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A short-sighted policy

The slashing of frontline pharmacy budgets at the very time when government is pledging to prioritise investment in the working class neighbourhoods of areas like North Belfast should set alarm bells ringing at Stormont.

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Smokin’ Joe a knock-out during his trip to Ormeau

The South Belfast MLA who brought boxing great Joe Frazier to the city has paid tribute to the former world heavyweight champion after his death this week.

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House price rise ‘not a recovery’

An increase in house prices in South Belfast is causing a ripple effect across the city, although it is too soon to say whether the rise will continue, a local housing expert has said.

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Bar wins licence renewal despite objections

A South Belfast bar that has suffered from anti-social behaviour in its former guises has been granted a renewal to its seven-day entertainments licence despite the objections of a number of local residents.

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Fears that cuts to library hours will eventually lead to closure

A South Belfast library will have its hours cut if the plans from a consultation by library chiefs goes through.

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Closure of City A&E ‘may be an advantage for those who are very sick’ says Trust spokesman

A BELFAST TRUST spokesman has said that the closure of Belfast City Hospital’s Accident and Emergency ward may actually be of benefit to the very ill.

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