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Party leaders clash over identity

THE two biggest party leaders in the North have clashed over identity and the north’s future role in Europe. Sinn Fein’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster were on stage together at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester when the war of words erupted. “The north isn’t British,” Mrs O’Neill responded when […]

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Local retailer rallies to the aid of the homeless

A SOUTH Belfast retailer has held a coffee morning in order to raise vital funds for the Welcome Organisation. The Welcome Organisation delivers a range of support services to people who are homeless or vulnerable and at risk of homelessness. The services include a drop-in centre, day and night street outreach services and crisis accommodation […]

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Aamir faces his greatest challenge in touching tribute to a friend’s late son

ONE of the north’s best-known personal trainers, Aamir Ishtiaque, has set himself the toughest and most dangerous challenge of his life – to compete in seven different professional fitness competitions over the space of seven weeks in a bid to raise money for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. This challenge will see the 27-year-old Belfast-based trainer […]

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AOH lobby hotel giant on housing

HOTEL giant Radisson is coming under increasing pressure this week over plans to expand its Gasworks hotel in South Belfast on to land originally zoned for housing. Earlier this month, Belfast City Council took a controversial decision to hand over to an office-block developer an area of land on the Gasworks site earmarked for homes […]

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Family’s gift of love to South Belfast park users

A BELFAST family who lost a loved one to heart attack at a sporting event have dug deep to help others by donating £6,000 to place defibrillators in nine local parks. Members of the Murphy family recently unveiled of one of the defibrillators in their local South Belfast park, Cherryvale. They also presented a £6,000 […]

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Council ‘breaks housing pledge’

SOUTH BELFAST Councillor Deirdre Hargey has accused Belfast City Council of breaking a pledge to allow social homes to be built on the Gasworks site at Ormeau. Councillor Hargey was speaking following a vote by the Planning Committee of Belfast City Council to make land earmarked for social housing on the Gasworks site available for […]

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