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Welcome

Hello and welcome to the March / April edition of BT8 Focus

Contents Technology - Head for the Hills

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Beauty - All about Brows

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Science Facts

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The Better Life

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Recipe - Lemon Chicken with Tabbouleh 28 Book Review - Creature Comforts

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Time for a Spring Clean

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Interiors - Choosing Fabrics

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Travel - Hidden Algarve

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Local Useful Numbers Community Pages Puzzle Solutions Index

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Codeword Wordsearch - Golf Sudoku Two Minutes Trial Quick Crossword

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Spring already! It’s going to be a busy couple of months, with Mother’s Day on 10th March and Easter Sunday on 31st, not to mention more school holidays! If you’re short on ideas for your Mum’s Mother’s Day present, we have lots of local businesses offering everything you could pamper her with, from lovely meals to beauty treatments to nights out. To treat your Mum to a day away from the kitchen, there’s a special 3 course meal on offer at the Beechill Inn on page 29. If your Mum would prefer to relax and be pampered, there’s a great Mother’s Day treat available at Tranquility (see the inside front cover). Want to treat her to a new hair style? - there’s 10% off hair and beauty treatments at Riah on page 27, and gift vouchers available from Lynsey Quinn on page 7, Head Office on page 17 and Louise Gallagher on page 37. Maybe your Mum would enjoy a night out at a local fashion show in aid of Action Cancer (page 41) or a performance at the Belvoir Players Theatre (all details on page 25). There must be something there to suit everyone’s Mum! And all local too....

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“I believe a successful personal financial review should save you money and a successful estate planning review should save your children money”. Peter Gallagher is a local Independent Financial Advisor.

Having recently achieved Diploma status in 2012, Peter practises from his office in Belfast and has over 20 years experience in the industry. His additional experience as a Consultant for a Will Writing company in the past 8 years has led to his belief that the two areas are inseparable and that financial advice & estate planning advice should go hand in hand. “My starting point was in understanding the relationship between personal finances & estate planning. I believe that without one the other is only half done.” Areas that should prompt a review:  life assurance policies written in joint names  policies not in trust  policies not reviewed for cost/cover/changing circumstances  premiums ‘loaded’ by advisors; increasing monthly costs by 20% or more  no wills in place, or simply leaving ‘everything to spouse’ I have even seen examples of homes signed over to children, this is a potential minefield and normally of no use in terms of protecting the home or avoiding Inheritance Tax. These common mistakes can lead to planning that is simply not cost effective and worse still could end up with a large percentage of your estate in the hands of the Revenue. The scenario is compounded where estate planning advice has not been sought; resulting in homes & savings being at risk from Long Term Care, estates ravaged by inheritance tax, money & land left to your children lost in subsequent divorces or bankruptcy.

And yet a simple solution is available. A combination of revised finances along with personalised Wills & Trusts could solve all of these problems. Simply call to arrange a review of your circumstances, including current wills/plans, at no expense and with no obligation. Designed by you in the comfort of your own home and tailored to give you control over what happens now and in the future, this review will help you understand your circumstances and allow you to make an informed choice. Together with full support from a respected estate planning company we can mob 07779 259 144  Design your Wills, Trusts, Enduring Power of Attorney tel 02890 467 467  Advise on Long Term Care, protecting your home & savings, Lifetime Gifting  Untangle inefficient & costly life assurance policies fax 02890 467 468  Advise on business succession planning email: pgallagher@premierfp.com  Assist in Inheritance Tax mitigation web: www.pfpni.com  Protect your wealth for your children should they ever divorce

Call Peter today for further information or to arrange an appointment on 02890 467 467 Premier Financial Planning is a trading name of JH Financial Planning Ltd. JH Financial Planning Ltd is an appointed representative of Sesame Ltd which is authorised & regulated by the Financial Services Authority under ref 150427

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Codeword Each letter in this puzzle is represented by a number between 1 and 25. The codes for three letters are shown. As you find the letters, add them in the box below. Solution on p42

