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North Belfast housing scheme recognised on prestigious regeneration awards night

A £9.2 MILLION social housing scheme in North Belfast has beaten stiff competition to be named the UK’s Best Regeneration Project at the annual National Housing Awards 2016. Newington Housing Association’s development of 71 homes near the Newington/Tigers Bay interface impressed a panel of respected international judges with its high design and build quality, and […]

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A Great Arrangement makes a great night out

Michael Collins’ romance with Longford woman Kitty Kiernan is one of the lesser explored parts of his life – probably because the information was only really revealed when private letters between the two were released 16 years ago. The correspondence allowed historians to gain an insight into the private life of Michael Collins. Now a […]

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New Twaddell deal to be put to Ardoyne residents tonight

A DEAL that could see the protest camp at Twaddell in North Belfast dismantled has been resurrected and will be put to Ardoyne residents at a public meeting tonight (Friday), the Belfast Media Group can reveal. Earlier in the summer hopes that a deal could be reached to remove the camp were scuppered when one […]

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Personal story will bring the house down

IT has received standing ovations from audiences from the Edinburgh Festival to the New York Irish Festival and is just weeks away from its first appearance at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, a city where its journey first began. Set in Belfast ‘Two Sore Legs’ by Ballymurphy playwright Brenda Murphy tells the story of […]

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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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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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