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Archive | February, 2012

Defiant Santos edge out White City

Santos turned recent tradition on its head on Saturday. Normally they get well ahead, go into freefall then come out on top after a nail-biting last ten minutes in a high scoring game.

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Pub trade vital to shops’ survival

BUSINESSES in South Belfast are relying on local pubs to help stay afloat, local councillors have been told. Belfast City Council recently heard from Pubs of Ulster CEO Colin Neil, who stressed the financial difficulties of pubs right across the North, and how many were in or on the brink of, administration, and how this could impact on neighbouring shops.

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Latest incident on Lagan raises fears

CONCERNS HAVE again been raised over safety around the River Lagan after another frightening incident followed the death of young Joby Murphy. Although details of the incident – which were reported to the South Belfast News by a passing eyewitness who did not wish to be identified – are limited a PSNI officer was labelled a hero after jumping in to save a young woman who entered the water

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Our reporter hasn’t a prayer at latest council meeting

ACROSS the water an interesting row is rumbling regarding the use of religious belief in council meetings, specifically opening procedures with prayers or in some cases a full-blown sermon. An attempt by a judge to ban the practice in England was overturned by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles

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More than A Drop In Your Hand in the UTV bar

I greatly enjoyed Paul Brady’s From The Archives series recently on UTV. Some of the film shown was priceless including the renowned McPeake family who kept traditional music alive in Belfast for over half a century; fiddlers, storytellers and singers John and Mickey Doherty from the Blue Stack

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Firm’s designs on historic church building

A HISTORIC South Belfast church, once home to a thriving congregation, is set to become an interior design studio following its recent sale. The striking Ulsterville Presbyterian Church on the lower Lisburn Road has been sold by senior clergy after being deemed surplus to requirements.

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