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PHOTO GALLERY: South Belfast Rises to the Coronavirus Challenge

Our photographer Thomas McMullan was in South Belfast yesterday to meet the Communities Minister Deidre Hargey who was visiting Medicare Pharmacy on the Ormeau Road to pick up her own prescription. He caught these images of a community in change.  Please follow and like us:

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VIDEO REPORT: Answering Ireland’s Call takes on a whole new meaning for PD patrons as Covid-19 battle heats up

  THE Andersonstown Social Club (PD) is preparing to distribute essential items to the vulnerable and elderly this week in response to the Covid-19 crisis. After obtaining a range of much-needed supplies, including toilet rolls and hand sanitisers, staff have been busy sorting items, which will be delivered in the coming days and weeks. The […]

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LORAG launches Good morning phone call service

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From March 18, Lorag has been operating a daily “Good morning” phone call service to elderly, vulnerable and those socially isolating in the Lower Ormeau area. “This service has been in response to community need and the ongoing health crisis to ensure people receive a daily chat, check in and any support they may need,” […]

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Local pharmacy staff have ‘never been under so much pressure’

THOSE accessing prescriptions and services from West Belfast pharmacies are being urged to remain “calm and patient” as healthcare staff come under relentless pressure amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on behalf of Cooper’s Chemist, Michael Cooper told the Andersonstown News that the business, which has served the community for some 38 years, has “never been […]

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OVER the coming weeks, as the Coronavirus crisis most likely deepens, our priority will be to ensure our communities stay safe and healthy. As newspapers based in the heart of vibrant communities on both sides of the Atlantic, we recognise our special role in providing a measured, vital news service to our readers. We also […]

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Renewed calls to shut schools

THERE have been renewed calls to shut schools in the north to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Ten special schools closed indefinitely from today (Monday). Principals said this would allow them to seek clear guidance on the health and safety issues facing their pupils. Eleven new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the north […]

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