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Tag Archives: English

Could technology change insurance premiums and accidents forever?

The statistics for young, male drivers is startling. Aged between 17-20, they are seven times more

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Flying the flags (nearly)

THEY’VE been flying the English flag in the streets and shops and pubs of West Belfast since Euro 2012 began two weeks ago. Not on its own, of course, but with the other 15 flags of the competing nations. In the East of the city, clearly they aren’t quite as relaxed about ‘foreign flegs’ – even wee tiny ones. These (right) are the windows of McLean’s bookmakers on the Woodstock Road,

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Shake off this nonsense and start asking the real questions

Is it me or are we all gone a bit mad on this McGuinness-Windsor handshake thing? Everyone – English, Irish, unionist, nationalist, man, woman possibly a cyborg or two – seems convinced that this meeting/handshake is important, very significant and/or very very symbolic. But nobody seems able to agree on the meaning of this meeting/handshake. They just keep looking solemn and nodding.

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Holy Cross show wins award

A radio documentary from the viewpoint of former Holy Cross Boys and Girls school pupils about their experiences during the Troubles picked up a prize at a prestigious radio awards ceremony, The Child of Ardoyne documentary received the Gold Award in the News Feature category at the Sony Radio Academy Awards in London on Monday night.

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My blue heaven: Adam lives his dream

Chelsea fanatic Adam McEvoy has been singing the blues all week after being named as the winner of ESPN’s FA Cup final mascot competition. The 10-year-old St Anne’s Primary School pupil will lead out his heroes against Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday (kick-off 5.15pm) for English football’s showpiece occasion.

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Dad’s Army is to go back to billet

THEY’RE scandalised in England about the fact that the army wants to put surface-to-air missile units on blocks of flat near the Olympic Stadium in London in order to thwart any nasty Al-Qaeda types planning a spectacular attack on this summer’s Olympic Games.

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