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Dawson derails Tottenham’s title charge.

  Craig Dawson scores at both ends to earn West Brom a point at White Hart Lane to all but diminish Tottenham Hotspur’s hope of winning a first ever Premier League title. Spurs were full of confidence going in to the game from their scintillating form of late, and unsurprisingly …

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Special Correspondents – nothing special

Special Correspondents is Gervais’ adaptation of a 2009 French comedy about two journalists who were sent to Ecuador to cover a story on the war, but missed their flight resulting in some pretty ‘hilarious’ consequences. Okay, I’ve made this sound like a Harold and Kumar movie, which is doing the …

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Women In the Creative Industries

On Friday 22nd April three inspiring women hosted an event as part of the Belfast Film Festival, which demonstrated how women are treated and portrayed in this particular medium. First to speak was Fiona McElroy, the Creative Enterprise Manager at Ulster University since 2006. Fiona founded the Honeycomb Creative Works …

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Ham Sandwich Rocks Belfast

Irish indie rock band Ham Sandwich made their first appearance at The Belfast Empire Music Hall on Saturday 16th April and showed audiences they’re far more than a funny name. The band who hail from Kells, Co. Meath formed in 2003 and consist of Niamh Farrell (lead vocals), Podge McNamee …

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Unite the Union Gives The People A Chance To Grill Politicians Over Ballymena Job Losses

  UNITE THE UNION GIVES THE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO GRILL POLITICIANS OVER BALLYMENA JOB LOSSES   Unite the Union, Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union, held a public meeting in The Braid town hall in Ballymena last night. The aim of the meeting was to address the issues of …

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Reduction of numbers bill or reduction of women bill?

It is one week before the assembly elections; candidates and their respective parties are making last minute moves to try and sway voters; that is one of the few things that they all have in common. Well, there is one other thing that they have all agreed on, and that …

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Music Seminar with Modular Maestro

On the 27th of April the Dublin Institute of Technology DJ Society hosted an analogue music seminar in collaboration with renowned local electronic music artist Matt Flanagan, better known as DeFeKT. The event, which took place in The Bull and Castle in Dublin, was the second in series of seminars …

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Stop the Traffik

Lord Maurice Morrow took part in a Stop the Traffik talk in the Great Hall at Queen’s University last night (23rd March 2016). The free discussion was organised by Stop the Traffik Belfast. A Facebook message about the event said that their aim is to answer the question: how can …

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Up Standing: Stories of courage from Northern Ireland

  Up Standing tells the stories of ordinary people who stood up to violence, prejudice or sectarianism. The film gives ten accounts of different acts of bravery from people living in Northern Ireland. It was produced as part of a Corrymeela community project and funded by the International Fund for …

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Game of Thrones returns with enjoyable first episode

Acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones has returned, with episode one of season 6 airing on Sky Atlantic on Monday night. And while, by no means a landmark episode, ‘The Red Woman’ was certainly a welcome opener. Job one for producers Benioff and Weiss was certainly to address the cliffhanger …