Best of NolanAuthor: BBC Radio Ulster
19 Aug 2018

Best of Nolan

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Stephen Nolan's no nonsense approach to confronting the biggest issues of the day: an unmissable mixture of news, phone ins and entertainment. From BBC Radio Ulster

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    Rush hour chaos as new Glider bus lanes cause massive tail backs in Belfast's Titanic Quarter

    Traffic madness in east Belfast. New Glider bus lanes are being phased into the Titanic Quarter and motorists aren't happy. The new traffic system is causing big problems for rush hour commuters. And get this, even Metro buses have been unable to get through the traffic chaos. Also, broadcaster and music historian Paul Gambaccini pays tribute to the 'Queen of Soul', Aretha Franklin, who died of cancer yesterday at the age of 76.

  • Posted on 17 Aug 2018

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    Outrage as names of murdered police and prison officers are burned on a bonfire in Derry's Bogside

    Names of murdered police and prison officers have been placed on a bonfire in Londonderry. Poppy wreaths were also put on the bonfire, which was built on waste ground in the city's Bogside - and burnt last night.

  • Posted on 16 Aug 2018

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    Chief Constable George Hamilton criticises former Police Ombudsman after she says the Omagh bomb could have been prevented

    The Former Police Ombudsman Baroness Nuala O'Loan has said it's now her firm belief that the car bomb in Omagh that exploded twenty years ago today could have been prevented. Her 2001 report into the bombing was critical of the police operation. Twenty-nine people as well as unborn twins were killed. Hundreds were injured. PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton reacts.

  • Posted on 15 Aug 2018

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    Alcohol misuse the "greatest healthcare problem facing Northern Ireland"

    The number of alcohol related deaths here is at a record high according to figures obtained by BBC News NI. Between 2001 and 2016, more than 3,500 deaths in Northern Ireland were attributed to alcohol - that's more than four-a-week on average. Stephen spoke to GP Dr George O'Neill who is chair of Addiction NI, Eamon Foley from Strabane was a homeless street drinker, and journalist and travel writer Tim Hedgley gave up drink in January this year.

  • Posted on 14 Aug 2018

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    Anger as the Féile West Belfast festival ends to chants of "up the RA" at a Wolfe Tones gig last night

    Last night was the closing of the Feile Festival where the Wolfe Tones played to an estimated 10,000 people on what was the 30th anniversary of the West Belfast Festival. But with chants of 'oh ah up the RA' and IRA flags is this really an all-inclusive event?

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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