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Ten hour mountain bike race for Glenarm in Antrim

Northern Irish mountain bikers will have their endurance tested in a ten hour race taking place in Glenarm, Co. Antrim as part of the Dalriada Festival on July 23. The event, known as “10 in the Glen”, involves solo mountain bike riders or teams competing to complete as many laps …

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Man City and Real Madrid play out goalless stalemate

  By Richard O’Reilly Manchester City and Real Madrid played out a goalless draw, in a cagey first leg of their Champions League semi-final. Manchester City were buoyed before kickoff, by the news that Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo would not play. The Madrid striker was ruled out of the …

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Tottenham Hotspur v. West Bromwich Albion

Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 1 West Bromwich Albion Premier League, White Hart Lane Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw tonight by West Bromwich Albion, with West Brom defender Craig Dawson scoring at both ends of the pitch. Dawson managed to bundle in an own goal in the first half …

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SEPT. 5TH – dvsn – Album review

SEPT. 5TH – dvsn (OVO Sound) dvsn are a Canadian R&B duo who are signed to Drake’s OVO Sound label, and their debut album delivers precisely what you would expect, a mellow and stylistic production that is becoming the hallmark of OVO artists. The duo is comprised of vocalist Daniel …

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Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil set to continue negotiations over historic government deal

Fine Gael’s slogan for their Irish General Election 2016 campaign was “Keep the recovery going”. It saw the election campaign as an opportunity to convince the electorate that the party’s hard work over the previous five years was responsible for the improving economy. Unfortunately for the governing party, it’s ‘hard …

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Mandela Music Reign Slips as Building Threat Looms

Over the years many venues throughout Northern Ireland have been keen to encourage local and international musical talent to the country.  In venues such as Limelight, The Harp Bar, Empire and also Mandela Hall, which have provided culture, diversity and much enjoyment especially throughout the countries turbulent past. In more recent …

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Online Gambling and Match Fixing: What’s next for the Industry?

Whether it is picking a horse at the Grand National or backing your local football team to cup glory, gambling can be seen as something to keep the interest going for the occasional punter. But what about those individuals who have a serious gambling addiction? Jonathan McNabb investigates. According to …

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Air Ambulance Dream Takes Flight.

From being the only province in the UK not to have one, Northern Ireland is set to witness a Helicopter Emergency Service (HEMS) take to the skies to help save lives. The news comes after the well publicised incidents at the North West 200 in 2015 whereby an Air Ambulance was summoned …

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Stormont Elections: Why do so few young people vote?

In just under a week’s time, the people of Northern Ireland will visit polling stations across the country to vote for the next Stormont assembly.  The struggle with every election is getting young people to vote, but why are the youth of the province so afraid of politics? Kevin Mc …

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What has Game of Thrones done for Northern Ireland?

It has been five years since the epic fantasy drama first hit our screens—but as the chief filming location for the series, how has Northern Ireland benefited from  the show’s global success? In April of 2009, America’s leading cable network, HBO, confirmed that filming for a pilot episode of their …