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‘How disability made me an artist’

HE has measured the height of Napoleon’s Nose, painted an anti-dog fouling mural on the wall of his North Belfast house and toured the north in a half-Irish, half-British caravan. Now Belfast-based Japanese conceptual artist Shiro Masuyama is officially launching the fifth Bounce! Arts Festival with his latest exhibition: ‘How Disability Made Me an Artist’, […]

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Man faces attempted murder charge over West Belfast stabbing

A man is due to appear in court this morning charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in the Whiterock area of West Belfast. A 23-year-old man named locally as Ryan Conlon remains in a critical condition in hospital following the attack that took place in Brittons Court around 9pm on Saturday. The 26-year-old was […]

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Get set for some Celebration with Thikriyaat

WEEKEND RACING We start with the weekend racing and first port of call is Goodwood for the Group 2 Doom Bar Celebration Mile and a classy looking field go to post for this one. The improving Michael Stoute trained Thikriyaat is the 7/4  favourite with Sean Graham and has been beaten only once in four starts […]

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Paedophile former boxer back in the dock

A FORMER champion boxer from Ardoyne jailed last year for a sex attack on a nine-year-old boy will be sentenced next week after admitting to separate charges of sending naked pictures of himself to a 13-year-old boy via the internet. Ciaran James McAuley, 27, who is serving a two-year sentence in Maghaberry for attacking the […]

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Community rallies to support Caolán

THE Oldpark community in North Belfast has railed around a 16-year-old boy following the death of his mother by raising almost £2,700. Last week, the North Belfast News broke the news of the death of the popular and well-loved mother, Donna O’Halloran following an illness. The 36-year-old suffered an aneurysm which led to a stroke […]

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Bred and buttered in Belfast city

FOODIES along with city historians united under wet skies on Saturday for Kabosh Theatre Company’s Belfast Bred walking tour of the city’s cuisine haunts from past to present. Our band of early morning risers converged outside Belfast’s oldest deli, Fountain Street’s Sawers, were we met with “chef Barney” whose mission was to get our help […]

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