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SHOULD YOU SAVE OR SHOULD YOU INVEST? With the end of the tax year coming up many people will want to make use of their ISA allowance before it is too late. Your options are a cash ISA (up to £5,640), a stocks & shares ISA (up to £11,280), or a combination of both – so which should you choose? Opting for a cash ISA lets you keep some rainy day money handy, and you will get your capital back plus a small amount of interest. However interest rates for cash ISAs have fallen to new record lows. Recent research from the Bank of England shows that the average rate for a cash ISA including any guaranteed bonus stood at 1.85%, while the average rate for a cash ISA without any bonus was 0.88%. Inflation is currently 2.7% and has been above 2% for more than 3 years, so at these interest rates cash ISAs are actually guaranteed to lose money in real terms. Against this you could have invested in a moderate risk fund in a stocks & shares ISA, which on average returned 10.1% over the past year (IMA Mixed Investment 40%-85% shares sector). Obviously the returns are not guaranteed and we all know values go down as well as up, but the average return is still 24.3% over the past 5 years – a period which included the banking crisis in late 2008/early 2009. So when should you consider investing rather than keeping your money in cash?  If you already have some savings in place to cover emergencies, and have cleared any short-term debt (e.g. credit cards).  If you are unlikely to need access to the money for at least 5 years – for example if you want to build up some funds towards retirement, or university fees.  If you can afford to put some money away every month – this can grow into a nice lump sum surprisingly quickly.  If you are prepared to take some level of risk with your money, bearing in mind the alternative risk of losing money in real terms with cash. The value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back as much as you originally invested.

For further information, or to arrange a free initial consultation, contact Emma Greer; Tel 07885 407604 or e-mail emma@freedom-financial.co.uk

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The Legal Process after the Death of a Loved One When a loved one passes away, families can become overwhelmed with the legalities of administering their estate. Some common questions asked by family members are included below. What do the family need to do? An application is made to the Court by the Personal Representatives (PR's) of the deceased. The application will be for a “Grant of Probate” if the deceased left a Will or for “Letters of Administration” if the deceased did not leave a Will. Why does an application have to be made? An application has to be made so that the PR's can gain control of the assets/liabilities of the deceased. The PR's can then pay any debts and distribute any assets to the beneficiaries. Who are the Personal Representatives? If the deceased left a Will s/he will have appointed Executors to manage the administration of their estate. If the deceased did not leave a Will, Administrators are appointed. Administrators are the next of kin of the deceased. If a PR does not want to take on the responsibility of administering the estate they can renounce the role. Who are the beneficiaries? If the deceased left a Will it will state who they want their estate left to. If the deceased did not leave a Will the law outlines the beneficiaries in order of priority. Generally speaking the spouse and children take the estate. What are the responsibilities of PR's? The PR's have a duty to contact HMRC to inform them of the death, value any assets and debts of the deceased at the date of death by contacting all of the institutions involved such as banks, pension funds etc. They also have a duty to value any property owned by the deceased such as a house and personal items. Once the estate has been valued the HMRC are notified and inheritance tax (if any) is dealt with. How long does the process take? The process can take anywhere from a couple of months to more than a year. It depends on how complicated the estate is. It can be painstaking work as each company has individual procedures for dealing with probate. How much does it cost? This depends on whether the PR's employ a solicitor to undertake the work or whether they choose to complete it themselves In addition there are court fees to extract Probate. If you require further advice on dealing with an estate, Campbell Stafford have sensitive staff who are experienced in helping clients through this difficult time. Please contact Michael Stafford or Louise Harvey for more information.

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FOR WHAT SHALL IT PROFIT A MAN, IF HE SHALL GAIN THE WHOLE WORLD, AND LOSE HIS OWN SOUL ? (Bible - Mark 8 v 36)

Have you ever stopped to wonder, what this life is all about? Why you’re here and where you’re going when your lease of time runs out? Maybe you’ve been far too busy trying hard to reach your goal; Would you let me kindly ask you, have you thought about you soul? If you’ve never thought it over, spend a little time today; There is nothing more important that will ever come your way, Than the joy of sins forgiven and to know you’ve been made whole; In the name of Christ the Saviour, have you thought about your soul? For more info or a free Bible, please tel: William 028 9081 3500 www.newtownbredagospelhall.com

