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Student group slams uni’s Jubilee closure

THE closure of Queen’s University to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth is further evidence that the institution is a “cold house for nationalism”, it has been claimed. A republican student group has slammed the decision to mark the jubilee event by offering June 4 and 5 as additional leave days, and said it followed a number of other university decisions that established the ‘overtly unionist’ character of the South Belfast institution.

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Factory staff’s anger at an extra day off for the queen

WORKERS at the FG Wilson Springfield Road plant have hit out at their bosses who they say have given them an extra day off for the queen of England’s diamond jubilee – out of their annual leave. An extra Bank Holiday has been declared for Tuesday, June 5, to mark the jubilee, forcing many businesses to shut up shop for the day.

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The secrets I kept from the Andytown punks

It has been very 1990s in the newsroom this past week.It started when a male colleague announced that he still pines for one of the Gladiators. Although taken aback somewhat by the revelation, I was relieved to hear it wasn’t Wolf. It was Lightning, he protested,

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