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MTV stars perform at Titanic Sounds

Rebekah Logan visits the MTV awards Thousands of music fans filled the Titanic dock on Friday as MTV returned to the city once more to host the Titanic Sounds festival. With a star-studded line-up featuring the likes of Olly Murs and Pixie Lott it came as no surprise that tickets …

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Belfast Moves On

Aidan McKay has a look at tourism in Belfast Tourism in Northern Ireland is receiving a welcome boost in 2012, with one leading travel company putting it down to the legacy peace is having on the province. Shane Hennessy a contributor to ‘Lonely Planet’ web-site said, “Things are finally happening …

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New Mental Health Support Group in Derry

  Paul Mullins reports A Derry City based charity, which helps those battling mental illness, has announced the creation of a new support group to help those dealing with the affliction. Aware Defeat Depression has announced that the new support group will help those caring for people affected by depression …

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Album Review: Tyler, The Creator – Goblin

Odd Future’s figurehead Tyler, The Creator releases his sophomore album Goblin, the first from the collective to have a release on a major label. The most hyped release of the year doesn’t live up to expectations, with few quality tracks, the album eventually suffers from a lack of musical ideas …

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Bonus paid to head of failing A&E

Jordan Moates asks some searching questions about Antrim Area Hospital A bonus has been paid to the clinical director of Antrim Area Hospital Accident and Emergency despite it having the longest waiting times in Northern Ireland. Dr. Olivia Dornan was paid £11,828 on top of her salary in 2010/11 for the …

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The Youth Acting to Stop ACTA in Europe

The youth acting to stop ACTA in Europe   With almost 3 million signatories in protest against a bill that is still to be ratified by the European Parliament, one would assume the bill in question would be fairly well known amongst the public.Ethan Loughrey considers why two surveys on …

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The End of British High Streets?

Stephanie McMurray examines current problems on the High Street. Does your town centre consist mainly of card shops and ‘pound’ stores? Are there numerous empty retail units? At least three of the major coffee shop chains? Welcome to the Great British High Street. Not how it looked 20 years ago, …

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SW Acute Hospital to open June 2012

As the South West Acute Hospital opens, Rebekah Logan examines the reasoning behind its Enniskillen location The countdown to the opening of the controversial new South West Acute Hospital, based in Enniskillen, has begun. The South West Acute Hospital, which is due to open in June 2012, will offer services …

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Battle of the Bands Beckons Amazing Talent

Emma-Kate O’Reilly reports. The third heat of the much anticipated Battle of the Bands took place on Friday 5th February. The battle ground was the up and coming music venue The Sail Inn, which is establishing itself as the new hotspot for original alternative music. The artists came from far …

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Unemployment figures down, but view remains bleak for graduates.

Despite the economic downturn and the swingeing cuts brought with it, unemployment figures remain below the UK national average in Northern Ireland. Damien Edgar asks why youth unemployment figures are at the bottom of the UK youth employment statistics. The most recent Labour Force Survey’s statistics reveal that almost a fifth of Northern …