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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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Arts

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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Public Meeting Report: Launch of the Citizen’s Dialogue and Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Stability, jobs, growth – these are Ireland’s goals for the presidency of the Council of the European Union this year.  In connection with this, on Thursday 10 January, MC Pat Kenny was joined in Dublin City Hall by citizens, politicians and journalists to officially launch the European Year of Citizens 2013 …

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Movies

Film Review: The Croods

Everyone loves a good animated film. Toy Story probably made them fashionable, quickly followed by the likes of Shrek, Madagascar and The Incredibles. The Croods is one of those loveable family-friendly films. It tells the story of the Croods, a family who are among the last people on earth. They …

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Family lift veil on murder 70 years ago

It was the height of World War II and on the shores of Lough Fyne in Scotland, thousands of military personnel formed part of the British war machine. Servicemen and women were drilling for the D-Day landings in the highlands of Inverarary, chosen because it was beyond the reach of …

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