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Heading condemns West Belfast bomb attack

SDLP West Belfast Councillor Brian Heading has condemned a bomb attack on a house in the Lenadoon area of the city.
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Attwood: Proposal for 11% cut in the budget of Neighbourhood Renewal projects is unacceptable

Belfast Cllr Tim Attwood has said a proposal from Department for Communities to cut Neighbourhood Renewal by 11% is unacceptable. In 2008/09 the Neighbourhood Renewal Budget was £24/25 million today its around £18 million.
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Hanna: DUP Attitude to Brexit is Irresponsible, Illogical and Insulting

Speaking after DUP MP Ian Paisley called for “no surrender” to the EU in the House of Commons today, SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Claire Hanna said the “unionist mantra” belonged in the past.
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Eastwood: The two governments must finally take charge of negotiations

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has reacted to comments from the Secretary of State during Northern Ireland questions at Westminster.
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Mallon: Vulnerable PIP claimants deserve urgent answers

Following representations by the SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon MLA, the Department for Communities has announced it will review all PIP claims after the British Government committed to a similar piece of work following a highly critical High Court ruling that the process ‘blatantly discriminated’ against those suffering mental ill health. The North Belfast MLA said this was “very welcome news” but added there are “more questions to answer”
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