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 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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Man accused of stealing Noah Donohoe's laptop made two attempts to sell it during searches for missing teen, court told

Belfast Telegraph 11 Jan 2021
A man accused of stealing Noah Donohoe's laptop allegedly made two attempts to sell it while a major search for the Belfast schoolboy was continuing, the High Court heard today ... Paul, previously of Cliftonville Avenue in Belfast, is not suspected of having anything to do with Noah's disappearance on June 21 last year....
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Interdependence can help to put the constitutional question on back burner

Belfast Telegraph 11 Jan 2021
The work of the first post-conflict generation led to Belfast becoming the fifth-best mid-sized "European city of the future", according to the annual ranking produced by the consultancy firm fDi. In the "economic potential" ranking, Belfast was ranked third, behind only Zurich and Edinburgh....
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Interdependence is the antidote to Northern Irish politics

The Irish Times 11 Jan 2021
The work of the first post-conflict generation led to Belfast becoming the fifth-best mid-sized “European city of the future”, according to the annual ranking produced by the consultancy firm fDi. In the “economic potential” ranking, Belfast was ranked third, behind only Zurich and Edinburgh....
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Grammar schools praised for deciding against AQE testing for Year 8 intake

Belfast Telegraph 08 Jan 2021
Grammar schools in Belfast and Co Tyrone have been praised for announcing they will not use the transfer test this year for their Year 8 intake. The Royal School Dungannon, Belfast Royal Academy and Victoria College announced their decisions amid a row over one post-primary transfer test going ahead despite a fresh pandemic lockdown....
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Grammar schools decide against AQE testing for Year 8 intake

Belfast Telegraph 08 Jan 2021
Grammar schools in Belfast and Co Tyrone have said they will not use the transfer test this year for their Year 8 intake. The Royal School Dungannon and Belfast Royal Academy announced the decision amid a row over one post primary transfer test going ahead despite a fresh pandemic lockdown ... Victoria College in Belfast has taken a similar decision....
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Mother of murdered NI scientist says his killer is an 'evil monster'

Belfast Telegraph 07 Jan 2021
The mother of a former scientist in Belfast has said the murder of her son in England was "cruel, inhumane and cowardly". David Wails (49), a former post-doctoral researcher at Queen's University, Belfast, was one of three men killed in a Reading park ... Victim impact statements were read in court yesterday ... It read ... "James was gay ... ....
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Mick Mulvaney resigns as NI envoy claiming Trump 'lit the fuse' to scenes of anarchy at US Capitol

Belfast Telegraph 07 Jan 2021
Mr Mulvaney told CNBC he rang Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday night to tell him he "couldn't stay" in the post to which he was appointed in March. The South Carolina politician visited Dublin, Belfast and London in September after his first trip as envoy was delayed due to the Covid pandemic ... Read More ... Read More ... ....
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