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‘Worse than Ronaldo’s’: fans mock George Best statue in Belfast

Artwork joins list of footballers’ bronzes that received less than glowing reviewsFrom Cristiano Ronaldo to Diego Maradona, a dubious likeness in bronze has become almost de rigueur for any self-respecting football superstar.Now the late, great George Best has been added to the list, after fans heaped criticism on a life-size bronze statue of the Manchester United legend that was unveiled in his native Belfast this week. Continue reading...
Tags: George Best, Sculpture, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Art and design, Football, Sport, Culture, Art, UK news

Contaminated blood inquiry: Extra money 'a matter for the assembly'

The Northern Ireland secretary says a decision over more financial help is not hers to take.

'Not the Best' - fans criticise statue of Northern Ireland legend

Former Man United and NI star George Best is immortalised in bronze, but fans can't see the resemblance.

Soccer legend's grotesque statue mocked

George Best, a soccer legend from Northern Ireland, was immortalized in bronze, but it more closely resembles Pazuzu, the hideous demon infesting the Exorcist series of movies. Sure, it's not as bad as the Ronaldo statue... ... Or the Lucille Ball statue... But still... The BBC's Amy Stewart: A new statue of George Best - the Northern Ireland and Manchester United football great - has provoked strong reactions from fans and critics alike. ... The often cruel social media sphere has not held b...
Tags: Post, Mistakes, Sport, Statues

A guide to voting in the European elections

The elections for Northern Ireland's three members of the European Parliament are being held on Thursday.

Sharp rise in mumps cases in Northern Ireland

The Public Health Agency confirms 198 cases since January, as a County Down school advises of several cases.

Bronze tribute to George Best

A statue has been unveiled at Windsor Park to honour former Northern Ireland international George Best

Explainer: Theresa May’s ‘New Brexit Deal’

Explainer: Theresa May’s ‘New Brexit Deal’ Over the weekend, Theresa May’s cross-party Brexit negotiations collapsed, but their worst ideas live on. At 4 p.m. London time, Prime Minister May unveiled the terms of what she calls a “bold” effort to pass her Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB). She condensed her “new Brexit deal” into 10 points: Our New Brexit Deal makes a 10-point offer to everyone in Parliament who wants to deliver the result of the referend...

In Sweden you can roam anywhere you like, without the landowner's permission

The concept of access regardless of land ownership is called 'Allemansrätt' - 'everyman's right'. The custom dates from mediaeval times, but was only passed as law in parliament in 1974, and enshrined in the Swedish constitution in 1994. Authorities can even force landowners to remove any fence in place which has the sole purpose of obstructing public access to a recreation area.There are sensible exceptions. You cannot enter private gardens or cultivated land, nor can you camp within 70 metres ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Japan, England, Sweden, Law, Scotland, Environment, US, Nature, Austria, Innovation, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

The Brand You Don’t Know You Know: The PRG Story

There are brands that you know and love and always seem to find their way into your bag. Then there are brands you know and don’t love. Those, well, don’t. But sometimes there are brands you didn’t consciously buy because you didn’t know they existed, but there they are, sitting in your bag. And why is that brand in your bag? Because you love it. So riddle me this, Batman: how can a brand you never knew existed – and you didn’t knowingly buy – be in your bag because you love it? The answer is fo...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, England, US, America, Sport, Taiwan, Ireland, South Africa, Chelsea, Manchester United, Newcastle, Ian Poulter, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Northern Ireland

WSBK: Eugene Laverty's recovery from two broken wrists to take 'less than two months'

Northern Ireland rider Eugene Laverty is home for treatment on multiple fractures and is hopeful of returning to WSBK action at Misano.
Tags: News, Northern Ireland, Eugene Laverty, WSBK

Michael O'Neill: NI boss committed to current job despite club management speculation

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill insists that his focus is solely on his current job despite admitting that a move into club management is "always attractive".
Tags: News, Northern Ireland, Michael O Neill

Michael O'Neill: Irish FA awaits West Brom approach for NI boss O'Neill

West Brom are expected to ask the Irish FA for permission to speak to Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill over their vacant manager post.
Tags: News, Northern Ireland, West Brom, Fa, Michael O Neill, O Neill

Why your life expectancy is much longer than you think

W hen we die is a matter of some personal concern. Ideally it won’t happen tomorrow, but it’s on the cards – particularly the card featuring the bony fella with the sharp gardening implement. In the meantime, our life expectancy matters because life is not cheap. If you’re going to live off your portfolio it needs to be large enough to cover you and your loved ones against the most ironic investing risk of all – longevity risk. Longevity risk for individuals is the danger that you hit the vita...
Tags: UK, England, Marketing, Investing, NHS, Northern Ireland, Duracell, Life Expectancy, Ons, Kensington, England Scotland Wales, Passive investing, Deaccumulation, Monevator, Financial Plan, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Game of Thrones is 'game changer' for NI tourism

The hit fantasy show has shot Northern Ireland to stardom as a tourist destination.
Tags: News, Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland economy 'is slowest growing in UK'

Figures suggest the NI economy grew by 0.7% at the start of the year, compared with 1.5% in the rest of the UK.
Tags: UK, News, Northern Ireland

