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Blythefield come up trumps

BLYTHEFIELD Primary School is celebrating after becoming the first primary school in the north to attain ‘School of Sanctuary’ status. The school, located in the South Belfast Urban Village area, embarked on the journey to School of Sanctuary status over a year ago. Everyone, from staff, parents, pupils and wider community has embraced the ethos […]

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Boxing clubs score a knock-out win

FUNDING for the Belfast Boxing Strategy was reinstated on Monday night by Belfast City Council after members reversed cuts to amateur boxing. Funding in the region of £45,000 over the next four months was thrown into doubt at last month’s Strategic Policy and Resource Committee after members voted against continuing financial support. Before Monday’s meeting, […]

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Alastair decides to follow his dream

MANY of us dream of packing in our office jobs and demanding careers to follow our passions – and one man from South Belfast has done just that! Solicitor Alistair Macauley from always had the ambition to open his own shop, but after qualifying as a lawyer in 2012 he expected it would be a […]

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Tiarnan’s appeal to thoughtless drivers

A BELFAST teenager has appealed for drivers to park on the roads instead of parking over tactile paving that has been installed at junctions for the blind and visually impaired. 13-year-old Tiernan Devine was born at 24 weeks weighing only 1lb 3oz. Throughout his life Tiernan has suffered various medical difficulties and has had to […]

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Malone College lad makes New York debut

A FORMER Malone College pupil is set to make his theatrical debut on the New York stage. 20-year-old Joseph Jones is starring in ‘Christ Detained by the Department of Homelands Security’ at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. Written by Anthony P Pennino as part of the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, the play follows […]

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UVF Flags: New MP visits area

FACING her first controversy after being elected the new MP for South Belfast, the DUP’s Emma Little Pengelly has responded to the erection of UVF flags at a mixed housing estate in the Cregagh/Ravenhill area by saying she has found no demand for them to be removed. The UVF flags and various union flags were […]

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