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LADIES DAY: Apples Jade and Laurina to battle it out

THE WORLD CUP of National Hunt racing at Cheltenham will see an influx of thousands of Irish punters who descend on the festival every year and at 1.30pm on Tuesday afternoon, you will hear the ‘Cheltenham Roar’ as the runners line up for the opening race of the festival. Over the four days, if we […]

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Pic of the day, Monday March 11

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Two more people to stand trial linked to Meli case

TWO more people are to stand trial on offences arising out of the murder of Christopher Meli. 19-year-old Daniel McManus, of Springbank Drive, and Shannon McIIwaine (20), of Glenalina Park, both in West Belfast, appeared at Belfast Crown Court on Friday for a ruling on their case. Mr Justice Colton dismissed applications by their legal […]

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Irish dance school celebrates anniversary

A WEST Belfast-based Irish dancing school, which has spanned generations, is to celebrate its enduring success with a grand reunion in the summer. The Connolly School of Irish Dancing began life back in 1974 at the Andersonstown Social Club and went on to hold classes in North Link play school, St John’s GAC and Holy […]

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Retirement arrives for two Tesco ladies

TWO staff members from Tesco Cityside are celebrating their retirement after 58 years of service between team. Sandra Sweeney (65) and Jean Mickle (64) have each dedicated 28 years of their lives to serving customers at the popular Tesco store and previously Co-Op in Cityside shopping mall at Yorkgate. Staff at the store held a […]

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14 drug-related deaths in North Belfast in 2017

THERE were 14 drug-related deaths in North Belfast in 2017, latest statistics have revealed. The figures by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) on Monday revealed there were 136 drug-related deaths across the north in 2017 – with 101 of them males – 74% of all drug-related deaths. The government statistics also revealed […]

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