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Sad farewell as age catches up with senior citizens’ club

Having dedicated over 40 years to running a senior citizens’ club in north Belfast, Norman Lewis will be heartbroken when the club holds its final get together next month.

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Raymond Johnston

Murder victim was ‘always up for a laugh’

The man who was shot dead in front of his partner and young child in west Belfast last night has been described as a “cheerful guy” who was “always up for a laugh”.

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Kayden Fleck, who died on Saturday, was in his first year at Harryville Primary School

Kayden Fleck’s principal: it won’t sink in that he is gone until we see his empty desk

The principal of Harryville Primary School where Kayden Fleck had been a P1 pupil has said his death will not sink in until school resumes and staff and pupils see his empty desk.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael ONeill puts pen to paper on the four-year contract extension, watched by president of the Irish FA David Martin

Michael O’Neill: supporters’ delight as NI boss commits to four more years

Northern Ireland fans around the world were in jubilant form yesterday as manager Michael O’Neill put pen to paper on a new contract that will see him lead the national team until 2024.

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The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has chosen the Reverend Charles McMullen as its next moderator following a vote on Tuesday evening. The 57-year-old, who was born in Omagh, County Tyrone, is currently minister of West Church in Bangor, County Down.
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Incoming moderator: Our eyes met across the room, it was almost love at first sight

In 1990 at the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s General Assembly Rev Charles McMullen met his wife to be.

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London-based band Public Service Broadcasting will debut new songs in Belfast later this year that pay tribute to the citys shipbuilding industry

Hit band to use ‘Titanic sounds’

A popular UK band are to use archive recordings relating to the Titanic to create a series of songs dedicated to Belfast’s shipbuilding industry.

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Sir Kenneth Branagh is pictured before a press conference at Belfast City Hall ahead of becoming a Freeman of the City of Belfast.

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Sir Kenneth Branagh reveals influence Belfast has had on his career

Sir Kenneth Branagh has described how trips to the cinema in 1960s Belfast helped to unlock an imagination which has produced some of the world’s favourite films.

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The Sky At Night filming at Queen's University. Picture by Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

TV crew in Belfast to get to the bottom of out-of-this-world mystery

A TV crew from one of the UK’s most famous shows visited Queen’s University this week to get to the bottom of an out-of-this-world mystery.

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Sir Kenneth Branagh in Belfast City Hall before being made a freeman of the city

Sir Kenneth Branagh thanks city that shaped his career

Having left Belfast at the age of nine, Sir Kenneth Branagh said he was humbled to be honoured by the city which encouraged him to “celebrate language and stories”.

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Daryl Gurney pictured with two walk-on girls after his World Grand Prix win in Dublin last year

Daryl Gurney: Darts’ walk-on girls won’t be missed by me

Ulster darts star Daryl Gurney said he will not miss the sport’s ‘walk-on girls’ after the Professional Darts Corporation made the decision to take them off the air.

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Daryl Gurney after his win at the World Grand Prix in Dublin in October 2017

Darryl Gurney: I won’t miss the darts walk-on girls

In order for darts to be taken seriously as a sport the walk-on girls needed to go.

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The Ford Focus RS concept car is being worked on by NI company Sensum

Coming soon ... car that can tell if you’re stressed or drunk

A Northern Ireland company is at the forefront of developing technology to make the roads safer by creating cars that can empathise with how their driver is feeling.

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Cecil Pringle is to retire after more than 50 years ministry with the Church of Ireland

Minister who married Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills to retire on his 75th birthday

After more than 50 years in the ministry – which included performing the marriage of Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills – the Venerable Cecil Pringle will retire next month on his 75th birthday.

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MV Princess Victoria

Keeping alive the story of lifeboat heroes from Donaghadee

A service will take place tomorrow in Donaghadee to mark the 65th anniversary of a ferry disaster which resulted in the greatest peacetime loss of life in UK waters.

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Licensing laws in NI have come under scrutiny again

Licensing laws: NI remains ‘oasis in the desert’ says minister

A presbyterian minister has said he is happy for Northern Ireland to be living in the past, amid calls to update its “antiquated” licensing laws.

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George Best

‘Robert Burns was Scottish George Best’

Northern Irish historian Laura Spence has drawn comparisons between two men who were highly talented in their chosen fields – poet Robert Burns and footballer George Best

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Mark Allen at the Trinity Snooker Club, Belfast, for an exhibition match after he won the snooker Masters title.  Picture Pacemaker

Titanic breaks from snooker hero upon return to Belfast

One night after winning the World Masters in London, Mark Allen reminded spectators in Belfast why he is snooker’s hottest property with two titanic breaks.

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Members of the 147 club in Antrim celebrate: from left to right, John Robinson, Ryan McQuillan, Rab Fee, Masters champion Mark Allen, Declan Lavery, Alastair Wilson, Aaron Allen and Johnny Robinson.

After Masters victory Mark Allen returns to NI to help struggling snooker club

Less than 24 hours after winning snooker’s Masters Mark Allen was due back in the Province to take part in an exhibition match to raise funds for a struggling snooker club on the Shankill Road.

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Neil Paine  a former soldier who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles  advocates the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes

Former soldier fighting to change law on medicinal cannabis

A British soldier who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles said he is now being treated as a criminal because he uses cannabis to cope with the post traumatic stress of his time spent in the Province.

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The Ireland Squad that lost to England in 1938. Mr Alexander is at the end of the middle row on the right.

The RUC war hero who played first-class cricket and international rugby

The extraordinary story of Belfast man Robert Alexander is told in a new book about cricketers who lost their lives during the Second World War.

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