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  1. Six in 10 food basket items 'bought local' says UU research

    Six in 10 food basket items 'bought local' says UU research

    NEARLY six in every 10 food and drink items in Northern Ireland shoppers' baskets are locally-produced and purchased through sense of loyalty and pride, new research has revealed An independent study by Ulster University Business School, commissioned by Tesco Northern Ireland as part of its 10th Taste Festival, has found that on average, in a main grocery shop, local products now account for 58.



  1. Theresa May facing stark Brexit choices

    The Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney was fully entitled in his weekend RTE interview to highlight the dangers involved in allowing the complex negotiations between the EU and the UK to be linked to a `green versus orange' argument in Ireland.

  2. Pejorative language suggests particular animus against Israel

    May I thank Antán Ó Dála an Rí for his excellent letter – ‘Adopting the usual Zionist position’ (September 14) – in which he implicitly confirms what I had written by being forced to resort to the well-known debating trick, so beloved of barristers, that “when you have no answer to your opponent’s arguments, disparage your opponent”.




  1. Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

    Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

    Today Electric Octopus – Culture Night main stage, Royal Avenue, Belfast Girls Names, Hiva Oa – Voodoo, Belfast Librarian, Real J, Lathropus – The Menagerie, Belfast Decomposing in Paris – Fresh Garbage, Belfast Brigid O'Neill, Arborist, Dani etc – Nick Drake, A Celebration, St Joseph's Church, Belfast Mosmo Strange, Anto & The Echoes, The Mannerly Hoods etc – 39 Gordon Street, Belfast Rebekah Fitch, New Pagans – The Black Box, Belfast Saturday September 22 Nathan O'Regan, Peter J McCauley – The Black Box, Belfast Molarbear, So Much For The Sun, Duellists – The Limelight 2 Belfast The LaFontaines – McHugh's, Belfast Bridget St John – American Bar, Belfast Brooke Candy – The Empire, Belfast Donal Scullion & band – Astral Weeks at 50, The MAC, Belfast Mosmo Strange, Wasps, Charity Shop Vinyl – The Nerve Centre, Derry Aslan – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Ethan Hanna, Sonja Sleator – Fealty's Back Bar, Bangor Grainne Duffy – Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen The Defects, Part Time Pilots – Bogans, Omagh Sunday September 23 Healthy Junkies, Wynona Bleach, Cherym etc – Voodoo, Belfast Pilgrim St – The Black Box, Belfast Jun Tzu – Goat's Toe, Bangor Liam Ó Maonlaí – The Playhouse, Derry Ethan Hanna, Sonja Sleator – Dicey's, Strabane Tuesday September 25 Crown The Empire, Volumes, Coldrain – Oh Yeah, Belfast Thursday September 27 Anna Calvi – The Empire, Belfast Anna's Anchor, Fox Colony, Brash Isaac – McHugh's, Belfast Friday September 28 Sea Pinks, Music City – The Black Box, Belfast Bairie, Little Poca, Dena – Oh Yeah, Belfast Larks, Wynona Bleach, Susie Blue – Speakeasy, QUBSU, Belfast Eilidh Patterson – Old Courthouse, Antrim Saturday September 29 Shania Twain, The Shires – SSE Arena, Belfast Three Trapped Tigers, Arvo Party, Wasps – The Empire, Belfast Tom Baxter – The Black Box, Belfast Glenn Hughes – Waterfront Hall, Belfast Robocobra Quartet, Isobel Anderson, John D'arcy & The Hive Choir, Documenta – Uprising: Spirit of '68, Carlisle Circus Methodist Church, Belfast Run In Red – Sandinos, Derry Eilidh Patterson – Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart Paddy Casey – Strule Arts Centre, Omagh Trenchtown, The Skallions – The Pavilion, Belfast .

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