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Twentieth anniversary Aisling Bursaries launched to aid students with college expenses

THURSDAY saw the highly anticipated launch of the West Belfast Partnership Board’s 2020 Aisling Bursaries.  Now in their 20th year, the Aisling Bursaries have become part of the community fabric of West Belfast and are awarded to the young and the not so young to enable them to begin, continue or return to vocational training […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Kieran Wylie’s daughter says man behind murder ‘a second da to us’

  THE daughter of murdered Lenadoon man Kieran Wylie has told the Andersonstown News that his family were close to the man behind the killing – and they once helped out the killer who blasted him to death. In an extraordinary interview last week in the back garden of the Wylie family home, Kirstie Wylie […]

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Stormont Health Committee hears Chief Scientific Advisor to Department of Health missed crucial SAGE meeting that scrapped Covid testing due to ill-health

The Health Minister and the Chief Scientific Officer to the Department of Health were before the Stormont Health Committee on Thursday. Robin Swann stated that this was his sixth attendance at the health committee and he had also attended three Ad-Hoc Committee meetings about Covid-19. Whilst deaths were down he did not want complacency around […]

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SEE INSIDE THE NEW-LOOK BLACK TAXIS: Community transport Service back on the road from Monday

West Belfast’s famous Black Taxis are to return to service on all routes from Monday 8 June – but passenger numbers will be reduced from six to four.  The Black Taxis, which travel routes from the city centre to as far as Lagmore in West Belfast and Ardoyne in North Belfast, have implemented comprehensive safety […]

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WATCH: Brassneck starlets acting up a virtual storm during Covid lockdown

  Treading the boards was not an option with playhouses and acting academies shuttered during the Covid lockdown but local theatre company Brassneck Youth Theatre has premiered a dramatic new way to keep its young members engaged.  Director Alison McCrudden says the Arts Council emergency funding meant the financially-stretched West Belfast theatre company could initiate […]

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‘I Can’t Breathe’: New mural and poem protest racism and memorialise George Floyd

As Belfast prepares for rallies in protest at the killing of African American George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, West Belfast activists have unveiled a mural in his honour.   The mural on the International Wall on the Falls was commissioned by Féile an Phobail and local tourism agency Fáilte Feirste Thiar.    Fáilte Director […]

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