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Launch of Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music a ‘dream come true’ for Glengormley man

ONE of the most exciting developments in traditional music is on the horizon this summer as the city prepares for its first ever Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music. The groundbreaking summer school will bring traditional music students, artists, performers and tutors from all sections of the traditional music community with a programme of music […]

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Tragic Joanne ‘She couldn’t find any help’

SIX months after a young North Belfast woman died of a suspected drugs overdose, her heartbroken family are still seeking answers. Joanne Bowman, 21, was found dead in a house in Ballymurphy, West Belfast, on St Stephen’s Day. It’s believed she had taken Lyrica – an anti-epilepsy drug that slows the heart rate and is […]

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Investment top priority for Belfast residents

BELFAST residents have pinpointed attracting investment to Belfast as the top priority for the city. That’s according to the results of the 2017 Belfast Residents’ Survey conducted by Belfast City Council. Other high ranking priorities are improving people’s health and wellbeing, supporting our older people, improving safety, reducing crime and anti-social behavior, creating more jobs […]

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SDLP man objects to North Belfast team at Balmoral soccer pitch

THE proposed relocation of a successful North Belfast football team to South Belfast has led to warnings from an SDLP councillor. In a letter distributed by Donal Lyons to homes near the King’s Hall, he says he is concerned that Crumlin Star FC’s move to use the Strangford Avenue playing fields for their home fixtures […]

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Heritage Centre vision for former Sailortown Church

PLANS are in place to transform a derelict former church in the heart of Sailortown into a Heritage Centre for the local community. St Joseph’s Church was closed in 2001 after the Catholic Church decided there was no longer a sustainable local population in the docks area of the city. The building has lain dormant […]

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Foster ‘blonde’ remark sparks sexism row

A SEXISM row has erupted between the DUP and Sinn Féin after Arlene Foster described Michelle O’Neill as “an attractive blonde who’s never seen without her make-up”. The DUP leader made the comments in an interview with the Sunday Independent. Sinn Féin MLA Elisha McCallion has called on DUP leader Arlene Foster to withdraw what […]

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