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Stormont: a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, but do we really need our politicians?

  In August 2018, Northern Ireland set an unwanted record, surpassing Belgium for the world’s longest peacetime period without a working government. This shocked and appalled many, but given the costs involved and what many would perceive as a lack of success when Stormont was up and running, is an …

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Arts

STREAMING KILLED THE CINEMA STAR: ARE STREAMING SERVICES KILLING THE CINEMA?

It’s a rainy Friday night, you walk through the doors, smell the popcorn, grab your tickets and you’re ready to sit back, relax and enjoy the movie you’ve been waiting so long to see. A trip to the cinema has been a social activity since its introduction into modern society …

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Out to vote event aims to engage LGBT* people in the local government elections

Carmen Torres, Belfast 34% percent of users of The Rainbow Project -the largest LGBT association in Northern Ireland- wouldn’t vote in the local government elections. These are results of a survey conducted by the association. Here NI, Cara NI, Transgender NI and The Rainbow project have joined forces in the …

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Rosalia El Mal Querer
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Why El mal querer by Rosalia is a revolutionary masterpiece

Rosalía Vila Tobella, better known as simply Rosalía, is no stranger to the Spanish audience. After the release of Malamente -a powerful mix of flamenco and urban music- the Catalan artist became an instant hit among Spanish youth and a cultural phenomenon.   Given the complicated and fascinating history of …

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A newly dry drinker’s guide to alcohol-free beers

  I’ve been sober for coming up to two months now after having my last drink at some time around 2am on January 1. Asking me a year ago whether I would ever consider taking time off from drinking, or even suggesting ‘Dry January’, would have resulted in an unwavering ‘no’, probably accompanied by …

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Arts

The Art of Textiles

    A mojo feature by Martin O’Neill   Mairead McCormack discusses how she progressed into the textile industry and how specialising in embroidery provided her with opportunities to work in the creative industry, specifically the art sector. She also says that specialising in the textile art field has opened …

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2017 Belfast in bloom runners up work hard to secure first place this year

The local people who run Whiterock’s community garden in Belfast are set for a successful season of growing following a few months hard work. Last year they entered the annual Belfast in bloom competition, hosted by Belfast City Council and secured second place. They are encouraging people to get involved …

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Review: Come Home (BBC1)

After 19 years of marriage Greg’s wife Marie (Paula Malcomson) walks out on him and their three children with no explanation other than needing some space. From the outset it looks as though she wants no contact with her family, not even their five-year-old daughter. Eleven months on Greg – …

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Bangor bar hosts its very first “doggy day”

The Hop House bar in Bangor hosted their very first “doggy day” event. The popular bar partnered up with animal charity Assisi and Glenn’s Veterinary Clinic to provide a venue for dog owners so they would have a space to bond with their loyal canine friends. Guests were welcomed with …

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Movies

Love, Simon, review – a heartfelt love story that deserves to be told

Love, Simon directed by Greg Berlanti, is the charming coming of age story that centres around Simon Spier, a smart, popular high school student. Based on the successful 2015 novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the film introduces us to Simon, who is an ordinary guy… except that he …

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