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Leisure centre staff out on strike over pension and staff disputes

STAFF across 14 leisure centres in Belfast have gone on 24-hour strike protesting against pay, pensions and cuts to employee numbers. A number of staff from Andersonstown and Whiterock Leisure Centre took to the picket line from 7am this morning after Unite union members voted for strike action in a dispute over a pensions guarantee […]

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I Believe in Superheroes

Tribute to Mona McConnell, 1942-2016 I can’t remember when I stopped believing in superheroes. Perhaps when I was 13 or 14 when I stopped bringing my Superman and Batman comics to mass and instead started watching the girls going up for Communion. But I never really entirely gave up hope that there were out there […]

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Police ignored Orange assault and targeted photographer victim

A Belfast photographer assaulted at an Orange parade by marchers and subsequently prosecuted should in fact have been treated as the victim, according to a Police Ombudsman finding. But the report on the incident that took place in June 2014 at the contentious Whiterock Parade says that the PSNI officer who failed to investigate the […]

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Belfast’s first ever dedicated Zen priest is up for a challenge

AMONG all the efforts made to resolve the problems of post-Troubles Belfast, Buddhism and the art of meditation would be considered an outlier as far as solutions go. But meditation and mindfulness are becoming a more widely known way of coping with the daily grind – and classes are available across the city. Frank Liddy […]

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