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Less than a quarter of jobseekers take Steps to Work

Less than a quarter of job seekers who took part in a government programme where they were sent to work for eight weeks for £15.38 per week, were employed at the end of the scheme.

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Towpath gritting decision gets a frosty response

A South Belfast councillor has blasted the authorities after the Department for Social Development (DSD) revealed it would not be gritting the Lagan Towpath this winter.

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Conall swaps his bike for trainers in diabetes run

A South Belfast MLA is strapping on his running shoes and tackling the challenge of next year’s London Marathon, all in aid of his diabetic daughter.

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Members trumpet band’s rich history and its plans for the future

THE official sound of Christmas for many a traditional yuletide celebration is the hearty strains of a brass band, adding depth and warmth to favourite carols.

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Riverside café at centre of Kirk and Iris storm closed for business

The South Belfast café at the centre of allegations which saw former DUP high-flyer Iris Robinson retire from political life has closed its doors, the South Belfast News can reveal.

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Clampers light touchpaper at Gasworks

A ROW over a South Belfast car clamping firm has revealed the tensions between drivers and its employees with one irate motorist attempting to burn his own car rather than pay to have it released.

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