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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Husband hails train driver wife who prevented horror collision

Belfast Telegraph 14 Apr 2021
Stacey, who has worked as a train driver on the Londonderry to Belfast route for more than 16 years, raised the alarm when she spotted flames on the track at Limestone Road shortly before 9pm on Monday ... Belfast Beat Newsletter. Receive the big stories from across Belfast directly to your inbox ... Her husband Ian, posting on social media, said....
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Arlene Foster suing TV doctor Christian Jessen for defamation

The Times/The Sunday Times 14 Apr 2021
Foster, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, is suing Christian Jessen, a GP who works in Harley Street, for libel over the tweet he posted the ......
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PM urged to convene urgent talks following NI riots

Belfast Telegraph 13 Apr 2021
The exchanges at Westminster came as Stormont’s Economy Minister Diane Dodds told the Assembly in Belfast that she did not think the disorder would put off potential investors in the region ... Belfast Beat Newsletter. Receive the big stories from across Belfast directly to your inbox....
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Corridors buzzing again as friends reunited at last

Belfast Telegraph 13 Apr 2021
At Sullivan Upper in Holywood, it was almost back to business as normal yesterday as the youngest post-primary year groups returned to face to face teaching ... Ben Borland from Belfast said being in a classroom was definitely preferable to home learning....
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Rioting kids are cannon fodder used by sinister elements: Weir

Belfast Telegraph 13 Apr 2021
He said ... Police said children as young as 12 and 13 were involved as trouble flared in Belfast, Londonderry and Coleraine over the last 10 days. Anger at post-Brexit trading arrangements that have created economic barriers with the rest of the UK has been cited as one factor behind the violence that has erupted in loyalist areas ... ....
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Rioting kids are cannon fodder used by sinister elements: Peter Weir

Belfast Telegraph 13 Apr 2021
He said ... Police said children as young as 12 and 13 were involved as trouble flared in Belfast, Londonderry and Coleraine over the last 10 days. Anger at post-Brexit trading arrangements that have created economic barriers with the rest of the UK has been cited as one factor behind the violence that has erupted in loyalist areas ... ....
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NI pupils hoping for return to normality as all year groups back in class

AOL 12 Apr 2021
Year 8 pupil Ben Borland from Belfast said being in a classroom was much preferable to learning from home. “It’s been hard because the teachers have been posting stuff on Google Classroom and ......
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DOMINIC LAWSON: Belfast riots, Tory cynicism and Boris Johnson's border betrayal

The Daily Mail 12 Apr 2021
But still, it brings back dreadful memories to see the rioting that for weeks has plagued Northern Ireland and has now spread to the 'Peace Wall' in West Belfast ... not a single extra camera nor a single new police post. Members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the Tigers Bay Area of North Belfast during further unrest in Northern Ireland....
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Calm Night in Belfast With No Clashes With Police Observed on Saturday Evening

Urdu Point 11 Apr 2021
On Friday, loyalists announced that protests against post-Brexit arrangements were being halted amid mourning for Prince Philip ... The recent Belfast unrest comes amid discontent in loyalist communities with the post-Brexit arrangements, which they claim have created economic barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom....
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Taoiseach says Northern Ireland must not ‘spiral back to dark place’

The Observer 11 Apr 2021
A number of police officers were injured as they came under attack in the loyalist Tiger’s Bay area in north Belfast on the eighth consecutive night of violence ... Signs posted in Lanark Way in west Belfast, the scene of the violence, on Wednesday read....
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Gardaí in rush to strengthen armed units 

Irish Independent 11 Apr 2021
Police in Northern Ireland described the rioting in Belfast last week as on a scale not seen in years ... He has been the target of abuse in Northern Ireland over his perceived role in the Brexit deal and his address was posted on a wall in east Belfast, close to a loyalist paramilitary mural ... ....
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Gardaí in rush to strengthen armed units in Donegal amid Northern Ireland violence

Irish Independent 11 Apr 2021
Read More. Northern Ireland violence ... Police in Northern Ireland described the rioting in Belfast last week as on a scale not seen in years ... He has been the target of abuse in Northern Ireland over his perceived role in the Brexit deal and his address was posted on a wall in east Belfast, close to a loyalist paramilitary mural ... ....
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Belfast homes evacuated after suspicious item found in another night of rioting

Metro UK 10 Apr 2021
Several homes in northern Belfast were evacuated last night after a suspicious object was discovered, as rioters continue to clash with police on the streets. Roads were closed and people were advised to avoid the area after the item was discovered close to a lamp post ... Signs posted in Lanark Way, a hotspot of unrest in Belfast, read....
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