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Belle’s actions spoke louder than words

THE Grosvenor area is in mourning after they laid to rest one of their most loved and respected residents. Belle Black, who passed away on February 17, dedicated her life to the Grosvenor Community Centre, where she served as chairperson, and to helping those in need, so much so that the day before she passed […]

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New Lodge youngsters do community proud

“AN experience of a lifetime” is how youth worker Sean McMullan described 2017’s Romania Project. 16 staff and young people have recently returned from the town of Baraolt on the second annual Romania trip, as part of the New Lodge Youth Project. The project, which has won awards for the positive change of the impact […]

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Michelin-starred chef set to open new restaurant at docks

MICHELIN-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli is to open a restaurant at the North Belfast docks next year. The restaurant will be located in the new £25 million Marriott Hotel currently under construction at the City Quays development beside Clarendon Dock. It will be the famous chef’s first ever restaurant on the island of Ireland and will […]

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Local artist Lise launches second phase of her work exploring the rich history of Ireland north and south

A NEWTOWNABBEY visual artist is to showcase a peace and reconciliation project which has already gained endorsement from the Stormont Assembly. Lise McGreevy’s latest installation of her self-initiated project, entitled ‘Abandoned; Not Forgotten’, will launch at the Engine Room Gallery behind Belfast City Hall on May 4 from 6pm to 9pm. The collection is Phase […]

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Young Polish Gaeilgeoir pens an impassioned letter to Stormont on respect for the Irish language

A POLISH pupil from a Glengormley school has written a personal letter to the Stormont Executive, calling for an Irish Language Act. Martyna Borysowska, a primary seven pupil at Gaelscoil Éanna, who speaks Irish, English and Polish, also called on Stormont to show respect to Irish and other languages. Last month, DUP leader Arlene Foster […]

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Finucane family welcome community support

THE wife of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has said the support of the community has kept her and the family going in their campaign for a public inquiry into her husband’s murder. Geraldine Finucane was speaking at the annual Pat Finucane lecture held in the Europa hotel on Thursday night which this year was […]

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