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Andersonstown Leisure Centre to close on 29 May for council revamp

The centre was first developed in 1979. Andersonstown Leisure Centre is to close its doors on May 29 so that refurbishment works can begin. Plans for the new centre were revealed in March as part of Belfast City Council’s £105m Leisure Transformation Programme . The programme aims to promote the Andersonstown facilities …

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Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum – What next?

With the first anniversary of the EU Referendum on the horizon, it could be argued that the vote to leave the European Union has generated many more questions than answers. The fate of the United Kingdom appears to have been sealed after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 back …

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‘Logan’ Review: The final chapter of Wolverine’s story slices and dices all before it

Fans of the X-Men series have been clamouring for a gritty, ultra-realistic and brazenly violent Wolverine movie for many years, and even more so recently considering the success of fellow Fox property Deadpool. In Logan, which is touted to be Hugh Jackman’s last turn as the adamantium-clawed mutant, Fox and …

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Northern Ireland set to lose ‘instrumental’ European Funding

Due to the uncertain relationship the UK will have with Europe once Brexit takes hold, Northern Ireland council areas are set to lose valuable European funding by 2022. Derry City Strabane District Council Area (DCSDC) runs one of the many European Socially funded (ESF) programmes across Northern Ireland, called ‘Kick …

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople: Film Review

A film about a fat kid obsessed with being a gangster, an irritable older man and a dog named Tupac doesn’t exactly scream ‘film of the year.’ Yet that’s what many people have said about ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople.’ Directed and written by Taika Waititi, based off of the novel …

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Limavady Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide

Limavady Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide (L.I.P.S) is a new charity set up to help those struggling with mental health or suicide. After the death of two young men, the families and concerned community members pulled together to create something to help. Over the years Limavady has lost several …

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Closing the Dark Hedges to vehicle traffic – how soon is now?

Calls have been made my numerous campaign groups to ensure the Dark Hedges remains a national treasure in Northern Ireland amid fears of its long-term survival, Jonathan McNabb investigates. The future use of one of Northern Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations is under immediate threat, the Dark Hedges Preservation Trust …

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Masters 2017: A fairytale victory for Sergio Garcia

After 73 failed attempts to win a major title the Spaniard held his nerve to clinch the Masters at Augusta National. “I’m not good enough. I don’t have the thing I need to have. I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to play for second or third place.” It …

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Harkin: ‘I can’t wait for the cup final’

COLERAINE midfielder Ciaron Harkin speaks to Jonathan McNabb ahead of tomorrow’s Irish Cup final against Linfield… Ciaron Harkin admits he is looking forward to ‘a great experience’ when he faces Linfield in tomorrow’s Irish Cup final (KO 2:30pm). The tireless midfielder joined the Bannsiders in January following a spell with …

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Rise in attacks in Northern Ireland’s fast food outlets

Fast food outlets in Northern Ireland see hundreds of crimes every year according to recent police records published in the Irish News. Of the 2,300 attacks in fast food outlets in the north over the past three years half have been of a violent nature. Topping the list was the …