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Cross-party Stormont support for local artist’s project

WITH the Irish Language Act still a bone of contention at the Assembly, DUP, Sinn Féin and SDLP MLAs put their differences aside and came together at a recent ‘closed door’ launch at Stormont celebrate cultural equality of the Ulster Scots and Irish heritages and a shared future for the north through the vision of […]

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Local retailer rallies to the aid of the homeless

A SOUTH Belfast retailer has held a coffee morning in order to raise vital funds for the Welcome Organisation. The Welcome Organisation delivers a range of support services to people who are homeless or vulnerable and at risk of homelessness. The services include a drop-in centre, day and night street outreach services and crisis accommodation […]

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Man Utd fans (and others): recognise this 1970s picture?

THE author of a new book on Manchester United has appealed to Andersonstown News readers to help him gather information on a picture used on the cover of his latest work – which he believes may have been taken in West Belfast. John White, who recently launched his book ‘Kicking Through the Troubles’, said his […]

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Historic and exciting new era underway at Trinity College

NORTH Belfast’s newest co-educational school officially opened its doors this week to welcome the beginning of a historic new era. Formed after the amalgamation of Little Flower and St Patrick’s College, Trinity College welcomed 1,300 students across its Antrim Road and Somerton Road sites. Excitement has been building in North Belfast since the birth of […]

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New tourist attractions for Colin Glen Forest

COLIN GLEN Forest Park continues to go from strength to strength with new tourist attractions about to come on stream. And building on this success the Housing Executive are now funding a Social Enterprise development post at the Colin Glen Trust, with £30,000 being invested for one year to help business planning. The funding is […]

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Abseil in memory of tragic mum of two sons

FAMILY and friends of a young West Belfast mother who tragically lost her life this year will be abseiling down the Europa Hotel in memory of the talented hairdresser. Louise McIlwaine from Lenadoon passed away after sustaining a fatal head injury following a seizure in January this year. At only 30-years-old she left behind two […]

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