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Craic agus ceol as traditional music rings around Glengormley

PROVIDING tuition in traditional music to all irrespective of race, religion, age or gender has been the ethos of Glengormley School of Traditional Music for 17 years and counting. Based at Edmund Rice College, the independent voluntary school has grown to become one of the main arts bodies in North Belfast and beyond with an […]

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PPS to investigate New Lodge Six killings

THE Attorney General has asked the Public Prosecution Service to order a fresh investigation into the killing of six men who were shot in the New Lodge over 45 years ago. The victims, known collectively as the ‘New Lodge Six’ were killed in two separate incidents in February 1973. Relatives believe that James Sloan (19) […]

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Health is key at the ‘top of the rock’

LEADING the way in providing a programme of key health and wellbeing activities and initiatives, the ‘Top of the Rock’ Healthy Living Centre is front and centre in working with and for the community in West Belfast. The Centre, which is located in the grounds of Corpus Christi parish church, has become an information hub […]

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Businesses still in the dark one month on

A MONTH on from the devastating Primark fire Castle Street traders remain uncertain as to whether or not their businesses will survive. The gateway to the city centre for many West Belfast commuters, remains in parts inaccessible as a cordon, erected for health and safety purposes, is still in place from the front and side […]

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Falls resident hits out at ‘BRT farce’

A FALLS ROAD resident who can no longer park outside his own front door due to the new bus lane restrictions has erected a sign in his front garden documenting his “four year battle” against the Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT). Fintan Heatley has lived at his home on the front of the Falls Road for […]

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Time for Truth Campaign travel to Stormont

THE Time for Truth campaign travelled to Stormont yesterday and submitted 6000 responses to the NIO’s consultation, Addressing the Legacy of the Past in the North, during a meeting with NIO Deputy Director Chris Flatt. Mr Flatt is overseeing the legacy consultation. The campaign also took the opportunity to highlight their campaign objectives: raising awareness […]

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“Drugs ruining lives and ruining communities”

A NORTH Belfast Worker’s Party representative says drugs are ruining lives and ruining communities. Chris Bailie was speaking after a quantity of suspected heroin was found lying in Manor street in the Cliftonville area. Last week, the North Belfast News reported the bag containing a brown substance believed to be heroin was discovered by local […]

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