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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Johnson plays down Biden’s removal of Churchill bust

The Irish Times 22 Jan 2021
Ashley Williams, deputy director of Oval Office operations, told the Washington Post during a tour of the room that “it was important for President Biden to walk into an Oval that looked like America and started to show the landscape of who he is going to be as president”....
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Tales of Dunk & Egg: Game of Thrones Prequel Series in Development at HBO

Coming Soon 21 Jan 2021
Tales of Dunk & Egg. Game of Thrones Prequel Series in Development at HBO ... Martin’s novellas, according to Deadline. RELATED ... RELATED ... Principal photography is expected begin “in a few months.” The series will shoot primarily in England, moving from Game of Thrones’ main-based location in Belfast, Northern Ireland ... The post Tales of Dunk & Egg ... ....
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Alex Attwood to be appointed electoral commissioner

BBC News 20 Jan 2021
The former Belfast City councillor was elected to the assembly in 1998 and held the posts of environment minister and social development minister during his 19 years at Stormont. He lost his seat as a West Belfast MLA in 2017....
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Brexit: GB package to NI had international custom label

BBC News 17 Jan 2021
A package delivered from a company in England arrived at my house in Belfast with a customs label attached. The Post Office explains the purpose of the CN22 label saying that "CN22 are customs forms, used when sending goods internationally."....
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AOC's Ministry of Truth

The Hill 17 Jan 2021
Facebook, Zuckerberg 'bear partial responsibility' for insurrection Belfast's Troubles echo in today's Washington AOC's Ministry of Truth MORE (D-N.Y.) said in an Instagram video post Wednesday ... Twitter was the most egregious in actually locking the Post out of its account for having the audacity to do investigative reporting....
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Did autonomy given to the Catholic Church by unionist government allow Mother and Baby home scandal to go unreported in NI?

Belfast Telegraph 16 Jan 2021
Maureen's poem is based on the experience of a friend who was in such a home in Belfast ... I posted this poem on Twitter on the day that the report on the Mother and Baby homes in the south was published and the range of responses showed that this institution was very much a part of Belfast ... Up to Portrush and posts them there....
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Ferry firms offer new Ireland to France sailings due to Brexit delays

The Irish Times 16 Jan 2021
The ship was originally planned to operate on the Belfast-Liverpool route but new post-Brexit border controls, customs and regulatory on goods being moved between Britain and the island of Ireland has forced businesses to rely more heavily on direct services between Ireland and France....
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The Crown: No one wanted Prince Philip but Queen Elizabeth got the man she wanted

The News International 14 Jan 2021
Netflix show "The Crown" has been criticized for its portrayal of several members of the British royal family ... The Group Captain Townsend is asked to accompany the Queen to Belfast while Margaret travels to Rhodesia with a promise that the couple would be allowed some time together before Townsend is posted in Brussels on a diplomatic mission ... ....
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DUP's Poots in Brexit warning of schools and hospital food shortages

Belfast Telegraph 14 Jan 2021
... hospitals in the months to come - if the post-Brexit trading agreements for crossing the Irish Sea are implemented ... It is Mr Poots' own department which has been responsible for building border control posts at ports in Belfast and Larne in line with the agreed NI Protocol....
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NI people contacting Ikea's customer service get ABBA's greatest hits

Belfast Telegraph 13 Jan 2021
Several disgruntled customers contacted the Belfast Telegraph to complain about "virtually non-existent" customer service from Swedish furniture giant Ikea whose Northern Ireland store has been closed since Boxing Day ... And I suspect post-Brexit it's going to get a lot worse."....
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Nadia Kalinowska's's injuries were appalling, court is told

Belfast Telegraph 13 Jan 2021
Belfast Magistrates Court was told that a final post-mortem report is now expected at the end of this month ... Gavyn Cairns, representing Aleksandra Wahab, asked. "Has there ever been a case in Northern Irish legal history where, 13 months from the date of charge, the prosecution are still absent of a post-mortem report in a murder case?" ... ....
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Stena moves larger ship to French route as more firms seek to avoid Brexit checks

The Irish Times 13 Jan 2021
The ship was originally planned to operate on the Belfast-Liverpool route but new post-Brexit border controls, customs and regulatory on goods being moved between Britain and the island of Ireland has forced businesses to rely more heavily on direct services between Ireland and France....
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I feel for ITV announcer over his 'Storm Front' blunder, says Julian Simmons

Belfast Telegraph 12 Jan 2021
Last April local continuity announcements and branding between programmes were suspended to reduce risk and minimise the number of people in the Belfast office ... The blunder prompted many comments on Twitter, including one from Belfast comedian Tim McGarry, who posted....
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