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Children using soup kitchens is an indictment of society

All around Belfast city centre there are signs of affluence, from the busy coffee shops and restaurants, tourists arriving from cruise ships and enormous cranes helping to construct hotels, offices and university buildings.

Tom Kelly: Boris Johnson a clown with star quality

Tom Kelly
WHEN you watch a man who is both an MP and a minister grab a non-threatening female protestor by the back of the neck, fling her against a pillar and then frog-march her out of a room whilst still gripping her neck like a dead duck, you suddenly realise that British politics has entered the age of the orc.

Tom Collins: Boris Johnson is a ticking time bomb waiting to go off

Tom Collins
Sitting gathering dust on a shelf in my living room is a boxed set of The Thick of It, only begetter of the ‘omnishambles’, and the stomping ground of the inimitable Malcolm Tucker – a man incapable of uttering a sentence without curse words punctuating every phrase.

Long tail of underachievement is not really being tackled

Ulster Teachers’ Union general secretary Jacquie White has urged  a rethink to the attitude around children’s transition to post-primary education and she has made it clear that a single transfer test is not the answer (June 14). 

Sorrow over Eamon Friel's death

There will be widespread sorrow over the death yesterday after a short illness of the Derry-based singer/songwriter Eamon Friel at the age of 70.

Deserved tributes to Eamon Friel

There will be widespread sorrow over the death yesterday after a short illness of the Derry-based singer/songwriter Eamon Friel at the age of 70.

New prime minister will face limited options on Brexit

Boris Johnson's progress through the Tory leadership process has been remarkably smooth to date but if he beats Jeremy Hunt and gets the keys to Number 10 he will face enormous problems that will be anything but plain sailing.

Full details still needed over cause of Primark fire

There will be relief over yesterday’s final confirmation, after a lengthy investigation, that the massive blaze last August which destroyed Belfast’s landmark Primark store, and caused enormous and prolonged upheaval across the city centre, was started accidentally.

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