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Court decision is ‘victory’ for Market residents

A High Court ruling that Market residents can seek a judicial review of the decision to build an office block that they claim will overshadow the area and isolate residents has been welcomed. Local Sinn Féin Councillor Deirdre Hargey said they were pleased they would now be allowed to challenge the decision to allow the […]

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Belfast Gasworks: Boss of hotel giant responds to housing fears

SOUTH Belfast MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has written to the CEO of Carlson Hotels Inc to express his concerns at plans to expand the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Market area of Belfast. The hotel expansion is to take place on land zoned for public housing. Writing in his blog, Mr Ó Muilleoir said: “Today, […]

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Take deadly pills off our streets

COMMUNITY workers in the Markets area of South Belfast have appealed for help to take a quantity of potentially lethal drugs off the streets following a raid at a chemist

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Thirteen year olds hooked on prescription drugs

CHILDREN as young as 13 are becoming hooked on potentially lethal prescription drugs in the Markets area, a local community worker has said.

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‘No surprise’ at critical Helm report

A South Belfast community worker has said he is not surprised a local housing association that delayed a £1 million social housing scheme in the Markets for nearly two years has been criticised for “significant and substantial failings”.

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