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Welcome to Ulster Craic. This a forum for Journalism students to showcase articles and work done on the Journalism courses at Ulster University in Coleraine. The opinions expressed herein are not those of the University and as such it is not liable for any materials contained on this site.

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2017 Belfast in bloom runners up work hard to secure first place this year

The local people who run Whiterock’s community garden in Belfast are set for a successful season of growing following a few months hard work. Last year they entered the annual Belfast in bloom competition, hosted by Belfast City Council and secured second place. They are encouraging people to get involved …

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Reviews and Events

Review: Come Home (BBC1)

After 19 years of marriage Greg’s wife Marie (Paula Malcomson) walks out on him and their three children with no explanation other than needing some space. From the outset it looks as though she wants no contact with her family, not even their five-year-old daughter. Eleven months on Greg – …

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Bangor bar hosts its very first “doggy day”

The Hop House bar in Bangor hosted their very first “doggy day” event. The popular bar partnered up with animal charity Assisi and Glenn’s Veterinary Clinic to provide a venue for dog owners so they would have a space to bond with their loyal canine friends. Guests were welcomed with …

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Movies

Love, Simon, review – a heartfelt love story that deserves to be told

Love, Simon directed by Greg Berlanti, is the charming coming of age story that centres around Simon Spier, a smart, popular high school student. Based on the successful 2015 novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the film introduces us to Simon, who is an ordinary guy… except that he …

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Premier League 2017/18 Season Review.

  On the 13th May 2018, the curtain fell on yet another season of Premier League football. Despite the title being wrapped up quite early by the magnificent Manchester City, who will rightly receive their well-deserved plaudits from critics and fans alike, there was individual brilliance throughout the league as …

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New TV comedy show “Derry Girls” takes the UK by storm

Review: Derry Girls 2018   It’s the fresh new comedy series that everyone has been talking about. When “Derry Girls” first hit our screens in early January 2018, no one could have predicted the success that was about to follow.   Brilliantly written and created by Lisa McGee, there is …

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UK’s biggest food festival welcomes back Toploader after a two year break

  It’s the UK’s biggest food festival. The Foodies Festival welcomes over 30,000 people from across the UK to tantalise tastebuds with some of the world’s best chefs, street food stalls, and provide outstanding entertainment from legendary artists. As well as appearances from The Hoosiers and other talented musicians, this year’s …

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An era of oversharing the perfectly edited life.

Various research has shown that Instagram is one of the worst social networks for our mental health, and yet we can’t stay off it. App users are prone to feel more depressed after scrolling through endless idyllic sunsets, heavenly fit bodies, crystal clear blue waters and sun-kissed holiday photos. As an …

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John Hegarty Blues Band raises funds for Simon Community

The John Hegarty Blues Band rocked Belfast with a charity concert for the Simon Community. The concert took place on 26 April, in the upstairs room of the Duke of York, a well-known pub in the city, which the owners donated for free to the event. The Simon Community is …

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Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle – A review

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an action-comedy sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams classic Jumanji. After Williams escaped from the magical board game 23 years ago, a group of unsuspecting teens are sucked into the mysterious jungle of Jumanji. Acclaimed director Jake Kasdan updates the movie for a modern audience by transforming the nostalgic board game into a vortex-creating video game which sucks the audience in. The four …

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