Gospel Meeting Sundays @ 7pm All very welcome

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St Ita’s Primary School

Dates for your Diary

P1 Spring Prayer Service - Thurs 7th Mar Clara and Matthew Talk a Load of Miss Harkin’s P4 Class Assembly - Tues 5th Mar Rubbish! Congratulations to Clara Mrs Fanning’s P5 Class Assembly - Fri 8th Mar McGowan and Matthew Winchester, Sacrament of Confirmation - Tues 12th Mar at 3pm from Mrs Maguire’s P7 class. They both represented St Ita’s at the recent Mrs Loughran’s P5 Class Assembly - Fri 15th Mar local heats of the Castlereagh Scholastic Book Fair - Tues 19th to Fri 22nd Mar Borough Council Environmental Mrs McKenna’s P2 Class Assembly - Wed 20th Mar Youthspeak Competition. Mrs Holmes P6 Class Assembly - Fri 22nd Mar The competition encourages Mrs Gillespie’s P4 Class Assembly - Tues 26th Mar environmental awareness among young people by giving them the opportunity to research and debate environmental issues. Participation in Environmental Youth Speak enables pupils to improve their communication skills, develop self-confidence and articulate arguments based on environmental facts. Both Clara and Matthew not only stunned the judges with their knowledge of the environment but also entertained them with their wit and humour. Clara has been chosen to go through to the Regional Finals in March where she will compete against pupils Clara and Matthew display their recycled creations from schools throughout N. Ireland.

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Carryduff Action Cancer Support Group

FASHION SHOW on 14th MARCH in LOUGH MOSS CENTRE Tickets £10 (includes supper) Contact 0776773244 (or any Group member)

TinyLife Tel: 028 90 815050 Operation Lipstick Ladies Challenge in Castlewellan Forest Park on Saturday 23rd March 2013. Mental, Practical and Physical Challenges including Orienteering, Archery, Wall Climbing, Raft Building and Raft Racing.

Teams of 6 - Entry fee of £10 per person and raise a min of £100 sponsorship per team member. Call Valerie for more details.

March is Daffodil Month at Marie Curie Cancer Care A street collection will be held in Ballynahinch on 7th March and many local shops will have special collection boxes for Daffodil month.

Carryduff Retirement Association 5th March Monthly Lunch Dunmurry Golf Club 13th March Guided Tour Crumlin Rd Gaol Contact Gerry 90402979

Belvoir Presbyterian Church 50th Easter Services Friday 29th March @ 7.30pm Sunday 31st March 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. Please mention the BT8 Focus Magazine when contacting advertisers

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Newtownbreda Library Opening Hours Opening Hours: Monday 10 am - 5 pm Tuesday 1 pm - 8 pm Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm Thursday 1 pm - 8pm Friday 10 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

Storytime: every Saturday 10.30am - 11am

Saintfield Road Presbyterian Church, Special Services for Easter: 24 March Palm Sunday 11 am & 7 pm 29 March Good Friday, service at 8pm 31 March Easter Sunday Praise 11am & 7pm

Puzzle Solutions Two Minutes Trial Solution from p33, Puzzle 1: ANT, ATE, EAT, NET, NUT, TAN, TAT, TEA, TEN, TUN, TUT, ANTE, AUNT, NEAT, TAUT, TEAT, TENT, TUNA, TUNE, TAUNT, ATTUNE

Two Minutes Trial Solution from p33, Puzzle 2: EROS, LORE, LORES, LOSE, LOSER, LOVE, LOVER, LOVES, LOVERS, ORE, ORES, ORLE, ORLES, OVER, OVERS, REV, REVS, ROE, ROES, ROLE, ROLES, ROSE, ROVE, ROVES, SERVO, SLOE, SOLE, SOLVE, SOLVER, SORE, SOREL, VOLE, VOLES

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(above) Sudoku solution from page 26: Wordsearch Hidden Phrase from page 18: “The worst club in my bag is my brain” Chris Perry

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Cairnshill Primary School

SPRING TERM 2013 Wednesday 2nd January to Friday 22nd March

Dates for your Diary 25th Feb - 6th March P6 Residentials February/March - Mini Enterprise March/April - Money Trail 17th May - May Ball @ Ramada 14th June – BBQ

SUMMER TERM 2013 Monday 8th April to Friday 28th June

On Tuesday 12th February Cairnshill Primary School were invited to perform at the 'Healthy Aging Conference' run by the World Health Organisation at the City Hall in Belfast. The conference took place over three days and had delegates from Italy, Denmark and several other European countries. The children performed a dance piece alongside the 'Black Widows' who are a group of elderly women. Some of the school choir also sang.