Young love lost, an only son gone, after fatal training accident at Camp Pendleton

DEL MAR — Kathleen Isabel Bourque sat on the edge of a rock outcropping at the beach. Wearing a white, eyelet slip dress and a camouflage Marine Corps blouse, she urged eight-month-old Ruthie, her black Labrador puppy, to jump up next to her. The place was a spot where the love of her life and soulmate, Marine Corps 1st Lt. Conor McDowell, frequently photographed her — sometimes in the same white dress. “He called it my angel dress,” Bourque said. It was what she was wearing the first time they...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, California, Washington, America, Sport, Bbc, Marine, Soccer, Military, Italy, Northern Ireland, Marine Corps, Marines, Cardiff

Brooks Koepka: US PGA pacesetter takes mental tips from McDowell

US PGA leader Brooks Koepka says listening to Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell helps with his mental approach to his game.
Tags: News, US, Pga, Graeme Mcdowell, Northern Ireland, Brooks Koepka, Us Pga

Poll on a united Ireland ‘could trigger conflict’, says Seamus Mallon

As Sinn Féin proposes its solution to the issue of the Irish border after Brexit, a senior republican warns of the risksA nationalist architect of the Good Friday agreement has warned that consenting to a vote on a united Ireland could renew bloody conflict on the island.Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, said a government that acquiesced to Sinn Féin demands for a border poll based on a simple majority would risk provoking a violent uprising by loyalists. As a ...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin, SDLP, Republican, Brexit, Seamus Mallon, Good Friday Agreement, Brexit Sinn Féin

European elections: UKIP 'only party offering a clear choice'

The party said Brexit supporters in Northern Ireland felt they were being ignored.
Tags: News, Northern Ireland, Ukip, Brexit

Thousands March in Northern Ireland Demanding Same-Sex Marriage Equality

Same-sex marriage is legal in the rest of the United Kingdom
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Northern Ireland, Onetime

Thousands march in Northern Ireland for same sex marriage

LONDON (AP) — Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region’s leaders permit same-sex marriage. The demonstrators in Belfast on Saturday want same-sex couples to be treated the same way in Northern Ireland as they are in the rest of the UK, where same-sex marriage is legal. The issue is a stumbling […]
Tags: UK, London, News, Ap, Nation, Northern Ireland, Belfast

McIlroy faces anxious wait to make cut at US PGA

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy faces an anxious wait to make the cut at the US PGA Championship after a second-round 71 at Bethpage Black Course.
Tags: News, US, Rory Mcilroy, Northern Ireland, McIlroy

Northern Ireland’s Abortion Laws Are Even Worse Than Alabama’s

Women in Northern Ireland have faced a harsh reality for ages.
Tags: News, Alabama, Northern Ireland

Rory McIlroy faces anxious wait to make US PGA Championship cut

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy faces an anxious wait to make the cut at the US PGA Championship after a second-round 71 at Bethpage Black Course.
Tags: News, US, Rory Mcilroy, Northern Ireland

McIlroy faces anxious wait to make cut at US PGA Championship

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy faces an anxious wait to make the cut at the US PGA Championship after a second-round 71 at Bethpage Black Course.
Tags: News, US, Rory Mcilroy, Northern Ireland, McIlroy

David Lidington: 'Nobody works harder than Karen Bradley'

The de-facto deputy prime minister says "nobody works harder" than the Northern Ireland secretary.
Tags: News, Northern Ireland, David Lidington, Karen Bradley

G-Mac: "If I continue swinging it the way I am swinging it, I will be in Portrush"

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the 101st PGA Championship held at Bethpage Black Golf Course on May 16, 2019 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America) Graeme McDowell believes he will earn a coveted place in The Open if he forgets about trying to qualify and plays like he did in the openi...
Tags: US, Sport, Barclays, PGA of America, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Northern Ireland, Brooks Koepka, Shane Lowry, Pebble Beach, Dominican Republic, Majors, McDowell, USGA, Portrush, Royal Portrush

Koepka produces fireworks as Rory's putter freezes at Bethpage

Brooks Koepka hits his tee shot on the second during the first round of the 101st PGA Championship held at Bethpage Black Golf Course on May 16, 2019 in Farmingdale, New York. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America) Brooks Koepka flexed his muscles and opened with a course record 63 to leave Rory McIlroy spluttering his exhaust fumes in his US PGA defence at Bethpage Black.Seekin...
Tags: England, US, Sport, Ireland, PGA of America, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Northern Ireland, Brooks Koepka, Padraig Harrington, Molinari, Woods, Majors, Don, Rory

Calls for bowel cancer screening to be introduced earlier amid rise in cases in under 50s

Medics are calling for bowel cancer screening to be introduced at the age of 45 after a sharp rise in younger people being diagnosed with the disease. Research has found that while incidence of the disease is falling among older age groups -  who are asked to undergo NHS checks every two years - it is increasing among those below the age of 50. The study of 21 western countries, published by the Lancet, found that in the UK, rates of the disease are rising by 1.8 per cent a year among those unde...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Wales, Scotland, US, NHS, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Lyon, American Cancer Society, Queen Mary University of London, International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Cancer Research Fund, Stephen Duffy, The Institute of Cancer Research London