Simon Doyle

Absence levels among teachers at a prominent Belfast primary school shot up to four times the Northern Ireland average, it has emerged. Teachers at St John the Baptist PS, which inspectors awarded the second lowest performance grade of "inadequate", missed an...


Teenager sets sail on a career in song

Teenager sets sail on a career in song

AS 80 large sailing vessels arrive in Belfast today for the Tall Ships Races, Lurgan schoolgirl Emma Horan is among the musicians topping the entertainment bill at this weekend's Lidl Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival.


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