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The long lost townland of Ballycranocke

Last year I started looking into the history of the area I grew up in at the bottom of the Glen Road. My initial interest was naming and tracing the dirty old river that flows under Miller’s Grove (formerly MacErlean’s bakery) at the top of Upton Cottages. Turf Lodge Stream, as I would soon learn […]

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Revealed: how the new St Joseph’s church will look

AN artist’s impression has been unveiled showing the future plans to restore a former church in the heart of Sailortown. St Joseph’s church was closed in 2001 after the Catholic Church decided there was no longer a sustainable local population in the Docks area of North Belfast. The North Belfast News revealed earlier this year […]

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‘Open House’ events for public views on proposed Gasworks Masterplan

TWO public drop-in events are to be held in a community consultation on proposals for a Masterplan for the Gasworks site in South Belfast. The first of the “Open House” events will take place this Friday (November, 10) from 1pm to 7pm at Cromac Regeneration Initiative on Donegall Pass. A second will take place on […]

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Our ‘Inspirational Youth’ celebrated at gala event

HUNDREDs of proud parents, grandparents and guardians packed into De La Salle College on Friday night to celebrate our young people at the annual Inspirational Youth awards. Over 200,000 votes were cast in the Belfast Media Group event and the awards shone a spotlight on the everyday and most unheralded efforts of our wonderful young […]

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Baker to replace Bell on Council

LAGMORE Sinn Fein activist Danny Baker is to replace David Bell as a Belfast City Councillor. MR Bell has served as a Sinn Féin Councillor since being elected to Lisburn council in 2011 and then, after the council boundary changes, to Belfast City Council in 2014. The Dunmurry man said his increased responsibilities as a […]

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Aisling Awards arrive in the city

IT’S all systems go for this year’s glamorous Aisling Awards set in the luxurious surroundings of the Europa Hotel. The 21st annual Aisling Awards gala celebrates the champions of Belfast and will be held on November 24th, when Michael Russell, Minister with Responsibility for Brexit Negotiations for Scotland, will address the audience at this year’s […]

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