS are well aware that magpies aren’t Dúlra’s favourite bird, but in truth it’s probably more a case of rivalry than anything else. Because this bird is the Einstein of the animal world. It’s officially smarter than every other species of bird and superior to all but a handful of animals. And if you’ve any […]

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