May Day Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2013

The Primary five children have been learning about the Egyptians. They dressed up for an 'Egyptian Day' (right) and performed a short play which was enjoyed by all! Here they are showing us some of their groovy moves!

St Agnes’ Choral Society Following the success of their award winning performance of Annie, St. Agnes' Choral Society are proud to present the family favourite: The Sound of Music, in the Grand Opera House, Tues 16th – Sat 20th April 2013. Tues & Wed 7.30pm: £10.00 £20.00 Thurs 7.30pm: £12.00 - £22.00 Fri & Sat 7.30pm: £15.00 - £25.00 Sat 2.30pm: £12.00 - £22.00

Book now on 028 9024 1919 or www.goh.co.uk

Policing, Environmental, Health, Housing and other Community Issues addressed

Free Membership for 1 year for first time members Contact the Secretary: Brian Dunwoody Tel:- 079 0845 0119 or email: belvoircommunityassociation97@yahoo.com

Newtownbreda Baptist Can't make it out on Sunday morning or evening? Join us live at www.NewtownbredaBaptist.com

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Community Pages Forestside Christian Centre Sunday Service 11am & 6:30pm Contact Pastor Sam on Tel: 028 90 644 100 Sunday School, Youth & Seniors Activities

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Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Parish of Drumbo and Carryduff

88 Belvoir Drive, Belfast. BT8 7FR

Father Martin Kelly, Tel: 028 90 812238

Belvoir Presbyterian Church

Sunday Masses: Vigil Mass: Saturday 6pm Sunday: 9am, 10:30am & 12 noon

Tel: 028 90 492641 Sunday Services: 11:00am & 6:30pm Wednesday 7:30pm: Bible Study and Prayer Meeting For details of Lunch Club, Women’s, Men’s Children’s or Youth activities, please contact the Minister Dr Rodger Crooks at the number above or on 077 4669 8528 email: belvoirpci@live.co.uk www.belvoirpresbyterian.co.uk

Newtownbreda Baptist Church Tel: 028 90649402 Sunday Services 11am & 7pm GriefShare (grief recovery support group) Sunday Children’s Ministry: (all ages) Sunday 11.30-12.30pm Parent & Toddlers Group: Fri 10.30am12pm Contact the office on Tel: 02890 649402 for more details

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Many groups meet in the Parish Centre behind the Ivanhoe. Please see our website for more details www.parishofdrumboandcarryduff.org

Belvoir Methodist Church Sunday Service 10am & 7pm

Youth Groups: Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, Tuesdays from 6.30pm. Monday 7pm Prayer Meeting

Monday 8pm Bowling Fellowship

Tuesday 10:30am Coffee Morning Thursday 10am Thursday 8pm Belvoir Art Club (fortnightly) MWI Bible Study Community Prayer Meeting Last Monday of each month 11am Contact: Rev Colin Duncan by email cj.duncan@btinternet.com or call 90 790570 www.belvoirmethodistchurch.org.uk

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Cairnshill Methodist Church Sunday Service 11:30 am Tel: 90 790570 Youth Groups: Girls’ Brigade: Tuesdays from 6.15pm. Boys’ Brigade, junior section: Thurs 6.30pm Monday 10:30am Mums and Tots

Spamount Congregational Church, Knockbracken (Ballymaconaghy Rd)

Sunday Services 11.30 am Morning Worship Service Evening Service 7pm ‘Word @ Seven’

Monday 7:30pm Fight ‘n’ Fit

Sunday School & Bible Class10:30am

Wednesday 10:30am Bible Study

Youth Fellowship alternate Sundays 8:15pm

Wednesday 7:30pm Praise Group Practice Friday 6:30pm Junior Youth Club Friday 8pm Senior Youth Club

contact Rev Colin Duncan by email cj.duncan@btinternet.com or call 90 790570. www.cairnshillmethodist.org

Monday Mums & Tots 10am - 12 noon Wednesday Bible Study & Prayer Meeting 8pm Friday Campaigners 7pm (primary school age), Ignite - 8pm (Youth Group)

Saintfield Road Presbyterian Church Tel: 90 799220

Contact:- Rev Jim Lyons Tel: 02890817191 Email: pastor.knockbracken.con@gmail.com

