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We watch drug deal in broad daylight

CONCERNS have been raised after needles and other drugs paraphernalia were found close to Alexandra Park. The items were discovered at a house under construction in Parkside Gardens, close to the Alexandra Avenue entrance to the park last Monday afternoon. This reporter and our photographer witnessed a deal taking place in broad daylight when we […]

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Launch of Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music a ‘dream come true’ for Glengormley man

ONE of the most exciting developments in traditional music is on the horizon this summer as the city prepares for its first ever Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music. The groundbreaking summer school will bring traditional music students, artists, performers and tutors from all sections of the traditional music community with a programme of music […]

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Tragic Joanne ‘She couldn’t find any help’

SIX months after a young North Belfast woman died of a suspected drugs overdose, her heartbroken family are still seeking answers. Joanne Bowman, 21, was found dead in a house in Ballymurphy, West Belfast, on St Stephen’s Day. It’s believed she had taken Lyrica – an anti-epilepsy drug that slows the heart rate and is […]

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Leisure centre set to close on Monday

THE Andersonstown Leisure Centre will close on Monday to facilitate the £25 million redevelopment of the building. Due to open in summer 2019, the new centre will focus on family fun and will feature a number of new waterslides and even a surf machine. There will also be range of other provisions such as new […]

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Investment top priority for Belfast residents

BELFAST residents have pinpointed attracting investment to Belfast as the top priority for the city. That’s according to the results of the 2017 Belfast Residents’ Survey conducted by Belfast City Council. Other high ranking priorities are improving people’s health and wellbeing, supporting our older people, improving safety, reducing crime and anti-social behavior, creating more jobs […]

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Malone House exhibition paints a telling picture of life in wake of brain surgery

AN art exhibition which aims to raise awareness for the brain tumour charities Brainwaves NI and Brain Tumour Research UK is currently under way at Malone House. The ‘All That Remains’ exhibition will be on display at the Higgins Gallery until June 3 and features a range of artwork from the Studio 23 art collective. […]

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