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Art Review: ‘I can say this with absolute certainty. I was there’

The collaboration of knives, forks and newspapers make for an interesting exhibition at the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast, by artist Sue Morris and University of Ulster lecturers Greg McLaughlin and Steve Baker.  The exhibition centres around the idea of conflicting perceptions of historical events and the relationship between an …

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Proud Pollock continues winning streak at Titanic 10K

Paul Pollock dominated the road as the 8th Titanic Quarter 10K race got under way in Belfast on Sunday. Tipped to be the favourite, Annadale Strider Pollock was on form and did not disappoint as he joined over 1, 500 competitors in the event, sponsored by Athletics NI. Pollock started …

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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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