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Ulster dreams crushed by Saracens

Ulster 15 Saracens 17 Ravenhill came alive for Ulster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final clash with Saracens. Ulster clearly fed off the crowd’s energy and started the match with a high intensity approach.  Unfortunately, they paid for their aggression after just 5 minutes when Jared Payne saw red for a collision with …

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Silhouette see off songwriters’ festival

Portstewart Songwriters’ Festival concluded on Sunday night with an intimate gig from Silhouette. The Anchor Bar was the venue for the charismatic Shauna Tohill to showcase her talents with her band. The small bar quickly filled up as the band grabbed the crowd’s attention with slow rocker ‘Running Against The …

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Harrisons Hauls Top Marks.

Last Sunday marked Mother’s Day for many women, but more significantly for me, it marked my annual trip to Harrison’s farm shop and restaurant– a visit my mum and I would make on this special weekend each year. The farm friendly, family-run restaurant is perfectly nestled on the picturesque hills …

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50 Shades of Red, White and Blue theatre review

GBL Productions Belfast-based X-rated spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey  is a play not to be missed. “It’s PURE AMAZEBALLS so it is!” What started as a joke Facebook page quickly escalated into 29,000 followers and the consequent books, Fifty Shades of Red, White and Blue, Dirty Dancin’ in le …

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Alfred Lansing’s “Endurance” – a factual portrayal of man’s will to survive.

A Book Review by Thomas Burke                 When people ask, “What’s your favourite film?” or “What’s your favourite band?” invariably the response involves a list rather than a definitive answer. However, ask me “What’s your favourite book?” and I will immediately answer “Endurance” simply …

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Big News Monday at UUNewsroom

Journalism students are securing the major news stories of the day, across the world, across NI and across UU Coleraine’s campus. Follow progress on Twitter at #UUNewsroom   University of Ulster Students’ Union: Are they worth a vote? By Dylan Ruane and Ryan Murphy Today begins the gruelling campaigning process …

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Grandmother With Terminal Illness Warns of Cancer Misdiagnosis

Cathal McGuigan A West Belfast woman diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer has urged Belfast City Council to raise awareness of the disease among GPs and the general public. Una Crudden, 59, told the council that she and four other women were initially misdiagnosed as having illnesses with similar symptoms to …

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A Dog’s Life

“Alsatians have a bad reputation, they are said to bite the hand that feeds them. Indeed, Tulip bit my hand once, but accidentally.” From the very beginning of the animated adaptation of J.R. Ackerley’s memoir My Dog Tulip the author leaps to the defence of his pet. He explains that Tulip …

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Coleraine council confirms re-opening of rail line – Clodagh Rice

Coleraine Borough Council has welcomed the announcement from Translink that the railway line between Coleraine and Londonderry will reopen on March 24th. Mr Mal McGreevy, a representative from Translink, told the council last night that the line is to re-open one week ahead of schedule. This year has seen the …

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Fun for all the family exploring the past. Cultra Review

Nothing rivals a spring day spent outdoors with friends exploring beautiful parklands and learning about traditions of times gone by, and Cultra Ulster Folk and Transport Museum will provide such a pleasure. Visit the Website On a bank holiday, the visitor attraction is a hive of activity. First impressions are positive …

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