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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PSNI warning after elderly residents targeted by impersonation scam

Belfast Telegraph 07 May 2021
Police have received a high volume of calls in the past 24 hrs reporting a particular phone scam where the person claims...Posted by Police East Belfast on Thursday, May 6, 2021....
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Edwin Poots facing court battle over port checkpoints 

Belfast Telegraph 06 May 2021
Edwin Poots is to face a legal challenge over work being stopped on permanent border control posts at Northern Ireland ports. Papers have been lodged at the High Court in Belfast by an unidentified member of Sinn Fein, claiming the move was an abuse of power for political reasons....
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Belfast City Council: Round-up of May meeting

Belfast Telegraph 05 May 2021
Five motions debated at Belfast City Council on Tuesday night were successful ... Unanimously passed, BCC will now seek a cross-party meeting with Cathy Jack, the chief executive of the Belfast Trust, and Health Minister Robin Swann, to discuss plans for the future of the hospital, post-Covid ... Latest Belfast Beat....
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New Ulster University campus will be ‘catalyst for growth’

Belfast Telegraph 05 May 2021
The arrival of thousands of students to live in Belfast city centre when the new Ulster University campus opens will provide a major catalyst for growth, a council boss has said ...Belfast has a real opportunity to grow its city centre and it has a significant set of advantages in the two universities sitting to the north and south of the centre....
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Rangers ‘in discussions’ over Northern Ireland trip as Steven Gerrard recalls ‘low point’ of England’s Windsor Park defeat

Belfast Telegraph 05 May 2021
Read More ... "There is an open invitation there,” Linfield chairman Roy McGivern told the Belfast Telegraph in March. “We would want to bring them over in a post-Covid environment and I'm sure if we had Steven Gerrard and his players here the stadium would be packed to the rafters ... It is something that we are discussing at the moment.” ... ....
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Belfast bar owner slams Covid hospitality reopening rules after weather forces venue to close despite ‘huge demand’

Belfast Telegraph 04 May 2021
The owner of a Belfast bar and restaurant has criticised the Executive after he had to close his pub on Bank Holiday Monday due to the weather, despite "huge demand” ... Belfast Beat Newsletter. Receive the big stories from across Belfast directly to your inbox ... The Thirsty Goat bar in Belfast said....
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Belfast City Council: Conversion therapy and ATM charges on the agenda for May meeting

Belfast Telegraph 04 May 2021
Push for Belfast City Hall anti-slavery crusader statue as councillor says current symbols mainly ‘white, Protestant and male’ ... If successful, BCC will seek a cross-party meeting with Cathy Jack, the chief executive of the Belfast Trust, and a representative from the Department of Health, to discuss plans for the future of the hospital, post-Covid....
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Belfast City Council meeting live updates: Gay conversion therapy and bank charges on agenda

Belfast Telegraph 04 May 2021
Push for Belfast City Hall anti-slavery crusader statue as councillor says current symbols mainly ‘white, Protestant and male’ ... If successful, BCC will seek a cross-party meeting with Cathy Jack, the chief executive of the Belfast Trust, and a representative from the Department of Health, to discuss plans for the future of the hospital, post-Covid....
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'£6 a pint': Northern Ireland consumers foot the bill as retailers try to recoup losses

Belfast Telegraph 04 May 2021
Consumers in Northern Ireland have been warned to get used to higher prices in the post-pandemic era - including a hitherto unthinkable £6 for a pint ... Ken McClure, vice president of the Northern Ireland Hairdressers Association, previously told the Belfast Telegraph that most salons would find post lockdown price hikes unavoidable....
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Northern Ireland marks centenary as crises simmer

The Jordan Times 04 May 2021
BELFASTNorthern Ireland marked its centenary on Monday under coronavirus restrictions, simmering post-Brexit unrest and a leadership crisis marring the anniversary in the British-ruled province ... “Our task is to not only make the case for the union but to strengthen that union in the years ahead,” he said, launching his campaign in Belfast....
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Orange Order chief’s comments on collapsing Assembly branded ‘reckless’ by Kyle Paisley

Belfast Telegraph 03 May 2021
Belfast Beat Newsletter ... Further demonstrations against the post-Brexit UK-EU trade deal were held in Belfast on Saturday, when around 100 people took part in a band parade around the Rathcoole estate by the Cloughfern Young Conquerors and a small crowd gathered outside Belfast City Hall....
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Northern Ireland consumers foot the bill as retailers try to recoup losses

Belfast Telegraph 03 May 2021
Consumers in Northern Ireland have been warned to get used to higher prices in the post-pandemic era - including a hitherto unthinkable £6 for a pint ... Ken McClure, vice president of the Northern Ireland Hairdressers Association, previously told the Belfast Telegraph that most salons would find post lockdown price hikes unavoidable....
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Former Castle High School site in north Belfast will continue to accommodate other organisations

Belfast Telegraph 03 May 2021
City of Belfast School of Music is already based in the former school building, which closed in 2009 ... It is understood around half of the children in the new facility will be post-primary pupils from Harberton Special School in south Belfast, creating a new Harberton North campus....
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