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Syrian refugees in Lebanon eight years on

As Lebanon airs the offer of free one-way tickets out, refugees say they are not even receiving basic medicine and food, while their homes can- not stand another harsh winter storm Beqaa Valley, Lebanon – When Myriam Mohammad found out that her home in Hamas, Syria, had been completely destroyed, …

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Meet the founder and head coach of Belfast’s cross-community boxing club

Meet Terry McCorran, founder and head coach of Belfast’s cross-community boxing club. The City of Belfast Boxing Academy backs on to the East Strand Peace Wall. Open for eight years, the club caters for anyone from every part of the city, eschewing a specific sectarian identity, common with sports clubs …

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Cookstown hotel disco ‘crush’: Three teens dead

Three teenagers died after a crush at a St Patrick’s Day party at a hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone. Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie, died after the incident outside the Greenvale Hotel on 17th March. The police said a large group of young people had …

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Newhill Football Club Grounds Destroyed

On the 9thof April 2019 It was reported that a group of individuals destroyed Newhill Football Club’s grounds in West Belfast A car was bought with the sole purpose of using it to cause damage to the pitch.  The gates of the Whiterock Leisure Centre in West Belfast were left …

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Local charity warns that dog abandonment is still a serious issue in Northern Ireland

“We don’t see a year it’s not decreasing” In the year 2018, there were over 55,000 stray dogs across the UK according to the Dogs Trust’s Stray Dogs Survey report, and around 300 stray dogs put down in Northern Ireland according to the Department of Agriculture.  The Causeway Coast Dog …

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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you can give an old dog a new home.

  The USPCA have released some truly upsetting and aggravating statistics on the amount of dogs that need a home in Northern Ireland, something which I have decided to share with you. Last year alone, from December to April, in five short months 166 dogs were destroyed due to not being able …

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Time to Act Quick on Fast Fashion!

The hot topic this summer definitely has to be the human impact on the world. We all watch ‘Our Planet’ with Sir David Attenborough, who tells us how we are killing species after species, attributing to climate change and then of course, ‘Cowspiracy’, where we all commit ourselves to becoming …

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Belfast Fashion Week 2019

The latest trend of this years BFW…Diversity?       Denim, neon, sparkle and…boiler suits, yes you heard it here! Are all what to expect in upcoming fashion trends this spring from Belfast fashion Week. The show has been running 27 years and the looks just keep getting better. Director …

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Has MMA’s popularity surpassed Boxing in the UK and Ireland?

A feature by John MCGovern   Mixed Martial Arts has gained monumental popularity and grown rapidly in recent years through the innovations and global outreach of the sport’s leading organisation, the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The August 2017 bout between MMA world champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather …

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I Can’t Eat Bread

What is it like to live with coeliac disease?   In the UK alone, 1 in 100 people have been diagnosed with coeliac disease. It’s estimated that a further 70% of the population have coeliac disease but are undiagnosed. Coeliac is an autoimmune disease. This means that the genes of …

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