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New model required for local businesses

As we move into the second month of a year which is already bringing further dire economic warnings, voices are being raised for a new approach to saving our imperiled ‘high streets’.

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A fair crack of the whip is all that we’re asking

It’s not clear whether the old Chinese adage, ‘May you live in interesting times’, is a curse or a benediction but, either way, an interesting year lies ahead for West Belfast.

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Politicians must act on audit report

Hardly a week passes without two themes asserting themslves in the pages of this newspaper: the tough times being experienced by ordinary families in the teeth of this gruelling recession and, conversely, appalling waste of taxpayers monies by public bodies.

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