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Ballinamallard, Grace ‘all set’ to travel to Pierce Camp Birchmont, USA

Grace Verner     By Katie Dickie   Grace Verner, from Ballinamallard in County Fermanagh, will leave Northern Ireland this Friday to work at a children’s camp in the USA. The twenty-year-old South West College student, is currently undertaking a Foundation Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. After being …

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A homegrown talent on the rise

“Sofar Sounds”, founded in 2010 is a global, grass roots network of musicians, hosts and guests. Their aim is to bring the magic back to live music by curating secret, intimate gigs in unique spaces. From living rooms to churches, clothes shops to upmarket furniture showrooms, the goal is to …

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Vital renovations for Foyle Search and Rescue base

  The Foyle Search and Rescue base has undergone vital renovations over the past number of months. The group, who are based in Prehen, Derry, are as busy as ever, and have as many as 70 volunteers carrying out regular checks in the fast-flowing river Foyle. The group continues to …

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Movies

Beauty and the Beast film review

By Katie Dickie   Beauty and the Beast have recently been relaunched to our cinema screens, with the 2017 version a live action film, compared to the 1991 animation. Director, Bill Condon, employs the latest technology in visual effects, computer generated imagery. Using 3D computer graphics to create scenes or …

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Movies

From lost to found…..a journey of 1100 miles

It’s Sunday evening, you and your hangover are just about on speaking terms, and as such, there’s really only one thing for it….light the fire, pour a liberal glass of “hair of the dog” and settle down with a movie to distract from the knowledge that Monday morning is fast …

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Crash and Burn Review

Recently, Formula One has become a hotbed for filmmakers, whether that be a documentary or a biopic of the sport’s most successful stars and the biggest rivalries that helped turn it into the global sensation that it is today. However, Crash and Burn tells a tale far removed from the …

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Andersonstown Leisure Centre to close on 29 May for council revamp

The centre was first developed in 1979. Andersonstown Leisure Centre is to close its doors on May 29 so that refurbishment works can begin. Plans for the new centre were revealed in March as part of Belfast City Council’s £105m Leisure Transformation Programme . The programme aims to promote the Andersonstown facilities …

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Movies

Review: ‘Get Out’

“Black is back!” Meeting a partners parents for the first time is usually a somewhat uncomfortable experience, and in “Get Out” the situation is no different. Awkward dad jokes, an overtly competitive sibling and a mother who specialises in hypnosis. Yes, it’s your traditional ‘meet the parents’ set-up. The directorial …

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Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum – What next?

With the first anniversary of the EU Referendum on the horizon, it could be argued that the vote to leave the European Union has generated many more questions than answers. The fate of the United Kingdom appears to have been sealed after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 back …

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Arts

‘Logan’ Review: The final chapter of Wolverine’s story slices and dices all before it

Fans of the X-Men series have been clamouring for a gritty, ultra-realistic and brazenly violent Wolverine movie for many years, and even more so recently considering the success of fellow Fox property Deadpool. In Logan, which is touted to be Hugh Jackman’s last turn as the adamantium-clawed mutant, Fox and …

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