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Martin rings the bell for the final time

THE beginning of February will mark the start of spring and change for one West Belfast primary school principal as he prepares to retire. Holy Child Primary School principal Martin Short, himself a past pupil of the Andersonstown school, will hear the bell ring for the last time this week as he calls an end […]

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Janine’s wedding day is captured on camera

WELL-known local woman Janine Howard will feature in tonight’s edition of the popular BBCNI documentary series, True North. ‘Saving Face’ follows the story of 35-year-old Janine and her preparations for her marriage to fiancé Matthew Light in October. Janine was just two years old when she was diagnosed with leukaemia. During treatment for the condition, […]

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Local dumping ‘nightmare’ uncovered

AN “environmental nightmare” has been unearthed on land off the Falls Road, sparking fears that shocking levels of illegal industrial dumping will contaminate a nearby river. The “mountain” of dumped material was discovered by Milltown Row resident Junior McKee whose property faces the land that is being used as a dumping ground. He has alerted […]

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Dad launches appeal in memory of Eimear

THE father of a young West Belfast cancer battler, who passed away last year, has helped launch the ‘Donuts for Donors’ appeal, the North’s first ever Stem Cell Donation Awareness Day. Seán Smyth, whose daughter Eimear Gooderman (née Smyth) died on the 27th of June 2019, was joined by the Lord Mayor Danny Baker for […]

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Best of traditional Irish music for Belfast

THE Waterfront Hall is set to host the 2020 Gradam Ceoil TG4 music awards, with globally renowned quintet Beoga playing live at the internationally acclaimed event. Trad sensation Beoga, who collaborated with Ed Sheeran for his 2017 chart topping hit ‘Galway Girl’ will take to the stage, for what is set to be the biggest […]

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Register now for the Craic 10k St Pat’s run

BELFAST’S First Citizen was onhand to officially launch the annual SPAR Craic 10K. Set to kick-start St Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17, thousands of runners are set to take part in the urban run which is celebrating its sixth year. Lord Mayor Danny Baker told the Andersonstown News that he will counting down the […]

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