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TRIBUTE: Legendary New York architect Michael Sorkin who reimagined Belfast as a city for all

Michael Sorkin, who passed away on 26 March, after contracting the Coronavirus, was one of the rarest of talents.  He had huge influence across continents and generations of urbanists, architects, planners and activists.  He was an extraordinary intellectual who made incisive critique of both the current neo-liberal agenda and the blunt, crass commercialisation of profit-only […]

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Belfast Tech company steps up to back frontline health workers: JustGiving appeal raises £20,000+ in just 24 hours

A TOP Belfast financial technology firm is going the extra mile to help hard-pressed frontline health workers battling the Covid-19 crisis with practical supplies and an online appeal. And in just 24 hours, a JustGiving page set up by the company to fund support supplies for NHS staff has raised over £20,000. Management and staff […]

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TUAIRIM: Gráinne Ní Ghilín ar Cheannasaíocht, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael agus an Coróinvíreas

Tá moladh ollmhór ag dul d’achan uile dhuine sa phobal s’againn atá ag déanamh a seacht ndícheall le dul i ngleic leis na dúshláin a bhaineann leis an ord nua atá ar an tsaol. Níl sé éasca, ach is spreagúil amach is amach an comhoibriú agus an cuidiú atá daoine ag tabhairt dá gcomharsana, dá […]

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“You think coronavirus is terrible, but my generation has seen it all before”, a survivor of TB recalls the era of the White Plague

While fears sweep Belfast about the spread of the Coronavirus, one pensioner told the Andersonstown News how living with deadly disease used to part of daily life for residents of the city. Bridie Millar (90) told how “the White Scourge” – tuberculosis – swept through whole streets, wiping out families. It took her mother Annie […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: South Belfast Rises to the Coronavirus Challenge

Our photographer Thomas McMullan was in South Belfast yesterday to meet the Communities Minister Deidre Hargey who was visiting Medicare Pharmacy on the Ormeau Road to pick up her own prescription. He caught these images of a community in change.  Please follow and like us:

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VIDEO REPORT: Answering Ireland’s Call takes on a whole new meaning for PD patrons as Covid-19 battle heats up

  THE Andersonstown Social Club (PD) is preparing to distribute essential items to the vulnerable and elderly this week in response to the Covid-19 crisis. After obtaining a range of much-needed supplies, including toilet rolls and hand sanitisers, staff have been busy sorting items, which will be delivered in the coming days and weeks. The […]

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