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TRAVEL: Titanic Changes to Belfast City

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I used to work for a company with offices in Belfast and so travelled up quite a bit. To say I was rather underwhelmed with the city is an understatement. While we had some good nights out, that was down to the company more than anything else and I actually didn’t have a huge desire to revisit the city. Having not set foot in that direction in around nine years a friend of mine recently invited … [Read more...]

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY: KATE WINSLET

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“Jack...I’m flying!” Ring a bell? None other than English rose, Kate Winslet uttered these immortal words and cinema goers were hooked. And what better day to take a look at her hugely successful career than today, October 5th, her 37th birthday! Born in Berkshire in 1975, Kate is the second of four children to Sally Anne and Roger John Winslet, two “jobbing actors” who also worked … [Read more...]

THE TITANIC

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April 15th marks the centenary of one of the greatest maritime tragedies of all time – the sinking of the Titanic. The ship, which was built at the Harland and Wolff’s Belfast shipyard, was deemed to be “virtually unsinkable” by its makers – a declaration which proved to be fatally untrue. A total of 1,517 people lost their lives in the tragedy as a lifeboat shortage, and the fact that … [Read more...]

TV3 SPRINGS FORWARD

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Frances Winston on TV3’s spring/summer schedule.   Television viewers are in for a treat this spring if TV3 have anything to do about it. Although spring is traditionally a time when viewing figures drop slightly across all channels, thanks to the longer evenings, TV3 are hoping to buck that trend by giving audiences the “Big Week”. As the title implies the independent broadcaster … [Read more...]

BOOKWORM TUESDAY

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Spirit of the Titanic Ever since James Cameron made Kate Winslet fall in love with Leonardo DiCaprio on a sinking ship, I have been quite the fan of all things Titanic-related, so I was delighted to discover Spirit of the Titanic by Irish author Nicola Pierce. April 2012 marks 100 years since that fateful night when, on her maiden voyage, the Titanic hit an iceberg and sank, leaving … [Read more...]