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Primark donates £500,00 to Belfast recovery

PRIMARK say they will donate £500,000 to Belfast City Council’s recovery programme, almost a month after the devastating fire at their city centre store. The blaze at Bank Buildings has closed 14 nearby businesses that lie within a cordon around the iconic building which is set to be in place for at least four months. […]

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Pic of the Day, Tuesday, September 18

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Punks of Belfast unite as Good Vibrations sets out its stall at the Lyric

BRIGHT red tartan and oxblood Dr Martens filed into the Lyric Theatre on Sunday as a packed auditorium took their seats for Good Vibrations. The story of Terri Hooley and Belfast punk, based on the 2014 Bafta-nominated film, makes a seamless transition from stage to screen as we learn how one man decided he just […]

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Eia Street flat refusal to be appealed

A NORTH Belfast residents’ group has called on a Portadown-based housing association to listen to the concerns of local people. In April, Belfast City Council unanimously rejected a proposal by South Ulster Housing Association (SUHA) to build 15 apartments in Eia Street off the Antrim Road. However, at a recent meeting with local political representatives […]

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Carillion collapse costs local company €320,000

THE OWNERS of a West Belfast family-run business say they remain hopeful they can obtain restitution on thousands of outstanding euros they are owed after they fell victim to the collapse of construction giant Carillion and the subsequent liquidation of a southern building contractor. Stockman’s Way based commercial flooring contractors JJ Hennebry and Sons, which […]

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PIP assessor told to rescore report

DOCUMENTS reveal how a local woman’s initial PIP assessment scores were drastically reduced after internal emails were sent suggesting her marks were too high, thus ensuring she would not receive the benefit. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous was in receipt of DLA however, due to current regulations she has had to be switched […]

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