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Colour Me Happy

By Rebekah Logan Despite the colourful workshops and glitter-strewn table-tops, art therapy is a serious and respected form of psychotherapy that uses art as its primary form of practice. Not concerned with turning their clients into the next Picasso or Monet, an art therapist’s main aim is to enable their …

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Fracking concern for Ballycastle councillor

By Paul Mullin A Ballycastle councillor has warned of the damage a controversial new gas extraction process could cause to Northern Ireland. The process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking as it’s more commonly known, takes place by drilling rocks in order to get natural gas. Shale rock, which is …

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Cookstown looking good, looking great

November brought good news for Cookstown’s manufacuturing and construction sectors, with confirmation funds for a new police academy have been secured. Cookstown council is taking an active role in helping the towns small businesses. Michelle Loughran looks at the reasons why the district should not forget its rural roots … …

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Get the most from a year abroad

Gap years and cultural exchanges are growing in polularity, but many students are unprepared for possible pitfalls. Nadejda Vidinova reports Various cases in the last few years have drawn attention to the risks that people face when studying abroad. The infamous murders of British exchange students Meredith Kercher and Lindsay …

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Sports NI come under fire over allocation of sports funding

 By Damien Edgar A prominent MLA has claimed that he was “appalled” to find that GAA clubs across Northern Ireland have received more than double the exchequer funding allocated than their footballing counterparts over the past five years. According to the answer TUV leader Jim Allister received from a question to …

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Queens Radio Thriving Against All The Odds

By Gerard Walton At the heart of every good university is a thriving Students’ Union. At the heart of every good Students’ Union are thriving clubs and societies. Queen’s University Belfast is no exception to this rule, and Queens Radio is a key part of this. A controversial issue in …

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Dying to Dry

Health Minister, Edwin Poots has announced plans to increase the price of alcohol to combat irresponsible drinking habits. But as figures reveal almost 300 people die every year due to alcohol addiction in Northern Ireland, Natasha Millar asks whether the focus should be on treating the problem which is already …