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Rehoused young man is forced to leave home after sectarian threats

A YOUNG Catholic man who was rehoused in North Belfast says he’s been forced to leave his home following intimidation and sectarian threats. Thomas McCormack, who is from Ballymurphy in West Belfast, was assigned accommodation in the loyalist Forthriver district on the Glencairn Road. But the 22-year-old is now homeless and living with friends and […]

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Local punter scoops £30,000 on winrush bet

BET OF THE WEEK We start with a cracking bet with one local punter taking Paddy Power for £31,590.00 with a £20 winrush bet on Sunday. He is either a expert on Norwegian, international and Spanish football or he just winged it. If it’s for you, it’s for you and that late England goal proved it for this lucky […]

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Bawnmore suspicious approach leads to three arrests

The PSNI have arrested three men after Bawnmore residents confronted passengers of a car who were accused of approaching a young boy in the area. The North Belfast News understands the alarm was first raised on Sunday afternoon with local people getting involved yesterday after the men returned to a car park at a retail […]

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CASEMENT PARK FEARS AFTER DUP TAKE OVER NEW STORMONT DEPT

THERE’S growing concern about the future of Casement Park after the DUP yesterday took over the Stormont Department which is tasked with seeing the £77 million all-seater stadium built. The DUP’s Paul Givan was named as Minister for Communities, a new Stormont department which has taken over from the old Department of Culture, Arts & […]

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New Stormont Executive appointed

THE make-up of the new power-sharing Executive at Stormont has been confirmed after a full ministerial team was appointed early on Wednesday afternoon. The biggest story of the day related to the position of a Justice Minister, which was handed to independent unionist MLA Claire Sugden who succeeds Alliance leader David Ford in the post. […]

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City book festival opens its latest chapter

RUN by the Crescent Arts Centre and funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council, the Belfast Book Festival offers yet another incredible programme for all ages and tastes. Now a firm fixture on the literary circuit, the Belfast Book Festival is getting ready to showcase a unique and magical experience […]

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Leisure centre staff out on strike over pension and staff disputes

STAFF across 14 leisure centres in Belfast have gone on 24-hour strike protesting against pay, pensions and cuts to employee numbers. A number of staff from Andersonstown and Whiterock Leisure Centre took to the picket line from 7am this morning after Unite union members voted for strike action in a dispute over a pensions guarantee […]

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I Believe in Superheroes

Tribute to Mona McConnell, 1942-2016 I can’t remember when I stopped believing in superheroes. Perhaps when I was 13 or 14 when I stopped bringing my Superman and Batman comics to mass and instead started watching the girls going up for Communion. But I never really entirely gave up hope that there were out there […]

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MINDING SET FOR DOUBLE

It’s Irish Guineas weekend at the Curragh and in the hunt for a Guineas double is English 2000 winner Galileo […]

Rossa punter left gutted after one team does him out of a £246,000 windfall

MANCHESTER United killed our quad last Sunday in our quest to end the season on a high, but it wasn’t to […]

Eye of the Tiger!!!!!

Ok so we’ve already established one crucial fact regarding this Spar Craic 10k and that is that I detest running. […]

Here we go again…………..

I said I wasn’t doing it, there’s absolutely no way, not a chance of it, zero interest in doing that […]

Squinter: the autumn leaves are falling like flags

SO ANYWAY, there’s Squinter dandering along the Ormeau Road on Monday night, the dog at his side, looking up at […]

Disco Spin

It would appear that last week’s rant worked, no one has cross examined me about my training regime this week […]