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Public transport- a low priority, stuck in a vicious cycle

As society is becoming more environmentally conscious, the issue of public transport must be raised. Nadejda Vidinova reports Transport is one of the biggest sources of climate changing gases. As we all know, using buses and trains is far more energy- efficient than private cars. Northern Ireland appears to be …

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Binge drinking-women pay a higher price, health-wise

Tackling binge Drinking is on the agenda once again, with minimum pricing for alcohol to be intoruduced by 2013 Nadejda Vidinova reports It’s an all too familiar scene around the UK- men and women, young and old alike, stumbling out of a pub or club at the weekend. Most of …

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World Film Locations: Paris- Book Review

By Nadejda Vidinova World Film Locations: Paris is published as part of the World Film Locations series, which explore famous cities through the lenses of various directors. This volume, edited by Marcelline Block, is written by a number of contributors and contains an equally varied filmography. It sets out to …

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Married to the Church

Married to the Church The censure of Father Brian D’Arcy for his outspoken beliefs raises serious questions over the Church’s ability to interact with its lay people reports Damien Edgar.   Fr. Brian D’Arcy, censured by the Vatican for his views on priesthood and marriage. In particular, the requirement for …

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Northern Ireland human trafficking ‘fastest growing in UK’

Northern Ireland has been revealed as having the fastest growing human trafficking industry in the UK, Rebekah Logan reports. Once thought to be a crime limited to underground circles in distant war torn countries, human trafficking is now happening on our doorstep. Speaking at the Northern Ireland Assembly in February, …

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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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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, …