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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The Irish Times view: Working group review into sex crimes must be acted on

The Irish Times 07 Aug 2020
It concludes that some of the issues of most concern during the Belfast trial – members of the public posting on social media and the complainant’s identity apparently being leaked – could not occur in the Republic because, unlike in the North, members of the public are not permitted to attend such trials....
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Legendary journalist and writer Pete Hamill dead at 85

Finger Lakes Times 05 Aug 2020
The legendary Hamill worked for three city tabloids, serving as editor for both the New York Daily News and the New York Post during a newspaper career that covered the last 40 years of the 20th century ... He joined the tabloid New York Post in 1960 before moving to the New York Herald Tribune, the Daily News, New York Newsday and the Village Voice....
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Legendary New York journalist and writer Pete Hamill dies at 85

The Los Angeles Times 05 Aug 2020
The legendary Hamill worked for three city tabloids, serving as editor for the New York Daily News as well as the New York Post during a newspaper career that covered the last 40 years of the 20th century ... He joined the tabloid New York Post in 1960 before moving to the New York Herald Tribune, the Daily News, New York Newsday and the Village Voice....
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‘John Hume gave us a future to look forward to’: Derry’s young pay tribute to peacemaker

The Irish Times 04 Aug 2020
Burns was born in 2002; at 18 years old, he is part of the post-Belfast Agreement generation that has grown up in the peace that Hume created, but which has no memory of the role Hume played as a politician and a peacemaker ... People my age, born after the Good Friday [Belfast] ......
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Ex-Glens star Nasseri talks up his Linfield ambitions amid backlash to sensational move

Belfast Telegraph 03 Aug 2020
The transfer led to a social media frenzy with Glentoran supporters blasting the player and the backlash continued yesterday after he posted a farewell message to the east Belfast club, saying that Irish Cup success was his way of saying thank you ... the Glens last October, posted....
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Ex-Glentoran star Navid Nasseri talks up his Linfield ambitions amid backlash to sensational move

Belfast Telegraph 03 Aug 2020
The transfer led to a social media frenzy with Glentoran supporters blasting the player and the backlash continued yesterday after he posted a farewell message to the east Belfast club, saying that Irish Cup success was his way of saying thank you ... the Glens last October, posted....
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North Belfast: Graffiti treated as a sectarian hate crime

BBC News 02 Aug 2020
Police are treating graffiti painted on a property and a car in north Belfast as a "sectarian hate crime" ... Skip Twitter post by @GerryKellyMLA ... End of Twitter post by @GerryKellyMLA. The North Belfast MLA added....
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Little-Pengelly faces up to Sammy Wilson over masks following stunt in ice cream parlour

Belfast Telegraph 02 Aug 2020
ARLENE Foster's special advisor has become the second DUP member to criticise MP Sammy Wilson for his stance on wearing masks in shops. Emma Little-Pengelly, ex-DUP MP for South Belfast, called out the member for East Antrim after he posted a picture of him visiting The Rinkha in Islandmagee, which is in his constituency. He said on Friday ... P14. ....
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DUP’s Nigel Dodds elevated to the House of Lords

The Irish Times 31 Jul 2020
Mr Dodds served as MP for North Belfast for almost two decades before losing his seat to Sinn Féin’s John Finucane during last year’s UK ... Mr Dodds was first elected in 1985 to Belfast City Council where he served twice as lord mayor, then as the youngest to hold the post....
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Nigel Dodds to serve in the House of Lords

Belfast Telegraph 31 Jul 2020
Nigel Dodds served as MP for North Belfast for almost two decades before losing his seat to John Finucane of Sinn Fein during last year’s general election ... Mr Dodds was first elected in 1985 to Belfast City Council where he served twice as lord mayor, then as the youngest to hold the post....
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Boxing betting preview and tips for Fight Camp including Ted Cheeseman v Sam Eggington

Sporting Life 31 Jul 2020
He can get the job done inside the distance, which is a tempting 11/8, but he is more likely to do it in the latter stages, just as he did against Evans (round 11) last time, and the 4/1 about the Belfast native getting another second half stoppage rates the value option. Posted at 1015 BST on 31/07/20Responsible gambling ... ....
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Suspicious seeds arrived in this Belfast woman’s mailbox in early June

Bangor Daily News 29 Jul 2020
The Belfast resident said Tuesday that the seeds arrived the first week of June ... Stanicki posted a photo of the seeds on the You Know You Love Belfast If Facebook page asking if anyone knew what they could be ... envelopes displaying Chinese lettering and the words “China Post.”....
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EE tops UK operator rankings once more null

TechRadar 29 Jul 2020
These results reinforced the operator’s nationwide advantage ... No other operator exceeded 17 per cent, while O2’s best was 0.6 per cent in Belfast. In all 16 major cities, EE posted median 5G download speeds of at least 103.9Mbps ... O2’s most rapid median speed was 121.3Mbps in Belfast....
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