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Giving back to the Cregagh community through music

Friday 5th April saw Cregagh Presbyterian Church in east Belfast hold their ‘Spring Musical Variety Concert’, in aid of the church’s ongoing renovations. The concert saw performances from several bands and singers, including the Millar Memorial flute band. A different side to Northern Ireland’s marching culture. Philip Gribben, a flutist …

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The Carl Frampton Effect

Carl Frampton began boxing at Midlands Club 25 years ago, but what impact has the two weight world champion had on today’s youth? Three clubs in East Belfast have been taking turns putting on boxing shows for their kids over the last few weeks, most recently at Frampton’s old stomping ground, …

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From Belfast’s bomb battered streets to battered sausages

‘From Belfast’s bomb battered streets to battered sausages’ – A review by Mike McBride “A hidden gem” nestled in the heart of Belfast, John Long’s fish and chip shop has been serving Northern Irish punters since 1914. Situated in Athol Street just past Belfast’s historic Grand Opera House, sits a disheveled bricked walled building complete with …

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The Darker Side of the Glowing Screen

The Social Media Monster Social media has become a big part of our every day lives. From the minute we wake up in the morning, until the minute we go to bed at night, we are constantly exposed to social media.  No matter your age we all encounter social media …

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Puppy March for Pets and People

Puppy March to raise funds for Paws and People Little Paws North Down organised a puppy march to raise funds for the Paws and People charity. Little Paws North Down is a dog training school focused primarily for kids. Chloe Veitch of the dog training school said that everyone in …

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Review: Shetland – BBC ONE

Review: Shetland – BBC ONE Shetland is a BBC dramatized programme that has the audience grabbing onto their chairs. But Series five is even more penetrating that any other series. But with that in mind it does seem quite unfair to pick out one performance or a person in particular. …

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Lets Talk About Sex, Sex Education

“Sex Education” is the witty British comedy that took Netflix by storm in the new year. A series that considers the uncomfortable side to growing up, from puberty to popularity, in a light and uplifting way that will both warm your heart and have your sides sore from laughing! At …

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The Atlantic Bar Portrush to be replaced by a £6.6m hotel

The Atlantic Bar Portrush, has built up a reputation as one of Northern Ireland’s top live music venues. In 2019  previously disputed proposals where accepted, allowing the sale and renovation of the Grade 1 listed building. Rajesh Rana, a renowned hotelier plans to turn the current local hub into a …

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Valentines ‘Ditch or Date’ Event Belfast

In a technological world everything is simplified, and many know finding your soulmate is merely a swipe away, right?   Well, for those of us who don’t find love in four highly altered photographs and a cheesy bio, it would appear Ditch or Date events are here to offer salvation. …

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A Tenacious Tour of Tennent’s

I wouldn’t say I’m a beer connoisseur, but during any trips away I’m always interested in the different local breweries and tours. I’ve been to the Guinness Factory in Dublin (twice) which is also Ireland’s top tourist attraction and previously Europe’s. I also visited the Heineken Factory when in Amsterdam, …

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