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Young people set to make life-changing journey to Romania

A GROUP of young people from North Belfast are gearing up for a potentially life-changing trip to Romania. Twenty youths, aged between 15 and 18, who are part of the Romania Project in the New Lodge area, are to travel to the country in just a few weeks. The New Lodge Youth Project, as part […]

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Four Corners festival to tackle legacy issues

ADDRESSING the legacy of conflict in the north will form the theme of this year’s Four Corners festival with one of its founders saying he expects some people to struggle with some of the more challenging events that have been organised. Fr Martin Magill established the festival in 2012 while Parish Priest of Sacred Heart […]

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Heartbreak after theft of wedding day jewellery

AN Elmfield man has been left devastated after cash and treasured jewellery from his daughter’s wedding was stolen. Mathew Nampudakam returned from work in the early hours of Saturday morning to find his Glengormley home had been ransacked. It is believed the burglary occurred between the hours of 6pm and midnight. “I came home at […]

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Runners take it as red

A LOCAL charity is urging the public to ‘Dress to Kill Heart Disease’ by donning red for a range of events this February – including a Red Dress Fun Run at Stormont. NI Chest Heart and Stroke’s Red Dress campaign is being launched to raise awareness of women’s heart disease, which is the biggest killer […]

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Glory days recalled as top local team is back in the league

A WILDLY successful junior team based in the New Lodge that was seemingly lost to history after a merger in the 1980s has been reformed after thirty years in a tribute to the players and management. Ashton Gate started as a breakaway from Malachians in the early-80s but soon found its feet in the Dunmurry […]

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Arlene Foster has ‘conflict of interest’ over RHI – Adams

SINN Féin president Gerry Adams has reiterated his call for First Minister Arlene Foster to stand aside saying she has a ‘clear conflict of interest’ in the RHI scandal. Speaking at a commemoration to Seán Sabhat in Limerick to mark the 60th anniversary of his death, Mr Adams said Sinn Féin wouldn’t compromise on their […]

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