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Archive | June, 2012

New principal for Park Lodge

The new head teacher of a North Belfast primary school said he is looking forward to taking up his new

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Head of Parades Commission can give ‘no guarantee’ on breaches

The chair of the Parades Commission has said he can’t guarantee that loyalist breaches to last year’s

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Outgoing head’s mixed emotions after ‘wonderful ten years’ at Holy Rosary

A well known principal who is leaving his position at a local primary school after a decade of service has spoken of his “mixed emotions” at moving on from the area. Sean Merrick, who has been the principal at Holy Rosary Primary School for the past ten years will take up the principal’s position at Our Lady of Lourdes, Park Lodge Primary School in North Belfast at the start of the new school term in September.

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West Belfast teacher is simply number one

A WEST Belfast teacher has been honoured with a prestigious teaching award. Pat Bennett, who has taught Art at St Gerard’s Educational Research Centre on the Upper Springfield Road for the past 36 years, was given The Ted Wragg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the 2012 Pearson Teaching Awards.

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Mickey’s roundabout open

AFTER 11 years of campaigning and lobbying, the Michael Ferguson Roundabout on the Stewartstown Road was finally unveiled on Sunday afternoon. Friends and family of the late West Belfast MLA turned out to honour their old friend who fought hard for the roundabout to be built up until his death in 2006 so it could be a welcoming symbol for visitors to the Colin area.

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Flags tarnish move on mural

A loyalist area of South Belfast has come in for criticism for the flying of paramilitary flags despite a separate move to paint over a highly contentious mural in the area this week. South Belfast MLA Conall McDevitt has called for immediate action in removing UVF and UDA flags flying from private houses in Sandy Row just as the area also received positive attention for painting over an infamous UFF mural on the edge of the loyalist stronghold.

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