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‘Shame that UVF man came to peace too late’

The grandson of a woman murdered in the UVF bombing of McGurk’s Bar said this week it is a pity loyalist leader Gusty Spence had not realised non violence was the answer before innocent people were killed.

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Cranes lift spirits at Stormont

The Great Hall at Stormont was transformed into a craft workshop as MLAs made origami cranes to celebrate World Peace Day. The project is the brainchild of the North Belfast-based Arts and Disability Forum (ADF) which has been working with a wide range of community groups, ethnic minority organisations and disability groups throughout the North to produce almost 2,000 paper cranes as a symbol of peace.

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Councillors milking it in the chamber

AS a reporter ducking into the monthly meeting of Belfast City Council, one thing I never neglect is remembering to switch off my aging Nokia

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Impact of drink and drugs on health services

A NEW report by the Public Health Agency has shed light on the problems caused by substance misuse in South Belfast. The ‘Scoping Report on Drugs and Alcohol Services in Belfast’ published last week, looked at various issues surrounding the effect on health services and the public caused by those who abuse alcohol and other […]

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Racist slurs aimed at local Romanians

A meeting convened by the South Belfast MP to discuss anti-social issues in the area has descended into chaos and racist accusations.

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DPP meeting hears of sex offence increases

The director of a local sexual abuse group has said South Belfast’s “anonymity” is a major factor in yet another increase in sexual offences here.

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