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Party leaders clash over identity

THE two biggest party leaders in the North have clashed over identity and the north’s future role in Europe. Sinn Fein’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster were on stage together at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester when the war of words erupted. “The north isn’t British,” Mrs O’Neill responded when […]

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Oscar Knox golf classic raises thousands of pounds for charity

THE annual Oscar Knox Cup golf challenge has raised over £20,000 for childhood cancer research. Champion boxers Carl Frampton and Jamie Conlan were among 180 golfers who took to the fairways last Friday at Fortwilliam Golf Club in aid of the cause. Local snooker professional Mark Allen lifted the trophy after a full day of […]

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St Patrick’s plan gets green light

PLANS for a brand new school for St Patrick’s Primary School have been given the green light by Belfast City Council. An application was submitted and approved at the Council’s Planning Committee on Tuesday night. Under the proposals, the existing buildings on the junior site at Churchill Street and senior site at Pim Street will […]

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10 years and counting for TLC

TENDER Loving Childcare (TLC) is celebrating their tenth anniversary offering childcare services to the North Belfast community and beyond. The Cavehill Road-based nursery offer an extensive childcare service including a nursery, playgroup and pick-up/drop-off service using their own minibus. Christine Singh, who runs the service explained more about Tender Loving Childcare (TLC). “We still have […]

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Kids put in danger by Cricky dog fouling

THE chairman of Ardoyne GAC has appealed to dog owners to ensure their pets are not allowed on to the Cricky playing field after a recent spate of dog fouling incidents. The state-of-the-art sports facility is used by a range of local clubs but Stephen McVicker said dog mess is causing a major problem and […]

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Cross-party Stormont support for local artist’s project

WITH the Irish Language Act still a bone of contention at the Assembly, DUP, Sinn Féin and SDLP MLAs put their differences aside and came together at a recent ‘closed door’ launch at Stormont celebrate cultural equality of the Ulster Scots and Irish heritages and a shared future for the north through the vision of […]

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