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Once upon a Time in Anatolia they made a film

Once upon a time in Anatolia, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s sixth film, is a stark slow-moving portrayal of an investigation team’s hunt for a buried murder victim on the Anatolian steppe. From start to finish the film is brilliantly shot, engaging and frustratingly mysterious. What emerges is not a …

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Belfast City Council April meeting

Belfast City Council held it’s monthly meeting at the city hall on April 3. Once the usual formalities were completed the Council were able to turn their attention to the business of agreeing and approving the committee minutes from the previous month, and a number of issues were raised during …

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Northern Ireland gears up to host Giro d’Italia in 2014

One of the world’s greatest cycling events is coming to Ireland in 2014. The Giro d’Italia’s “Grande Partenza”, the big start, will be held over three stages on both sides of the border from 10-12 May. Two stages will be held in Belfast on days one and two of the …

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Changes needed for fertility regulations

The death of Sir Robert Edwards, the pioneer of in-vitro fertilisation, has come as a blow to the world of fertility medicine. He died peacefully after a long illness and tributes have poured in from all across the world, led by the first “test tube baby”, Louise Brown, who said …

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Abraham Lincoln review

This film is, quite simply, misnamed. It is not primarily about Abraham Lincoln at all.  It is a film about the abolition of slavery in America in the mid 19th century.  More particular than that it is about the passage through Congress of the 13th amendment to the constitution of …

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Government Funding for GAA “Scandalous” claims Allister.

GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR GAA “SCANDALOUS” CLAIMS ALLISTER The belated announcement by the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development that it will part fund a GAA project in County Tyrone has been heavily criticised. The Traditional Ulster Voice MLA, Jim Allister described the funding as “a scandalous waste” of a “scarce …

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Council meeting

HEATED WORDS AT COUNCIL MEETING There was a heated exchange at the monthly meeting of Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council on Monday 6th May between the Chief Executive, Mr Ian Frazer and Councillor Maurice Morrow. The exchange arose when Councillor Morrow enquired about the progress of an urban renewal …

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Movies

A Good Day to Die Hard: Review

  Twenty-five years after first hitting our screens, John McClane (Bruce Willis) returns with the fifth instalment of the Die Hard franchise. Regarded by many as one of the best action films of all time, Die Hard (1988) is looked upon as containing the magical ingredients to make a memorable …

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Album Review – Beady Eye: Different Gear, Still Speeding.

LIAM Gallagher has done it again. After Oasis split, it looked to all the world that the front-man’s career was buried alongside the dodo. Few expected new band Beady Eye, basically Oasis without Noel, to have any success, but have they lost any of the panache that made Oasis so …

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Andy Warhol exhibition review by Clodagh Rice

Warhol gets more than “fifteen minutes of fame” in Belfast A collection of pop art pieces by the iconic Andy Warhol can now be seen in Northern Ireland for the first time. It is particularly impressive for the new MAC gallery to be hosting his work given the gallery opened …

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