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Archive | February, 2012

Deceased had been crunching tablets in his mouth, inquest hears

A young father of two who died after taking a cocktail of drugs including heroin was a regular user of drugs and a heavy drinker, his inquest heard this week. Paul Anthony Arbuckle was 25 when he died at a flat in the university area in April 2008, having injected heroin with a friend as well as ingesting codeine, diazepam and lorazepam.

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Mast opposition gathers pace again

PROPOSED ‘upgrades’ to a mobile telephone mast in a South Belfast street have revived opposition to the structure a decade after it first caused controversy. The mast at the junction of Annadale Drive and Annadale Embankment is used by phone networks Orange and T-Mobile as part of their wider South Belfast coverage.

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Increase in funds a boost to local community groups

SOUTH Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has said local community groups should take advantage of the Laganside Events Grant Scheme now that the money available to applicants has been increased.

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Traders kicking up their heels at gig news

TRADERS at St George’s Market have been kicking up their heels in delight after the historic building was announced as a venue for the upcoming World Irish Dancing Championships. Over 20,000 competitors and fans from across the globe are expected to flock to the city for the competition

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Dipper’s Frank about his anger and ambitions

Jude Collins speaks to long term activist Frank ‘Dipper’ Dempsey about the planned move of the UU to York Street and his fears for his neighbouring community

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New deal for Baxter richly deserved

Having just secured the Manager of the Month trophy for January, Stephen Baxter enjoyed another week to remember as he signed a new contract that ties him to Crusaders for the next two seasons. The deal ensures Baxter will remain in charge of the North Belfast side until the conclusion of the 2013-14 campaign.

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