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Figures show consultant waiting times on the increase in Northern Ireland

Figures show consultant waiting times on the increase in Northern Ireland   Recent figures published by the Department of Health have shown that patients in Northern Ireland are facing increasingly long waiting times for consultant appointments, despite Ministerial targets made last year. A total of 253,093 patients were waiting for …

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Belfast Photo Festival 2017 launched

    Belfast Photo festival returns this month and will run from 1-30th June with exhibitions, talks, workshops, masterclasses, tours, portfolio reviews, and screenings taking place across 25 venues within the city. Launched in 2011, this major photographic event attracts over 80 thousand visitors a year, celebrating some of the …

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Free Fire (2016) Review

When an unlikely group of people are brought together in a black market arms deal, unforeseen coincidences set two gangs against each other in this action comedy.   Set entirely in a derelict umbrella warehouse in Boston during the 1970s, director Ben Wheatley has emulated Quintin Tarantino’s ‘Reservoir Dogs’ with …

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Over £12,000 raised at Limavady’s “Big Fight Night”

A cross-community fund raising event is celebrating another successful year, being hailed as one of the best events to have ever taken place in Limavady. The “Big Fight Night” was held at Roe Valley Leisure Centre on Saturday 1st April between members of the Limavady Rugby Club and Limavady Wolfhounds. …

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The EU Referendum – what will the leave vote mean for Northern Ireland?

On 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, also known as the EU referendum and the Brexit referendum, took place in the United Kingdom (UK) and Gibraltar. This referendum was ordered to determine support for the country either remaining a member of, or leaving the European Union (EU). According to the BBC, the referendum resulted in 51.9% …

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Ed Sheeran – “Divide” album review

Following the success of his 2014 Grammy-winning and best-selling album, the Suffolk singer-song writer, Ed Sheeran has returned with yet another chart topping sensation. Released on 3rd March 2017, the album “Divide” allows us to delve into the life of Sheeran as many of the tracks feature snippets of his …

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The Young Offenders (2016)

Review – The Young Offenders (2016) . Two unfortunate Irish teenagers devise a criminal plan in this funny and genuinely sweet Irish comedy-drama. In 2016 writer-director Peter Foott made his debut on-screen with this witty comedy, and it deserves a round of applause. This film is hilarious but more than that …

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The Rise of Veganism in Northern Ireland

     How hungry are you? What if you didn’t have a supermarket, a butcher shop, or a greengrocer, to rely for purchasing groceries?  Plucking the potatoes from the soil mightn’t be too difficult.  Could you gather carrots from a vegetable patch?  You mightn’t find much difficulty collecting mint leaves …

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Assisted Dying in Northern Ireland: Where Do We Stand?

Last month’s Dignity in Dying event shone a new light on a topic often overlooked by Stormont. What causes our politicians to cast the debate surrounding assisted dying to the shadows, and how does that impact the people of Northern Ireland? Clare Hogarth investigates: A discussion on the topic of assisted …

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BACK IN BLACK 

And every other colour under the sun now. Vinyl is back and it could well be here to stay. With Record Store Day just around the corner thousands of eager vinyl collectors will be waiting outside record shops all across U.K in the hope of bagging themselves one of the prized, …

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