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Going cold turkey at the Roddy’s in January

FOLLOWING a sell-out run at the Roddy McCorley’s and The Mac Theatre, the duo behind The Terrible Tragedy of the Twinbrook Turkey will bring their hit show back to its Glen Road haunt for a string of dates in January. Gerard Jordan and Ciarán Nolan, the comedic partnership behind ’Em Two Balloons Theatre Company, told […]

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5,000 tablets collected from drugs bin

THE BATTLE against prescription drug abuse in West Belfast claimed a small victory this week when over 5,000 tablets were collected from the drug bin in the Kennedy Centre. The RAPID (Remove All Prescription and Illegal Drugs) bin in the Kennedy Centre has proved a great success with Centre manager John Jones calling it a […]

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MY FIRST DRUG– FREE CHRISTMAS IN SEVEN YEARS

Twenty-year-old Jack Brennan says this is the first Christmas since he was 13 that his mum “won’t have to worry about me”. When the Andersonstown News last spoke to the young Glen Road man back in May, he had been kicked out of rehab in England after only eleven days, and in a moving cry […]

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Girdwood to host Christmas concert for homeless

AN international orchestra made up of musicians from across Europe will hold a special concert at the Girdwood Hub to raise money for a local homeless charity. The Belfast based Laganside Sinfonia will perform their Star Wars and Mars from composer Holst’s The Planets concert on Saturday December 30 evening in aid of The Welcome […]

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Report advises Brokenshire to cut MLAs’ salaries

A FORMER Northern Ireland Assembly Chief Executive has advised Secretary of State James Brokenshire to cut MLAs’ salaries. The cut of £13,612 is one of 18 proposals by Trevor Reaney – who is urging Brokenshire to introduce the reduction in two stages. The recommendations come after Brokenshire asked Reaney for his advice on MLA salaries […]

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Worldwide demand for Dockers’ new Winifred Carney memorial coin

A SPECIAL coin commissioned by the group that keeps the memories of Sailortown and the Docks alive to remember Winifred Carney is attracting worldwide demand with people living in Spain and the United States already snapping it up. Winifred Carney is a Belfast legend who cut her teeth as a union rep on the docks […]

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