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General Election Preview with the DUP

Ahead of Thursday’s General Election, the Democratic Unionist Party has urged the public ‘to use their franchise and vote.’ The people of Northern Ireland are still pondering who is the best person to lead the country forward and restore a sense of routine, ahead of Thursday’s vote. Politicians have made …

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Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

  It may be a ‘Tale as old as time’ but Bill Condon’s remake of the 26 year old fairy-tale film was refreshingly modern, feel good and unforced. The film is set in a picture-book French village during the 1780s. Beauty and the Beast’s heroine Belle was played by modern …

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Out & About mentoring for LGBTQ women

Out & About mentoring for LGBTQ women As public opinion towards the LGBTQ community in Northern Ireland continues to positively grow Dr Gail Neill tells Nikki McKeown how its not all what it seems and how we are politically lagging behind the rest of UK. LGBTQ rights in Northern Ireland …

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Ballinamallard, Grace ‘all set’ to travel to Pierce Camp Birchmont, USA

Grace Verner     By Katie Dickie   Grace Verner, from Ballinamallard in County Fermanagh, will leave Northern Ireland this Friday to work at a children’s camp in the USA. The twenty-year-old South West College student, is currently undertaking a Foundation Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. After being …

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A homegrown talent on the rise

“Sofar Sounds”, founded in 2010 is a global, grass roots network of musicians, hosts and guests. Their aim is to bring the magic back to live music by curating secret, intimate gigs in unique spaces. From living rooms to churches, clothes shops to upmarket furniture showrooms, the goal is to …

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Vital renovations for Foyle Search and Rescue base

  The Foyle Search and Rescue base has undergone vital renovations over the past number of months. The group, who are based in Prehen, Derry, are as busy as ever, and have as many as 70 volunteers carrying out regular checks in the fast-flowing river Foyle. The group continues to …

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Movies

Beauty and the Beast film review

By Katie Dickie   Beauty and the Beast have recently been relaunched to our cinema screens, with the 2017 version a live action film, compared to the 1991 animation. Director, Bill Condon, employs the latest technology in visual effects, computer generated imagery. Using 3D computer graphics to create scenes or …

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From lost to found…..a journey of 1100 miles

It’s Sunday evening, you and your hangover are just about on speaking terms, and as such, there’s really only one thing for it….light the fire, pour a liberal glass of “hair of the dog” and settle down with a movie to distract from the knowledge that Monday morning is fast …

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Crash and Burn Review

Recently, Formula One has become a hotbed for filmmakers, whether that be a documentary or a biopic of the sport’s most successful stars and the biggest rivalries that helped turn it into the global sensation that it is today. However, Crash and Burn tells a tale far removed from the …

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Andersonstown Leisure Centre to close on 29 May for council revamp

The centre was first developed in 1979. Andersonstown Leisure Centre is to close its doors on May 29 so that refurbishment works can begin. Plans for the new centre were revealed in March as part of Belfast City Council’s £105m Leisure Transformation Programme . The programme aims to promote the Andersonstown facilities …

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