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PSNI hope simulator will make roads a safer place

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have created a car crash simulator in a bid to make the roads of Northern Ireland a safer place. Aimed at students and young drivers, the simulator takes the passenger through a real story about a fatal car crash in Wales from around …

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Fighting fees for a brighter future

Fighting fees for a brighter future By Andy Gray (@AndyGrayNI) With record numbers coming out to vote in the recent Assembly election, it is clear that politics has once again recaptured the interest of young people in society. After Brexit, there were grumblings that “old people had taken away the …

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13 Reasons Why – Review.

    If you haven’t heard of Netflix’s new series 13 Reasons Why, then you’ve probably been living under a rock. The aptly numbered 13-part series tells the story of 17 year old Hannah Baker; a teenage girl who has committed suicide, leaving behind 13 tapes directed at 13 different …

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Figures show consultant waiting times on the increase in Northern Ireland

Figures show consultant waiting times on the increase in Northern Ireland   Recent figures published by the Department of Health have shown that patients in Northern Ireland are facing increasingly long waiting times for consultant appointments, despite Ministerial targets made last year. A total of 253,093 patients were waiting for …

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Belfast Photo Festival 2017 launched

    Belfast Photo festival returns this month and will run from 1-30th June with exhibitions, talks, workshops, masterclasses, tours, portfolio reviews, and screenings taking place across 25 venues within the city. Launched in 2011, this major photographic event attracts over 80 thousand visitors a year, celebrating some of the …

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Free Fire (2016) Review

When an unlikely group of people are brought together in a black market arms deal, unforeseen coincidences set two gangs against each other in this action comedy.   Set entirely in a derelict umbrella warehouse in Boston during the 1970s, director Ben Wheatley has emulated Quintin Tarantino’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’ with …

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Over £12,000 raised at Limavady’s “Big Fight Night”

A cross-community fund raising event is celebrating another successful year, being hailed as one of the best events to have ever taken place in Limavady. The “Big Fight Night” was held at Roe Valley Leisure Centre on Saturday 1st April between members of the Limavady Rugby Club and Limavady Wolfhounds. …

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The EU Referendum – what will the leave vote mean for Northern Ireland?

On 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as the EU referendum and the Brexit referendum, took place in the United Kingdom (UK) and Gibraltar. This referendum was ordered to determine support for the country either remaining a member of, or leaving the European Union (EU). According to the BBC, the referendum resulted in 51.9% …

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Ed Sheeran – “Divide” album review

Following the success of his 2014 Grammy-winning and best-selling album, the Suffolk singer-song writer, Ed Sheeran has returned with yet another chart topping sensation. Released on 3rd March 2017, the album “Divide” allows us to delve into the life of Sheeran as many of the tracks feature snippets of his …