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The Positive Impact of the Arts on Belfast City

    With the increase in funding for the local arts, and with the vast increase in visitors flocking to the city, Belfast knows only too well the positive influence of the arts. But how has this happened? and where can you experience it yourself? Investigated by Naomi Dowling.  Back …

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Investigation of the music scene in Northern Ireland

Investigation of the music scene in Northern Ireland     “Giving it your all for the crowd, for the band and for yourself is what is vitally important at the end of the day.”     What draw does the music scene in Northern Ireland possess?   One of the …

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Ulster University Coleraine’s South Building demolished as part of campus regeneration

As part of Ulster University’s regeneration program, the South Building on the Coleraine campus is currently being demolished. The building that has been unoccupied since the last academic year is to be removed to clear the way for a more modern campus. Student Vice President Kevin McStravock spoke about what …

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Is New Technology and Social Media Ruining Our Children’s Lives?

With new technology being ‘the way forward’ and ‘essential’ in our day-to-day lives, one question that is still something that parents often think about is, is technology today ruining our children’s lives? Ulster University student Aoife Reilly reports.    Although we are in the 21st Century and digital technology is …

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‘Go Girl” exhibition at QSS Gallery on International Women’s Day

The ‘Go Girl’ exhibition at the QSS Gallery in Belfast was launched on the 8 March, to coincide with International Women’s Day 2017. ‘Go Girl’ is a collective of female artists, musicians and photographers from across Belfast who work together to raise awareness for works by women within the creative …

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US Election 2016

US Election 2016 – TRUMP OR CLINTON? NEITHER.

As we wait for the US Consulate Election party to start at Ulster University, Belfast, here are some young opinions. Ulster MA Journalism student Rebekah Wilson has been garnering opinion on the election from some young Americans….. By Rebekah Wilson It has been a dramatic few months of campaigning for …

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Keeping it in the family: Elfyn Evans wins Ulster Rally

Challenging weather conditions forced rally drivers to go all out in their attempt to win the John Mullolland Motors Ulster Rally in Derry (Londonderry) at the weekend, Lucy Begbie reports. Welshman Elfyn Evans, and his co-driver Craig Parry, powered through the 143 mile course to seize the Ulster Rally win, …

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Jason Bourne: film review

  Matt Damon returns to our screens again as the enigmatic anti-hero of the cult Bourne series: Lucy Begbie’s film of the week A detached rough shaven haunted Bourne (Matt Damon), mechanically and deftly defeats his opponent, in what appears to be an illegal boxing match. Bets that have been …

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Welfare Reform and its impact in N. Ireland

The Welfare Reform Bill was passed in the UK in 2012, but only came into being in Northern Ireland at the end of 2015: Lucy Begbie investigates its impact on Northern Ireland. Stop welfare reform bill protest in London In 2012 the UK parliament passed its controversial Welfare Reform Act to …

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Banning at Dungannon Swifts

DUNGANNON Swifts’ Chairman has rejected claims that a number of supporters have been banned from the ground following Saturday’s game with Cliftonville at Stangmore Park. It has been confirmed that one supporter has been banned from the club after running on to the pitch in the closing stages of Saturday’s …

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