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US military flights using Aldergrove airport

BELFAST International Airport is being used as a landing point for US military flights. Sinn Féin MLA for South Antrim, Declan Kearney, has said questions must be answered by the airport as to the purpose of the flights which people living under the flight path have reported to the Andersonstown News. The paper reported back […]

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BT staff take over Botanic store for a day

THE BT Shop for Change campaign is encouraging residents of South Belfast to support their local Marie Curie branch on October 13. People are asked to donate unwanted clothes or other items at the Botanic branch of the Marie Curie charity shop. The BT Shop for Change is a one-day takeover of Marie Curie and […]

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Suggested Belfast boundary changes in focus at public meetings

THE Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland is to hold public hearings across the north on its provisional proposals for the new Parliamentary constituencies. The changes mooted by the Commission would see the South Belfast constituency split in two, with most of it being hitched to West Belfast in the newly-created Belfast South West Constituency. The […]

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Stunning scenery meets Game of Thrones territory at Ballygally Castle

IN the Game of Thrones series of books, author George RR Martin is fond of describing lavish medieval feasts. But as anybody who has read the books or watched the hit HBO show will know – if you’re invited that’s not necessarily a good thing. Which most certainly isn’t the case at Ballygally Castle which […]

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Key issues raised at monthly Council meeting

THE big screen at Belfast City Hall, street disorder and hire charges for Council pitches were among some of the issues discussed at Belfast City Council’s monthly meeting on Monday night, writes Conor McParland in the chamber. Things got off to a fiery start with the issue of declaring an interest and leaving the Chamber […]

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Push for new sports facility in Ligoniel

PLANS for a soccer facility adjacent to Tír na nÓg park in Ligoniel are being drawn up following a “positive” meeting on redevelopment of the area. Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry McCabe met with representatives from Belfast City Council, the Housing Executive and Ligoniel Recreation Centre to discuss the proposals. The plans include a soccer pitch […]

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