Belfast

Coordinates: 54°35′49″N 5°55′48″W / 54.597°N 5.930°W / 54.597; -5.930

Belfast (/ˈbɛl.fɑːst/ or /ˈbɛl.fæst/; from Irish: Béal Feirste, meaning "mouth of the sandbanks") is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland. Most of Belfast, including the city centre, is in County Antrim, but parts of East and South Belfast are in County Down. It is on the flood plain of the River Lagan. The city's motto is Pro Tanto Quid Retribuamus (roughly Latin for "what shall we give in return for so much").

By population before the 2015 council reform, Belfast was the 17th largest city in the United Kingdom and the second largest on the island of Ireland. It is the seat of the devolved government and legislative Northern Ireland Assembly. At the time of the 2011 census, the city of Belfast had a population of 286,000. With the 2015 council reform it is 333,871 and lies at the heart of the Belfast Urban area, which has a population of 483,418 and the Belfast Metropolitan Area, which had a population of 579,276 at the 2001 census. The larger urban zone, as defined by the European Union, had an estimated total population of 673,000 on 1 January 2012. Belfast was granted city status in 1888.

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Mother of Belfast teen who took own life urges others to seek help

Belfast Telegraph 23 Aug 2019
The grieving mother of a west Belfast teenager who took his own life has urged people to open up about their mental health after a spate of suicides ... It is the fourth suicide in Belfast in 10 days, according to suicide and self-harm charity PIPS ... His pal Declan Cavanagh (19) was found dead at his west Belfast home in April ... Belfast Telegraph....
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Too tall, too slim, too pregnant: meet the bridesmaids dumped by their bridezillas

Belfast Telegraph 23 Aug 2019
Three women have told of being sacked from their roles as bridesmaids by the bride-to-be for being too slim, too tall and too pregnant ... They shared their bridezilla experiences with presenters Davina McCall and Rochelle Humes ... "And on another note, you didn't post about how grateful you are on Facebook either.". Belfast Telegraph Digital. ....
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Belfast Fashion Spy: I like Fearne Cotton’s individualistic look

Belfast Telegraph 22 Aug 2019
Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast. Ashling Kelly (31), legal contract manager, Belfast ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝙶𝚒𝚛𝚕’𝚜 𝙶𝚞𝚒𝚍𝚎 (@lydiajanetomlinson) on Aug 17, 2019 at 1.34am PDT ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by camila (@camila_cabello) on Apr 9, 2019 at 1.06pm PDT....
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Belfast Fashion Spy: I like how individualistic Fearne Cotton’s look is

Belfast Telegraph 22 Aug 2019
Rachel Dean checks out the style in Victoria Square, Belfast. Ashling Kelly (31), legal contract manager, Belfast ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝙼𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚗𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝙶𝚒𝚛𝚕’𝚜 𝙶𝚞𝚒𝚍𝚎 (@lydiajanetomlinson) on Aug 17, 2019 at 1.34am PDT ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by camila (@camila_cabello) on Apr 9, 2019 at 1.06pm PDT....
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Potential cases rising against patient recall scandal Dr Watt

Belfast Telegraph 22 Aug 2019
Two Belfast law firms have said they are developing cases against Dr Michael Watt and his employer, the Belfast Trust, after it was reported he is due to retire from his post on medical grounds ... A group of patients held a rally outside the Royal Belfast Hospital calling for him to be reinstated after the allegations against him were made public....
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Beer with a difference, the Westin expands and how to make money online

The Irish Times 22 Aug 2019
The vacancy rate of commercial properties has crept up across the State in the past year with 28,063 units empty by the end of June, a report published by GeoDirectory, a body backed by An Post and Ordnance Survey, has found. Peter Hamilton has the details.Belfast-based Silform ......
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Watch: Belfast drag queen to star in UK version of RuPaul's Drag Race

Belfast Telegraph 21 Aug 2019
Belfast drag queen Blu Hydrangea will star in the UK version of hit show Ru Paul's Drag Race ... Well, she’s the most glam GCSE art project we’ve ever seen! Meet Belfast’s Blu Hydrangea, the queen whose strength lies in her mug ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Blu Hydrangea (@bluhydrangea_) on Aug 3, 2019 at 2.03pm PDT....
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5-year-old Foo Fighters Fan Rocks Out on Stage After He's Invited Up by Dave Grohl

Newsweek 21 Aug 2019
The boy, identified as Taylor, was asked on stage by Grohl when he ostensibly spotted him in the crowd at the band's show in Belfast on August 19 ... Twitter user Stuart Robinson posted the video footage that went viral in the days after the show. In a Twitter post, he wrote ... Life long memories made at Vital Belfast last night," Hooper wrote....
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PSNI carrying out ‘robust investigation’ into shots fired over coffin

The Irish Times 20 Aug 2019
The PSNI has stated that it is carrying out a “robust investigation” into how shots were fired over the coffin of a former member of the Provisional IRA in west Belfast on Monday. Footage of the incident was >posted online showing two men wearing black balaclavas beside the open coffin of Alex Murphy in west Belfast ahead of his funeral....
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Brexit: Government sources criticise lack of detail in Johnson’s Border plans

The Irish Times 20 Aug 2019
Senior Irish sources last night flatly rejected Mr Johnson’s assertion that the backstop was a threat to the Belfast Agreement ... Also yesterday, United States democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he would oppose any post-Brexit trade deal between the US and Britain if it undermined the Belfast agreement....
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Why inflation trend post-Brexit disproves the big bang theory

Belfast Telegraph 20 Aug 2019
As the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms, much attention has focused on how the UK economy will react to life outside the EU on November 1 ... Sign In ... Bank of England chief Mark Carney ... Even if there is no significant fall in sterling's value post October 31, the pass through from the depreciation up to now will still come to pass. Belfast Telegraph. ....
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