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2013

Tour de France 2013: Le roi est mort!

Sun 21 July 2013, 5:13pm

Tweet After finishing second to Bradley Wiggins last year, when some speculated he could have challenged for the victory, Kenyan-born Chris Froome is set to become the second British rider in successive years to win the Tour de France when the peloton crosses the line on a floodlit twilit Avenue des Champs-Élysée later this evening.  It’s the […] more »

Your Predictions for Northern Ireland Politics in 2013?

Wed 2 January 2013, 4:01pm

Tweet The thing about Northern Irish Politics is that it is both easier to predict than southern politics and more difficult. Who really, hand on heart, saw the flag protest coming? Perhaps we should have, since every year the Ardoyne troubles seem, if not to get worse, then to have no visible or political solution. […] more »

Happy New Year!

Mon 31 December 2012, 4:36pm
Happy NYE 2012

Tweet Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! Your captions are welcome. more »

Looking back at 2012, and forward to 2013

Sat 29 December 2012, 8:30am
Our-Time-Our-Place

Tweet Doing some homework before taking part in a political review of the year on Lisburn’s 98FM community radio, I looked back at posts over the last twelve months. While there were lots of other significant political events during the year, below are some of the posts that caught my eye. Back in January, the […] more »

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