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Conference on the Congo to take place on Donegall Road

A major conference looking at the lack of democracy in an African country will take place in South Belfast this weekend.

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Kids send out the right signal

PUPILS from St Oliver Plunkett Primary School on the Glen Road have been treated to a Belfast Giants game after collecting 600 mobile phones for a worthy cause.The pupils took part in the Phones4Change appeal, a major mobile phone recycling initiative rolled out across the North to help teachers equip their classrooms with state-of-the-art technology. […]

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Forget Halloween, it’s time for Christmas

THE first signs of Christmas were visible in Andersonstown this week after the first house was spotted with its Christmas decoration up… on Halloween night!Readers contacted the Andersonstown News on Monday after spotting the home in the Edenmore Drive area with Santa Claus ornaments in its windows and over-sized Christmas tree baubles hanging outside – all while fireworks explosed and local trick-or-treaters were still making their yearly house calls.

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It’s time to let the music begin

BELFAST is set to put on its brightest colours when the MTV Europe Music Awards come to town on Sunday.On the go since 1994, and having visited Madrid, London and Stockholm, this is the first time that the event has come to Ireland.

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Disabled man’s ‘LIFELINE’ taken from him by fire

A DISABLED Poleglass man said “I’ve lost my independence” after a firework ignited a fierce blaze at his home destroying his vital mobility scooter.56-year-old Michael Bailey from Laurelbank, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, stored his mobility scooter in an outdoor shed that was reduced to just a blackened shell by the devastating Halloween night fire.

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‘Rowdy behaviour’ marks Halloween

RESIDENTS of the Holyland area of South Belfast have slammed local students for “rowdy behaviour” on Halloween night, including letting off fireworks into the early hours of the morning.

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