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White Walkers Star In Fifth Games Of Thrones Window

A fifth Game of Thrones themed stained glass window has been unveiled in Belfast following the release of the penultimate episode earlier this week.

Situated in the Titanic Quarter, fans can see the White Walkers depicted in a new light, complete with glow-in-the-dark paint for their eyes. It also features Hodor's final act of self-sacrifice and shows the Night King advancing on the wall.

A final window will be revealed next week, ahead of episode six which will bring season eight, and the entire HBO fantasy series to a close.

Previous windows have shown House Stark, House Lannister, House Baratheon and House Targaryen, located opposite Belfast City Hall, at the Waterfront Hall, the Lagan Weir and the SSE Arena.

Ards Leisure Complex Recognised At Prestigious Construction Awards

The new £30 million Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex has been recognised in this year's Considerate Constructors Scheme awards.

Contractor Heron Bros won a Gold Award for its work on the project, recognising the firm's high levels of consideration in respect of the community, environment and workforce.

Throughout the project, Heron Bros engaged with the local community, encouraged local businesses to advertise their services on the site's noticeboards, and promoted careers in construction to colleges and schools.
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The County Down complex, which opened in January 2019, includes a six lane main pool and minor pool with moveable floors, a splash play area for toddlers and young children, an indoor soft play area, 110 station gym with three fitness studios, luxury spa and a unique Blacklight Adventure Zone which includes adventure golf, climbing walls and high ropes.

It also houses a 100-seat Parklands Café and a fully fitted gymnasium with courts for netball, basketball and racquet sports as well as a separate full sized covered all-weather playing field for team sports in the Dome area.

Outside, there is a Diversity Zone with sensory garden, a Pump Track for biking and Wheel Park for skateboarding, scooters, BMX and inline skating.

"This was a unique and complex project with a wide range of challenges throughout," said Contracts Manager, Theresa McErlean. "We're proud of how smoothly the construction process went and the high standards we achieved. The positive feedback and reaction to the new complex has also made it all worthwhile."

Police Seek Witnesses To Belfast Collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision in south Belfast.

Two cars collided on the Boucher Road at around 6.45pm yesterday, Wednesday 15 May, at the entrance to Shane Retail Park.

A black vehicle appears to be considerably damaged and can be seen, in a picture released by the PSNI, crashed into a jeep.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash cam footage that may be relevant is urged to call the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 1108.


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