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Golden chance for our Winter Olympians to shine

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 10/02/2014

The Winter Olympics in Russia got off to a spectacular start despite the political overtones which surrounded the long build-up to this prestigious world event.

Sadly the Northern Ireland competitor Aimee Fuller missed out on the snowboarding finals, but she did extremely well to compete in the Winter Olympics for the first time.

Sometimes it is difficult for armchair sports fans watching television to realise fully the strong competition involved at such a high level, where even the smallest mistake can prove costly. Happily however, another Northern Ireland competitor, Jenna McCorkell is due to take part in the individual figure skating, and she is a seasoned competitor who will carry with her the best wishes of everyone in her native province.

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Father would be so proud of his twins' charity appeal 

Editor's Viewpoint There are many demands on our charity from deserving causes but it would be a hard heart which is not moved by the appeal by twins Amy and Liam Murray for donations to the Cancer Focus Christmas appeal. Having lost their father Liam to cancer six years ago, they know the value of the services offered by the organisation. Cancer is expected to hit one in two people in the coming years and there will be many households with empty chairs this Christmas...

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