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An Dream Dearg call for meeting with Brokenshire

A DELEGATION from the Irish language community travelled to Hillsborough Castle yesterday (Tuesday) to highlight the call for an Irish Language Act. Over 60 people, a majority of them teenagers and young people from Irish language primary and secondary schools, were in attendance at the official residence of Secretary of State, James Brokenshire. Each person […]

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Reader solves the mystery of missing Heron sculpture

AN eagle-eyed reader of the North Belfast News has solved the mystery of the missing Throne Wood heron that had stumped the local PSNI. Last week an appeal was issued by the force after the large sculpture, that had been designed by a local artist along with school children, was removed from its perch in […]

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Big-hearted shoppers from North Belfast digging deep for Trócaire

OVERSEAS development charity Trócaire has praised the generosity of people in Belfast for their response to the hunger crisis in east Africa. Kevin Donnelly said they have been overwhelmed by the response after the charity accepted a donation from North Belfast business Fortwilliam Greengrocers who held a fundraising campaign over the last six months. “On behalf […]

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Two cars set alight as New Lodge marks internment

TWO cars were set alight and one petrol bomb was thrown at police in the New Lodge as bonfires were lit to mark the anniversary of internment. North Queen Street was closed for a time after a car and a bin was set on fire. After weeks of a cat and mouse game between New […]

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Chefs ready to cook up a storm at the Balmoral 

Tonight’s the night. After spending hours preparing and finalizing their dishes in the kitchen over recent weeks, tonight, Thursday, the five finalists of the Balmoral Hotel’s Master Chef Challenge will present their meals to the judges and guests at the Black’s Road hotel. With doors opening at 6.30pm tonight some tickets still remain for what […]

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It’s on yer bike for a sponsored spin cycle for South Africa trip

STAFF and young people from New Lodge Youth Centre recently have taken part in a sponsored spin cycle to raise much-needed funds to support a trip to South Africa later this year. The group are due to travel to Durban for two weeks in November, where they will help build a primary school and a […]

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