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Aer Lingus Regional to start 2 new routes from Belfast

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Aer Lingus Regional to start two new routes to Cardiff and Southampton from July 7. The airline already flies to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, Glasgow, Exeter, and Manchester from Belfast. The ATR72-600 plane is the latest generation of turboprop aircraft.See the Story
Northern Ireland · Northern Ireland

Women’s Euro 2022 team guide No 3: Northern Ireland

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Kenny Shiels set to name his Northern Ireland squad for next month's Euro 2022 finals. The panel will be confirmed on Monday ahead of the tournament's big kick-off on July 6. Northern Ireland created history by qualifying for the Euros - it will be their first-ever appearance at a major finals. They will start their campaign against Norway on July 7, with other group games against Austria and hosts England.See the Story
Bar · Bar

Lewis Capaldi surprised with 'mega pint' of Guinness by Belfast bar staff

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Lewis Capaldi enjoyed a 'mega pint' in Botanic Avenue bar Town Square. The Scottish singer and songwriter was in Belfast for his Belsonic performance. The 'Mega Pint' is exactly four pints of Guinness and once presented with it, Lewis could only respond by saying: "Oh Wow! Thanks!"See the Story
Belfast, United Kingdom · Belfast

Community group opens café amid cost of living crisis

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The Job Assist Centre, operating in West Belfast, say they have faced huge demand for their services in recent months. This week, they're hosting the West Belfast Jobs' Fair to help provide employment opportunities and support for those who need it. It will take place on Wednesday, June 29, from 10am to 2pm at Springvale Employment and Learning on the Springfield Road.See the Story

UK plan to rip up NI Protocol deal clears first Commons test

MPs voted 295 to 221, majority 74, to give the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill a second reading. Prime Minister claimed the proposed legislation could be carried out rapidly. But his predecessor in No 10, Theresa May, led the criticism from the Tory benches. Mrs May made clear she would not support the legislation and warned it will diminish the UK's global standing.See the Story

NI boss Shiels believes "nothing touches" cross community impact of football

Kenny Shiels believes "nothing touches" the impact football has had on cross-community relations in Northern Ireland. The international manager credits the beautiful game for helping him integrate with all sides of society during his childhood in Magherafelt. He now hopes his women's team can unite a nation when they take on Europe's best at next month's Euro finals in England.See the Story

NI boss Shiels urges "massive underdogs" to seize the moment at Euros

Northern Ireland face Norway, Austria and hosts England at Euro 2022. Kenny Shiels' side will be playing in their first major tournament. Shiels has named a 23-player squad for the finals. Julie Nelson and Ashley Hutton have a combined 239 caps between them. Marissa Callaghan has been included despite struggling with a toe injury.See the Story
Belfast, United Kingdom · Belfast

Belfast Council and Féile aim to “limit destruction on the local community”

Council officer say concerts this year may still "result in community annoyance”See the Story

West Belfast man opens up about addiction and running Cocaine Anonymous meetings

Mark, from West Belfast, is now 15 months sober. He ran Belfast's first ever Cocaine Anonymous meeting on Saturday. The group follows a similar style to Alcoholics Anonymous, with some variations. All attendees want to stop using mind-altering drugs. Mark said his problems with drugs and alcohol started from an early age.See the Story

NI ambulance staff start using body-cams amid rising attacks

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service says workers are facing 13 acts of aggression per week with little sign of the situation improving. In the last five years crews have been attacked with weapons including a tomahawk hatchet, knuckle-duster, snooker balls, carpet knife and many more weapons.See the Story
Strabane · Strabane

Strabane retail staff put through weeks of ‘hell’ as jobs under threat

Supermarket chain Lidl is to move into Strabane retail park at the end of July. Some companies have said they will move to new locations in the town centre. Others have yet to confirm plans and have informed staff they are to be made redundant. 20 jobs at the New Look store in the Co Tyrone town remain under threat.See the Story

Investigation after man found with slash wounds on NI street

Man, aged in his twenties, found beside a vehicle on Carlton Drive in Strabane. The victim was transferred to hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. PSNI have launched an investigation in order to determine what happened to the man. The number to call with information is 101, quoting reference number 746 of 27/06/22.See the Story

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