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A new fellowship of the rings is born

UNTIL three months ago, local environmental champion Aidan Crean had never seen a barn owl – which is why he looks so ecstatic this week in this photograph. Aidan is holding a baby owl in what was the culmination of a project that is breathing new life into the fortunes of this spectacular and incredibly […]

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Pic of the Day, Wednesday, July 25

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Internet sensation set to go on stage

A WEST Belfast comedian whose parody of chart hits from the likes of Ed Sheeran – which has seen him go ‘viral’ on the internet – is about to headline his own show such is the demand to see him live. Brooke’s Paddy Rafferty, known to fans as Paddy Raff, will perform at the Foundry […]

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MP Ian Paisley suspended for 30 days

DUP MP Ian Paisley has been suspended from the House of Commons for 30 sitting days – his party immediately also suspended him for an unspecified period pending its own investigation. The North Antrim MP’s punishment follows his failure to declare two lavish family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government, following which he […]

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M&S decision to close Lisburn’s Bow Street Mall store described as a ‘blow’ to city centre

SDLP MLA Pat Catney has said the loss of the M&S Simply Food store in Lisburn’s Bow Street Mall is “a blow” to the city centre, to staff and shoppers. In a statement Marks and Spencer said it had opted not to renew its lease on the Simply Food store but that no jobs were […]

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Billericay friendly a great occasion for all says St James’ Swifts’ sponsor

THE main sponsor of both St James’ Swifts and Billericay Town said Sunday’s pre-season friendly was a “memorable” occasion for all associated with the two clubs. Businessman David McCartney of DMC Contracts attended the match, which was held at the new home of the West Belfast club, Donegal Celtic Park, after a ground-share deal between […]

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Deathdrivers return to lower Falls

A RESIDENT has escaped injury after deathdrivers ploughed into her home in the lower Falls in the early hours of Sunday morning. The side walls and gates of the property were badly damaged after the suspected stolen vehicle smashed into the the home around 3am. Local representatives have condemned the incident. The PSNI said they […]

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