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Secure in the knowledge that meetings never really change

The first problem your reporter faced at October’s monthly meeting of Castlereagh Council was getting in the joint.

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Radio link is one option for shopkeepers’ added security

SHOPKEEPERS in South Belfast are being encouraged to look at new ways of tackling the rising spate of robberies, including a “radio link” system already proving a success in the city centre.

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Reel issues debated through top children’s film festival

WELLINGTON college pupils have taken part in an educational outreach programme ahead of this year’s Cinemagic festival.

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McKavanagh family’s ‘closure’ over 21-year-old Billy’s death

THE family of a young Markets man shot in the back by a British soldier have said they can walk past the spot where he was killed after an apology from the Ministry of Defence.

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Holyland area costing £3 million per year to maintain

The notorious Holyland area of South Belfast is costing authorities almost £3 million a year to maintain, a major conference looking at problems there has revealed.

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Tesco gets go-ahead in Carryduff

A major new supermarket for Carryduff will begin construction next year after plans backed by the Planning Service were passed by Castlereagh Council last week.

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