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Gas times as city shines under glow of new lights

Cost-cutting has forced some local authorities to reduce expenditure by turning off lights in towns and on motorways. Belfast does not seem to have suffered in this way, as a look over the city from the surrounding hills will show. But the place was not always so brightly illuminated.

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Soul provider

Tracey Dempsey is a South Belfast-based life coach who runs her own company Soul Ambition. She describes her work as helping people fulfill their potential in ‘life, career and business’.

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Food for thought

Diane Hoy is the author of The Scullery, a recently released book that looks at recipes from the Ulster-Scots heritage. She is also a regular contributor to the Ulster-Scots magazine Oot an Aboot and a part-time clerical officer at Queen’s University. She will be signing copies of her book at Newtownbreda Library on November 10.

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Having your say is for WIMPS

ARE you a teenager who feels a sense of injustice about an issue affecting your age group but feel powerless to do anything about it?

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More to shipyard than Titanic

One of the most important industries in the development of Belfast was shipbuilding, with a particular exertion in the city’s shipyards during the two world wars.

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Suicide campaigner comes north

Five years ago Dublin woman Joan Freeman took out a loan of €130,000 with a dream of setting up her own centre to help people who are feeling suicidal.

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