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Our Lady’s pupils on song for top conductor

ACCLAIMED conductor David Brophy led the Ulster Orchestra at BBC Proms in the Park on the Titanic Slipways in Belfast on Saturday night. But before the big event, the classical music celebrity paid a visit to Our Lady’s Girls’ Primary School in North Belfast to lend his expertise to the school choir. The girls performed […]

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Hard-hearted thief steals birth defects charity box

THE owner of a North Belfast restaurant and takeaway says he’s outraged after a donation box for a birth defects charity was stolen from the premises. It’s estimated £30 to £50 was in the box which was taken on Sunday night at around 9.15pm by a man from Pizza Works on the Antrim Road. The […]

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New state-of-the-art Irish centre opens

AFTER four years of diligent work and planning, where many challenges and obstacles have been overcome, the doors of the new Gael-Ionad Mhic Goill Irish language centre were officially opened on Tuesday. The Upper Springfield’s Glór na Móna’s ground-breaking new £400,000 capital development was jointly funded by the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure (£160,000), […]

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TRAGIC SEAMUS ‘LET DOWN’ BY HEALTH BODIES

A WEST Belfast Councillor says a local family have been “let down” by the relevant statutory agencies after a young father took his own life. 23-year-old father-of-one Seamus ‘Seamy’ Clarke from Westrock passed away on Monday. Mr Clarke was about to welcome the arrival of his second child. Social media has been flooded with tributes […]

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Pierce’s return trip is so worthwhile

“THERE were laughs together, cries together and every other emotion that you could think of, but one thing for sure is we had the time of our lives out here and created memories that will live on forever here and back home.” Those are the words of young North Belfast man Pierce McConnell who has […]

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Minister Visits Eyesore Bridge

HOPES are high that progress on the eyesore Finaghy Bridge is on the way after a visit to the site by the Minister for Infrastructure. Minister Chris Hazzard made a stop at Finaghy Bridge whilst on a tour of South Belfast hosted by the Minister for Finance, South Belfast MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, and South […]

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