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What’s not to like about new hate theme park?

At long last we are realising that there needs to be more for tourists to do here than clamber over funny-shaped rocks

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Crime is falling in West Belfast

THE LATEST police figures have revealed that crime is dropping in West Belfast. The statistics, which cover the 2011/12 financial year, show that crime has dropped in the West by 0.2 per cent and also that crime detection rates have improved by 3.1 per cent.

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Two more local girls in beauty finals

TWO West Belfast girls are among 26 from across the North competing for the title of Miss Northern Ireland next week – putting the West of the city firmly at the top of the Irish beauty league. Elpitha Lyssary, 19, from Kestrel Green near Poleglass, and Rebecca McMahon, 18, from Dunmurry, will be taking to the stage for the Open + Direct Miss NI 2012 final at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Monday night.

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Ex-prisoner shares Armagh experiences with US author

A top selling American author whose latest fictional book will be set during the Troubles was in North Belfast last week to meet with a local political prisoner to hear about life in Armagh Jail. Texan writer Patricia Falvey travelled to the North over the Easter period to research her latest book,

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Ballymurphy pays tribute to Ray

TRIBUTES have been paid to the founder of a cross-community organisation that helped hundreds of West Belfast families during the height of the Troubles. Dr Ray Davey, founder of the Corrymeela Community, passed away on Monday at the age of 95.

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Gerard lights the way for others

A North Belfast man who lost his son to suicide seven years ago has been chosen as one of the London 2012 Olympic torchbearers who will carry the iconic flame across the North. Oldpark man Gerard McCartan, whose son Danny took his own life in 2005, has been a member of PIPS suicide support group along with his wife Carol for a number of years campaigning for better mental health care in the north.

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