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California dreaming: Robbie’s come a long way from Sailortown

IT has been a remarkable journey for California building industry legend Robbie Hunter ever since he left Belfast in 1978 to emigrate to the USA. Grandson of a docker, Robbie’s upbringing owes much to his current role as president of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, the umbrella organisation for 160 local […]

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Cave Hill features in new geological journey

A NEW walking book, published by the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), highlights Cave Hill Country Park in North Belfast. ‘Rambling on the Rocks: Walking Northern Ireland’s Natural Landscape’ aims to take walkers on an epic geological journey across all of the north’s well-known, and a few less well-known, natural landscapes. One of the […]

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Fears over home care services in Belfast

THE MANAGEMENT of Colin Care – who provide assistance and personal care needs to people in their homes – have claimed that Belfast Trust’s tender process is “badly flawed”. The Trust decided to put their domiciliary care contract out to tender last August but dramatically reduced the number of providers from 45 to just nine […]

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EXCITING PLANS TO RESURRECT BELFAST CELTIC

  AN international football investment firm has announced exciting plans to resurrect the legendary Belfast Celtic. Founded in 1891, the West Belfast club was one of the most successful in Irish football before it was brutally forced out of the game in 1949. A sectarian riot during a match against rivals Linfield on St Stephen’s […]

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John Leathem is laid to rest

Hundreds of people turned out on the Falls Road on Tuesday for the funeral of community stalwart John Leathem. The 59-year-old passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer. John spent most of his life tirelessly working for the people of the lower Falls. As a former chairman of the Divis Tower Residents’ Association […]

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Marie’s high hopes for Belfast

BELFAST is set to be the location for a new urban regeneration concept. The HALO project headed by Marie Macklin, who already have a thriving regeneration site in Kilmarnock, have their sights set on Belfast as a location for their next development. Marie has spent time in Belfast meeting with political, educational, community leaders, business […]

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