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Jason Bourne: film review

  Matt Damon returns to our screens again as the enigmatic anti-hero of the cult Bourne series: Lucy Begbie’s film of the week A detached rough shaven haunted Bourne (Matt Damon), mechanically and deftly defeats his opponent, in what appears to be an illegal boxing match. Bets that have been …

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Welfare Reform and its impact in N. Ireland

The Welfare Reform Bill was passed in the UK in 2012, but only came into being in Northern Ireland at the end of 2015: Lucy Begbie investigates its impact on Northern Ireland. Stop welfare reform bill protest in London In 2012 the UK parliament passed its controversial Welfare Reform Act to …

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Banning at Dungannon Swifts

DUNGANNON Swifts’ Chairman has rejected claims that a number of supporters have been banned from the ground following Saturday’s game with Cliftonville at Stangmore Park. It has been confirmed that one supporter has been banned from the club after running on to the pitch in the closing stages of Saturday’s …

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Assembly Elections 2016: South Belfast – it’s anyones game

Lamp posts covered by posters, knocks on the door after dinner every night and a bare minimum of four leaflets coming through the letterbox every morning. Just some of the tell-tale signs that we in Northern Ireland are firmly in election mode. Hard as it is to believe, we are …

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Green Party Candidate to propose Legislation which will see Men Prosecuted for Illegal Abortions

South Belfast Green Party Candidate Clare Bailey has said that if elected in the upcoming Assembly Election, she will put forward legislation which will see men face prosecution if their sex partners seek illegal abortions. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where the 1967 Abortion Act does …

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Reduction of MLAs at a Cost

After many years of conflict in Northern Ireland, the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 ushered in a new era of peace to the province, and allowed for the devolution of government to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont. Having voted via referendum, the majority of the electorate …

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Change for Northern Ireland Assembly

With the elections only days away, people may be wondering how the Northern Ireland assembly will change after last year’s announcement to reduce MLA’s and Stormont departments, and how it will affect the party they’re voting for. However, for this year’s elections, it won’t affect any individual party. Northern Ireland’s …

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Mid Ulster Council Under Fire

Since the new councils where elected, Mid Ulster council have had many highs and lows. The new council has come under heavy criticism over the new traffic system in the town of Dungannon. The new look Market Square in Dungannon Several messages of complaint were posted on the Dungannon Life …

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The Jungle Book review

Movie:– The Jungle Book Release date :- April 15th 2016 Rating:- 4 Stars As a proclaimed Disney fanatic, I was rather sceptical about the remake of a Disney classical. I thought what on earth is the point of remaking Walt Disney’s great and possibly greatest masterpiece, the glorious animated musical …

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Northern Ireland Executive to change post-election, but MLA numbers stay the same for now

After Northern Ireland goes to the polls on May 5th the executive will have a new structure, while proposals to reduce the number of MLA’s from 108 to 90 are still being debated. Prior to the 2016 election, the Northern Ireland Executive was comprised of 12 departments. This includes the …