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£55 million Belfast office development given green light

A new £55m office development building in South Belfast was given the green light from council planning officials last night despite fears by Market residents that the mammoth buildings will overwhelm nearby residential properties. The office and retail development, due to be built beside Central Station, will consist of four buildings. Earlier this week, South […]

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Countdown is on to Positive Ageing Month

“THERE are festivals for chili, Guinness and oysters so why not one for our older people?” asks Springfield Charitable Association (SCA) General Manger Terry McNeill as Positive Ageing Month prepares to launch in October. Now in its fourth year, the festival includes activities to suit all tastes from introduction to iPad classes, a shipyard coffee […]

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Ballymurphy families walk out of ‘terrible’ Brokenshire talks

ANGRY relatives of the Ballymurphy Massacre victims walked out of a meeting with the new Secretary of State yesterday. They attended the meeting in the hope that James Brokenshire would release funds for inquests into the murders of their loved ones. Family spokesperson John Teggart, whose father was among 10 people shot dead in August […]

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Broken bottle and knife used in stabbing

A man stabbed in the face on Saturday evening was assaulted by a youth wielding both a knife and a broken bottle, Daily Belfast understands. The incident took place at the junction of Harcourt Drive and Manor Street in the Cliftonville Road area. The attack, which took place in broad daylight, is just the latest […]

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Imaginative GP and chemist initiative praised

HEALTH Minister Michelle O’Neill has been in West Belfast to hear about the integrated working arrangements between GP surgeries and pharmacies in the area. During her visit the Minister took in Cooper’s Pharmacy and Riverdale Surgery on the Andersonstown Road and the Springfield Road GP practice. The Minister said she appreciate the challenges facing GP-led […]

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Mayo’s misery set to continue against deadly Dubs

ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL FINAL BARRING a replay, the 2016 GAA inter-county season will draw to a close around 5pm on Sunday evening when Dublin beat Mayo in the All-Ireland Senior Football Final in Croke Park writes Paddy Tierney. No point in beating about the bush with this one. I tipped Dublin to win the All-Ireland at the […]

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