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Intimidation of MPs must stop

PUBLIC and political discourse has become increasingly characterised by coarseness and confrontation, and all too often conducted in an abusive tone.

Youth park trouble cause for concern

THE episode of anti-social behaviour by a group of young people in west Belfast at the weekend will be of concern to many in the immediate area and beyond.

Action needed over fixed odds betting terminals

There will be considerable puzzlement that the overdue restrictions on the use of fixed-odds betting terminals in bookmakers introduced by the British government have not been extended to Northern Ireland.

Awareness raising key to protection of children and young people

Christmas is usually a happy time for children and families.  However, for a small number of girls in our society the holidays present a time of vulnerability and greater risk of harm with the threat of being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation. (FGM).  

Ludicrous cost of loyalist bonfires

It is entirely ludicrous that Belfast City Council had to spend over £4,000 of ratepayers' money bringing another public body, the Department for Infrastructure, to court for failing to control a loyalist bonfire on its property in the east of the city.

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