Sunday Worship:11am & 7pm

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please see our website: www.srpc.org.uk for full details of all activities Monday Rainbows, Brownies and Girl Guides from 6:15pm Wednesday Parents and Tots, 10:30-12 noon Friday Squirrels (3:45pm), Beavers, Cubs, Scouts from 6:30pm The Vibe Youth Club (year 8 and above), meeting in Cairnshill Methodist. 8-10pm Minister Rev Alistair R Bill. email: abill@presbyterianireland.org

Newtownbreda Gospel Hall

Milltown Baptist Church Sunday Service: 11am Sunday School: 11.15am Time 4 Men: Wed 10am– 12noon Ladies 3 C’s – Craft, Coffee, Chat: 1st & 4th Wed in the month, 10am-12noon Fellowship Hour: 1st Thurs 2.30pm Parent & Toddlers: Fri 10.30am – 12noon Please see our website for more detail www.milltownyourlocalchurch.com

Gospel Meeting Sundays 7pm Sunday School 3 - 3:45pm (Sept to June) Young People’s Meeting Mon 7pm (Oct - March) For enquiries and transport, Tel William: 028 90 813500 96A Newtownbreda Rd, BT8 4BP www.newtownbredagospelhall.com

Purdysburn Gospel Hall Gospel Meeting: alternate Tuesdays 7:30pm (Oct to April) For enquiries and transport, Tel William: 028 90 813500 Purdysburn Village, BT8 8LJ

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Index of Advertisersâ&#x20AC;Ś..Quick Guide Aerials

Driving Lessons

Aerial Services

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Allotments

Hughes School of Motoring

Electrician

CBC Allotments

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AWJ Thompson Mercury Electrics

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Energy Assessments

Attic Stairs Attic Ladders

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Bathrooms

Entertainment Arthur Hollywood Designs 7 Brae Bathrooms 31 Belvoir Players Theatre BTK Services 10 Complete Bathroom Refurbishment 9 Estate Agent Michael Chandler Beauty Salon

Tranquility Beauty

Ins Front

Bistro Beechill Inn

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Blinds Classic Blinds

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Boiler Maintenance AW Boiler Services AWJ Thompson Value Boiler Services Newtown Home Improvements

Crossnacreevy Nurseries Michael Downs

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Handyman

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Cleaning More to Life

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Community Castlereagh Borough Council Forestside Christian Centre Newtownbreda Gospel Hall

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11 12 39

17 37 7 27 15 15 12 7 Back

Landscaping Gillespie Tree Care Malcolm Dobbin The Landscape Company

Good Feet Home Care Podiatry Mark Lowe

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Powerwashing Professional Window Cleaning Adrian Murray Plumbing Cherry Plumbing

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Property Maintenance Newtown Home Improvements

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Restaurant Beechill Inn Slimming World

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Solicitor Campbell Stafford

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Tree Surgeon Autumn View Gillespie Tree Care Clarke Cunningham Tree Maintenance

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Tyres Breda Tyre and Exhaust Centre Gary Neeson Upholstery

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Vets Hollygate Veterinary Clinic

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Leaflets Local Leaflet

Podiatrist

Upholstery

Kitchens Arthur Hollywood Designs Belfast Kitchen Company

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Slimming Club

Hypnotherapist Carryduff Hypnotherapy

Ivanhoe Painting & Decorating

Plumber Front

Holiday Home In Florida

Carpet Cleaning Cleaning Doctor

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Garden Maintenance

Head Office Louise Gallagher Lynsey Quinn Riah Hair and Beauty

Car Servicing

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Freedom Financial Premier Financial Planning

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Cafe

Breda Tyre & Exhaust Centre Commons Brae Auto Centre Moss Road Accident Repair

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Financial Services

Patrick Quinn

Fillerz

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Hairdresser

Builder

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Painting and Decorating 8

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Wardrobes Wardrobe Creations

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Window Cleaning 38

Professional Window Cleaning 10

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Belvoir Church of Ireland 21 Dunseverick Ave, Belfast BT8 7EB. Tel: 9049 1436 Canon Tom Keightley 02890 643777 ‘PREPARATION FOR EASTER 2013’ HOLY WEEK SERVICES Mon 25 to Fri 29 March at 7.30pm Easter Sunday, 31 March, Communion Services 9am & 11am Everyone is warmly invited to all Services For details of all other worship services & activities please contact the Church Office - belvoir@summermadness.co.uk REMEMBER: CLOCKS GO FORWARD ONE HOUR ON 31 MARCH

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